Top 5 Most Viewed New 5th Wheels, Spring 2018 …

5th wheel shopping is really starting to heat up on RVT.com!  In fact, since January 1st 2018, 10.3% of all RVT visitors were searching for and looking to buy a 5th wheel!

To put it into perspective, there were 491,000 5th wheel “views” (or individual “shops”) from March 25th to April 25th, and 1.8 million views so far this year!

So if you’re shopping for 5th wheels, this list of the top 5 most sought out/most viewed models is sure to pique your interest!

  1. 2018 Grand Design Reflection 303RLS
  2. 2017 Winnebago Voyage 28SGS
  3. 2018 Jayco Pinnacle 36FBTS  (See the 360 degree walk through!)
  4. 2018 Keystone Montana 3820FK  (With 360 degree walk through!)
  5. 2018 Forest River Cherokee Arctic Wolf 265DBH8

Feel free to use the shopping links provided under each unit to jump start your 5th wheel search on RVT.com.

1. 2018 Grand Design Reflection 303RLS

Grand Design is a very fast growing company.  They have continued to amaze their customers with high quality yet fairly priced RVs since they were founded in 2012.  Since it’s acquisition by Winnebago in 2017, their reputation has stayed steady among RV enthusiasts.  Coming in at #5 most views on RVT.com, check out the 2018 Grand Design Reflection 303 RLS.

With it’s extra-functional exterior and spacious yet appealing interior, this RV is exceptional.

The master bedroom comes complete with a king sized wardrobe, side tables and enough storage for all your travelling needs.

 

The spacious living/galley area is great for all sizes of families.

This unit also features many wide windows.  So whether you love the sun or just want to sit back, relax and listen to the rain drizzle on your windows on the down days, this feature is a must!  Accompanied with the fireplace and TV, there’s no cozier setting for bundling up and reading a good book!

Key Features

  • Fireplace
  • King sized wardrobe
  • LED motion activated lighting
  • Skylight over shower

2. 2017 Winnebago Voyage 28SGS

Winnebago RV’s have been a top choice for many.  The reason being is they are feature rich while still being fairly priced and very reliable.  Winnebago has been setting the standard among the RV community since it was founded back in 1958.

The exterior of this unit is both visually appealing and highly functional.  It comes with 3 separate slides which are sure to maximize your experience inside all while making your campsite neighbors look twice!

The common area comes complete with all leather furniture and over-head storage.

The compact interior kitchen has a great layout that will make you feel like you are in a large kitchen with everything you could need right at your fingertips.

Key Features

  • Exterior kitchen, and speakers
  • Bike rack
  • Freestanding table and chairs

This mid-profile 5th wheel is sure to give you a seamless experience whether you’re outside or inside!

3. 2018 Jayco Pinnacle 36FBTS

Founded in 1968, Jayco was known for it’s game-changing folding trailers.  Although they were founded almost 10 years later than Winnebago, it didn’t take them long to make a solid name for themselves and gain an exponentially growing customer base.  They didn’t just stop with the folding trailer market, and eventually worked their way into travel trailers, 5th wheels, and much more!

The exterior of this unit comes in a few different flavors.  The one pictured here is the standard graphics package, and even though this is the lowest package you can get for the exterior, in my opinion, it’s a real “head-turner.”  This unit isn’t just about style either, and although most people think it’s a trade off between style or functionality for the price, Jayco has proven that this may be just a myth.

Like a few other models on the list, this unit also has lots of windows to provide more than adequate lighting during the day.  It is also is equipped with many lights, which allow you to get as much, or as little, light as you wish.  Who doesn’t enjoy the option for mood lighting?

As you walk around this home-away-from-home you will notice the amount of detail Jayco put into maximizing space, high ceilings, open common area with plenty of seating to give it that “at home” feel.

Key Features

  • Double opposing slides
  • Full walk-in closet
  • Luxury master suite with private bathroom
  • King size bed
  • 18ft and 11ft awnings

All these options make this 5th wheel the perfect size for larger families, while still allowing for privacy.

2. 2018 Keystone Montana 3820FK

From destination trailers to toy haulers, Keystone RV makes a wide variety of RV’s, floor plans, and lengths at different price points to meet everyone’s personal camping preferences.  They were acquired by Thor Industries back in 2001.  Thor has a great reputation of not drastically changing its subsidiaries, but instead treating them like they are all equals in the Thor family of RVs.

This model is one of the first of its kind.  As you can see in the photo above, it features a large window on the front of the unit which is located directly behind the dining area inside (see below). The exterior paint has a beautiful high gloss gel finish, and the look is completed very nicely with the large front window.

The full sized dining area is perfect for larger families, and comes complete with an adjustable swivel table.

