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What is the lowest profile (height wise) 5th wheel toy hauler out there today?

Years ago (late 90's and early 2000s) I had a friend who had one that had like a loft instead of a bedroom similar to what you see in a gooseneck horse trailer, but it was a 5th wheel and it was a toy hauler. If memory serves me right It was a "Thoroughbred" model or something like that.

Anyone know of a 5th wheel toy hauler that's not really tall?

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Posted: 11/02/22 10:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Haven't seen a new low profile 5er in several years. They might be out there but not popular.

But you may have found your solution. We have friends with a medium size horse trailer with living quarters. Much more solidly built than RV toy haulers. No reason you couldn't put toys where the horses normally go.


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I think you'll probably need to look at used models. All of the newer haulers are tall, or at least the 5ers are.

Your best bet will be an open floor plan, because the garage models tend to be longer and taller.

What's your use case? What do you plan to haul and what's behind the height restriction? Just curious.


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With fifth wheels, the height is in the front by default (gooseneck goes up over the truck bed and, if you want standing headroom in the front, it has to be a certain height). Most modern 5th wheel toy haulers come in around the 13'3" - 13'5" range. If you want shorter, you may have to consider a travel trailer toy hauler.

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Posted: 11/03/22 12:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Second Chance wrote:

With fifth wheels, the height is in the front by default (gooseneck goes up over the truck bed and, if you want standing headroom in the front, it has to be a certain height). Most modern 5th wheel toy haulers come in around the 13'3" - 13'5" range. If you want shorter, you may have to consider a travel trailer toy hauler.

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Yeah, when you start going small, a bumper pull starts quickly making a lot of sense over a 5er. Doubly so if you want low profile.

A 5er eats up storage space and payload in the truck bed but typically makes up for it with a big underbelly. A small low profile 5er will still eat up the truck bed space but won't have much underbelly storage to compensate.

While 5ers tow real nice, a properly set up bumper pull should tow pretty darn well also.

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There are lots of low profile toy haulers made by the same brands that make horse trailers. Featherlight, Sundowner, Cimarron, Pegasus, and others, but expect to pay more than a standard trailer or toy hauler. The downside is the bedroom height is lost and they are really more suited for the toys (or horses) than the living quarters.

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