Fifth wheels are known for their extra space, comforts of home, and ease of towing. If you’re interested in an RV with these features, you may be wondering “What are the best fifth wheels?”
Bish’s RV has been selling fifth wheels, and other RVs, for over 30 years. We love to use our expertise to answer all your RV questions!
Here you’ll find the 10 best-selling fifth wheels brands of the last 12 months (as of April 2023) nationwide. We’ll share the price and size range of each brand so you can decide for yourself if one of these popular 5th wheels is right for you and all the adventures you have ahead!
What is a Fifth Wheel?
You may be wondering, “What exactly is a 5th wheel trailer?” Well, let me tell you, it’s a masterpiece of engineering and freedom on wheels. A 5th wheel is all about space and comfort.
These towable RVs boast spacious interior layouts that can include multiple slide-outs to extend the living area and create a roomy atmosphere.
5th wheels get their name from the unique hitching mechanism located in the center of the truck bed, which resembles a wheel. This design provides exceptional stability and maneuverability on the road, which makes it a favorite among seasoned travelers.
If you’re ready for an adventure with a touch of luxury, Bish’s is here to help you find the right 5th Wheel RV for you!
Top-Selling Fifth Wheels in 2023
These are the 10 most registered fifth wheel brands in the USA over the last 12 months according to data from Statistical Survey.
Reflection Price & Specs:
|*New Price:||MSRP $79,504 – $97,670|
|Length:||32’9” – 41’ 6”|
|Height:||12’ 3” – 12’ 8”|
|Weight:||11,995 lbs. – 14,995 lbs.|
*Grand Design requires dealers to list Reflection fifth wheels at MSRP online. Reach out to the dealer (and several more) if you see a model you like to get a better idea of the actual price.
Learn more here about online RV pricing and how to get the lowest price for your RV.
Learn More About Grand Design Reflection Fifth Wheels:
- Grand Design sells Reflection travel trailers as well as fifth wheels. Here you can read more about the differences between Reflection fifth wheels and travel trailers.
- Curious whether the best-selling Reflection is a high quality fifth wheel? Learn about Grand Design’s construction quality.
- Josh the RV Nerd reviews the new Reflection Fifth Wheel
#2- Keystone Cougar
Keystone Cougar Fifth Wheel Price & Specs:
|New Price:||$35,988 – $106,700|
|Length:||26’ 3” – 39’ 5”|
|Height:||12’ – 13’ 5”|
|Weight:||6,815 lbs. – 11,925 lbs.|
Josh The RV Nerd Reviews a personal favorite Cougar 5th Wheel. –
#3- Keystone Montana
Montana Fifth Wheel Price & Specs:
|New Price:||$64,000 – $177,300|
|Length:||32” 2” – 42’ 7”|
|Height:||13’ 4” – 13’ 5”|
|Weight:||11,081 lbs. – 15,080 lbs.|
See the Montana 331RL – Built for extended living:
Grand Design Solitude Fifth Wheel Price & Specs:
|*New Price:||$63,467 – $93,944|
|Length:||26’ 11” – 41’ 6”|
|Height:||11’ 9” – 12’ 8”|
|Weight:||9,995 lbs. – 14,995 lbs.|
*Note: Grand Design requires dealers to list their fifth wheels at MSRP online. Reach out to several dealers to get a better idea of the actual price.
Learn More about Grand Design and Solitude Fifth Wheels
- Learn what makes Grand Design RVs high-quality.
- Josh the RV Nerd video review of new Solitude Fifth Wheels:
Cherokee Fifth Wheel Price & Specs:
|New Price:||$55,995 – $124,000|
|Length:||30’ 7” – 45’|
|Height:||12’ 11” – 13’ 5”|
|Weight:||11,460 lbs. – 16,888 lbs.|
Learn More about Cherokee Fifth Wheels and Travel Trailers:
Cherokee is also the top-selling travel trailer brand in America. Check out the most popular travel trailers or read about the differences between a travel trailer and a fifth wheel if you’re not sure if a fifth wheel or travel trailer is better for you.
#6- Jayco Eagle
Jayco Eagle Fifth Wheel Price & Specs:
|New Price:||$44,000 – $115,000|
|Length:||29’ 1” – 40’ 3”|
|Height:||12’ 3” – 12’ 6”|
|Weight:||9,995 lbs. – 14,000 lbs.|
Learn More About Jayco Eagle Fifth Wheels:
- Read about Jayco Quality
- What you need to know about Jayco’s Excellent Warranty
- See Josh’s walkthrough of the “Perfectly Sized Park Hopper!! 2023 Eagle 28.5RSTS”
Grand Design Momentum Toy Hauler Price & Specs:
|New Price:||$94,980 – $154,967|
|Height:||13’ 5” – 13’ 6”|
|Length:||36′ 5″ – 46′ 8″|
|Weight:||16,400 lbs. – 20,000 lbs.|
*Grand Design requires dealers to list Momentum fifth wheels/toy haulers at MSRP online. Reach out to several dealers, if you see a model you like, to get a better idea of the actual price.
Learn More about Momentum Fifth Wheels:
- The Momentum series also includes the Momentum MAV toy hauler travel trailer.
- Check out Josh the RV Nerd’s video review of the Momentum 397TH
- And other new Momentum Fifth Wheels
Sabre fifth wheels have 7 different floor plans.
Sabre Fifth Wheel Price & Specs:
|New Price:||$42,900 – $110,000|
|Length:||40’ 1” – 43’ 4”|
|Weight:||11,558 lbs. – 12,493 lbs.|
#9- Keystone Alpine
Alpine fifth wheels include 8 different floor plans.
