We’ve all been there before… you decided to buy an RV but are overwhelmed by the sheer number of styles, let alone makes and models. There are too many “ifs and buts” to make a clear decision this early in your learning curve. So how do you choose the best?

In my opinion, the fifth wheel (or 5th wheel) offers many advantages that the other styles do not. Actually, I think there are 4.5 compelling reasons to consider a fifth wheel over the main competitors; Class AB and C, travel trailers, RVs, camper vans, sliders, SURVs, or buses.

Without further ado, here are the 4.5 reasons to buy a fifth wheel as an RV:

1. You don’t have a cabin to ruin your space.

You are only using the cabin while driving, which is a rare time on most RVers vacations. So why have your entire RV built around your cabin? Why not make better use of that space and put a sofa or desk in its place? In a fifth wheel, you can!

2. More design options:

Since you don’t have the entire engine, transmissions, and more, you can design your space to work best for you. There are so many ways to set up a fifth wheel that you may find a style that works better for you than in a classic RV.

3. No need to tow another vehicle:

You already have a separate vehicle with you at all times. All you have to do is unhook your fifth wheel and you’re off to the grocery store, a restaurant, or a night out on the town. Never worry about your tow dolly, a towed car, or pulling a second vehicle like you would an RV.

4. Provide better value:

You already have a truck, so why buy a brand new engine, transmission and all? Using your truck for towing means there is one less vehicle to worry about in your life. Fewer worries means more time to sit back and enjoy your new fifth wheel.

4.5 Easier to inspect and buy:

You don’t need as much information when looking to buy one of these used. Really, as long as you use your head and a good Used RV Buying Guide, you shouldn’t have a problem getting a good deal on one of these. But make sure you get a good buying guide or you may get a lemon!

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