Fifth wheel RVs offer campers some of the most luxurious amenities and features. These RVs often have multiple sleeping compartments, a kitchen, a bathroom, and other comforts of home.
Fifth wheel RVs offer an excellent balance for outdoor enthusiasts who want something larger than a travel trailer but more flexibility than a motorhome. While not the best fit for everyone, fifth wheels suit those who want the luxuries of home to feel comfortable while camping.
10 Best 5th Wheel RVs for Sale
If you’re considering upgrading from a smaller camper to a larger one, the following list of the best fifth wheel campers can help you find the right model to meet your needs.
Keystone Cougar Sport
The Cougar Sport is one of Keystone’s newest fifth wheels. They offer two floorplans: the 2100RK and the 2700BH. The 2100RK (pictured above) is one of the most compact and lightweight fifth wheels you’ll find, measuring 26’3” and weighing just 6,815 pounds dry.
The 2700BH is a great family-friendly model, with the ability to sleep up to 10 and measuring 31’10” with a dry weight of 7,390 pounds. The lower bunk area in the 2700BH can also convert into a small garage area for extra storage.
- Lightweight and compact for a 5th wheel
- Affordably priced
- Rear kitchen and bunkhouse floorplans available
- Large pass-through storage compartment
- Single A/C unit in the 2100RK
- The transition from the living area to the single slide-out can be a tripping hazard
Keystone Montana High Country 294RL
The Keystone Montana High Country is one of the best fifth wheels on the market. It offers several different floor plans with various configurations of appliances and features, but this model – the 294RL – is one of our favorites.
Keystone included plenty of great options on this 34-foot-long camper, including sleeping space for four people, three slide-outs, an entertainment center, and an incredible full-size RV refrigerator.
- Luxury amenities
- Spacious kitchen counters
- Hide-a-bed sofa
- Advanced heating and cooling features, including a fireplace
- More expensive than other models
Keystone Arcadia 3250RL
The Keystone Arcadia 3250RL is a rear living model that is 32.5 feet and has a dry weight of just under 9,000 pounds. That makes it highly towable. But the shorter length doesn’t impact the availability of seating thanks to a comfortable sectional at the RV’s rear.
Entertaining guests at your camp is simple, too, thanks to a luxurious kitchen equipped with modern RV appliances and a spacious pantry. With the Arcadia, Keystone has struck a balance between luxury and functionality, making it one of the best fifth wheel brands today.
- Excellent kitchen appliances
- Plenty of storage
- Modern finishes
- Spacious bathroom
- Not as expensive as other fifth wheel RVs
- Smaller (8 cubic feet) fridge than other models
Heartland Bighorn Traveler 37TB
The Heartland Bighorn Traveler 37TB is a top-rated fifth wheel. It’s 42.5 feet long and has a dry weight of 9,740 pounds. This luxurious fifth wheel camper features three slide-outs and sleeps up to seven, making it perfect for couples who want plenty of space or a family wanting to take the outdoor adventure of a lifetime.
A luxurious island kitchen—complete with a residential refrigerator and stainless steel under-mounted sink—brings all the comforts of home along for your camping trip.
- Large island kitchen with plenty of counterspace
- Easy-to-access main control panels
- Hydraulic leveling system
- Tons of storage
- 1.5 bathrooms
- Requires a heavy-duty tow vehicle
Dutchmen Atlas 3342BHF
For those campers who want (or need) a separate space for everyone to enjoy, the Dutchmen Atlas 3342BHF is a bunkhouse-style fifth wheel camper that offers just that! This 38-foot camper features four slide-outs and sleeps up to seven.
With a dry weight of 10,316 pounds, this heavy-duty fifth wheel camper requires enough towing power to handle it.
- Two bathrooms
- Separate space, including a dinette
- Plenty of sleeping space
- Kitchen furnishings are not as elegant as other models
- Second A/C not standard in the main bedroom
East to West Tandara 375BH
Another luxury model with two bathrooms and plenty of space, the East to West Tandara 375BH offers campers all the comforts of home while living on the road. This 12,484-pound camper packs many features into one 40-foot-long fifth wheel travel trailer.
With three slide-outs, an island kitchen, and enough sleeping space for six people (including a king-size bed), this fifth wheel trailer makes camping feel like a five-star vacation.
