Buying an RV is an investment in your future.
BOP RV are the proud New Zealand agents for Grand Design RV and Keystone Cougar. These RV manufacturers are proven leaders in the consumer driven industry both here in New Zealand and in the U.S.
The RV’s we supply are innovative in design and manufactured to a high standard, so we confidently supply New Zealanders with a wide range of RV’s with the crucial combination of quality, design, weight, luxury and price. Thus offering an unparalleled product.
Why choose a 5th wheel RV ?
So why choose a 5th wheel over a caravan or traditional motorhome? For starters, the difference in weight distribution of a 5th wheel over the tow vehicle is significantly different from that of a caravan towed by any vehicle.
With a 5th wheel you also have the ultimate in flexibility. You’re able to set up camp in minutes, unhitch your ute and you immediately have the independent use of your vehicle back for day trips, shopping etc…
With a 5th wheel RV, approx. 20% of the trailers weight is carried over the axles of the tow vehicle by means of a hitch attachment (the 5th wheel), as opposed to a standard tow ball. The result is superior towing and comfort as it eliminates the sway and movement expected when towing a caravan directly from the tow ball.
This method of towing also significantly reduces your overall length of ute and trailer— a reduction of approximately 3 metres is generally achieved. While you have the use of a large living spaced RV, you are not having to deal with that length on the road.
When your 5th wheel is not in use, the hitch can be removed (as easy as pulling 4 pins) thus giving you back full use of the ute’s deck. Your recreational vehicle can then be returned to work use or daily requirements. Versatility is the key — the need of tying up money in a vehicle that only has recreational value is totally eliminated. This is an increasing demand by many New Zealanders.
Towing your 5th wheel
A wide range of Japanese utes are now readily available for towing these 5th wheels. Ford Rangers, Mazda BT-50’s, Holden Colorado’s and Isuzu D-Max utes are all suitable tow vehicles.