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Fifth Wheel RVs

All About RVs | Part 4: Fifth Wheel RVs


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A Fifth Wheel RV is a towable camper. They are attached to a pick-up bed by a hitch: a coupling that has been mounted into the bed of the truck. This makes 5th Wheels more stable and less prone to sway than other towable RVs.

The most memorable feature in Fivers — as they are sometimes called — is the elevated overhanging portion of the camper. This gives Fifth Wheels many advantages over other towables. The split-level design allows for taller ceiling heights and an airy interior space in the lower section, as well as a variety of floorplans based on which elements are placed in the upper area. It can be set up as a private main suite set apart from the living area, or used for storage and living space. It can even allow a two-bedroom floorplan to give traveling couples all the privacy they need.

The Advantages of a Luxury Fifth Wheel Camper

From Lightweight to Luxury, there is a Fifth Wheel that is right for you. With high ceilings and multiple slide-outs, you can enjoy a spacious interior. There’s room for a residential kitchen with a central island and sometimes whole pantries. There’s plenty of interior and exterior storage space as well as convenient places for pass-through storage.

You can expect to find such amenities as full baths, entertainment systems, fireplaces, and sometimes outdoor kitchens.

The variety of models include sleeping accommodations of up to ten. There’s usually a main suite laid out with a king or queen bedrooms, along with convertible sofas with a loft sleeping space above in the high-ceiling interior, dinettes that fold down and convert into sleeping areas, and bunkhouses either in the rear or as a “mid-bunk”, a popular option, especially with the kids.

If all this sounds like Fifth Wheels can provide all the comforts of home, well, we don’t disagree. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t equipped for deeper camping experiences. With their auto-leveling systems, the roughest terrains don’t matter. Easy to hitch and unhitch, you’ll have your pick-up truck available as well.

Fifth Wheel Interior

Fifth Wheel Features


The total weight of a 5th Wheel depends on its length, features, finishes and appliances. Some smaller campers can weigh as little as 6,000 pounds, while a top-end full-size luxury model can measure 45 feet in length, and weigh over 20,000 pounds. It’s important to be sure that your pick-up can tow these weights.


There are a number of features which can help you take your rig into the deeper wilds. The two most important things to consider are power sources and water management. Toy Hauler Fifth Wheels are great for boondocking because they typically come standard with a generator, inverter and larger holding tanks.

The more water you can carry, the longer your adventure can last, so look for models with larger fresh water holding tanks.

Most newer rigs come with solar ready wiring. Adding solar panels and extra batteries will help you stay off-grid longer.

Extended Living

If your dream is to spend time on the road all year long, you will want to ask our dealers for models with more insulation, more air-conditioning units, and dual-pane insulating windows. Imagine a cozy winter day in the forest in the deluxe living spaces in a Fiver with top-of-the-line amenities and high-end features for the best travel experience. From king bedrooms and high-ceiling living spaces to gourmet kitchens and comfortable and stylish bathrooms, these upscale RVs provide all the comforts, craftsmanship and conveniences of home. They have plenty of storage capacity as well, for all your toys and equipment. Please contact us to help you find an RV with everything you need. Browse all floorplans we have to offer at any of our five RV dealerships, and we’ll find you your second home on the road.

FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions About Fifth Wheels

What is a Fifth Wheel Hitch?

A Fifth Wheel Hitch requires a truck and is mounted in the truck bed, directly over the rear axle. All hitches have two parts: a locking mechanism that is mounted to the bed of a truck and a hitch that is connected to the front of the Fifth Wheel. Here at Poulsbo RV, we have top-notch Service and Parts departments to provide and install everything you need to tow your rig safely and easily.

Can I Tow a Fifth Wheel with my Current Truck?

Depending on the specifications of your current truck and the weight of your preferred rig, we can find a manufacturer and model that will suit your needs. If you want to trade up to a more heavy-duty pick-up, we can direct you to those models which will tow your dream rig.

Shop & Compare: Part 1

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Payment Terms

Payments for Poulsbo RV.com are based on 20% cash down, plus taxes, PDI charges, and licensing, subject to credit approval and tier 1 credit rating by the lender. The payment range is subject to change based on the credit score, conditions, RV type, and price. The term length for RV financing varies depending on the year and sale price, with options for 240 months, 180 months, and 120 months. For travel trailers, financing term lengths are usually under 180 months, while some Fifth Wheels can be financed for up to 240 months. Please contact us for current rates and terms on the RV you are interested in. Please note that searching online for payments on Poulsbo RV is a guideline, and prices/payments do not include tax, license fees, and PDI charges. Additionally, the dealer may charge a documentary service fee of up to $200.


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