Top Reasons to Consider a Fifth Wheel Trailer

Whether you are looking to buy your first RV, or you have been camping for years and are looking for an upgrade, it is easy to become overwhelmed by all of the options out there when shopping for a new RV. The primary options you will have to choose from as you begin your search for the perfect RV are travel trailers, fifth wheels, and motorhomes. While each has their own unique benefits, more campers are turning towards the luxury a fifth wheel can provide. To help you get started as you try to find the perfect RV for you and your family, here is an overview of just a few of the reasons why you should consider purchasing a 5th wheel trailer.

A More Spacious Interior

Interior view of the 2018 Forest River Salem Hemisphere Hyper-Lyte 28BHHL

If you, your partner, or a member of your family is particularly tall, or you easily feel claustrophobic, a fifth wheel can be a great option due to the fact that they are taller than other RVs. This means that fifth wheels tend to have much higher ceiling than other RVs, with some models having 8 or 9-foot ceilings. This makes fifth wheels feel roomier and more spacious inside, creating the illusion that you are not in a trailer at all. These high ceilings also provide space for features other RVs do not usually have such as oversized windows and ceiling fans throughout the coach.

Shorter Towing Length

When purchasing a trailer of any kind, length is something that is extremely important to consider. The fact is that it can be easy to fall in love with a large trailer when looking at it on the lot, only to discover that it is a behemoth on the road. However, an upside of fifth wheels is that since these trailers hang over the bed of your truck, rather than being towed a foot or two behind your truck (like with travel trailers), this can reduce your overall towing length by about 5 or 6 feet. This can then allow you to purchase a slightly longer trailer, with more luxurious features, and still be shorter going down the road than you would have been with a shorter travel trailer. This shorter overall length can also make it easier to fit into certain campgrounds that have relatively short spots.

A Wide Range of Options

Another reason fifth wheels are so popular is that these trailers come in a wide variety of styles, layouts, and price-ranges, giving you the most options to choose from. No matter what your budget is, what features you are looking for, and what you plan on doing with your RV, you will have the best option of finding something to fit your needs by looking at a fifth wheel. Whether you need a bunkhouse, a large toy-hauler, or a spacious model with a large kitchen and a washer and dryer perfect for full-timing, there will likely be a 5th wheel out there for you.

A More Stable Ride

One of the primary reasons fifth wheels first began to grow in popularity was due to the fact that they are often seen as safer and easier to tow than other trailers. Since fifth wheel trailers attach directly to your truck bed using a gooseneck hitch, rather than being towed behind your truck, this greatly increases stability and reduces swaying on the road. Overall, many people find fifth wheel trailers easier to handle on the road than other RVs, making it easy to forget you are towing at all.

Fifth wheels are truly a unique option for RVing, which is why people from so many different walks of life are choosing them as their second, or permanent, home. If you plan on purchasing a fifth wheel, contact us to find out about our wide selection of fifth wheels for sale in Colorado.

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