Ready to purchase a recreational vehicle? Having a hard time choosing between a fifth wheel or travel trailer? Let’s take a look at some of the differences between a fifth wheel and a travel trailer.
According to an article at rvwholesalesuperstore.com, “Choosing a Fifth Wheel or Travel Trailer”
“The most rudimentary difference between a fifth wheel and a travel trailer is the hitch. A fifth wheel uses what is called a “jaw hitch” to attach to the bed of a truck, while a travel trailer uses a “ball and coupler” hitch to connect to the vehicle that will be towing it. The jaw hitch makes it easier for a single individual to handle a fifth wheel, and also makes it a bit more stable. With enough practice, though, using both the jaw hitch and the ball-and-coupler hitch of a travel trailer can get much simpler.
If you are looking to get a recreational vehicle with more space for living area and storage, then a fifth wheel offers more square footage for your needs. One of the reasons that travel trailers are generally less expensive is because they have less living space, with lower roofs and less overall weight (that also means that you’ll spend less money towing a travel trailer).
You can’t utilize a fifth wheel without using a pickup truck to tow it, which means fewer people will be able to ride up front in the vehicle (travel trailers can be pulled by an SUV, which gives you more room for more passengers).
Fifth wheel trailers, however, let you take longer camping trips because they have bigger tanks for storing fresh water and waste water. Your travel trailers will allow you to fit more people in the towing vehicle, but they won’t be as well-equipped to spend longer amounts of time away from facilities to refresh your water and battery supplies.” To read the entire article click here.