8 Shortest Fifth-Wheel Toy Haulers

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If you’re in the market for one of the shortest fifth-wheel toy haulers 33′ and under, prepare yourself for a frustrating journey. These are some of the most difficult RVs to find. We hauled in eight of them for your viewing pleasure and it wasn’t an easy process.

“Short” in the fifth-wheel toy hauler lexicon is more like 40′. Unfortunately, not everybody needs or wants that kind of space. Plus, these massive fifth wheels tend to require an equally massive truck.

They’re also difficult to maneuver, are a drag on gas mileage, can be problematic in state and national parks (in terms of space), and are difficult to maneuver, especially for the uninitiated. The good news is, we did the heavy lifting for you, finding the shortest fifth-wheel toy haulers on the market so you don’t have to.

1. Dune Sport Custom Toy Haulers

Dune Sport Custom Toy Haulers Exterior one of the shortest fifth-wheel toy haulers on the market
Dune Sport Custom Toy Haulers Interior
Dune Sport Custom Toy Haulers Floorplan

Our Pros and Cons

Three floorplan options in the 24′ range

Level of customization can be overwhelming

  • Length: 24′
  • UVW: Varies
  • GVWR: Varies
  • CCC: Varies
  • Tongue Weight: Varies
  • Sleep: 4

The level of customization and the various floorplans makes listing specs all but impossible. The above pics are of the DW5SK version, which is one of three floorplans Dune Sports offers in the 24′ fifth-wheel category. At 24′ this is one of the shortest fifth-wheel toy haulers on the market.

If there’s one thing you’ll love about a Dune Sport, it’s the amount of input you have throughout the building process. Of course, the floorplan is the floorplan, but you have a fairly wide range of modifications you can make as the RV is under construction.

In fact, Dune Sport will allow you to send in some third-party materials to install. If you want, your level of involvement in the building process is nearly unlimited.

You can coordinate with Dune Sports down to the CAD drawings if that’s your preference. In the DW5SK model, even with the kitchen counter in the way, you still have a good deal of space.

A couple of dirt bikes and a mid-range ATV in the 450cc to 550cc range will easily fit. With Dune Sport, you’ll end up with the most personalized RV you can imagine.

2. Forest River Stealth SA2816G

Stealth SA2816G one of Forest Rivers shortest fifth-wheel toy haulers
Forest River Stealth SA2816G Interior
Forest River Stealth SA2816G Floorplan

Our Pros and Cons

Private front bedroom with a king bed

Euro-chairs are a little thin in the cushioning department

  • Length: 32′ 6″
  • UVW: 9,640 lbs
  • GVWR: 14,210 lbs
  • CCC: 4,570 lbs
  • Tongue Weight: 2,210 lbs
  • Sleep: 7

This model from the Forest River Stealth lineup is at the absolute limit of our 33′ limitation. Still, at a shade under 33′, it’s still a smallish option for a 5th-wheel toy hauler. The floorplan indicates a little over 16′ of cargo space but it’s more like 14′ to 15′ once the carpet rolls up and everything is out of the way.

The Stealth feels like it’s a mammoth RV from the inside, especially when you see the king bed up front, along with dual entrances to a large bathroom and hallway. The electric pass-through dinette works flawlessly and helps you get a sizeable ATV, a few dirt bikes, a snowmobile, or a stack of kayaks inside.

A flip-up sofa that’s part of a slide, across from dual-Euro chairs offers plenty of comfort in the spacious garage section. Everything you need for the great outdoors is on the exterior, including an outside shower, an LED power awning, and a 35-gallon fuel station to keep your toys up and running for an extended duration.

3. Genesis Supreme Blazen 2815BCR

Genesis Supreme Blazen 2815BCR Interior
Genesis Supreme Blazen 2815BCR Floorplan

Our Pros and Cons

7′ laminated ramp door with a beaver tail

Bathroom and bedroom doors interfere with one another

  • Length: 30′ 6″
  • UVW: 8,960 lbs
  • GVWR: 13,800 lbs
  • CCC: 4,840 lbs
  • Tongue Weight: 2,400 lbs
  • Sleep: 6

Genesis fifth-wheel toy haulers offer some impressive garage space. The 7′ laminated ramp door and the additional width (thanks to the bench/slide relationship) open the door for ATVs well over 450cc to slide right in.

