Fifth-wheel trailers are a fantastic towable option for anyone looking for a new RV. This RV type comes with many advantages, but often fifth-wheels are too heavy for a standard pickup truck to tow. That means most people will have to purchase a heavy-duty pickup if they want to own a fifth-wheel.
However, there are numerous lightweight options now. With quite a few newer full-size pickups being able to tow around 10,000 or more pounds, having a regular pickup truck and using it to tow a fifth-wheel is now an option (NOTE: it’s still very important to check your specific truck’s specifications before buying your new fifth wheel). With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at some fifth-wheel trailers that weigh less than 8,000 pounds dry.
2019 Forest River Arctic Wolf 245RK4
First up, we have the Forest River Arctic Wolf 245RK4. This unit offers a spacious layout with two slides. One is in the living area and the other is for the linen closet and wardrobe in the master bedroom at the front of the unit. The unit offers plenty of seating, a large rear kitchen, and a spacious bathroom with a shower in the corner.
At 7,928 pounds, you should be able to tow this RV with many newer full-size trucks. If you have a heavy-duty truck, you’ll have no trouble at all. The RV measures 31 feet in length so keep that in mind when towing and parking. Because it’ll sleep up to four people, this unit is perfect for a trip with some kids or grandkids, and it works well for two couples, too.
2019 Jayco Eagle HTX 26RLX
If the Forest River RV shown above doesn’t do it for you, then maybe this Jayco Eagle HTX 26RLX will have the layout you’re looking for. It’s a two-slide layout with a single large slide-out in the main living area and another slide-out in the master bedroom for the linen closet, wardrobe, and dresser. At the rear of the camper are two recliners and in the slide is a tri-fold sofa and a freestanding table. The kitchen and entertainment center are on the camp side.
The Eagle HTX 26RLX weighs 7,915 pounds and has a length of about 31 and a half feet. Like the Forest River model discussed above, this one also sleeps four people and is perfect for a small family or for inviting some friends along for a trip away from it all.
2019 Keystone Springdale 272FWRE
Next up, we have the Keystone Springdale 272FWRE. This unit is another two-slide RV with a tri-fold sofa and a dinette in the slide-out in the living area and a linen closet and wardrobe in the slide-out in the master bedroom. The kitchen is on the camp side of the unit along with the entertainment center. It’s a simple layout built for couples but can be used to sleep more people if needed.
The Springdale 272FWRE weighs 7,846 pounds and is a little over 30 feet long. It can sleep up to six people between the bed, sofa, and dinette, which drops down into a bed, so you can have the whole family or a few friends with you on your next trip.
2019 Starcraft Telluride 250RES
Another great option running along the same lines as the RVs above is the Starcraft Telluride 250RES. It features two slides like the other models but has theater seating in the main living slide-out next to a dinette. At the rear of the camper the other slide-out houses a linen closet and dresser. The kitchen is on the camp side wall and there’s a large entertainment center with a fireplace in the back corner of the RV.
This model weighs only 7,584 pounds and measures around 30 and a half feet in length. You can sleep up to five people in this unit, so it’s perfect for small families, couples, or a couple and a few friends.
2019 Keystone Cougar 27RLS
Last but certainly not least, I want to point out the Keystone Cougar 27RLS. This model features three slides opening up the floorplan even more. It offers a kitchen island in the middle of the floorplan, a tri-fold sleeper sofa at the rear of the RV, a dinette, fireplace, and TV in the off-camp slide-out, and the rest of the kitchen in a slide-out on the camp side. There’s also a small slide-out for the wardrobe in the master bedroom.
The quality of Keystone’s products is well-known and the Cougar line is a best-seller. This particular floorplan measures a little over 31 feet in length and weighs 7,887 pounds. It sleeps up to four people between the master bedroom and the rear sofa, so its another great option for couples with friends or a small family.
There are many more fantastic fifth-wheel RVs under 8,000 pounds out there. We also have a large selection of fifth-wheel RVs over that weight restriction, too. Still not sure a fifth-wheel is the RV for you? No worries. Check out other motorhomes or used travel trailers that might be more your speed. No matter what you’re looking for, there’s an option right for you and Camping World is always available to help with the selling and trading in process.
Before you take your new 5th wheel on its maiden voyage, download or print and laminate this hitch checklist for reference.
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