We Bought a 5th Wheel RV

Quick announcement:  We have an RV sitting in the driveway!

The past weeks have been filled with craigslist and newspaper searches for a motorhome or 5th wheel. About a week ago, we decided to stop looking at motorhomes and narrow our search to only 5th wheel camper trailers. Two days ago, we finally found one that had everything we need.

We Bought a 5th Wheel RV 5

We Bought a 5th Wheel RV 6We will post more images (including a video tour) soon but we wanted you to know the exciting news. The trailer is a 2001 Cameo Carriage – LXI. It is 36 feet long and will be nearly 14k pounds once all our belongings are inside and the water tanks are full.

Now the search is on for a 1-ton crew cab truck!


  1. Was it Tim’s idea to buy the 5th wheel just so he could get the big truck too?!

  2. RT @TimSheaffer We Bought a 5th Wheel RV http://bit.ly/gxr8c0 #GiveEveryDay

  3. Congratulations! This looks great!! I’m glad you went with the 5th wheel. I think i will be very helpful to have the truck to drive around town when you are in one place for a while, and it will keep you all close together when you are traveling between locations. I’m very excited for you!

  4. Congratulations! Carriages are really well-built so that’s a great choice! And I’m excited that your girls will be riding safely in a truck. BTW, we do have a truck for sale too. :) http://www.rvt.com/rvdetail.php?id=4615811 We’d cut you a deal, but I know it’s a bit of a drive to bring it home.

  5. Awesome! Can’t wait to see the video tour!

  6. I just read a review of the @chevrolet 3500 Duramax Dually in Trailer Life Mag. Would be perfect for our 5th wheel. http://bit.ly/gxr8c0

  7. I love it! I’m so excited for the video tour!

  8. Jeanine Ertl says

    So happy for you guys. I’m sure that one feels REALLY good to cross off the long ‘to do’ list before you guys head out. And I’m secretly relieved too that you guys opted for a 5th wheel rather than the oft-glamorized motor home. I think you guys will end up being happier being able to detach from your ‘home on wheels’ at times and now you want have that motor home-broken-all-the-time issue that most everyone I know who has ever owned a motor home seems to experience. Good luck to you! And if you guys end up in Northern CA and need a place to stay, please contact me. We’d love to have you guys over.

  9. Wonderful!! AND getting a great truck too! Excellent!

  10. Congratulations! I am happy you got it! I know It was so so hard to find the right kind. Looking forward to the vedio tour!