The only exceptions are the largest, 1000cc ATVs. Since they reach well into the 90″+ range, they probably won’t fit. However, for a sub 33′ fifth-wheel toy hauler, that’s not bad at all. As far as the rest of the RV goes, everything most RVers expect is right here.

You get a 40-gallon fuel station, an LED power awning, solid surface countertops, a 35,000 BTU furnace, a 6 ft³ fridge, slam-door storage, and a power queen bunk to name a few.

5. KZ Sportster 280TH 

KZ Sportster 280TH Exterior the shortest fifth-wheel toy hauler option from KZ
KZ Sportster 280TH Interior
KZ Sportster 280TH Floorplan

Our Pros And Cons

18’ 11” of front-to-back cargo space!

Rear dinette table is pretty narrow for up to a four-seater

  • Length: 32’6”
  • UVW: 8,100 lbs
  • GVWR: 11,500 lbs
  • CCC: 3,400 lbs
  • Tongue Weight: 1,630 lbs
  • Sleep: 5

First off, the length of the cargo space in the KZ Sportster Toy Haulers is enough to accommodate some seriously lengthy toys. That might not mean much for the bulky ATV enthusiasts out there, but long kayaks and canoes…absolutely.

The width is enough for mid-size ATVs in the 500cc+ territory but your behemoth ATVs and golf carts will need something wider than the 280TH. This 5th-wheel toy hauler also comes with a number of options, including a power bed with Sit and Sleep tech and a laminated bed base. 

The front bedroom is private, which is always nice when the kiddos are along for the ride. The 280TH also comes equipped with an Equa-Flex suspension system.

Although not considered an off-road RV, it does provide a smooth ride, even if you get into some bumpy areas. If you really want to experience the great outdoors, opt for the off-grid package.

You’ll not only have one of the shortest fifth-wheel toy haulers but also a very rugged one capable of getting you and your toys to your favorite spot.

6. Ice Castle All Seasons Traveler Fifth-Wheel Toy Hauler

Ice Castle All Seasons Traveler 5th-Wheel one of the shortest fifth wheels and most unique
Ice Castle All Seasons Traveler 5th-Wheel Interior
Ice Castle All Seasons Traveler 5th-Wheel Floorplan

Our Pros And Cons

Rubber-coated steel tube frame resists lateral movement

Overwhelmingly light wood aesthetic may not be for everyone

  • Length: 32’
  • UVW: 9,740 lbs
  • GVWR: Varies
  • CCC: Varies
  • Tongue Weight: Varies
  • Sleep: Up to 7

If you love fishing and have a snowmobile in your garage, Ice Castle is the perfect RV for you. It’s more than just a toy hauler. It’s also designed to be a mobile ice fishing house. The interior is impressive, especially if you’re into the wood grain aesthetic.

This fifth-wheel toy hauler features a 35,000 BTU furnace, a slide-out for more space in the bathroom, a dual-axle hydraulic frame, 6 fishing holes with LEDs in each, wiring for portable satellites, a 19’ power awning, and Arctic insulation. 

Now you can ice fish in Minnesota and vacation to Florida in the same rig, without the need to change a thing. There are a few concessions made in the garage space but you can still fit a small snowmobile, mid to small ATV, or a few dirt bikes.

