The Top 5 Factors to Consider Before Choosing a Fifth-Wheel RV for your travels
Fifth wheels are a great travel option if you plan to spend a lot of time on the road. They’re a home away from home, offering unmatched comfort while you enjoy the open road. Electricity, running water, kitchen space, bedrooms, bathrooms, showers, entertainment… the list goes on. But buying a fifth-wheel RV is a big decision.
Before choosing a fifth-wheel RV, make sure to consider the following factors:
Is your truck big enough?
Since fifth-wheels attach to pickup trucks using fifth-wheel hitches, you’ll need to have a big enough truck to tow your fifth-wheel RV around. Make sure to check that you can actually tow your desired RV before buying one.
Are you comfortable driving with a fifth-wheel RV?
Towing a giant load on the back of a truck may seem daunting to some people. Make sure you’re comfortable driving with a fifth-wheel RV hitched to your truck. If you’re not sure, ask to take a fifth-wheel out for a test drive.
How much space do you want?
Will it just be you travelling? Or will you have more people with you on your trips? Extra space is what makes fifth-wheel RVs so desirable. If you want to be comfortable without feeling cramped, fifth wheels are the way to go. They even have slide-out options to further expand your living space.
Do you prefer camping or glamping?
When camping, do you prefer to cook your food in a fire pit, sleep in a tent, and use an outhouse? Or would you rather have your own kitchen, bathroom, living room, and bedroom? If you answered yes to the second question, then you prefer glamping (glamourous camping): enjoying the great outdoors with all of the comforts of home.
Fifth-wheel RVs are great for glamping. You can park your RV in a nice spot, go for a swim, and enjoy the fresh air. And when the bugs get bad, or if it rains, you can go inside your fifth-wheel, cook some food, and watch a movie before bed.
Where do you want to camp?
There are plenty of camping sites that allow fifth-wheel RVs and that come with water and electricity hookups. Some are relatively private, while others are in popular parks full of campers. If you are looking for a fun getaway with plenty to do and people to meet, the RV parks are a great option. However, if you want the serenity of nature with a quiet camping spot, you will have to do some research. Many camping sites are too small for fifth-wheel RVs, and are only good for tents and small trailers.
So, when deciding to park your RV for the night, make sure to plan when choosing the best camping sites available for you and your fifth-wheel. No matter where you park, you will have a comfortable home to sleep in.