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2023 Thor Motor Coach Four Winds
2023 Thor Motor Coach Four Winds 22E
Stock:R2202
VIN: 1FDWE3FN9NDC43320
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2021 Keystone Montana
2021 Keystone Montana 3121RL
Stock:Xc875
VIN: 4YDF31226M4700218
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Weight:11999

2021 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 7
2021 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 7 183RB
Stock:X4351
VIN: 1UJBJ0AJ4M77E0379
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Weight:3407

2021 Heartland Sundance Ultra-Lite
2021 Heartland Sundance Ultra-Lite SDTT 242RK
Stock:4447
VIN: 5SFSB292XMN465569
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Weight:5638

2019 Keystone Springdale (West)
2019 Keystone Springdale (West) 258RLWE
Stock:4440
VIN: 4YDT25822KG100960
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Weight:5950

2019 Travel Lite RV Falcon GT
2019 Travel Lite RV Falcon GT 22RK
Stock:4506
VIN: 55MT1KL12KP002531
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Weight:3290

2018 Forest River Wildwood X-Lite
2018 Forest River Wildwood X-Lite 241QBXL
Stock:4439
VIN: 4X4TWD24JT14963
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Weight:4567

2018 Winnebago View
2018 Winnebago View 24J
Stock:4454
VIN: 8BNPF4CC5GE128029
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2017 Dutchmen Kodiak Ultra-Lite
2017 Dutchmen Kodiak Ultra-Lite 295TBHS
Stock:4420
VIN: 4YDT29523HJ970224
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Weight:6313

2017 Starcraft Launch® Ultra Lite
2017 Starcraft Launch® Ultra Lite 24RLS
Stock:4490
VIN: 1SABS0BN2H2JT5549
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Weight:5248

2017 Forest River Wildwood X-Lite West
2017 Forest River Wildwood X-Lite West 273QBXL
Stock:4503
VIN: 4X4TWDC24HT139942
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Weight:6632

2017 Forest River Salem Cruise Lite
2017 Forest River Salem Cruise Lite T272RBXL
Stock:4425
VIN: 4X4TSMC25HE021530
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Weight:5998

Fifth Wheels

Fifth wheels or 5th wheels make use of a unique hitch system that makes them more stable to tow. At Ryan's RV Town in Everett, Washington, we’ve got a great selection of 5th wheels, plus the answers to any questions you might have about this particular style of trailer.

Heartland Gateway 3700 RD model with all white background

What’s A Fifth Wheeler?

A fifth wheel trailer has a special two-part coupling system, called a fifth wheel coupling, that allows the trailer’s gooseneck hitch to lock into the bed of a half-ton or larger pickup truck. These trailers can’t just be bumper pulled like other styles of trailer, which means you have to have an open bed truck to tow them. However, the coupling system allows the hitch to rest ahead of the rear axle of your towing vehicle, which allows for more stability when towing and lets fifth wheelers be as large and luxurious as they are.

Fifth wheels come with all the amenities you’d expect on a traditional RV but in a towable format, which makes them more convenient for trips where you want the freedom to use your own car. Once you have the process down, it’s easy to unhitch your trailer so you can leave it at the campsite and take your towing vehicle off to run errands, visit tourist attractions or see the secluded sights that an RV couldn’t access easily.
White truck hauling fifth wheel through grand canyon

Hitching Up A Fifth Wheel

The process for hitching a fifth wheel to your truck takes a little practice, but it’s easy to get down after a few tries. First, you need to install the coupling into the back of your truck and make sure it’s secured. Then, you’ll want to make sure your towing vehicle and trailer are both on a level surface. Raise your trailer up to the height of the truck bed, then get in your truck and reverse slowly until the hitch meets the coupling. Park, get out and anchor the hitch to the coupling. Check that it’s secure, then cross your towing chains in an X beneath the hitch and attach them to the fifth wheel. That’s it! You should be good to go. It may take a few tries to get this process down, but you’ll be a pro in no time.

Curious about the fifth wheel lifestyle? If you’re in the market for a fifth wheel trailer, come see our showroom today! Ryan’s RV Town is in Everett, near Seattle. We also serve the cities of Tacoma, Bellingham and Vancouver, Washington.

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