When selecting the best 5th wheel campers, we came upon a high number of fifth wheels to evaluate. The question was, “Where to begin?”
We looked at consumer reports on various RV lifestyle websites and RV forums to choose the top ranked fifth wheel brands. This process wasn’t easy. But in the end, these are the top 5 best 5th wheel campers ranked by RVers like you and me.
Five of the Best Fifth Wheels Have These Things in Common
All of the top rated fifth wheels share some important characteristics according to our research. The fifth wheel RVs on our list all:
If you are in the market to buy an RV, here’s your chance to see what makes some fifth wheels better than others. Let’s get started.
#1 Heartland RV Landmark
Here’s why we think the Heartland Landmark is one of the best fifth wheels around:
- Number of floorplans: 7
- Dry weight: 14,527 lbs to 15,416 lbs
- Sleeping Capacity: 3-6
- Lengths: 39′ 2″ to 42′ 6″
The Heartland RV Landmark 5th wheel is luxury end to end. It comes with features and amenities only found on high-end 5th wheels.
It has features usually only found in the best luxury fifth wheels, such as:
- power bed lifts
- 3 standard air-conditioning units
- hardwood window sill
- and much more.
It is spacious and feels like a home with all of the features and amenities you find in a traditional house. What I especially like about the Heartland Landmard is the plethora of standard features. They offer over a dozen upgrades if you feel the need to spend more.
Best Features of the Heartland Landmark
- Full body-paint
- Motorized bed-lift
- 45,000 BTU cooling: 3 A/C units
- Walk-in closed on 4 of the 6 plans
- Multi-Plex lighting system
- King mattress
All Heartland RVs come with a 3-year structural warranty and a 1-year warranty for the rest of the RV. Their luxury brands which include the Big Horn and Big Country are warranted for full-time living and have an industry-best 2-year warranty.
The Landmark is priced at the higher end of the range. But from the reviews I’ve read, the price of a Landmark fifth wheel is worth it.
#2 Grand Design Reflection
- Number of floorplans: 8
- Dry weight: 8,816 lbs to 12,474 lbs
- Sleeping Capacity: 4-6
- Length: 34′ 8″ to 41′ 0″
Grand Design has always been one of our favorite travel trailer manufacturers due to how well they design their bumper-pull travel trailers. Their fifth wheels are no different and that is why we consider the Reflection one of our Top 10 Best 5th Wheel campers.
When it comes to the Reflection, you will find a level of sophistication usually not found in other fifth wheels. As you look around the interior you’ll find quality appliances, cabinets, and countertops. The features and amenities are all very well thought out.
Like the other 5th wheels on our “best of” list, the Reflection is very well suited for full-time RV living.
All floorplans come with a queen bed. Some plans have bunk beds, which makes the Reflection suitable for large families or extra guests.
As you walk through the kitchen of this camper most plans will have a center island with a sink. It’s not all cramped in the kitchen.
Key Features of the Grand Design Fifth Wheel
- Pass-through storage
- One-Touch Auto Leveling System
- Gourmet Kitchen
- Ductless Flooring
- Split Baggage doors
- Deep Seated Stainless Steel Farmers Sink
- Universal Docking Station
- LED Lighting with Motion Sensors in the key areas
Overall the Grand Design Reflection is a very well-equipped fifth wheel with high-end features and amenities. This is one to definitely put on your top best 5th wheels list.
#3 KZ Durango Half-Ton
- Number of floorplans: 9
- Dry weight: 7,300 lbs to 10,160 lbs
- Sleeping Capacity: 6-8
- Length: 29′ 1″ to 38′ 2″
If you are looking for a 5th wheel that is lightweight than the KZ Durango might be what you are looking for.
Their lightest floorplan, the D250RES comes in at a dry weight of just 7,300 lbs. All floorplans are nicely equipped with modern features and amenities, including all of the modern connectivity features and entertainment.
All floorplans come with a queen-size bed, pass-through storage an some even have an optional fireplace. The interior is available in three different color schemes: Hava, Sea Salt and Gorce Maple/Burnished Wood.
