" Fivers", "Fifth Wheels" and "Fifth Wheel Trailers" are all terms that make reference to a single kind of rv. The comes from the look and means of hitching the trailer to the truck.
The hitch is placed in a tow vehicle base pretty much directly over the tow vehicle's rear axle. This provides a good deal of balance and towability to the trailer. Since the hitch is mounted above the rear axle of the tow vehicle, a pickup truck or medium duty truck is used to do the towing.
Fifth wheel rvs usually range in length from about 20 feet to atleast 40 feet long with the larger models transforming into a real home when they're fully set up for camping.
These rvs are almost always made with a cut out part in front allowing the hitch pin to extend over the tow vehicle bed to reach the hitch. This extended area used for the main bedroom although a few have placed a family room area on this spot.
The full profile fifth wheel rv incorporates anything you would need in adwelling. Fullsize reclining chairs and loveseat and also a big screen tv and activity center are part of the lounge area optons. Larger designs include a computer desk and sometimes a fire place.
The "galley" can have a refrigerator-freezer combo, a range with oven as well as a microwave stove to handle the meal preparation. Upscale rvs showcase solid surface countertops as well as other luxury details to rival the finest kitchen present in any dwelling.
A bathroom also have the basic to the spectacular. Glass-walled walk in showers aren't odd in the larger units.
The upper level bedroom may feature a queen or king-size bed put in a slide-out with storage beneath the bed. Larger trailers have got a dresser and larger wardrobe across the very front of the trailer.
Heating is done with a gas forced air heater ducted throughout the living room. A roof mounted air conditioning unit keeps the interior cool throughout the hotter days.
One common aspect of this style of rv will be the sufficient storage both within and under the living area. Most current have a ample "basement" storage area in the forward area of the rv. This allows for inclusion of all the things that make a fifth wheel home while away from home base.
The current fifth wheel trailers offer the ultimate in travel trailer living. They've got the best living space, easy towing, and cost-effective price points for the full time rv'er.