I’ve purchased more than my fair share of recreational vehicles and of all those that I’ve owned and made use of, fifth wheels are my favorite. Fifth wheels might not be the best choice for EVERY RVer, but they are definitely the best choice for me and I would have to guess that their advantages would make them the best option for a pretty big group of RVers.
The advantages that I appreciate about fifth wheels include:
- Increased mobility without a decrease in the interior space – I love the fact that the fifth wheel offers the spacious floor plans and amenities of the most luxurious Class As, but also offers the drastic increase in mobility that comes with being able to unhitch, set up camp and take off around the local area in your tow vehicle.
- Wide price range – I’ve owned multiple fifth wheels in my day. Some might say that this makes me indecisive or flighty. (I’ve had my share of accusation flinging). I prefer to think of my multiple purchases as a means of gaining a great understanding of multiple RV types. I am able to say definitively that I like fifth wheels the best. I can also say that it is more affordable to than many assume due to the wide price range of fifth wheel trailers.
- Increased on the road storage space – Many refer to fifth wheels as toy haulers. This is because they are immensely popular amongst those who utilize their RVs as accouterments on their recreational outings. The fifth wheel is particularly well suited for storage of additional recreational vehicles (ATVs, four wheelers, three wheelers, dirt bikes, sand buggies, etc.) while on the road. It’s another aspect of the fifth wheel’s versatility.
Still not sold on the fifth wheel? You don’t have to be; as I said in the very beginning it’s my favorite. It doesn’t have to be yours. The array of RVs available out there is almost staggering. When you take into consideration the type of RV, the size of the RV, the class of the RV, the available amenities, etc. you can pretty much have whatever you want. The trick is figuring out what that might be. Test drive, research, contact a recreational vehicle professional and ask questions, discuss the matter with other RVers…it doesn’t matter how you go about it. You find out which RV best suits your lifestyle. Then get in it and get on the road! You won’t regret it.