5th wheels distinctive characteristic is their special in-box hitch called a fifth wheel coupling. This hitching method increases safety while towing. In fact, it’s the same type of connection semi-truck use to connect trailers.
– Most stable of towable RVs to drive due to the kingpin hitch. – Most storage space of towable RVs. – Many varieties of floorplans available for many different tastes. – It can have multiple bedrooms and bathrooms.
– Requires a more substantial, heavy-duty truck to pull. This can be cost-prohibitive. – Difficult to maneuver into tight campsites, takes practice to learn to back up correctly. – Less MPG when pulling a 5th wheel than a travel trailer.
#1 Expensive – The Truck & the Trailer #2 Too Big for State & National Park Campgrounds #3 Gas Mileage Is a Sad Story #4 Your Daily Driver is Huge #5 Limited Access on Travel Days