5 Best 5th Wheels for Couples in 2024

Trying to pin down the perfect 5th wheel for solo or couple’s camping? 

Tired of slowly looking through the thousands of options?

Josh the RV Nerd has seen, smelled, and sat upon the flushable throne of more 5th wheels than you can imagine. Now he’s sharing his 5 personal favorite 5th wheels for couples.

Take a look to see if one of these standout 5th wheel floor plans is right for your travels in 2024! 

Top Couple’s 5th Wheels in 2024

But First, What is a Couple’s 5th Wheel? 

While the best couple’s fifth wheels you’ll see here all have different bells, whistles, and floor plan options, they have one big thing in common: 

No bunks. 

A couple’s camper is built for 1-3 people to comfortably sleep in and use the RV. 

#1 – Cougar 260MLE 

If there’s a box you’re looking to check, this RV probably checks it and does it in only 32 feet

Read our review or see inside the 260MLE – Josh’s favorite 5th wheel of 2024–  to see what you think:


$55,000 – $90,000

Floor Plan & Specs

Cougar 260MLE floorplan

See full 260MLE specs

Pros and Cons


✅ Under 32 feet

✅ Full queen or king bed slide with closet

✅ Stackable washer dryer prep

✅ Improved solar package

✅ Drop down tv

✅ Ridiculous amounts of counter space

✅ Desk/dining bar

✅ 0-110 degree rated

✅ Amazing travel access

✅ Larger bathroom

✅ Option for Cougar’s popular Midnight Edition Package.


❌ ¾ ton or larger pickup is recommended

❌ Rear kitchen storage can be a bit bouncy on longer trips

#2 – Jayco Pinnacle 38FBRK

Jayco Pinnacle 38FBRK exterior
Jayco Pinnacle 38FBRK living area

Josh says this is hands down Jayco’s most residential looking and feeling floor plan – ever. If you want the comforts of home away from home this is the one. 

It’s not an entirely new floor plan for 5th wheels, but it’s new to Jayco and they nailed it. Tons of storage, counter space, huge, functional kitchen, a factory standard dishwasher, and a wrap around L lounge to stretch out on.


$101,000 – $175,000

Jayco Pinnacle 38FBRK layout

See full 38FBRK specs

Pros and Cons


✅ Luxury front bath ensuite

✅ Max-width wide body

✅ Home-style seating setup

✅ Actual desk space

✅ Amazing kitchen

✅ Dishwasher

✅ 6pt hydraulic leveling

✅ ABS + anti-sway system


❌ Limited road mode access

❌ Dually truck recommended

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#3 – Brinkley Model Z 3400

Brinkley Model Z 3400 exterior
Brinkley Model Z 3400 patio

While 3400 is not the first 5th wheel to attempt a rear patio in a non-toy hauler, but they’re one of the first to really get it right. 

Brinkley is breaking the boring mold to bring the features RVers really want. The Z 3400 does weird, exciting, new and different better than any other 5th wheel this year. 


Brinkley Model Z 3400 MSRP price: $121,333

MAP (minimum advertised price) restrictions prevent dealers from advertising a lower price on Brinkley RVs. Learn more about getting the best price on an RV with MAP before you buy.

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Z 3400 Floor Plan & Specs

 3400 Floor Plan

Full Z 3400 specs

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There’s very little about this RV that I don’t personally like“.

-Josh the RV Nerd

Pros and Cons


✅ Outside rear party patio with wet bar and TV

✅ Hydraulic leveling – no more electric leveling

✅ Floor flush carpetless slide

✅ 17.5” H-rated Cooper tires

✅ Stackable washer dryer prepped

✅ Amazing 79.5” upper ceiling 

✅ XL Power Vent Fans

✅ Amazing living room – Power televator

✅ Campside buffet bar/work space


❌ No fridge access in road mode

❌ Triple 45 gal grey tank (two are cross connected for 90 gal)

Learn more about the Z 3400 to find out if it’s right for you.

