Class A Verses 5th Wheel for Full Time RVing
We have no RV experience and are planning on living in the RV we purchase. Which do you think is better for full time living? A fifth wheel or Class A? There will be 3 of us living in it. I would appreciate any advice I can get. Also, which is easier to learn to drive with? Thanks
Coleen, the RVing editor replies:
My opinion is that the best type recreational vehicle for full-time RV living is a straight, bumper pull travel trailer. It gives you lots of room. You can choose from various tow vehicles. You can buy or replace your driving vehicle and your living vehicle at different times.
Why not a fifth wheel? It seems to me that you lose so much space. Not only in the fifth wheel, but also in your tow vehicle. Fifth wheels also tend to be more expensive.
Why not a motorhome? It's nice not to have to unhook every time you want to go leave the campground. Driving a large motorhome for every day errands can get to be a pain. Of course, there's the option of towing a vehicle behind the motorhome, but if you are going to tow, why not just tow a trailer?
Other RVers have different ideas on this. I'm sure you'll get other opinions.Go to the RV Life and Travel blog.