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Complete Arcadia Fifth Wheel Tour

We've had it for six weeks now so it's time for a complete Arcadia Fifth Wheel tour. We have the 3250 RL Model, meaning it's 32.5 feet long with a Rear Lounge.

And while it is smaller than many Fifth Wheels out there, we're luxuriating in the extra room and storage space.

Click the video below for a complete tour of the outside, inside, and topside!

The specs on our Arcadia Fifth Wheel

In the video, we show pretty much everything. But to save you from going back and taking notes here are the main specs we show:

  • Length – 32.5 feet
  • Height – 13.4 feet
  • Shipping Weight – 9029 pounds
  • Carrying Capacity – 2,831 pounds
  • Rear bumper hitch capacity – 300 pounds
  • Propane – 60 pounds (two 30-gallon tanks)
  • Freshwater tank – 66 gallons
  • Greywater tank – 88 gallons (divided between s bathroom/shower tank and a galley tank)
  • Blackwater tank – 49 gallons
  • Solar – 600 watts
  • Batteries – three 100-amp hour Dragonfly lithium batteries
  • Inverter – Victon 3,000 watt
  • Sleeping Capacity – 4
  • MSRP – $64,251 (Base price. Does not include freight, title, tax, options, or dealer fees)
  • Heater water supply lines
  • Battery heaters
  • Lippert Ground Control 3.0 auto leveling system
  • Fireplace with 5,000 BTU heating element
  • 35,000 BTU ducted heater
  • In-floor heating ducts
  • Two Coleman 15,000 BTU air conditioners
  • 8 cubic foot LP/electric refrigerator
  • Residential 30-inch microwave
  • Residential Roman shades

How we plan to use our Arcadia Fifth Wheel

We've camped in motorhomes – Class B, B+, and C models – for the past 10 years.

And indeed, we still have our Leisure Travel Vans Wonder RTB.

We love the easy mobility that motorhomes offer, particularly when traveling from place to place to place. We expect to get a new motorhome this fall, too, so having a motorhome for trips that have us going place to place (like when working RV shows, doing personal appearances, chasing stories in multiple locations) will continue to be a big part of our RV Lifestyle going forward.

But ever since we bought 5 acres of property in Tennessee last fall, we've been excited about camping there for longer stays. That's where the Arcadia Fifth Wheel comes in. As soon as all our utilities are in, we plan to bring it down and use it there as a base camp, staying longer than we usually do in the motorhome.

We're also looking for some similar property we can buy in Michigan, and see us using the Arcadia up there, too. In the winter, we could bring it for extended stays in Florida or Arizona, too.

The favorite features of our Arcadia Fifth Wheel

The Arcadia Fifth Wheel offers so much room and storage.

It's like a cabin on wheels. The big panoramic windows truly bring the outside in.

It is really comfortable, with an L-shaped sofa, a long kitchen table that doubles as a workspace for us, a fireplace, a big bathroom and shower, and a super comfy memory foam Queen sized bed.

The solar panels and bank of three 100-watt lithium batteries from Dragonfly (the parent company of Battleborn batteries) allow us to comfortably boondock and run everything except the AC units.

We're thinking about adding more batteries and solar in the future (we have room for 1,200 watts of solar) so we can run the AC a bit off the grid but for now, as we've been getting used to the whole fifth wheel experience, we're good.

Photos from our Arcadia Fifth Wheel

The walk-through tour video will give you a pretty comprehensive look at our new Arcadia and the features we like the most.

But to round out this post here are a few still photos of us using it. So far, we've traveled about 2,800 miles in it, pulling it with a 2021 Ford F-250 Lariat Diesel 4×4. I'm getting about 12.5 miles per gallon.

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I use a Curt A20 Fifth Wheel Hitch. Even though our Arcadia Fifth Wheel is about 12,000 pounds fully loaded, the hitch has a capacity of 20K pounds and will allow us to tow something even bigger if we want to someday.
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This is the day we first saw our new Arcadia
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We've sure been using our new Arcadia Fifth Wheel so far this summer
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Our Arcadia Fifth wheel has two slides. One is a bedroom wardrobe. The other is an entire wall in the main living area.

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Mike Wendland

Published on 2022-06-18

Mike Wendland is an Emmy award-winning journalist, traveler, and producer of RV Podcast, the RV Lifestyle travel blog, and the RV Lifestyle Channel on YouTube. Mike, traveling with his wife Jennifer and their Norwegian Elkhound, Bo, has vast experience and a great passion for exploring North America, previously working as a long-time NBC-TV News Channel Technology Correspondent and now sharing his love for the RV lifestyle with millions. Mike is not only an adept RV life enthusiast but also a skillful storyteller, bringing to his channels stories from the road that perfectly capture the magic and hardships of this lifestyle.

2 Responses to “Complete Arcadia Fifth Wheel Tour”

June 18, 2022at8:00 am, susan Macdonnell said:

Great video!!!


June 18, 2022at11:19 am, Team RV Lifestyle said:

Thanks, Susan! Appreciate the feedback – Team RV Lifestyle


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