Fifth Wheel Ratings & Buying Tips

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Fifth Wheels RVGiven the rising cost of gasoline, fifth wheels and travel trailers are rapidly increasing in market share. RV manufacturers have responded to this shift in consumer demand by increasing the luxury appointments in many of their fifth wheel models, as the emphasis shifts away from larger Class A motorhomes. Fifth wheel towable trailers are similar to larger travel trailers, but they have an extension on the front of the unit that extends over the tow vehicle and a horizontal plate that looks like a wheel (hence the name "fifth wheel" that rests on the tow vehicle for support.

This hitch arrangement requires special equipment on the tow vehicle. Typically, full-size pickup trucks serve as tow-vehicles for 5th wheel reviewsfifth wheels and are outfitted with a fifth wheel receiver. The hitch arrangement makes towing easier by placing the trailer load in the center of the truck distributing the weight to all of the truck tires instead of behind it. A fifth wheel trailer is equipped and outfitted with the same amenities as the conventional travel trailer and in some cases a deluxe motor home. A fifth wheel trailer can be unhitched at your destination so that you can use you tow vehicle for running local errands and sightseeing.

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