Top 5 Best Fifth Wheel RV Brands

With over 1,000 new fifth wheels to choose from in the marketplace this year alone, how will you know which are best?  Your fellow RVers have spoken with their checkbooks and below are the top 5 most popular, best rated fifth wheels for the 2017 model year.

Most Popular, Best Selling Fifth Wheels:

  1. Keystone Montana
  2. Keystone Cougar
  3. Heartland Bighorn
  4. Jayco Eagle
  5. Grand Design Reflection

Criteria for Making the List: Choosing the ‘best’ of anything can always lead to debate. However, the top fifth wheels listed here, are ones that RV owners voted on with their checkbooks. Based on quality, features, floor plan layouts, towability, and options, more people purchased these fifth wheels than any others according to the foremost RV data provider, Statistical Surveys, Inc.

#1 – 2017 Keystone Montana

Top Selling Luxury Fifth Wheel for 14 Consecutive Years


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View All Keystone Montana Fifth Wheel Floorplans

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
20 11980-13895 lbs 4-8 35-41 feet

Why RVingPlanet recommends the 2017 Keystone Montana Fifth Wheel:  The Keystone Montana fifth wheel is designed to deliver luxury whether you are vacationing, adventuring, or relaxing for an extended amount of time.  Ready for any weather, you can enjoy all four seasons in the Keystone Montana.  With insulated walls, floors and water lines you can be certain that you will remain toasty warm during cooler days.

The kitchen also has everything you need for an extended stay.  There is a free standing dinette table, oven, stove top, refrigerator and plenty of storage for pots and pans.  The cabinets throughout the Montana are a glazed Zinfandel cherry wood which adds warmth and style to the space.

Key features:

  • 5 out of 5 star rating!
  • Available in 20 floorplans to fit your needs.
  • Tested and approved for 0 degree usage – perfect for winter sports enthusiasts.
  • Stainless steel 22” oven with broiler for preparing home cooked meals.
  • Polar Max 18 cubic foot 4 door RV refrigerator to keep your food fresh.
  • Solid surface counters for a more luxurious look.
  • LED interior lights to help save on power usage.
  • Central vacuum with interior and exterior ports plus toe kick sweep for easy clean up.

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#2 – 2017 Keystone Cougar

1st In Its Class For 13 Straight Years



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Cougar Exterior


View All Keystone Cougar Fifth Wheel Floorplans

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
24 9348-10510 lbs 4-8 34-38 feet

Why RVingPlanet recommends the 2017 Keystone Cougar Fifth Wheel: Number two on our list has been #1 in its class for 13 years, the Keystone Cougar fifth wheel.  The Keystone Cougar offers models with kitchen islands, front living rooms, bunk houses and toy haulers.  Fun options include outdoor showers, attached electric awning, and a true home CD/DVD system with Bluetooth, speakers and separate zones (12V compatible), and MP3 player hookup on the stereo.

There are 24 floor plans to choose from which include bunk rooms for the kids, exterior kitchens and optional slides for more space to enjoy with your family.

Key features:

  • 4 out of 5 star rating!
  • Available in 24 floorplans to fit your needs.
  • Cougar Platinum Series Orthopedic Sleep System Mattress for extra comfort.
  • Beautiful raised-panel upper & lower cabinet doors throughout.
  • Residential shower/tub surround for a more luxurious bath.
  • 8 cubic-foot-refrigerator to store your fresh food items.
  • All windows in main slide out open so you can catch that great fresh air.
  • Available entertainment upgrades to keep the kids busy on rainy days.

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#3 – 2017 Heartland Bighorn

Designs That Inspire, Construction That Endures



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View All Heartland Bighorn Fifth Wheel Floorplans

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
11 11840-13950 lbs 3-6 34-44 feet

Why RVingPlanet recommends the 2017 Heartland Bighorn Fifth Wheel:  The Heartland Bighorn fifth wheel is a comfortable, luxurious fifth wheel that has practical innovations such as universal docking center, 88 degree turning radius front cap designs, and hydraulic landing gear.  The Bighorn has standards such as handcrafted, residential sized cabinetry, huge panoramic windows so you don’t miss out on the view, and a fully stocked kitchen with every amenity you can think of.