Stepping backwards from the dining area, we move into the kitchen.  Notice the 18 cu. foot refrigerator, microwave, and an oven. This is where you’ll find the necessities needed for all your cooking needs.  It’s compact, but highly-functional.

Double opposing slides are what make this unit so special because they give the living/common area the much needed space for when you have friends or family over.  This area features lots of seating, and the two couches seen in the picture above double as beds.  Extra space and extra beds are never a downside.

Key Features

  • Fireplace
  • Separate kitchen and dining area
  • Spacious master
  • 48″ x 30″ shower
  • Large front facing window

1. 2018 Forest River Cherokee Arctic Wolf 265DBH8

Taking the #1 spot on the list is Forest River, and for good reason.  Since they were founded in back 1996, they have started manufacturing a wide variety of RVs, cargo trailers, busses and even pontoon boats.  After they were acquired in 2005 by Berkshire Hathaway Inc, they slowly expanded to 86 different plants.  Even though they are so widespread, that hasn’t impeded them from manufacturing — what many would say are — high quality products at a reasonable price point for many.

One thing you’ll notice about this unit throughout the photos is that there are lots of areas for storage.  There are plenty of places for you to put the items you need to have a comfortable travelling experience.  Who would have thought spacious and lightweight could make such an appealing pair.

These units are often sought out for their unique bunks which are located at the opposite end of the RV from the master bedroom.

Stepping back from the bunks, we are now in the common area.  Here you’ll find the entertainment center, complete with TV and music hookups, and a tri-fold sleeper sofa which doubles as a comfy bed.  The walk-in pantry is located behind the entertainment center, but is not pictured above.

 

The master bedroom features an extremely comfortable queen size bed that is is fully adjustable via a powered lift system.  To make the master bedroom really feel like home, the Cherokee product team has completed the look with two night stands and a wide wardrobe.

While taking the virtual tour above, please take time to note the walk-in pantry.  It is not pictured in any of these photos, but is featured in this popular model.

Key Features

  • Free-standing dinette
  • RVQ Quick Connect
  • USB charging stations
  • Friction Hinge Entry Door
  • Solar, backup camera, and rear receiver prep
  • Walk-in pantry

Arctic Wolf offers customers all these luxury amenities, at what many would consider to be “entry level” pricing.  They also prep the unit in many different ways to allow for a plug-and-play experience.

Bonus: 2018 Keystone Montana High Country 305RL

One of RVT.com’s amazing RV dealers, Folsom Lake RV has submitted the Keystone Montana High Country 305RL as their choice of their most viewed or shopped RVs at their dealership in the Spring 2018.

Here’s what Rachel Olson of Folsom Lake RV has to say about these beautiful units:

The Keystone Montana High Country 305RL is a well-known brand that has built its reputation on its quality, year after year.  It boasts being the #1 selling luxury RV for 16 consecutive years.  More than 100,000 Montana’s have been sold.  And, it continues to be one of the most popular 5th wheels at our dealership.  

There are so many things to love about the Montana High Country, so we’ve put together a few highlights for RVT.com’s Insight readers.

First, the manufacturer’s warranty includes full-time use on this brand.  That’s not the case for a lot of RVs.  What does this mean to you?  If you are planning on exclusively using your RV to travel 24/7, 365, your warranty is valid.  So, if you travel a lot for your job like a travel nurse, archaeology technician in New Mexico, or you work remotely and like to move around the country, you’ve got the benefit of a full manufacturer’s warranty that can’t be voided with full-time use.  Or, if you are using it temporarily while you build your new home, it is designed for that type of use, too.

And second, whether you are in a cold or hot climate (or plan to visit one), the Montana can handle it!  With the Four Season Living Package, these units are zero degree rated, meaning they are designed to withstand 32 degrees below freezing.  But if you are more of a Sun Chaser and prefer your outdoors hot and your indoors cool, you can have two ducted air conditioners running at the same time with its 50 amp service!

This shiplap paneling is continued in the king size headboard in the bedroom. This really creates a more airy space where traditionally RV bedrooms felt a bit cramped, especially with a bed this size.

Notice the white subway tile pattern back splashes in the kitchen and pantry which are complemented by the stylish solid surface countertops.

But what really stands out this year, (and why the High Country is one of our most viewed units,) are the many beautiful RV’s styling updates.  These RVs are not designed with the heavy dark leather and honey oak veneers you may be used to.  Gone are the burgundy paisley’s and blue gray recliners.  These gorgeous new Montana High Countrys feature contemporary, sophisticated interior design.  Come and have a look for yourself!  

Rachel Olson, Folsom Lake RV, Rancho Cordova, CA

Key Features

  • Four season living package
  • King bed
  • Attractive shiplap panelling
  • Easy auto levelling system

These design features move this from your standard RV, to an apartment or “Tiny Home”. 

Author: Sonal Sinha

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