Fifth Wheels are the most popular form of towable campers and are very easy to tow. However, they are expensive, starting at around at $26,000 – $30,000. In fact, just like any other recreational vehicles, a fifth wheel trailer has its own set of pros and cons. And its major advantage is that fifth wheels are very easy to tow due to the gooseneck hitch. Moreover, this hitch provides better center of gravity and stability to such recreational vehicles.
Fifth wheels are also spacious and roomy inside. The interior of these towable campers has lots of room, providing enough space for everyone if the weather is inclement. Since fifth wheels are towable campers, you can detach them at your destination and use the towing vehicle for trips and excursions around the RV campground.
As already mentioned, one of the major disadvantages of fifth wheels are their costs. They are the most expensive towable campers, which make such recreational vehicles hardly affordable for entry level RVers. However, you may consider buying a used fifth wheel, as they will be cheaper than a new travel trailer.
The cost mentioned earlier in the post is just the price of the fifth wheel; you need to add the price of the towing vehicle as well if you don’t own one. These travel trailers require towing vehicles for housing the gooseneck hitch. And you need a heavy-duty truck, as most of the fifth wheel trailers are heavy. However, manufacturers are now offering lightweight fifth wheels, which can be towed by smaller trucks.
Such travel trailers come with bi-level design and have interior steps leading to master bedroom, which generally sits over the towing vehicle’s bed. Some people do not like such interior design and steps. If they are a problem for you too, you may consider buying a motorized RV rather than opting for a fifth wheel.