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RV Buyer’s Guide: Fifth Wheels, Travel Trailers and Toy Haulers

RV Buyer’s Guide

Have you always dreamed of hitting the open road with an RV that doesn’t bog you down? Let us introduce to you the class of Fifth Wheels, Travel Trailers, and Toy Haulers. If these terms are a bit unfamiliar to you, fear not. Below we’ve outlined the details of each category of towable along with the type of RVer most suited for each as well as our customer favorites. If you’re an RV veteran but have had trouble deciding which towable is right for you, read on to learn the ins and outs of these desirable RVs.


RV Buyer's Guide


Fifth Wheel Trailers, also known as Fiver, are trailers designed to be coupled to a special hitch that is mounted over the rear axle in the bed of a pickup truck or a specialized vehicle prepared for 5th wheel compatibility. The living space in a 5th Wheel typically has over-hitch sleeping and is equipped with air conditioning, heating, propane supply, electrical systems and water tanks. Fifth Wheels are great for RVs who want the luxuries of a Class A (large living space, amenities and comfort) without the price tag. Check out our customer favorite 5th Wheels below.


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Details: One of the advantages of owning a Vilano luxury fifth wheel from Vanleigh RV is getting everything a luxury 5th wheel offers without the hefty price tag. The Vilano fifth wheel presents all the elements an RVer might need for an active weekend away. Whether you need to fit in kayaks one weekend or a 16-foot sand rail the next, the Vilano has a floor plan layout for all your adventures. The variation of size, weight and price can accommodate any need and is unmatched in the fifth wheel segment.

Vilano Features Include:

  • Island Kitchen
  • King Bed
  • Rear Lounge
  • Theater Seating

Click here to view La Mesa RVs inventory of the 2o2o Vanleigh Vilano.

Details: If more room is what you desire, the Solitude 5th wheel from Grand Design is the most spacious Extended Stay Fifth Wheel ever built. The Solitude RV delivers taller ceilings, deeper cabinets, larger scenic window areas, a full 6′ 8″ tall slide-out, available bunk beds, outside kitchen, pass-thru storage, and a body width that measures a full 101 inches! Need a 5th wheel with a garage? Discover a floor plan that includes a below floor garage large enough to store a full-size motorcycle or ATV. You may be looking for an extended stay unit to live in for months at a time… but you just may want to live in this one for the rest of your life!

Solitude Features Include: 

  • Front Bathroom
  • Island Kitchen
  • King Bed
  • Rear Lounge
  • Theater Seating

Click here to view La Mesa RVs inventory of the 2020 Grand Design Solitude.

Details: Redwood fifth wheels are luxury towable RVs that from the outside to the inside are built with the utmost attention to detail, reliability and durability. This combined with beautiful interior fabrics, custom cabinetry and cutting edge technology, makes for an incomparably finished luxury fifth wheel unrivaled in the RV industry. Enjoy frameless dual pane windows, stainless steel sinks with high-rise faucets, Falcon hydraulic slide-out systems and LED recessed celining lighting. Don’t forget the central vacuum!

Redwood Features Include:

  • Half Bath
  • Front Bathroom
  • Island Kitchen
  • King Bed
  • Rear Lounge
  • Theater Seating

Click here to view La Mesa RVs inventory of the 2020 Keystone Redwood.


The new Winnbago Hike in our RV buying guide
Photography: @royrobinsonrv

Small RVs (folding camping trailers, teardrop camper) are designed to be towed by a motorized vehicle and do not require a special highway movement permit. They include a HVAC system, electrical systems, water tanks, and sleeping spaces. Some are even equipped with bathrooms and kitchens. Travel trailers are ideal for RVs who ask the question, “Is all the space of other types of RVs really necessary for my RV lifestyle?” Travel trailers are smaller, more affordable and can be towed more easily than a 5th wheel. The ease of towing a travel trailer is why a lot of RVs choose this type of RV. They’re also much easier to store when you’re not on the road. Check out our customer favorites below!

Details: The Hike is a 6.5 foot wide teardrop style travel trailer from Winnebago Towables. Designed and geared for the outdoor enthusiast, the Hike makes easy work of adventuring through tough dirt roads to get to your campsite. This unique travel trailer sports 15″ off-road tires, an axle lift kit, offset wheels, aggressive steel fenders, and a full exoskeleton to mount adventure gear. Choose from five flexible floor plans – all under 4,500 pounds to fit the lifestyle of every RVer.

