The Top 5 Most Popular Fifth Wheel RVs Among Shoppers in 2022
When you’re heading out on the open road, having many of the amenities of home with you can make your trip even more enjoyable. Fifth wheel trailers are like an elegant home on wheels. Large and luxurious, these roomy RVs range in length from 25 to 45 feet, making them the biggest of the towable trailers. They offer more storage space and stability than their bumper-pull cousins because the weight rests over the rear axle of the towing truck rather than at the back of the vehicle. When you get to your destination, you can simply unhitch at your campsite and use your tow vehicle to sightsee.
To help you learn more about these trailers before you start browsing fifth wheel RVs for sale near you, RVT took a look at which makes and models of fifth wheel trailers generated the most buyer inquiries on our marketplace. To help your search for the perfect RV, we’re breaking down what a fifth wheel camper is, and the most popular 5 fifth wheels among our shoppers.
What is a Fifth Wheel?
A fifth wheel (also called a “fiver”) is a camping trailer that connects to a truck via a u-shaped “fifth wheel” hitch mounted in the center of the truck bed. These large units are easily distinguished from conventional travel trailers by their prominent overhang above the truck bed. Traditionally, this area contains a bedroom, although some floorplans now offer a different function such as a living area or office. Fifth wheels offer many of the accouterments of motorhomes, such as multiple slideouts, kitchen islands, fireplaces, residential refrigerators, washer/dryer units, and more. There are plenty of floorplan options available, from family-friendly bunkhouses to work-from-the-road office space.
The Top 5 Most Popular Fifth Wheel RVs
Here are the Top Fifth Wheel RVs that shoppers have inquired about most* with our dealers and private sellers, including links to RV reviews:
The luxurious Keystone Montana offers 13 floorplans, with sleeping capacity ranging from 4 to 8. All models have multiple slideouts. Features include solid surface countertops, maple hand-glazed hardwood cabinetry, vinyl flooring throughout, residential refrigerator, convection microwave, pull-down spice rack, 24” stove, 50” smart TV, king-sized bed, C-PAP shelves, USB and 110V outlets bedside, residential fiberglass shower, porcelain foot flush toilet, SolarFlex 200, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi prep, fireplace with electric heater, theater seating, and more. Options include cottage white cabinetry, third air conditioner, full-size queen bed, Dragonfly lithium batteries, more powerful SolarFlex packages, and more. Older models may have different features.
Length: 35’ to 42’4”
Grand Design Solitude
The elegant Grand Design Solitude is designed for live-in comfort and comes in ten floorplans. All models have multiple slideouts. Features include theater seating, fireplace with electric heat, LED smart TV in living area and bedroom, hardwood cabinet doors, tri-fold hide-a-bed, queen bed, USB and 110V outlets bedside, porcelain toilet, Congoleum flooring, oversized pantry, tile backsplash, 18 cu. ft. 4-door refrigerator, microwave, underbed storage, solar prep, and more. Options include a solar system, heat pump/AC upgrade, french-door refrigerator, dual pane windows, king bed, and more . Older models may have different features.
Length: 32’7” to 43’11”
Grand Design Reflection
With eight floor plans to choose from, the Grand Design Reflection combines luxury, value and towability. All models have multiple slideouts. Standard features include residential cabinetry, tri-fold hide-a-bed sofa, on-demand water heater, theater seats, solid surface countertops, undermount stainless steel sink, Congoleum flooring, queen-sized bed, solar package, porcelain toilet with foot flush, LED lighting with motion sensors, and more. Options include a king-sized bed, dual pane windows, 2nd AC unit, and more. Older models may have different features.
Length: 32’9” to 41’6”
Keystone’s gorgeous Cougar model offers refined livability in ultra-towable lengths. With nine innovative floor plans offering a sleeping capacity of 5-10, there’s plenty of options to suit your lifestyle. All models have multiple slideouts. Features include one-piece Dynaspan flooring, residential raised-panel cabinetry, decorative crown moulding, LED HDTV, 5,500 BTU electric fireplace with remote, solid surface countertops, 21” Furrion® range, 16 cu. ft. refrigerator, undermount stainless steel sink, on-demand hot water heater, LED lighting, queen bed with underbed storage, outlets and USB on both sides of bed, large shower, porcelain toilet with foot flush, SolarFlex 200, and more. Options include Dragonfly lithium batteries, more powerful SolarFlex packages, and more. Older models may have different features.
Length: 33’8” to 39’5”
Heartland RV Landmark 365
The iconic Heartland Landmark has been a fixture in the luxury fifth wheel market for nearly twenty years. There are five floorplans to choose from, with a sleeping capacity of 3-6 depending on the unit. All models have multiple slideouts. Features include walk-in closets, washer/dryer prep, LED ceiling lighting, 20 cu. ft. stainless steel residential refrigerator, farmhouse sink, 4-burner stainless steel stove, 2.4 cu. ft. oven, theater seating, electric fireplace, 50-65” LED TV, 300W solar prep, 39” exterior TV, and more. Options include washer/dryer, solar system, 5.5 KW LP generator, and more.
Older models may have different features.
Length: 43’1” to 43’10”
We hope this article helped you learn more about ‘fivers’, including the top models that RVT fifth wheel shoppers are inquiring about most this year. If you’re looking for a new recreational vehicle to join you on your next journey, check out all the available listings on RVT.com.
If you’ve owned any of these fifth wheels—or any others—feel free to help out your fellow campers by sharing your experiences at RVInsider.com.
*Internal RVT analytics, 2022