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7 Great Fifth Wheels for Full-time Living

Published on December 13th, 2018 by Camper Report
This post was updated on April 23rd, 2021

If you want to live full time in a fifth wheel trailer, you might be wondering what the best models are for doing this. Well, I’ve done some research to find you a variety of models to choose from. All of these models provide the comfort of home for your long travels.

So, what are the top 5 fifth wheel trailers for full-time living? The top five fifth wheels that we recommend are:

  • Grand Design Solitude
  • KZ Durango Gold
  • Heartland Bighorn
  • North wood Arctic Fox
  • New Horizons Majestic 
  • DRV Full House
  • Luxe Toy Haulers

There are a variety of makes and models to choose from when it comes to fifth wheel trailers, but when it comes to full time living, you want to make sure to pick one that will fit your needs as well as the needs of your family. Typically, this means that you will need to find a fifth wheel trailer that fits many people and has all the comforts of home.

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So, here is a little more about the fifth wheel trailers we believe fit these criteria. This list is not in any particular order. I have simply arranged the top five choices we recommend in a random order.

1) Grand Design Solitude

This luxurious fifth wheel trailer model is fitted with everything you need to feel at home, such as a kitchen area with an island, a dining nook, and a walk-in closet. There is also plenty of comfortable seating available inside the camper. Now, not all of these things are necessary to living, but the bonus features are nice when you are living full time in this camper.

So, if you are looking for a fifth wheel trailer, this could be a great choice. With all of the luxury features, the price is relatively inexpensive, especially if this is your full-time home.  

Length34′ 11″
Width8′ 5″
Height (exterior only)13′ 5″
Hitch Weight2, 350 lbs
Common Price Range$77,000 to $80,500

2) KZ Durango Gold

This fifth wheel trailer has similar luxury features as the Grand Design Solitude but at a more affordable cost. One of the perks of this model is that it comes with plenty of storage space.

This model also includes king sized beds, central vacuum, and a large shower.  

Length39′ 6″
Width8′ 5″
Height (exterior only)12′ 11″
Hitch Weight2,250 lbs
Common Price Range$64,500 to $65,500

3) Heartland Bighorn

The Heartland Bighorn trailer is a larger trailer with a variety of floor plans for you to choose from which can fit anywhere from 3 to 6 people depending on which you select.  So, if you have a small family, this could be a good option for full time living.  

This camper also comes with a large living space, island in the kitchen, and a large fridge as well as plenty of other storage. 

Length39′ 4″
Height (exterior only)13′ 3″
Hitch Weight2,435 lbs
Common Price Range$79,000 to $80,900

4) Northwood Arctic Fox

This fifth wheel is much shorter than the other models I’ve listed so far, but if you are looking for a smaller living space in an affordable price range, this might be a great choice for you.

The Northwood Arctic fox comes with an open floor plan. This can be helpful if you are conscious of space and want to be able to move around the trailer easily. 

Length33′ 11″
Width8′ 6″
Height 13′ 3″
Hitch Weight2,023 lbs
Common Price Range$66,500 to $67,000

5) New Horizons Majestic

The New Horizon Majestic is by far the most expensive trailer, but it also includes a spacious design with several different floor plans to choose from. This fifth wheel trailer also comes with features like a king-sized bed, plenty of storage space, and the capacity to host several people. 

So, if you are looking for a high end trailer, this might be for you. However, the tow weight is much higher than the other vehicles, so you should be aware of this factor before buying. Make sure you have a vehicle that can handle this tow weight.

Length39′ 10″
Width8′ 6″
Height (exterior only)13′ 3″
Hitch Weight3,540 lbs
Common Price Range$192,000 to $192,500

6) DRV Full House

7) Luxe Fifth Wheel Trailers

I love the Luxe Toy Hauler lineup. I’ve always felt like the toy hauler layouts are the very best options for many full-time RVers. The garage can be utilized to bring a smart car so you don’t have to have a toad, or you can bring toys like a RZR, or a Harley could go in there. Plus, during the day the toy hauler section can be used as a separate office, and most toy haulers have several extra spots to sleep if you have children or guests.

Some of the features that Luxe advertises are high quality materials, hardwood cabinets, an entertainment center, and storage space. 

Luxe even offers trailers that also double as toy haulers. Plus, one of the benefits of Luxe is that they sell directly to customers. 

Fulltime Living Warranty Warning

Now, before you commit to living full time in your fifth wheel trailer, you should check your warranty to make sure that it doesn’t void if you are living in it full time. Some companies have stipulations about living in campers fulltime that disqualifies the warranty on the vehicle.

Now, if you aren’t too concerned about this, then you have nothing to worry about. But, if you want to ensure your warranty stays valid, you might need to rethink living in a fifth wheel trailer fulltime. 

If you’re still trying to find the perfect camper for your family to travel in for long amounts of time, in this article, we list the best camper trailers for a family, where we include 35 specific examples.

Related Questions

How much is it to live in an RV park? Cost varies dramatically depending on the location, but typically, living in an RV park can cost anywhere between $500 to $900 per month. This is due to the nightly hook ups to power and water.

What is a fifth wheel RV? A fifth wheel RV is a trailer with a hitch designed to be used with a pickup truck. These trailers also typically have spacious floor plans.

Can you ride in a fifth wheel trailer while traveling? Typically, it is illegal to ride in a fifth wheel trailer while it is being towed. This is due to multiple safety hazards. However, a few states in the United States do allow passengers to travel in the trailer.

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