- Two bathrooms
- Home theater
- Washer and dryer hookups
- Spacious shower
- Residential refrigerator
- Heavier than other models on our list
Jayco Northpoint 377RLBH
For those who need a fifth wheel camper with ample space for up to nine campers, the Jayco Northpoint 377RLBH has plenty to offer. This fully equipped camper comes with four slide-outs, a separate primary suite with a queen bed and walk-in closet, and plenty of personal space thanks to its bonus room.
Weighing 13,815 pounds and over 42 feet long, the Northpoint 377RLBH is a heavy-duty travel trailer for serious outdoor adventurers.
- Plenty of sleeping space
- Rear living with home theater
- Island kitchen and plenty of prep space
- Bonus room with loft bunk above
- No second bathroom
Forest River Wildcat 29RKP
The Forest River Wildcat 29RKP is just over 32 feet long and weighs only 9,260. It sleeps up to six people and has two slide-outs.
This model offers some interesting quirks not seen on other models, including a special side patio and double awnings. This rear-kitchen unit offers fifth wheel convenience at a lower price.
- Plenty of storage
- Solid-surface countertops with plenty of prep space
- Relatively inexpensive
- Not as much seating as other fifth wheel campers
- Dated interiors and dark wood
- Carpeted areas
For those who truly want to spend their entire camping trip in luxury, look no further than the Heartland Landmark Lafayette. This 15,251-pound, 42-foot-long fifth wheel trailer provides plenty of living space for you and your family.
Everyone can live comfortably with five slide-outs, a dedicated main suite, and a separate home entertainment center and fireplace.
- Separate entertainment and sleeping areas
- Two bathrooms
- Plenty of counterspace in the kitchen
- Outside shower
- Washer and dryer ready
- Requires a heavy-duty tow vehicle
- Carpeted areas
Crossroads Redwood 31SL
The 2016 Crossroads Redwood 31SL weighs just over 12,000 pounds dry and sleeps four. Its three slide-outs provide plenty of entertaining space for small families wanting to hit the road.
This camper’s island kitchen—complete with a double-door refrigerator and three-burner stove—allows for simple meal prep for you and your guests.
- Spacious main suite
- Walk-in closet
- Dated fixtures
- No separate bunk space
What is a 5th Wheel Camper?
Fifth wheel campers are travel trailers (RVs) that can be towed by pickup trucks using a special hitch. They’re usually larger and more spacious than other RV types. They get their name from how they attach to the tow vehicle via a mounted hitch in the back of the truck. Fifth wheel campers often include separate living areas and can come equipped with all the comforts of home.
Fifth wheel campers typically fall under the below specifications:
|Starting at $21,995
|25’ to 46’
Understanding 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches
Fifth wheel hitches come in several different varieties. Each type of trailer hitch comes with its own set of features and benefits. The most common fifth wheel trailer hitches include the following:
Fixed hitch: A fixed hitch is a permanent installation in a pickup truck’s bed. This hitch offers significant stability and security, but you can’t adjust it for different trailers or towing situations.
Sliding hitch: With sliding fifth wheel hitches, the trailer can slide back and forth on the hitch. This helps with tight turns or backing up into tight spaces. Installing this option is often more expensive, but it allows for greater flexibility and maneuverability.
Gooseneck adapter: A gooseneck adapter converts gooseneck trailers into fifth wheel trailers by attaching to the ball in the bed of a pickup truck. While gooseneck adapters are less expensive than traditional fifth wheel hitches, they may not offer the same stability or control.
Who Are 5th Wheel RVs Best for?
5th wheel RVs and campers are an excellent fit for several outdoor enthusiasts, but some people see more of a benefit to them than others. Purchasing a 5th wheel camper can be an investment, so you’ll want to ensure it fits your needs and budget before buying. Fifth wheel RVs are often a great fit for the following types of people:
- Couples or small families: With a good balance of living space and maneuverability, fifth wheel campers are an excellent fit for couples or small families who want comfortable travel without the burden of a larger vehicle (like a traditional RV).
- Full-time travelers: Fifth wheel RVs and campers offer more living space and amenities than smaller travel trailers. This makes them a great fit for semi-permanent nomads who plan to live in their vehicles full-time.
- Experienced drivers: Fifth wheel RVs need a specialized hitch mounted in the back of a truck. This makes them more challenging to tow than other vehicles. Experienced drivers may not have as much trouble.
- People who need lots of storage: Fifth wheel RVs offer large storage compartments and pass-through areas, making them ideal for those who need lots of gear and equipment on their trips.
