Originally Posted by Ron in BC
I was referring to the new generation of 5th wheelers. The ones that now appear to have stand-up headroom over the truck bed. The ones, on an undulating road, that you first see a white f.g. shape coming, then more and more of it until finally seeing what looks like a small truck much lower down.
They're not new, but they are now the most common type...
- high-profile: stand-up headroom around bed in loft bedroom
- mid-profile: walk-around (while crouching) room around bed in loft bedroom
- low-profile: crawl-in bed loft (e.g. Escape, most combined horse/RV trailers)
The height is usually somewhat proportioned to the length: no one makes high-profile fifth-wheel trailers as short as the Escape 5.0/5.0TA or low-profile (or even mid-profile) monster trailers.
Most of the "toy hauler" (with garage in the back, usually for off-road vehicles) trailers are high-profile, and take advantage of the height to have a second crawl-in bedroom over the front part of the garage. They look especially big because they carry that roof height all the way to the back, instead of sloping down like an Escape 5.0/5.0TA or conventional fifth-wheel trailers.
Yeah, they can make even a full-size heavier-duty 4x4 pickup look low...