13 Best 5th Wheels For Full Time Living With Pictures


13 Best 5th Wheels For Full Time Living With Pictures

Finding a trailer that can potentially turn into your full-time home is not the same as looking for a travel trailer for the summer. Fifth wheels are the perfect choice if you are looking for an option that your car can easily tow while still offering you enough space and durability. Plus, the fact that there are lots of trailer and RV parks all around the country makes this nomadic lifestyle even more appealing.

There are a number of key factors you need to consider as you look for a 5th wheel. Some of the things you will need to look at are the sleeping capacity, the trailer’s maximum carrying weight, and the capacities of the water and propane tanks.

In addition to these, there are things that will make living in the trailer more comfortable. These will make it feel more like a home and not an inconvenience. The list is long in this category, including awning size and lighting, an external kitchen and bath, the kitchen layout and space, how much storage space the trailer offers, and more. This article will analyze a list of thirteen of the best 5th wheel trailers to help you find the best option to suit your own unique set of needs.

2019 Keystone 281DBS

If you have a big family and are planning on taking them to the road, then this 2019 model by Keystone might be what you need.

It has a sleeping capacity of 8. The couch can convert into a tri-fold bed that sleeps two. The U-shaped dinette is also convertible and while it can sit around six people and it can sleep two.

At the back, there is a set of two bunk beds that can each hold two people. The main bedroom area has a walk around queen bed with overhead cabinets. My favorite feature was the convenient half-bath that has a toilet and a sink.

The outside kitchen with a mini-fridge and a 2-burner cooktop is perfect for barbecues and cook-outs. There is also a gas hookup if you feel the need to add a grill.

There is another gas/electric fridge inside with an 8-cubic foot capacity. It also has a spacious countertop with a high-rise faucet and a deep sink.

This unit also has an outside shower for rinsing off any excess dirt after an expedition. The indoor bathroom is found at the back of the trailer. It has a shower/ tub combo and a porcelain toilet. There is also a sink with more than enough counter space.

Key features

  • Dimensions: 32.33 ft x 8 ft x 12.33 ft
  • 8,031 pounds dry weight.
  • One 43-gallon freshwater, 30-gallon gray, and 69-gallon black water tanks.
  • 2 propane tanks with a 60-pound capacity.
  • 1 power-retractable awning.

Alliance RV Paradigm 370FB

This unit falls on the heavier side, and you might need to find a larger vehicle to tow it. This, however, might be a small price to pay in exchange for the ample storage and sleeping space the unit offers.

The first area you walk into is the foyer, a feature that made me love this unit. At the back of the trailer, you have a living space for your entertainment and there’s a sofa that makes into a bed for 2. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and a dresser with lots of cabinets.

The kitchen is a large space in the middle of the trailer. It has a spacious fridge and freezer and a microwave above the four-burner cooktop. You can also bake cookies for the kids or make a pizza with the oven below the cooker. The kitchen has an island where the large sink sits. The sink cover can also double down as a dish rack.

The half bathroom near the kitchen has a toilet and sink. The sink has a huge mirror and there’s a max fan inside for ventilation.

The bathroom in the master is one of the best features of the unit. There is a 60-inch shower space with a skylight above it. This space is separated from the rest of the bathroom by a glass wall. You can keep some of your clothes in the walk-in closet at the back of the bathroom.

Key features

  • Dimensions: 40 ft 4 in x 8 ft 5 in x 13 ft 4 in
  • 13,725 pounds dry weight.
  • 98-gallon fresh water, 106-gallon each gray and black water tanks.
  • 2 propane tanks with a 60-pound capacity.
  • 2 power-retractable awnings.
  • Flush style floor system.

2021 Big Country 3895FK

This trailer is ideal for a medium to a large family, with its ability to comfortably accommodate five people. In the living space, there are two fold-out couches and a set of theater seats.

The master bedroom offers a King-size walk-around bed and a wall with a TV on a swivel mount and plenty of drawers, cabinets, and closets.

The floor plan on this unit places the large kitchen at the front of the trailer. It is equipped with a full-size refrigerator and a microwave. You can whip up quick meals for your family on the three-burner cooktop and do all your baking in the oven under it.

