Our home on wheels is a 2013 Heartland Landmark San Antonio, a 40′ 7″ long fifth-wheel trailer that connects to a semi-trailer-type hitch in the bed of our tow vehicle, a 2012 Ford Super Duty F-450 Lariat. When hitched, the entire rig is more than 60 feet long and 8 feet wide, and weighs about 13 tons.

Our truck and fifth wheel trailer

Our Landmark has four “slide-out rooms” that retract into the body of the trailer for traveling, and slide out once we’re parked to give us about 400 square feet of interior space.

Trailer parked at a campsite, with left side slide-outs extended

Inside, our home is pretty luxurious–much more like an apartment than a camper. (These photos are from early 2016, before we painted the walls and replaced the flooring.) We have a large, comfortable living and dining area, with a 40″ TV, satellite, and surround sound:

Dining and living areas. Love all the windows!

We especially like the 6-foot-wide rear window, which gives us an ever-changing view depending on where we are parked:

View from the rear picture window, looking south down Raton Pass in New Mexico

Because David likes to cook, we had to have a good-sized, functional kitchen:

Kitchen with solid-surface counters, microwave, gas cooktop and oven, and double-door refrigerator

In the bedroom, there is a king-size bed (which we modified to fit the Tempur-Pedic mattress we had in our townhouse) and a large closet:

Bedroom of our rig

We’ve made many modifications and improvements to our rig since these photos were taken, and we’ll be detailing those in a future post.

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