7. Eclipse Iconic 2814SG

Eclipse Iconic 2814SG Exterior
Eclipse Iconic 2814SG Interior
Eclipse Iconic 2814SG Floorplan the electric rear bed makes the rear of this short fifth-wheel toy hauler spacious

Our Pros And Cons

17’ 8” garage space with plenty of tie downs

Lengthy L-counter sticks out into the garage/living space a little too much

  • Length: 33’
  • UVW: 9,800 lbs
  • GVWR: 14,000 lbs
  • CCC: 4,200 lbs
  • Tongue Weight: 2,307 lbs
  • Sleep: 8

While you can use the full, 17’ 8” space, you’re limited by the peninsula countertop since it splits the room to a large degree. A couple of lengthy kayaks will fit nicely. For everything else, you’re limited to 14’ even, which is still pretty impressive on this 33’ offering from Eclipse 

The Eclipse Iconic 2814SG feels wonderfully spacious, even when you’re packing a toy or two in the garage space. The kitchen is extensive and offers plenty of amenities and, although it can get in the way a little bit, the peninsula countertop gives you plenty of surface space for food prep. 

The queen bed is centered in the front, with a generous amount of space to either side, two wardrobes, and plenty of overhead storage space. The bathroom space feels very open as well, with a nice radius shower and even an additional wardrobe for dirty laundry or bathroom amenities.

8. Forest River XLR Micro Boost 301XLRE

Forest River XLR Micro Boost 301XLRE exterior
Forest River XLR Micro Boost 301XLRE interior
Forest River XLR Micro Boost 301XLRE is a front runner for best shortest fifth-wheel toy hauler

Our Pros And Cons

Bathroom is especially roomy

Takes some effort to lift and place the cargo space bed

  • Length: 32’6”
  • UVW: 8,348 lbs
  • GVWR: 11,656
  • CCC: 3,308 lbs
  • Tongue Weight: 1,456 lbs
  • Sleep: 6

With the XLR Micro Boost 301XLRE fifth-wheel toy hauler, it’s easy to tell what Forest River was going for here. This RV is all about simplicity and affordability.

That doesn’t mean it’s cheaply made. In fact, it’s just the opposite. But Forest River definitely toned down some of the more high-tech features to get the sticker price to a very attractive level. 

There are no slideouts and the rear Sleep N’ Store bed isn’t a power bed. There’s still a good deal of space but the 73.5” width might limit you to some smaller toys, depending on what all you’re bringing along. The 301 XLRE does feature a number of innovative amenities, however. 

The leash latch system is a fantastic option for dog owners and those who appreciate a more tank-like exterior will appreciate the body armor enclosed and insulated underbelly along with the NXG-engineered frames.

The MorRyde stable step is a welcome feature as well. Forest River managed to do a lot with a little and ended up with a fantastic and affordable option.

4 Benefits Of A Small 5th-Wheel Toy Hauler

While manufacturers have to get a little innovative to create space within a smaller frame, small 5th-wheel toy haulers still have their advantages.

1. Saves on Gas Mileage

This is one of the more obvious positives. It’s not often you can equate a fifth-wheel toy hauler with anything that isn’t cumbersome and overly heavy. These smaller variations work to accommodate your favorite toys while sticking to a smaller and lighter frame that improves fuel economy.

2. You Can Haul More Toys or Heavier Ones

Much larger RVs tend to limit the CCC (Cargo Carrying Capacity). Though some of the smaller ones may restrict you in terms of how big your ATV or golf cart is, you can pack more weight inside without compromising the specs. Even a smaller 5th-wheel toy hauler is pretty close to being capable of carrying what its larger cousins can.

3. Allows for Smaller Towing Vehicles

The smaller fifth-wheel RVs open up the potential for pulling them with half-tons, rather than having to upgrade to a 3/4 or 1-ton. For one, that’s a lot of savings. For two, it also helps with gas mileage.

4. Less Wear and Tear on the Towing Vehicle

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Well, when it comes to towing larger 5th-wheel toy haulers, they definitely apply more strain to your towing vehicle. That also means less work for your engine.

4 Disadvantages Of a Small Fifth Wheel Toy Hauler

Remember that “every action has a reaction” quote a couple of sentences ago? Well, it applies here as well, at least in its own way. If you opt for a smaller fifth-wheel travel trailer, you do have to give a few things up as well.

