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Looking at 5th wheels. We are a family of 4 that doesn’t need a ton of space. Mom, dad and 2 teen boys. We are all well experienced campers. We’ve owned a few 5th wheels in the past. I’ve been looking around for a 5th wheel that fits our needs but just want to see if anyone has any suggestions. Here’s our criteria below in no particular order. Thanks

Around 30’ or less… we’re limited to this size because of the amount room in our driveway. We have a lot of vehicles.

Bunks… we just like a bunk model for the kids.

Higher end brand…. Don’t mind paying a few $$ for something of better quality.

Four season if possible…

Weight not a factor. We’re going to buy our TV after the RV.

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John & Christine wrote:

Looking at 5th wheels. We are a family of 4 that doesn’t need a ton of space. Mom, dad and 2 teen boys. We are all well experienced campers. We’ve owned a few 5th wheels in the past. I’ve been looking around for a 5th wheel that fits our needs but just want to see if anyone has any suggestions. Here’s our criteria below in no particular order. Thanks

Around 30’ or less… we’re limited to this size because of the amount room in our driveway. We have a lot of vehicles.

Bunks… we just like a bunk model for the kids.

Higher end brand…. Don’t mind paying a few $$ for something of better quality.

Four season if possible…

Weight not a factor. We’re going to buy our TV after the RV.
Saw this in a CG in Northern NY, Obviously older, and not sure of the exact length, but it is the smallest 5'er I've ever seen.[image]

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I was the opposit with two tean girls, I would imagin that with tean boys they love to be able to get away and sleep in a tent, at least I did when I was a tean. if this is the case, just show as if its only the two of you normaly and the 4 in an emergency. that way your not stuck with more than you need when they leave the nest. I ended up getting a monster because the girls likes to sleep inside and bring friends, but we bought a modle that had a bunk room that we can just leave the slide in and door closed untill the grandson is ready for camping.

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Not exactly sure why they listed #5 and 6 as they are far from small, https://trailandsummit.com/what-is-the-smallest-5th-wheel/

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OP...it just is not going to fit in the 30' or less!

Bunks-not likely

higher end-less than 30'...nope

4-season...maybe so called, not truly

You need to get into a mid-size, closer to 35', to check most boxes.

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2011 carriage 32 fws is the closest I can think of that comes near your criteria. You could build bunks in the rear. Theres a couple for sale on rvtrader.com

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You could find that all day long in a TT. Less $$$ too. I get the 5er vs TT thing. BTDT. With a good WDH towing will be fine.

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MFL wrote:

OP...it just is not going to fit in the 30' or less!

Bunks-not likely

higher end-less than 30'...nope

4-season...maybe so called, not truly

You need to get into a mid-size, closer to 35', to check most boxes.

Jerry
Found this at 31’

https://www.granddesignrv.com/showroom/2021/fifth-wheel/reflection-150-series/floorplans/268bh

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^ If not really wanting high end, or true 4-season, there are lots of these light wt, so called, 1/2 ton towable FWs out there. Yes even this 31'11" 150 model.

If it works for you, that is good find!

Jerry

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Mine is 32' with bunk house - older, not high end. But fits most of the boxes.

If I was doing it over again, I would go toy hauler and go with the garage in the back as the bunk house. Not at that length, but under 40' no problem.

There are some great mid bunk, but not for large kids, only small kids.

I really like the Sierra with a rear queen bunk house. That is a new design, not a small unit, but very nice setup.

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