How Do You Move a 5th Wheel Camper Without a Truck?

Moving a 5th wheel camper without a truck can seem like an impossible task. After all, they are designed to be towed by a large vehicle, and not everyone has access to one.

But with a bit of creativity and some specialized equipment, it is possible to move your 5th wheel camper without a truck.

The first option is to rent or borrow a tow vehicle. If you are not able to borrow one from friends or family, there are companies that specialize in renting out vehicles for this purpose.

You will need to make sure that the vehicle you select is capable of towing the weight of your camper and that it fits the hitch setup on the back of your RV. You should also check with your insurance company in case you will need additional coverage while driving the rented vehicle.

Another option is to hire a professional mover or transport service. These companies often have specialized trailers specifically designed for moving 5th wheel campers safely and securely over long distances. While this is typically more expensive than renting or borrowing a tow vehicle, it eliminates the need for you to have any experience in driving large vehicles and ensures that your RV arrives at its destination safely.

Finally, if you are only moving your trailer short distances and don’t mind getting your hands dirty, you can always move it yourself. This typically involves renting or borrowing an appropriate flatbed trailer and then using some elbow grease (or help from friends) to get the RV onto the trailer bed. You will also want to make sure that all necessary safety precautions are taken during this process, including strapping down the RV securely on the trailer bed.


No matter which option you choose, moving a 5th wheel camper without a truck is definitely possible if you are willing to put some thought into it and do some extra work. With careful planning and preparation, you can get your camper safely from one place to another without having access to a truck!

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Karen Watkins