Alpine Fifth Wheel Price & Specs:
|New Price:||$70,000 – $170,000|
|Length:||35’ 9” – 43’ 2”|
|Weight:||12,540 lbs. – 14,375 lbs.|
#10- Alliance Paradigm
The Paradigm fifth wheel has 8 floor plans.
Alliance Paradigm Price & Specs:
|New Price:||$79,980 – $172,000|
|Length:||33’ 3” – 42’ 6”|
|Weight:||15,000 lbs. – 16,800 lbs.|
Josh the RV Nerd calls this year’s 395DS fifth wheel better than a bunkhouse!
What Should I Look for When I Buy a Fifth Wheel
Here are some key things to look for to make sure you make an informed decision when you buy a fifth wheel:
- Tow Vehicle Compatibility:
Ensure that your tow vehicle has the appropriate towing capacity to handle the weight of the fifth wheel you’re considering. Check the manufacturer’s guidelines and consult with experts if necessary.
Check the weight specifications of the fifth wheel, including its Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC). Ensure your tow vehicle can handle the weight and that you still have enough payload capacity for your belongings.
Have more tow questions? Check out Josh the RV Nerd’s towing guide.
2. Size and Layout:
Consider the size and layout of the fifth wheel to make sure it meets your needs.
Think about the number of people you’ll bring along, sleeping arrangements, storage space, and amenities like bathrooms, kitchen facilities, and living areas.
3. Construction Quality:
Examine the overall build quality of the fifth wheel. Look for sturdy construction, quality materials, and attention to detail. Check for any signs of water damage or structural issues.
Slide-outs are expandable sections that create additional living space when parked. Check the number and location of slide-outs and make sure they operate properly.
5. Interior Features:
Pay attention to the interior features and amenities in a fifth wheel. Consider the quality of appliances, entertainment systems, heating and cooling systems, and overall comfort.
You’ll also want to check the storage options to see if they meet your needs.
6. Insulation and Climate Control:
Ensure the fifth wheel has the insulation and climate control features needed to keep you comfortable if you plan to use it in varying weather conditions.
Features like double-pane windows, insulation in walls and roof, and efficient heating and cooling systems can extend your camping season.
7. Suspension and Tires:
Consider the suspension system and tires of the fifth wheel. Look for things like shock absorbers, independent suspension, and reliable tires that can handle different road conditions.
8. Exterior Features:
Inspect the exterior of the fifth wheel. Check for any signs of damage, the condition of the roof, seals, and windows.
Does it have the features you’re looking for? Awnings, outdoor storage compartments, and easy access to utilities can all make a big difference.
9. Warranty and After-Sales Support:
Ask about the manufacturer warranty and the availability of after-sales support.
A reliable warranty and good customer service can provide peace of mind and assistance when issues arise. Your dealer may also be able to offer extended warranty protection.
Jayco has one of the top warranties in the RV industry with their 2-year limited, 3-year structural warranty.
When you buy an RV from Bish’s we include free membership to our Diamond Club. This includes:
Tips to Find Your Fifth Wheel for the Right Price
Read and Watch Reviews
Talk to other RVers and read or watch online reviews to help you find your ideal fifth wheel. This can help you get an idea of what other people think of different RVs and RV dealers.
Josh the RV Nerd, for example, is known for his honest RV video reviews. With thousands of RV reviews, he can help narrow down your search.
Learn About Model Names
There are many different models within RV brands. This handy guide can help you understand the different model names so you can find what you’re looking for faster.
Find Your RV Dealer and Protect Yourself from Surprise Fees
Take your time and shop around to get a feel for what’s available and what’s the best fit for you. No dealership is perfect for every RVer.
Dealers have different pricing strategies. You can learn more about why dealers have different prices on the same RVs to help you decide what type of dealership is best for you.
Some dealerships price their RVs very low and then tack on extra fees at closing time – sometimes thousands of dollars more. Learn how to avoid hidden RV dealer fees so you don’t get trapped paying more than you budgeted.
Understand Salesperson Commission
You may also want to ask how the sales commission is paid.
Commission based on your RV’s price can influence a salesperson to push you into a trailer that is more expensive than what you want to pay or can really afford.
Some dealers pay commission based on how many RVs a salesperson sales. This can free the salesperson to find the best RV for you without worrying what they’ll make.
Bish’s RV is one dealership that bases commission on sales rather than margin. If you have any questions or want to learn more about buying a fifth wheel – reach out anytime. We’d love to help!
Learn some of the other ways Bish’s is a different kind of RV dealer.
Understand RV Loans & Financing
Planning to finance your fifth wheel? You’re not alone. 70-75% of buyers finance their RV purchase. Learn the ins and outs of financing an RV to make sure you get the best deal on your RV’s financing.
Next Steps to Get Your Fifth Wheel
Now that you know the top 10 fifth wheel brands from the last 12 months, you can decide if one of them is right for you.
At Bish’s, we want you to have all the RV information you need because we love RVing and love to see you find your perfect RV – even if it’s not always from us! If we do have what you’re looking for, we’d love to work with you to get you on the road and making memories in your new fifth wheel.
If you like something you’ve seen here or have more questions – reach out anytime!
Our RV outfitters are experts at matching you with your perfect RV, so if none of the RVs you’ve seen here are the right fit, let us know and we’ll help you find a better match.
You can also browse the many fifth wheels available at our Bish’s RV locations across the country.
- Not sure a fifth wheel is right for you? Read the differences between a travel trailer and a fifth wheel to learn if a travel trailer is better for you.
- Learn How Much a Fifth Wheel Costs in 2023 to make sure a fifth wheel is right for your budget.
- Confused by online RV prices? Learn how they work and how to get the best price on your fifth wheel.
- Check out Brinkley the brand new fifth wheel manufacturer and find out how much a Brinkley 5th wheel costs
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