5th Wheel Trailers are very similar to the standard travel trailer except there is a gooseneck connector that attaches to the tow vehicle. This offers a number of advantages and some minor limitations. Towing the vehicle is simpler. The gooseneck extends over the back of the towing truck and connects from the bottom of an overhanging section of the trailer. There is more leverage from the center of the truck to make maneuvers easier. The overhanging section of the trailer also offers additional interior space that is not available in the standard travel trailer. The biggest concern with these trailers is the type of vehicle that must be used for towing. A truck with an open or flatbed is mandatory.
The flexibility, cost and reliability of these styles makes them popular with many serious RV enthusiasts
• Better connection with gooseneck rig
• Overhanging section of the trailer provides more storage and living space
• Outfitted with plenty of amenities and modern conveniences
• Limited to the types of towing vehicles that can be used
• Less passenger space on long trips
The flexibility, cost and reliability of these styles makes them popular with many serious RV enthusiasts.