A fifth wheel camper offers the space of a recreational vehicle (RV) with the low maintenance of a travel trailer. These campers are designed as more stable tow along vehicles compared to the older travel trailer design.
A big benefit of having a camper is the ability to pick up and go whenever the mood strikes. These campers are as long as many recreational vehicles, at 24 to 45 feet, and they have plenty of interior space. A travel trailer may offer limited slide outs, while a fifth wheel usually offers multiple slide outs that greatly increase the interior space. Additionally, these newer designs have more amenities and are more likely to have a luxurious interior with wood paneling and full-size furniture.
The fifth wheel camper gets its stability because it attaches to a hitch bolted into the truck bed while the travel trailer hooks up to the trailer hitch on the back of a truck. This allows for these campers to be set up in a campsite and unhooked from the vehicle easily. This frees up the truck for exploring or just running into town. Not having a second engine or tires to maintain is also cheaper compared to having an RV.