The master bedroom boasts a king size bed with memory foam mattress, tall dresser with four doors and a large closet.  The attached bathroom has a mega shower, vanity with solid surface sink and a medicine cabinet.

Key features:

  • 4 out of 5 star rating!
  • Available in 11 floorplans to fit your needs.
  • 6´ 5˝ ceiling height makes the Bighorn feel spacious.
  • Residential size, stainless steel kitchen sink with matching solid surface sink covers.
  • 18 Cu.Ft stainless steel refrigerator to store cold items.
  • Residential swivel glider recliners with power massage.
  • 46˝ or 55˝ LED high definition TV for a great movie night.
  • Other available additional options.

Video overview:



#4 – 2017 Jayco Eagle

25 Years Of Innovation, Quality & Commitment


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View All Jayco Eagle Fifth Wheel Floorplans

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
10 9755-11440 lbs 4-11 34-40 feet

Why RVingPlanet recommends the 2017 Jayco Eagle Fifth Wheel:  The Jayco Eagle fifth wheel is a fun, family oriented fifth wheel.  Features such as bunkhouses and pass through storage help when you are traveling with a family.  And with options such as large screen LED tvs and theater seating, there is no need to fear a rainy day.  But if you do get a little muddy, you can rinse off using the outdoor shower so you keep you Eagle clean and sparkling.

The master bedroom has a queen size Denver mattress and mirrored wardrobe and a true master bathroom.  The bathroom features a large walk in shower and generous vanity with sink.  There is a skylight and a beautiful stone backsplash.

Key features:

  • 4 out of 5 star rating!
  • Available in 10 floorplans to fit your needs.
  • Queen pillow-top memory foam Denver Mattress with under-bed storage.
  • Beautiful handcrafted, “Sugar Maple”-glazed, maple cabinetry and drawers.
  • Shaw® residential carpeting with R2X stain guard for comfy toes.
  • Swivel glider recliners for relaxation.
  • Rain-proof EZ Breeze™ 350CFM bathroom power vent to keep you comfortable.
  • Electric patio awning with integrated LED lights for outdoor relaxing.
  • Built-in “mud room” bench locker/coat storage to keep everything organized.

Video overview:



#5 – 2017 Grand Design Reflection

Celebration Of Luxury, Value & Towability



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Reflection External

View All Grand Design Reflection Fifth Wheel Floorplans

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
6 9195-12362 lbs 4-9 32.5-41 feet

Why RVingPlanet recommends the 2017 Grand Design Reflection fifth wheel:  The Grand Design Reflection fifth wheel has everything you need for an easy vacation.  With a universal docking station, easy to use aluminum entry steps, and handy pass through storage, getting set up at your destination is a snap.  There is even an Arctic four seasons package to assure camping in any weather or climate.

The gourmet kitchen has solid surface counter tops, under mount stainless sink and a high rise faucet with pull down sprayer.  The family area has comfortable seating including a tri-fold hide a bed sofa for extra sleeping room.  The master bedroom has a queen size bed and plenty of storage in the king size wardrobe or extra under bed storage.  The bathroom continues the luxury feel with neo-radius shower doors, an extra-large lav top with sink and a large medicine cabinet with mirrors.

Key features:

  • 4 out of 5 star rating!
  • Available in 6 floorplans to fit your needs.
  • Beautiful hand rubbed maple cabinet doors.
  • Premium Beauflor flooring with 7-year warranty.
  • Beautiful solid wood and raised panel doors and drawers.
  • Ductless flooring throughout living area for a seamless look.
  • Available upgrades in Power and Endless Summer packages.

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Fifth wheels are a great for taking a family vacation or an extended stay.  When it comes to choosing an RV, fifth wheels have the benefit of being large enough to hold all the amenities you have grown accustomed to at home.  They range in size to sleep as little or as many people as you need.  And perhaps the most convenient reason of all is that you can unhitch at your destination and still use your vehicle to explore. Like the idea of a trailer but not sure yet about a fifth wheel? Checkout the top 5 best travel trailer RV brands of 2017.

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