Top 5 Best Fifth Wheels For Camping With Grandchildren

As your adventurous spirit wishes to go camping, the first rule of thumb to observe is the more, the merrier. Bringing your grandkids will definitely add the much needed lightened mood with the little champs running around. That’s all you need to care about since we’ve taken brought you the top 5 best fifth wheels for camping with grandchildren so you can bid endless research adieu!

What puts an RV on the list: Ironically, despite being on the expensive side of things, Fifth Wheels are dime a dozen. You’ll find quite a selection of them out there in all sizes and features. We’ve chosen the ones with the most number of bunkhouse floorplans for the grandkids, the best mix of critic and user reviews and, of course, the most recent models for getting the best possible fifth wheel features in the market right now!

The Top 5 Best Fifth Wheels For Camping With Grandchildren:

  1. Forest River Wildcat Fifth Wheel
  2. Coachmen Chaparral Fifth Wheel
  3. Heartland Sundance Fifth Wheel
  4. Keystone Hideout Fifth Wheel
  5. Jayco North Point Fifth Wheel

#1. Forest River Wildcat Fifth Wheel

Keeping It Simple!

View All Forest River Forest River Wildcat Fifth Wheel Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
23 7466-13170 lbs 4-10 31-42 feet

Why we recommend the Forest River Wildcat fifth wheel: Similar to our previous post about the best fifth wheels for full time living, the Wildcat also makes an appearance here. The Wildcat features 23 different floorplans with weight ranges from 7466 to 13170 lbs which already makes it quite versatile for a fifth wheel, not to mention the 42 feet maximum length for uber spaciousness! Check out the Wilcat 28SGX and the Wildcat 31BH, our personal favorites.

As far as features go, you will find the Wildcat to your liking. The Wildcat has a lot of luxurious and useful features ranging from its reclining theater seating to its multiple electrical outlets in the kitchen area. The exterior is also constructed well, having a 2-inch laminated aluminum construction specially designed front cap to keep the rig stable while turning. There are also a ton of options available to improve on its capabilities which we recommend checking out on the RV page by clicking on the link above!

Key Features:

  • 23 different floor plans available
  • Flush-mount solid surface sink covers
  • All windows in slide-out rooms open for cross ventilation
  • Residential tile pattern shower surround
  • Dual marine-grade outside stereo speakers
  • Large sofa with residential hide-a-bed sleeper

Virtual Tour:

 

#2. Coachmen Chaparral Fifth Wheel

Diverse Luxury!

View All Coachmen Chaparral Fifth Wheel Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
11 9575-12694 lbs 4-11 33-41 feet

Why we recommend Coachmen Chaparral fifth wheel: The Chaparral by coachmen is one of its top selling fifth wheels, and we don’t wonder why. The Chaparral still covers a respectable weight range despite sporting 11 floorplans. Of these, the Chaparral 360IBL and the Chaparral 391QSMB seems like good fifth wheels for camping with grandchildren since they do have bunkhouses. Of course, you’ll also find other floorplans suited for different use scenarios whether tailgating, full time living, or living in luxury!

While your grandkids will be enjoying the 50-55 inch TV (modern entertainment center), tailgaters will find their outside kitchens with TV brackets and exterior marine grade stereo speakers super handy. Those who expect nothing but a grandeur experience will also see the Chaparral as a good fit. Once you step inside you’ll notice it’s privacy tinted glass windows, residential vinyl flooring, and the solid hardwood fascia. Of course, there are many options for those who wish to expand on its capabilities as well!

Key Features:

  • 11 different floor plans available!
  • 3M® UV treated, weather resistant decals
  • Solid hardwood slide fascia
  • Dual USB charging ports in bedroom
  • Dual zone thermostat/controller
  • Oversized under bed storage

Virtual Tour:

 

#3. Heartland Sundance Fifth Wheel

One of the Cozier Fifth Wheels Out There!

