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4.5 Secret Reasons to Buy a Fifth Wheel as Your RV


By []Frank Fairview

 All of us have been through this before... you decided to get an RV but are overwhelmed by the sheer number of styles- let alone makes and models.  There are too many "ifs, ands & buts" to make a clear decision this early in your learning curve.  So, how do you choose the best one?

In my opinion, the 5th Wheel (or Fifth Wheel) offers a lot of advantages that the other styles do not.  Actually, I believe there are 4.5 compelling reasons to consider a 5th Wheel over the main competitors; Class A B and C's, Travel Trailers, Campers, Camper Vans, Slide-Ins, SURV, or Buses.

Without further ado, here are the 4.5 Reasons to Buy a Fifth Wheel as your RV:

1.  You don't have a cabin ruining your space. 

You are only using the cabin while you are driving, which is a rare time in most RVers vacation.  So, why have your whole RV built around your cabin?  Why not make better use of that space and put a couch or desk up there instead?  In a 5th-Wheel, you can!

2.  More layout options:

Since you don't have all of the engine, transmissions, and more, you can design your space to work better for you.  There are so many ways a fifth-wheel can be set up, you can find a style that suits you better than in a classic RV.

3.  No Need to Tow Another Vehicle:

You have a separate vehicle already with you all the time.  All you have to do is unhitch your 5th Wheel and you are off the grocery, a restaurant, or a night on the town.  Never worry about your tow dolly, a car-in-tow, or pulling a second vehicle like you would have to with an RV.

4.  Provides Better Value:

You already have a truck, so why buy a whole new engine, transmission, and all of that?  Using your truck to pull means there is one less vehicle to worry about in your life.  Less worry means more time to sit back and enjoy your new 5th Wheel.

4.5  Easier to Inspect and Buy:

You don't need quite as much information when looking to buy one of these used.  Actually, as long as you use your noggin and a [ ]good Used RV Buying Guide , you should have no trouble getting a good deal on one of these.  But, make sure to [ ]get a good buying guide or you might get a lemon!

Frank Fairview watched his parents become RV Fulltimers and decided to write what he found about this hidden lifestyle.  His blog, []The RV Fulltimer Blog: The ultimate resource for Campers, RV's, Trailers, and More, has tons of useful information for people about to become fulltimers, or people who have been fulltiming for years.

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