It's a question that every travel enthusiast will have to ask themselves before investing in one of these products. Many of our customers ask which one they should buy, and our general answer is the same. It depends on what your needs are and what your vehicle's capacity is. We always sit down with clients and analyze their specific situation before deciding on which one of these terrific products will best match their needs. If you're curious and want to get a basic idea of which one might be best for you, here are a few things to remember about the advantages and disadvantages of both the travel trailer and 5th wheel. 5th wheels are often very luxurious, with more living space and amenities, but they're also heavier and can't be pulled by every vehicle on the road. Before investing in a 5th wheel, make sure that your vehicle matches the towing capacity and hitch weight of your 5th wheel. If not, you might have to opt for a travel trailer. And that's not always a bad thing! Some folks simply need the basics and prefer to have something lighter in weight.
Advantages of 5th wheels
The 5th wheel is the mini home away from home that many people are looking for. They want something that has a full kitchen, bedroom, and dining area, as opposed to something that has the basics bed space, fridge, general amenities. If you get a 5th wheel, you can look forward to:
- A larger living space than a pull behind
- More amenities, including full kitchen and much cabinet space as well as things like larger televisions, kitchen area, and much more
- Less trailer sway than a pull behind
- Pure luxury from beginning to finish: Some of these clock in at $100,000 or more
Advantage of Pull Behind Trailers
The 5th wheel is the preference of folks who demand a true home away from home while they're on the road, but not everyone wants a home while they're out in the wide open world camping and living in the wild. Some folks want a more authentic camping experience with just a few amenities, and these folks will save a lot of money. When you buy a pull behind, you get:
- A cheaper product. You can get many of these for under $10,000!
- More compatibility with vehicles you might own, as their trailer weight is much less and they can be towed with less powerful autos
- The basic luxuries so that you can enjoy the feeling of being more "in the wild" while you're on the road
Which One is Right For You?
We can help you decide! When you visit us, we'll show you the many 5th wheels and pull behind trailers we have in stock and let you know if they're compatible with your vehicle. It's possible that you don't own a vehicle that will pull a 5th wheel, and if this is the case, you're either going to have to get a new auto or look at our wide selection of beautiful pull behind trailers. There are many to choose from and they offer a true camping experience that will give you many adventures on the road while still giving you your true basics. Our sales team is always standing by ready to match you with the perfect recreational vehicle for your needs! Give us a call today to test drive our many 5th wheels or pull behind travel trailers.