#4 – Alliance Paradigm 375RD

Alliance Paradigm 375RD exterior
Alliance Paradigm 375RD living area

The trends are in for 2024 and what’s old is new again. Alliance is nailing the throwback in the 375RD Paradigm. It looks and feels like home with a mega sofa sectional and classic rear den entertainment system. 

It’s a classic, with a modern spin and we’re here for it! 

You’ll find theater recliners, hide-a-bed, everything you expect from a big 5th wheel, just with a better living and lounging experience. 

Plus, with Alliance’s customer service being what Josh considers gold standard in the industry, this is an RV he is more confident recommending. 

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$96,000 – $145,000

Paradigm 375RD Floor Plan & Specs

Paradigm 375RD floorplan

Full Paradigm 375RD specs

Pros and Cons


✅ Wrap around sectional sofa

✅ Opposing living and kitchen slides

✅ Triple AC system

✅ Composite walls and floors

✅ 6pt hydraulic auto level

✅ XL ceiling vent fans

✅ 320w factory solar

✅ Available generator and solar+


❌ Big truck required – probably a dually

❌ It’s huge, which may limit where you can park

Learn more about the 375RD.

#5 – Keystone Cougar 290RLS

Keystone Cougar 290RLS exterior
Keystone Cougar 290RLS living

Cougar is the #1 5th wheel brand – and not by accident! Cougar just does things well. 

This camper is inbetween in size, but still feature packed:

Big living room space, washer dryer hookup, north south queen bed but with really nice nightstand space that’s hard to find in a bedroom slide, plus excellent travel accessibility. 

See inside this couple’s 5th wheel with Josh: 


$60,000 – $93,000

Floor Plan & Specs

Keystone Cougar 290RLS floorplan

Full 290RLS specs

Pros and Cons


✅ Ideal for full time travelers

✅ Travel access

✅ Stackable washer dryer prep

✅ Factory solar

✅ Auto leveling

✅ Advanced weather package

✅ Rear towing hitch

✅On demand water heater


❌ No king bed, or east west bed option

❌ No extra large closet across the nose

Other Top 2024 Couple’s 5th Wheels

Jayco North Point 382FLRB 

A top front living 5th wheel option. 

Jayco North Point 382FLRB floorplan

Full 382FLRB specs

Full video walkthrough:


 $92,000 – $162,000

Grand Design Reflection 270BN

A breakfast nook model with amazing travel access that ranks with the Cougar MLE. 

And it’s under 30’.

Grand Design Reflection 270BN floorplan

Full 270BN specs

Full video walkthrough:

270BN Price 

MSRP – $67,202

Our price will be well below MSRP, but Grand Design doesn’t allow us to advertise our price online. Ask an RV outfitter for our low 270BN price or shop now.

Keystone Arcadia 294SLRD

Keystone made huge improvements from the ‘23 to ‘24 294SLRD and we expect to see more in the future!

Keystone Arcadia 294SLRD floorplan

Full 294SLRD specs

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$44,000 – $84,000

Shop Couple’s 5th Wheel Campers

Now that you’ve seen some of Josh’s favorite new 5th wheels you can decide if one is right for your adventures. 

This list is just the tip of the iceberg of fifth wheels out there, so if none is perfect for you, don’t worry! Our RV outfitters specialize in helping you find the right RV for you at the right price. Send us a message or come to a Bish’s location any time for help narrowing down the right RV for you. 

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You can browse our online inventory to see if we have your next RV. You may find the RV you love at a store further from your home. Distance buying can get you the right RV, often for less, but it isn’t for everyone. Our distance buying guide can help you decide if it’s right for you. 

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Becki Johnson

Bish’s RV Content Editor & Writer

20 years in the RV industry and a lifetime around RVs have convinced me that nature is a lot better with a comfortable bed and working bathroom.

I love to use what I’ve learned to help RVers find the best RV for the best possible price.