- People who love luxury camping: Fifth wheel RVs often feature high-end amenities like full-size appliances, home theater systems, and residential-style furniture. This makes them an attractive option for people who love luxurious camping experiences.
Pros and Cons of 5th Wheel Campers
Whether you’re planning on buying brand-new or used fifth wheel RVs, you should know that this type of camper comes with a pretty sizable list of pros and cons.
|Pros of 5th Wheel Campers
|Cons of 5th Wheel Campers
|Safe Towing Option
|Requires a Capable Vehicle
|Separation Between Driving and Living Space
|Versatile Amenities and Features
|Needs Plenty of Storage Space
|Less Vehicle Maintenance Than Traditional RVs
|Tow Vehicle Can Double as Transportation
- Safe towing option: Fifth wheel campers benefit from the stability of their hitches. Because fifth wheel connections sit in the truck’s bed, it is easier to maneuver the trailer. It’s also more stable when the vehicle is in motion.
- Extra space: Fifth wheel campers and trailers provide a lot of extra space, including for storage. fifth wheel camping options offer much more room than smaller travel trailers.
- Versatile features and amenities: Because of that extra space, fifth wheel campers can come equipped with more luxury amenities like king-size beds and full-size refrigerators.
- Less vehicle maintenance than traditional RVs: Fifth wheel maintenance is significantly less expensive than motorhomes. While appliances, pumps, and fixtures may need occasional repairs, the absence of an engine reduces the need for vehicle maintenance.
- Tow vehicles double as transportation: In addition to reducing maintenance costs, fifth wheel trailers can separate from the tow vehicle. You can park your trailer at the campsite and easily run into town if you forget something. With a motorhome, everything – including your living space – has to come along for the ride.
- Requirement of a capable vehicle: Not just any vehicle can tow a fifth wheel camper. You’ll need a sturdy truck with plenty of power. These trucks are often expensive. Does your vehicle have what it takes? Our tow guide can help you determine whether a fifth wheel camper is appropriate. Read up on how to find the best vehicle for towing a camper.
- Separation between driving and living space: Unlike motorhomes, towing a trailer means separating your vehicle and living space. If you need something from the trailer, you must pull off the road, get out of the vehicle, and then get back in. If your friends or family are hanging out in the trailer while you’re driving (an option in some states), you might feel lonely on the road.
- Needs plenty of storage space: The size of a fifth wheel camper is also a downside. You’ll have to find someplace to store the trailer. In many suburbs and HOAs, rules against keeping them in your driveway means paying for monthly off-site storage.
- The expense: Between paying for the trailer itself, the vehicle you need to tow it, and the place to store it, fifth wheel campers can be expensive. Just the trailer and vehicle alone can cost as much as a house! However, with the right RV financing, it can be a rewarding purchase for those with the right disposable income.
FAQs About 5th Wheel RVs
Let’s look at some of the most common questions about fifth wheels:
What is the average cost of a fifth wheel camper?
The average cost of a fifth wheel camper ranges from $36,000 at the low end to more than $135,000 for the largest models. The biggest factor for pricing usually tends to be its size and number of amenities.
Is a 5th-wheel camper a good investment?
Owning a fifth wheel camper can be a rewarding experience for the right kind of person, especially avid outdoor enthusiasts. fifth wheel campers are among the most expensive travel trailers, and if you don’t plan on extensive use of them, other RV types might make more sense.
What is the lifespan of a fifth wheel?
Travel trailers – including fifth wheel campers – need to be able to last at least ten years. Proper maintenance and care can extend that life span by two to five years. In some cases, however, the right level of attention and care can ensure up to 30 years of use.
Can you live in a 5th wheel full-time?
Provided that you can find appropriate places to camp and have the space you need to thrive, it’s perfectly possible to live a semi-nomadic lifestyle in a fifth wheel trailer or other RV. Because of their amenities, permanent camping enthusiasts may find that a fifth wheel trailer simplifies their lives.
Upgrade Your Adventures with a 5th Wheel Camper
The best fifth wheel campers provide excellent combinations of comfort, convenience, and luxury. Whether you need plenty of sleeping space, kitchens that feel like home, or even a home theater to relax in chilly autumn weather, you can trust a fifth wheel camper to have those amenities.
If you’re in the market for a fifth wheel RV, visit one of the nearest Camping World RV dealerships today or shop our nationwide listings of available fifth wheel RVs online.