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Choosing an RV - Travel Trailer 

The Fifth Wheel Trailer


A fifth wheel trailer is designed to be coupled with a special fifth wheel hitch that's attached in the bed of a pickup truck, usually centered above the truck's axle.  Doing so allows the pickup to safely handle the higher hitch weights associated with heavier units having two, three, even four slide-out rooms.  This extra hitch weight provides improved stability, especially with the larger units preferred by full-time RVers and extended stay destination campers.  The fifth wheel design also allows for a tighter turning radius in most cases.

Easily recognized by the step-up design in the front hitch area, fifth wheel trailers are currently produced in sizes ranging generally from 24 to 40 feet.  Most currently manufactured units have at least one slide-out room, and the larger sizes often have three or more - offering up to 400 square feet of interior space.  Large basement storage areas are another feature commonly found with this type of unit.  While many fifth wheel models are designed with extended stay RVers in mind, there are also many family friendly floor plans available as well including models with a second bedroom and sometimes even a second bath.

A long bed pickup truck is not required - current trailer and hitch manufacturing technology will also allow a fifth wheel trailer to be towed with most of the short bed pickup models that are popular today.  There are even some special trucks made specifically for hauling large fifth wheels.

  View Our Fifth Wheel Trailer Inventory   

RV Learning Center

In this area we have put together some helpful information relating to selecting, setting up and maintaining your Recreational Vehicle. Listed below you'll find articles that describe the highlights of the different styles of RVs that we offer, tips and tricks for the new and experienced RVer as well as our Brand Central section, which is a collection of pages - each focusing on one of the many towable RV brands that Curtis Trailers has to offer. Check this section regularly for new material and products, and see why Curtis Trailers is one of the Northwest's top dealers for towable RVs. 

Portland Location

Beaverton Location

Hours:

Beaverton

21525 SW TV Highway

Aloha, OR 97003

(503) 649-8528

(800) 321-8528

Portland

10177 SE Powell Blvd.

Portland, OR 97266

(503) 760-1363

(800) 345-1363

Locations:

Parts Department

Weekdays 
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday 
10:00 am -5:00 pm 

Sales Department

Weekdays 
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday 
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sunday 
10:00 am -5:00 pm 

Service Department

Weekdays 
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday 
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday 
Closed 

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