The counter is large enough, but the sink on this unit is a little small. It also has a bar-style sitting space, that can be used for meals.

It has a large and spacious bathroom and shower. The boundary is set by a wall of translucent sliding glass. With this unit, you also get a large sink and a medicine cabinet right next to the porcelain foot flush toilet. Overhead you have several skylights and a fan to keep the air moving.

Key features

  • Dimensions: 42.25 ft x 8 ft x 13.25 ft
  • 14,141 pounds dry weight.
  • One 65-gallon freshwater tank, 2 gray water tanks with a 90-gallon total capacity, and 2 black water tanks with a 90-gallon total capacity.
  • 2 propane tanks with a 60-pound capacity.
  • One 16-foot power-retractable awning.
  • 5 power-retractable slide-outs.
  • Electrical fireplace.

2021 Sierra 39BARK

This unit has a very attractive floor plan that offers you more free space in the interior of the trailer. The living room area has some theater seats and two love seats that can be made into beds.

In the master bedroom, you have a king-size bed with space all around and a closet that’s set up for a washer and dryer. This makes this unit able to host a maximum of five people for the night.

The kitchen is located at the rear of the trailer. There, you will find a large sink for your groceries and dishes. You also have plenty of counter space for meal prep. With a 4-burner cooktop, you can make tour meals a whole lot faster. The countertop has an attractive tile backsplash and a window to let in some natural light.

The kitchenette also has a residential size fridge, oven, and microwave. There is some pantry space for you to store all your cereals, snacks, and dry foods. The standing dinette on the slide-out can sit around three.

The bathroom was an impressive space in this unit. It has a countertop with two sinks and two mirrors, and a medicine cabinet in the middle. You also get cabinets and drawers under the counter for storage. The shower area has a glass slider door and plenty of room inside.

Key features

  • Dimensions: 41 ft x 8 ft x 13.42 ft
  • 15,079 pounds of gross vehicle weight.
  • One 50-gallon freshwater, 104-gallon gray, and 52-gallon black water tanks
  • 2 propane tanks with a 60-pound capacity.
  • One 16-foot power-retractable awning.
  • 4 power-retractable slide-outs.

2021 GRAND DESIGN SOLITUDE 390RK

The living space has 2 theater-like seats positioned in front of the TV, entertainment system, and the electrical fireplace. This space also has 2 leather couches that can be made into sofas for the guests or the kids.

Besides, there is plenty of natural light from the functional windows on this unit. A conventional door lets you into the master bedroom. There, there is a king-sized bed. This brings the maximum number of people this unit can sleep to 6. In the master, you also get a full-size closet and mirrored doors.

Like most of the 5th wheels we’ve reviewed, this one features a rear kitchen floor plan. You can serve up your meals on the breakfast bar or you can use the counter space provided by the island and near the sink.

The trailer also has a home-size fridge/freezer combo for you to store your meats, ice cream, and perishables. The kitchen has a 3-stove burner and a convection microwave combined with lots of overhead cabinet space.

This unit also has a double vanity sink and a full mirror with no medicine cabinet. There are more cabinets and drawers to make up for this though.

The toilet is a foot-flush porcelain one, which is easier and cleaner to use. This unit also has a large shower/tub combo and durable easy-to-clean vinyl flooring.

Key features

  • Dimensions: 41.42 ft x 8.42 ft x 13.42 ft
  • 14,562 pounds dry weight.
  • One 93-gallon fresh water, 106-gallon gray, and 53-gallon black water tanks.
  • 2 propane tanks with a 60-pound capacity.
  • One 16-foot power-retractable awning.
  • 5 power-retractable slide-outs.

2021 Keystone Montana High Country 335BH

If you have a large family, this unit should be under your radar. It has a sleeping capacity of up to eight people. It has a loft and to get to it, you have to go up a short ladder. That space can sleep around 3 children or it can be utilized as storage space.

You can also get a dinette that can be made into a bed. The master bedroom has a king-size bed with lighting on top for your reading. There are some closets and two dressing tables. The trailer also has a bunk room with the top one easily folded.

