Is a fifth wheel right for you?

The answer to this question depends on your comfort level, personal needs, and budget. But we can see below advantages of fifth wheel against travel trailer:

1, The fifth wheel hitches are handy.

Fifth wheel hitches are handy because they facilitate turning, allowing you to drive normally with the attachment automatically following suit. The hitch, therefore, eliminates the cumbersome maneuvering that you’ll experience with a bumper pull. This is a tremendous advantage if you’re not extremely comfortable towing.

2, Fifth wheels have a better safety record.

The fifth wheel mechanism is sturdier and safer, regardless of travel speed. The high hitch point reduces trailer sway, a towing condition that is extremely dangerous. The hitch also better distributes the weight of the trailer and offers a more secure anchoring point. If you’re bringing children or other passengers, a fifth wheel can give you extra peace of mind.

3, Fifth wheels use less gas

Compared to a large Class A motor home, a truck towing a fifth-wheel uses much less gas. Obviously, your vehicle will work harder and therefore go through fuel faster, but not nearly at the same rate as a diesel-powered motor home. It’s better for the environment and your wallet.

If you are already own a heavy-duty vehicle like a pickup truck—then you are pretty much set to go. All you need to do is either buy or rent the “U” shaped attachment along with the trailer.

4, Large groups can fit in a fifth wheel

Fifth wheel is great for large groups. Space in fifth wheel is quite large, ranting between 20 and 40 feet. This allows you to have more people (up to 10) in the RV—perfect for newbie and veteran families alike. All you need is the right attachment and enough horsepower to pull the RV.

5, Fifth wheels are also great for solo campers

This type of trailer is equally great for solo travelers or sportspeople. Smaller models have plenty of space for storing equipment and other supplies and aren’t too hard for one person to operate and maintain.

Post time: Mar-11-2022