Towed by pick-up trucks with a special “fifth wheel” hitch, Fifth Wheel travel trailers generally have taller ceilings and more slide-out rooms. They are the most spacious RVs available, but don’t let the size intimidate you, they are easy to handle.
ranges from 6.4 to 12.2 meters (21–40 ft)
starting from approx. $18,000
up to 8 people, depending on the model
Unique bi-level design: raises the master bedroom (or living room) over the truck bed, and often has a large picture window at the rear for panoramic views. Detachable: complete freedom to use your truck for shopping or sightseeing excursions. All the conveniences of home are built into a fifth-wheel for sleeping, showering, dining, cooking and entertainment. Many manufacturers also offer true luxury models that are very spacious and elegantly furnished. Slide-out options are very common (as many as 4 in some models), which move the RV wall outward at the touch of a button, a distance of up to 1 meter (3½ ft) to create larger living areas. Note regarding towing weight: it is important to match the weight of the RV to the towing capacity of your truck. Consult your dealer for details. Lightweight fifth wheels: allow the use of smaller trucks with less towing capacity.