The first section you meet when you walk in is the kitchen area. Just like any modern kitchen, it has a residential-size fridge and freezer, and a convection microwave. This trailer has a 4-burner cooker and oven that has a glass cover to give you more counter space.

There is more storage space for your spices and foods with the large pantry, the overhead cabinets, and the drawers under surface tops. This kitchen has a double sink (one side is larger) on top of the island.

Two doors lead into the bathroom: one from the corridor and the other from the master bedroom. The bathroom has a corner-style shower and a pair of sliding glass doors. You also have multiple cabinets under the sink and all over the bathroom.

The toilet is from the Dometic company, and they guarantee us years of good use. It is also an upgrade from the previous set. In the bunk room, there is a half bath with a sink, a mirror, a toilet.

Key features

  • Dimensions: 36.67 ft x 8 ft x 13.33 ft
  • 12,155 pounds gross vehicle weight.
  • One 66-gallon freshwater and the black and gray water tanks carry 88 gallons each.
  • 2 propane tanks with a 60-pound capacity.
  • 2 power-retractable awnings, with a total length of 26 feet.
  • 4 power-retractable slide-outs.

2021 Cedar Creek Champagne 38EFK

This unit is an upgrade of the 2020 model with a similar floor plan. It can comfortably sleep a maximum of five people. The living space has a two-seater recliner and two plush couches that can also sit two, but they can be made into beds.

The master bedroom has a walk-around king-size bed with nightstands and charging ports on either side. You also have plenty of room with a large closet and plenty of cabinets in this room. There is also a washer/dryer prep in one of the closets and you have the option of getting the two side-by-side.

The kitchen is located at the front of this fifth wheel. It has a 20 cubic-foot fridge with an ice maker and an inverter. The microwave oven is made of stainless steel and measures 30 inches.

This kitchen has plenty of counter space with the sink positioned at the island. The cooker has 3 tops and an oven underneath. The ceiling has an affinity light that brightens the room and betters the aesthetic and the marble cast backsplash makes things look even better. There is also a two-seater breakfast bar at the corner of the kitchen.

The bathroom has a 48-inch shower area with triple sliding glass doors separating it from the rest of the room. The shower has a large seat and a top-notch shower head, with a skylight and a power fan overhead.

You also have a place to store extra towels and toiletries with the cabinets above and under the sink, which is deep and comes with some counter space.

Key features

  • Dimensions: 41 ft 8 in x 8 ft x 13 ft 5 in
  • 18,000 pounds gross vehicle weight.
  • One 57-gallon fresh water, 80-gallon gray, and 40-gallon black water tanks.
  • 2 propane tanks with a 60-pound capacity.
  • 2 power-retractable awnings, with a total length of 26 feet.
  • 5 power-retractable slide-outs.

2021 Arctic Wolf 3770SUITE 2 Bedroom Fifth

As the name suggests, this unit has the main master bedroom and another room. This unit can host up to 6 people for a night. The master bedroom has a king bed with plenty of wardrobe and closet space. A pocket door leads to a washer/dryer closet.

The extra sleeping room has a double-sized bed and a similar-sized loft. There is also a TV mount and plenty of storage space. In the living space, you have a TV mount, an entertainment system, and a double door pantry.

The outside kitchen was an impressive part of this trailer. It features a fridge/freezer combo that’s larger than what’s on most models. It also has a deep sink that drains, not like the basin types in other trailers. This kitchen is made out of metal which makes it more durable, considering it is exposed to the elements.

The indoor kitchen has an island with a stainless-steel farm-style sink on it and above the cooker, you have a top range hood for better ventilation. The tile backsplash makes cleaning this area much easier. The drawers pull out fully and there’s even a divided one for your cutlery. You can store your leftovers and cold foods in the 10 cubic-foot fridge

The rear door to this trailer lets into the half bathroom which is joined to the second bedroom. These two are separated by a slider door. In it, you have a quaint sink and a toilet with a small cabinet.

The main bathroom has a stand-up shower with a small tub. There are also plenty of small ledges that can hold your soap and shampoo bottles. The sink has a beautiful tile countertop for your brushes.

