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Choosing The Perfect Fifth Wheel

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For those of you who want the absolute best when you’re camping, no matter how far out into the wilderness you go, a fifth wheel is the perfect option. These massive recreational vehicles are ideal for large families who want to camp in total comfort and security.

With so many different models on the market, though, narrowing your options can be difficult. That’s why your friends at Lone Star RV here in Houston have listed some things you should consider when shopping for a fifth wheel.

The most obvious asset of fifth wheels is their size. These behemoths are some of the biggest RVs out there, which means you get all the interior space you need, including taller ceilings and plenty of storage. You’ll also get extra bunks and furnishings in larger living rooms, a kitchen with residential-style appliances and a roomier bathroom. Some models may even have slide-outs to increase interior space while parked, or they may have additional bedrooms or bathrooms for especially large groups.

Fifth wheels require a half-ton or larger pickup or flatbed truck to handle their weight and to have a space for installation of the coupling that their hitch locks into. You may need to budget for this vehicle as well if you do not already have it.

If you’ve towed a standard bumper-pull trailer before, you’ll understand the basic principles of towing needed to drive with a fifth wheel. What you might not know is that the unique fifth wheel coupling that puts the hitch over the rear axle of your towing vehicle actually makes the entire towing setup more stable and secure than a typical hitch!

You will likely need to take some time to practice your driving skills before heading out on the highway, but will probably find that towing a fifth wheel can be much easier than a typical trailer, even despite its size.

Serving the whole of Houston, Lone Star RV is your southern Texas recreational vehicle headquarters. We welcome our customers coming from West University Point and Bellaire to check out our huge inventory of fifth wheels for sale!

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