Patios are a great way to add some room to an RV, trailer, or fifth wheel. A patio doesn’t infringe on your inside living space, but it does allow you more space for eating, lounging, and other activities. A slightly elevated fifth wheel patio can also give you a better view of the scenery where you’re camping. Relaxing with a glass of wine on a fifth wheel side patio at the end of a long day is a great way to unwind!
Fifth Wheel With Side Patio
Many 5th wheels with side patios include awnings, so you can be shaded on hot days and may even be able to use them in inclement weather. Some even come with outdoor kitchens or other amenities.
What are the Best Fifth Wheels With a Patio Deck?
There are many fifth wheels with patio decks on the market! Here are a few great ones:
- Sleeps 7
- Dry Weight: 16,364 lb
- Overall Length: 44 feet, 6 inches
- 3 slideouts
- Fresh Water Tank (gallons): 158
- Black Water Tank (gallons): 86
- Grey Water Tank (gallons): 86
The Forest River XLR Thunderbolt has two bathrooms and a loft area. It has a ramp for loading toys in the garage and plenty of storage. The side patio on this fifth wheel measures 12 feet, and you can get to it from the garage or the main living space. The kitchen features a 3-burner cooktop, oven, large fridge, and even an island for extra space. The fifth wheel trailer also has a large entertainment center and theater seating.
Price: Starting at $64,995
- Sleeps 8
- Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 16,250 Lbs
- Overall Length: 39 feet, 11 inches
- 2 slideouts
- Fresh Water Tank (gallons): 100
- Black Water Tank (gallons): 85
- Grey Water Tank (gallons): 85
This 5th wheel trailer has a living space that includes a couch, dining table, and kitchen with a 3-burner cooktop and fridge. The garage has a fold-out patio that can be used as a ramp, and couches in the garage convert into a bunk bed for extra sleeping space. The garage also has its own half-bath with a toilet and sink, and offers entry from either the outside or through the living area in the trailer. It’s large enough to fit an ATV, quad bike, or even a small car. The patio also has short fencing you can put up for some added safety.
- Sleeps 6
- Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 16,000 Lbs
- Overall Length: 40 feet, 4 inches
- 4 slideouts
- Fresh Water Tank (gallons): 67
- Black Water Tank (gallons): 53
- Grey Water Tank (gallons): 93
The Durango Gold has a main living space that includes a kitchen with a 3-burner cooktop, a fridge, and two pantries, along with a generous sink. The main area also has a dining space and entertainment area with recliners. In the back, there is also a sleeper sofa with its own entertainment spot and a queen loft bed. The patio deck has room for eating or exercising, or just relaxing with a glass of wine.
- Sleeps 6
- Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 15,000 Lbs
- Overall Length: 33 feet, 6 inches
- 1 slideout
- Fresh Water Tank (gallons): 92
- Black Water Tank (gallons): 40
- Grey Water Tank (gallons): 40
This fifth wheel with a side patio actually has a ramp door that converts into the patio, making it practical and durable. Inside, the living room features a flip-up sofa and two recliners. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances and has a 3-burner cooktop, an oven, a microwave, a large sink, and an 8 cu. foot fridge. The master bedroom features a queen bed, four wardrobes, and a cabinet for plenty of storage.
Price: Starting at $64,589
- Sleeps 4
- Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 16,995 Lbs
- Overall Length: 44 feet, 5 inches
- Fresh Water Tank (gallons): 75
- Black Water Tank (gallons): 50
- Grey Water Tank (gallons): 50
The living area in the 2017 Pinnacle is very spacious, with a fold-away sofa, a theatre sofa, and an entertainment center. The kitchen has a 3-burner cooktop, oven, microwave, and 23 cu. ft. fridge that includes a water and an ice dispenser. There’s even room for a kitchen island with sink and a pantry. The large master bedroom features a king-sized bed, entertainment center, walk-in closet, and space for a washer and dryer unit.
The side patio on this fifth wheel includes a pull-out mini-fridge, a TV, and a stereo, all protected by a 20-foot awning and lit with an LED light strip.
Price: Starting at $92,677
Benefits of Having a Side Patio on Your Fifth Wheel
Fifth wheel trailers can feel cramped when you’re spending a lot of time in them! A side patio is a great way to get some extra space – you can move your dining out there and allow people working in the kitchen some more room. You can escape to the patio to read while people are watching TV inside. A patio also allows you to keep your trailer cleaner because you can set up your dining on the patio, rather than tracking dirt and dust in from a campsite picnic table. You can also use the space for exercising or yoga while taking in a beautiful view.
Best Fifth Wheel Floor Plans With a Side Patio Deck
The fifth wheels we listed above offer some great floor plans for a side patio deck. A patio deck can improve the traffic flow through your fifth wheel, and it offers people inside the trailer more room to work while at the same time offering people on the side patio deck more room to relax without being in the way. There are several fifth wheel toy haulers with side patios we listed above – the Forest River Thunderbolt and the Dutchmen Endurance are both great choices for a toy hauler with side patio.
If you enjoy the living space provided by a fifth wheel trailer, but still like spending lots of time outdoors enjoying the scenery wherever your camping adventures take you, a fifth wheel trailer with side patio may be just the solution! You can retreat inside if the weather is bad, or to cook and sleep, but still enjoy eating and relaxing outside on your own personal patio. If you’re interested in trying out these fifth wheel trailers with side patios before purchasing one yourself, be sure to check RVshare to rent one and see how you like it before committing to buying your own.