Key features

  • Dimensions: 42 ft 5 in x 8 ft x 13 ft 1 in
  • 14,260 pounds gross vehicle weight.
  • One 49-gallon freshwater and the black and gray water tanks carry 70 gallons each.
  • 2 propane tanks with a 60-pound capacity.
  • 2 power-retractable awnings, one is 12 ft long and the other is 15 ft long.
  • 3 power-retractable slide-outs.
  • Main and rear door.

2021 Forest River Sabre 38DBQ

This unit is also a two-bedroom trailer that can host a big party so if you have a large group, this is a unit you should keep in mind. The trailer has a loft that can sleep up to four people. Right next to it, you have a tri-fold couch that can hold two adults with ease. On top of the convertible sofa, there is a fold-down bunk bed that one person can sleep in.

This room also has a TV hookup and plenty of cupboards and cabinets. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and a large closet with mirrored slider doors.

The living area has a four-person standalone dinette, a pair of recliner seats, and a full pantry with removable shelves. There is also a small breakfast bar that can provide more counter space if you need it.

The kitchen area is also in this space and you can do all your cooking on the residential-size cooker and oven. The unit also comes with a few basic kitchen appliances. The outdoor kitchen has a fridge and plenty of storage.

This trailer has a hand over these other ones by having two full bathrooms. The one near the loft area has a small sink and a medicine cabinet. The shower/tub combo is separated from the rest of the bathroom by a curtain. The toilet in there is a small porcelain foot flush one.

In the master bathroom, you have a high shower with a skylight together with the sink and medicine cabinet and porcelain toilet. There are some small cupboards in there as well for your cleaning supplies, toiletries, and spare towels.

Key features

  • Dimensions: 42 ft 7 in x 8 ft x 13 ft 5 in
  • 12,493 pounds dry weight.
  • One 49-gallon freshwater, 114-gallon gray, and 76-gallon black water tanks.
  • 2 propane tanks with a 60-pound capacity.
  • One 21-foot long power -retractable awning.
  • 3 power-retractable slide-outs.
  • Main and rear door.

2021 XLR Nitro 351

This trailer is the latest of the Nitro series by the company. It was designed to host a maximum of eight people. The living area has a three-seater recliner but the middle section folds down to a cup holder and a couple of USB ports and charging ports. The floors have special Congoleum designer flooring with a scotch guard layer that makes cleaning easier.

In the master bedroom, you have a king-size bed and full extension drawers. This unit has a loft that’s been fitted with a TV hookup, an air conditioning vent, and a roof vent. The trailer also has a garage slide out. It has a sofa area that can be made into a bed with a bunk bed.

It has a modern kitchen with two-color tones and an easy-to-clean tile backsplash. The solid counter surfaces will give you enough space to prepare a small snack or a large family meal. It has a stainless-steel sink with a grated cover that can be used to dry your dishes.

The bathroom has a 48-inch shower area with a skylight and fan above it. There is also a sturdy seat in case you need to shave or use it on the kids. This side is separated by a shower curtain. The sink is made of stainless steel and the toilet is a porcelain foot flush one. There is a small half bath near the garage as well.

Key features

  • Dimensions: 39 ft 11 in x 8 ft 6 in x 13 ft 4 in
  • 12,8490 pounds dry weight.
  • 102-gallon freshwater, 71-gallon gray, and 82-gallon black water tanks.
  • 2 propane tanks with a 60-pound capacity.
  • One 18-foot long power -retractable awning.
  • 3 power-retractable slide-outs.
  • Main and rear door.

2020 Genesis Supreme 30IKS

In the living room space, you have a fold-out sofa and a couple of recliners and cocktail tables. The dinette also has these tables and they can be moved to create a play area for the kids. Above the dinette, there is a queen-size bunk bed you can pull down.

The master bedroom has a king-size bed with nightstands on either side. You also have a full wardrobe with a vanity area next to the window.

The kitchen has one large farm-style sink and a flex hose on the island for your cleaning needs. This unit was also designed to maximize storage space so there are cabinets and drawers in all areas. The solid countertop and the cooker all have LED accent lights that make the trailer look cooler. This unit has a larger microwave than most that we’ve looked at.