View All Heartland Sundance Fifth Wheel Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
11 8307-12896 lbs 2-9 30-42 feet

Why we recommend the Heartland Sundance Fifth Wheel: Heartland’s Sundance is another name you’ve heard from us, and for a good reason. Like the Chaparral, it sports 11 floorplans, but with an even lower dry weight of 8307 lbs on the Sundance 269TS. Of course, since you’re aiming for fifth wheels for camping with grandchildren, something like the Sundance 297QB should be good for you as well!

Feature-wise, the Sundance doesn’t leave anything to be desired. Whether you choose the full-profile floorplans or the mid-profile floorplans, you get everything you can expect from a decent fifth wheel from the Solar and back-up camera prep to the 8 cubic feet refrigerator. You can also add an upgraded 15,000 BTU air conditioner as well as a residential refrigerator (mid-profile floorplans) if you wish. All in all, we’re very impressed with the Sundance!

Key Features:

  • 11 different floor plans available
  • Painted fiberglass front cap
  • 8 cubic feet stainless steel sefrigerator
  • LED interior lighting
  • Tri-fold sofa bed
  • Back-up camera prep

Video Overview:

 

#4. Keystone Hideout Fifth Wheel

Spacious Camping Personified!

View All Keystone Hideout Fifth Wheel Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
10 7745-9635 lbs 6-10 30-36 feet

Why we recommend the Keystone Hideout fifth wheel: We’re usually acquired to looking at the Hideout as a great travel trailer, but as it turns out its fifth wheel version has a lot of bells and whistles as well! Keystone’s attention with the fifth wheel version of the Hideout seems to be focusing towards making it lightweight (for a fifth wheel) which can be seen with the floorplans Hideout 262RES and Hideout 281DBS with dry weights of 7875 and 8031 pounds respectively.

The Hideout fifth wheel also has many other features to talk of ranging from the enormous storage areas and the built-in 30,000 BTU furnace on the inside to the power awning and exterior TV hookup on the outside. The Hideout features expansions to upgrade the inbuilt features like a 15,000 BTU air conditioner over the 13,500 BTU one or add new ones such as an exterior shower and a tri-fold sleeper sofa.

Key Features:

  • 10 different floor plans
  • Tru-fit five point slide out construction
  • Cold mountain package
  • Oversized pass thru storage
  • Full walk on roof
  • Black radius window frames

Virtual Tour:

 

#5. Jayco North Point North Point

Truly Heavy Duty!

View All Jayco North Point Fifth Wheel Floorplans!

No. of Floorplans Unloaded Weight Sleeps Length
9 12405-14200 lbs 4-9 38-43 feet

Why we recommend Jayco North Point fifth wheel: The North Point is another one of Jayco’s top-rated fifth wheels, not only due to its super durable construction but the amount of spaciousness that comes with it. The shortest floorplan is the 38-feet long North Point 315RLTS with a sleeping capacity of 4, which is quite roomy to say the least. Of course, you also have the North Point 377RLBH if you’re looking for bunkhouse floorplans.

Inside its highly durable chassis and exterior is the high output 40,000 BTU furnace, 21 cubic feet (you read that right) refrigerator, trifold hide-a-bed sofas, USB charging centers and free standing table with dinette chairs. This makes it obvious that its construction isn’t its only strength, and these features certainly aren’t the last. You also get a ton of options to upgrade this fifth wheel’s capabilities such as compliance with Canadian RV standards, 15,000 BTU central air conditioner, extra awnings and many more!

Key Features:

  • 9 different floor plans available
  • Wide-stance front landing gear
  • Stor-Galore pass-through basement storage
  • Dual exterior marine-grade speakers
  • Minimum 40,000-BTU furnace
  • Outside grill prep

Virtual Tour:

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The next time you’re on the lookout for fifth wheels for camping with grandchildren, review this guide to help you choose what to purchase, or even prove as a good starting point if you’ve found a good deal on an older model of these fifth wheels!

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