Hike Features May Include: 

  • Outside kitchen
  • Hi-mount LED lighting
  • Backup camera prep
  • Exterior powder coated rack system
  • Pass-through storage
  • Gas/electric refrigerator
  • Undermount galley sink
  • Power awning with LED lighting
  • Roof mount solar charge prep
  • Power tongue jack
  • AV system AM/FM/DVD/USB/Bluetooth
  • WiFi Prep
  • Enclosed underbelly
  • Exterior speakers

Click here to view La Mesa RVs inventory of the Hike.

Enjoy boondocking and off-grid camping in the 2020 Lance. This streamlined and freshly designed trailer compliments the open road. The Lance is an ultra-light weight travel trailer, making it perfect for those RVers who are ready to get back to nature. As Lance says, their RVs feature, “All the amenities, less of the weight – because we’re not all big truck people.” 

Lance Features May Include: 

  • Exterior Kitchen
  • Rear Bumper Storage
  • LED Lighting
  • Walk on Roof
  • Convertible Sofa Bed
  • Electric Fireplace
  • Keyless Entry

Click here to view La Mesa RVs inventory of the Lance.

Details: Want more storage, more living space and more features in your towable RV? Then come home to the Minnie Plus travel trailer from Winnebago. Some spacious floorplans models include residential sized queen beds, full depth slide outs, private bathrooms, and bunk beds!

Micro Minnie Features May Include:

  • Bunk Beds
  • Island Kitchen
  • Theater Seating

Click here to view La Mesa RVs inventory of the Micro Minnie.


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A Toy Hauler is pretty much what it sounds like, a hauler of your RV toys. Toy Haulers is a term for fifth wheels, travel trailers or motorhome that have a built-in interior cargo space for your gear – from small cars to dune buggies, four-wheelers, motorcycles and more, these types of RVs include a large rear door that opens down to create a ramp to easily move your gear in and out. This area is often used to store outdoor furniture or serve to provide extra storage space. The third axle supports heavy items. Toy Haulers are perfect for RVers who need extra space for both storage and sleeping. Some even come with washer dryer set ups and half bathrooms. This is the home on wheels with all the space you will ever need. Check out our customer favorites below! 

Details: The Lithium travel trailer is the latest toy hauler from Heartland RV. Engineered to accommodate popular side-by-side ATV off-grid toys, the Lithium offers a spacious wide-body garage with a 90-inch tall ramp door and a 24-inch dove tail. Model Li 2414 offers sleeping capacity of 3-4 with a king-size bed and fold-up sofas.

Features of the Lithium May Include: 

  • Power awning with LED light strip
  • Range with three burner cook top
  • Electric rack and pinion slide out system
  • LED interior lights
  • Power stability jacks
  • Enclosed underbelly
  • Optional ramp door patio rail kit

Click here to view La Mesa RVs inventory of the Lithium.

Details: If you have been searching for an exceptional toy hauler towable RV to bring along your dirt bikes, quads, and other outdoor toys or cargo, look no further than the reimagined Spyder from Winnebago. Tapped full of space-maximizing features and top-notch appliances, the Spyder toy hauler is a versatile option to suit any traveler’s needs. Great for boondocking or dry camping, the Spyder is your ticket to fun and adventure!

Features of the Spyder May Include: 

  • Private bedroom
  • King size mattress
  • Tie-downs bolted to the frame
  • Upgraded AV System w/AM/FM/CD/DVD/USB/Touchscreen and Bluetooth
  • 12V power awning w/LED lighting
  • Retractable roof ladder
  • Queen size bunk bed
  • Recessed 3 burner range w/oven and glass range cover
  • Solar panel prep
  • 40-gallon fuel station
  • On-board generator
  • 100 gallon fresh water tank

Click here to view La Mesa RVs inventory of the Spyder.

Details: Heartland Cyclone is not your average 5th wheel toy hauler. RVers alike will enjoy the hardwood cabinets with a rich, durable furnish that provides a truly residential look and feel. The Cyclone features incredible interior spaciousness with mega-slides, huge windows and residential furniture with built in recliners for the entire family plus a few friends. All Cyclone luxury toy haulers are equipped with a full featured kitchen and most models accommodate sleeping for eight or more.

Features of the Cyclone May Include: 

  • Half Bath
  • Exterior Camp Kitchen
  • King Bed

Click here to view La Mesa RVs inventory of the Cyclone.

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