The 8-cubic foot fridge is a residential-style so you can stock up as much food as you need. Over the cooking area, there is an exhaust fan to get rid of smoke or too much steam.

The bathroom has a two-door entry, one from the master, and one from the other room. It has a large linen closet at the entry, next to the stainless steel sink. Just like in the kitchen, this area has a solid countertop with plenty of storage space,

Key features

  • Dimensions: 36 ft 7 in x 8 ft 6 in x 13 ft 4 in
  • 15,000 pounds gross vehicle weight.
  • 160-gallon freshwater and the black and gray water tanks carry 50 gallons each.
  • 2 propane tanks with a 60-pound capacity.
  • One 18-foot long power -retractable awning.
  • 2 power-retractable slide-outs.

2019 Grand Design RV Momentum G-Class 320G

This model falls on the heavier side, and you will need at least a three-quarter-ton truck to tow it. It can comfortably host up to 7 people, so if you have a small party, then this might be the unit for you.

In the living space, you have three reclining seats with heated and massage buttons and a small table. The garage area has an electric bed system that gives you a queen-size bed and a loft on top of the garage. You can also get an extended patio and awning upon request.

The master bedroom has a walk around queen bed with reading lights and nightstands. There is also a wardrobe slide with full-length mirrors.

The kitchen is in the middle of this trailer, as per the floor plan. This trailer also has the sink on the island to give you more working counter space. You can whip up meals fast on the 3-burner cooktop and oven, which has a cool blue LED lights.

You also have a double-door refrigerator and freezer which border the convection microwave. It’s also easier to clean the kitchen thanks to the white tile backsplash installed. When it comes to storing food and dishes, you have plenty of room in the cabinets, pantry, cupboards, and drawers.

In the garage, you have a spacious half bath with a sink, toilet, and a few cabinets. The main bathroom has a shower separated by a curtain. It has a small garden tub for the kids or the pets and small sitting space if you need one. You also have a medicine cabinet and a cubby for storage.

In addition to all these features, you have an entertainment system with multiple speakers and TV mounts in the garage, living area, and master bedroom.

Key features

  • Dimensions: 36 ft 31 in x 8 ft x 13 ft 5 in
  • 16,800 pounds of gross vehicle weight.
  • 115-gallon freshwater and the black and gray water tanks carry 78 gallons each.
  • 2 propane tanks with a 60-pound capacity.
  • One 18-foot long power -retractable awning.
  • 3 power-retractable slide-outs.
  • Main and side entrance.

2017 Winnebago Scorpion 3480

Winnebago has easily become a household name in the world of trailers, and this unit does not disappoint. It can comfortably host six.

The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed with overhead cabinets and a big wardrobe. This trailer also includes a 12-foot garage that is separated from the rest of the trailer with a glass door. There is a power bed that can be a queen-sized bed and a dinette that can also form a bed. The washer and dryer prep is also found in the garage.

The floor plan places the kitchen and the living areas in the middle of the 5th wheel. This area has plywood flooring, but you can opt for carpeted floors. There are four recliner seats and blackout shades on all the windows.

The kitchen has a sturdy island that you can use as a breakfast bar. The double sink is on a separate counter together with the pull-out faucet. The oven and 3-burner cookers are made out of durable stainless steel. More storage space can be found in the full-length pantry and the 12 cubic foot fridge.

The entry to the bathroom is a pocket door. The sink in here is also stainless steel and rests on a solid countertop. The shower has an upgraded nozzle, a skylight, and a fan. There is also a porcelain toilet, which is easier to clean and is more durable than the plastic ones.

Key features

  • Dimensions: 39.83 ft x 8.33 ft x 13.42 ft
  • 16,500 pounds gross vehicle weight.
  • 100-gallon freshwater, 92-gallon gray, and 46-gallon black water tanks.
  • 2 propane tanks with a 60-pound capacity.
  • 2 power-retractable awnings, with a total length of 29 feet.
  • 3 power-retractable slide-outs.

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