1. Garage Eats Into Living Space

This is true of the larger versions as well, though it’s a bit more egregious when it comes to a lightweight, smaller 5th-wheel toy hauler. Sure, you can set up the living space after you get your toys out but it’s still not the same as a much larger version or a non-toy hauler.

2. Space Constraints

While some of the above options offer a pretty fair amount of space to cram your favorite 2-wheel and 4-wheel toys in, it’s not the same as the larger fifth-wheel toy haulers. If you own a massive ATV, UTV, or golf cart-type vehicle, the smaller toy haulers may not cut it.

3. Weight Distribution Takes Some Getting Used To

As mentioned above, some of these lighter toy haulers have a pretty massive CCC. When you own a very large toy hauler, that additional weight in the back may not be as significant.

However, park a heavy ATV back there, and, even if it’s well within the specs, it will change the way the toy hauler pulls. This is especially true going into turns.

4. More Expensive

The difference between a toy hauler and a travel trailer probably doesn’t seem like much from the outside. However, more materials and higher-quality materials generally go into the framework for a strengthened profile.

This can extend to the chassis and the suspension system as well, pushing toy haulers up in the expense department.

Can A Half-Ton Truck Pull A Small Fifth Wheel Toy Hauler?

A half-ton truck is perfectly capable of pulling a small fifth-wheel hauler, so long as you pay attention to the specs and don’t push it. You need to make sure the GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Ratio) doesn’t exceed your half-ton’s towing capacity.

We’ve covered this topic in a more extensive and specific article before. Feel free to read our article on “How Big Of A Camper Can I Pull With A Half-Ton Truck” on Travel Trailer Pro!

5 FAQs About Shortest Fifth-Wheel Toy Haulers

1. What Lengths Do Toy Haulers Come In?

Widths and heights have to fall at or below federal guidelines but there can be quite a disparity between small and large toy hauler lengths. Toy haulers can be as short as the inTech Flyer Explorer (14′) or as long as the Luxe Toy Hauler 48FB (45′ 6″).

2. What Is The Height Of A Fifth Wheel Toy Hauler?

The height of a fifth-wheel toy hauler doesn’t generally exceed 13 and a half feet. As mentioned above, these things can only go so high before they begin running into issues with state and federal regulations. They can be as high as 14′ in some states.

3. Will A Side-By-Side Fit In A Small 5th-Wheel Toy Hauler?

A side-by-side ATV will fit on almost every 5th-wheel toy hauler on this list. For the most part, side-by-sides are 60″ to 64″ wide.

4. What Is The Difference Between A Toy Hauler Travel Trailer And A Fifth Wheel?

The difference between a toy hauler travel trailer and a fifth wheel is how the trailer is hitched to the towing vehicle. A fifth wheel is hitched to the bed of a truck while travel trailers are bumper hitch RVs

5. Do Fifth Wheel Toy Haulers Hold Their Value?

Toy hauler’s values, unfortunately like all RVs, are going to depreciate. On average their value will drop 40% over a three-year period and 55% over a five-year period. The good news is toy haulers are always in high demand so resale shouldn’t be an issue.

Final Thoughts: Shortest Fifth-Wheel Toy Haulers

You have to love these questions because the answer is always the same—it all depends on you and what you want out of your RV. Honestly, a small fifth-wheel toy hauler is your best bet if you own a decent size ATV or UTV—in some cases, even a side-by-side.

As long as you know what you’re getting with a smaller toy hauler, it’s worth the investment. If all you own or plan on owning is a few kayaks or something you can throw on a roof rack, a toy hauler probably isn’t right for you. As the saying goes, “To each their own.”

Related Reading:

10 Best Small Toy Haulers For RV Adventures

10 Best 5th Wheel Toy Hauler Floor Plans

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8 Best Travel Trailer Toy Haulers

About the Author:

Thomas Godwin is a full-time freelance writer with a BFA in Creative Writing, a U.S. Marine, and an avid outdoorsman.

When he’s not writing, he’s raising chickens and Appleyard ducks. Thomas also constructs teardrop campers (attempting to anyway) and kayaks the Blackwater River with his wife, two daughters, and his Dobermans.

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