The kitchen features maple-glazed cabinetry, stainless steel sinks, and seamless solid countertops.
The master bedroom features LED lights and a padded headboard which is something you usually do not see in a camper. There is available storage under the bed.
Key Features of the KZ Durango Half-Ton
- Fully-heated and insulated underbelly
- Centralized command center
- Residential-grade furnishing
- Double door gas/electric 8 cubic feet refrigerator
- 100 lbs ball-bearing drawer guides
- Theater seating with heat and massage on select models
- Optional 4-point leveling
- KZ True 2 Warranty (2-year hitch to bumper limited warranty)
Overall the KZ Durango is a fine fifth wheel that gets excellent reviews from its owners and is one of the best 5th wheels you should consider.
#4 Jayco North Point
- Number of floorplans: 8
- Dry weight: 12,430 lbs to 15,350 lbs
- Sleeping Capacity: 4-7
- Length: 34′ 5″ to 42′ 3″
The layout of each floorplan has been carefully designed to maximize space, especially around the kitchen and living areas.
The frame of this 5th wheel is an aluminum frame (Stronghold VBL™). Exterior walls (including rear wall and slide room walls) are vacuum-bonded laminated gel-coated fiberglass.
The roof on this fifth wheel camper is the Magnum Truss XL6 Roof System which according to Jayco is the strongest tested roof in the industry. It has a one-piece, seamless DiFlexx II material.
Standard features just like on all Jayco models are plenty and thoughtfully chosen. You also have the option to choose from various packages that upgrade the great features you already have. Below are some of the key features of the Jayco North Point.
Key Features of the Jayco North Point:
- Climate Shield™ zero-degree tested weather protection
- Underbelly fully enclosed and heated
- 40,000 BTU furnace
- PEX plumbing
- Handcrafted and glazed doors, drawers and trim
- Shaw® vinyl flooring (Made in the USA) throughout
- Bathroom stone and glass tile backsplash
The Jayco North Point is a very capable 5th wheel with eight well-designed floorplans that provide ample space and comfort.
#5 Coachmen Chaparral Fifth Wheel
- Number of floorplans: 9
- Dry weight: 9,803 lbs to 12,277 lbs
- Sleeping Capacity: 4-7
- Length: 33′ 6″ to 41′ 9″
Right from the start, we like the Coachmen Chaparral fifth wheel. It qualifies as one of our best 5th wheel campers due to its use of Azdel Composite panels for its sidewalls. If you don’t know what Azdel is, I wrote an extensive article about the benefits of Azdel Composite panels for fifth wheels, and which manufacturers use it.
The Coachmen Chaparral is a mid-profile 5th wheel which means they are designed with a 3/4 gas or diesel towing truck in mind.
You will find a host of excellent standard features on this camper as well as some optional packages that will upgrade components or materials.
Key Features of the Coachmen Chaparral
- Vacuum-Bonded and Aluminum Framed Sidewall with Azdel
- TPO Roof with 12 Year Warranty
- Weather Shield+™ Unobstructed & Insulated Pass-Thru Storage W/ Built-In Tool Storage
- Solid Hardwood Drawer & Cabinet Faces
- Stainless Steel 8 Cubic Foot Refrigerator
- 21″ Stainless Steel Oven W/ Residential Cooktop, Glass Cover, & Piezo Ignition
We love how the Coachmen Chaparral combines excellent towing ability with a lighter weight yet still maintains lots of room, luxury and features typically only found in fifth wheels that are priced much higher.
Do You Agree With Our List of the Top 5 Best 5th Wheel Campers?
Choosing just five top-rated wheel campers can be a bit tricky. There are many models to choose from! And every RVer’s needs are different. However the five we have selected can meet the needs of most people in this RV buying marketplace. These fifth wheel RVs all have a nice variety of floor plans to choose from, and features for every budget.
Any of these fifth wheels for couples and families can be a smart RV buy. As always, do your research, talk to owners, and talk to dealers before you decide on the best 5th wheel camper for your RV camping trips.
If you currently (or previously) own any of these awesome fifth wheels, do you agree with our choices? We want to know.