The 5th Wheel Trailer (also known as the Fiver) has the most available living space of any RV. They are also the most popular of the towable trailers category. If you want to experience the great outdoors and the great indoors at the same time, this is the RV for you.
The Fiver is not designed to be towed with a regular passenger car. To pull it you need a pickup truck and then you need to install a 5th wheel hitch on the truck. The hitch is identical to the ones that truckers use to attach and pull their trailers.
Because of the design of the trailer, up to 25% of the total trailer's weight is carried by the rear suspension of your truck.
The length of these trailers range between 20 and 40 feet. The bigger the trailer, the bigger the truck you will need to pull it (hopefully your eyes haven't glazed over yet from all this information).
Because of their unique configuration the 5th Wheel Trailer has a bi-level design that puts a master bedroom or living room above the truck bed. Now add 1 to 5 room slide-outs and you have one spacious RV.
These fully self-contained trailers do; or can have every amenity that you now have in your house. That is why Fivers are popular with Full-Timers (a person or persons, who chooses to travel and live in their RVs permanently).
If your motto is "have toys will travel" then this trailer is for you. A Toy Hauler is a 5th Wheel or Travel Trailer that has been designed to carry your toys such as quads, dirt bikes, dune buggies, your favorite Harley or even a small car.
They have a big back door that doubles as a ramp. Your toys are stored in a mini garage behind the main living area of the trailer. Once you are at your campsite and you have removed all of your valuable cargo, these mini garages can be converted into usable living space such as a bedroom, etc. (This depends on the model you have). In some cases, the back door ramp can be converted to a patio, which increases the living and playing area of the trailer.
These special trailers can have up to three axles dependent on the weight they are designed to carry. As with any RV there are Pros and Cons to owning one.
Hopefully, the above information will be helpful in steering you in the right direction. If you have decided that a Fifth Wheel Trailer is the right type of RV for you, you should now head over to the Buying a RV section of this web site to get some more helpful hints.
If you are still not sure, continue browsing the other Types of RVs that are available. One thing is for sure you will never regret becoming an RVer regardless of the type of RV you choose.