Excel RT fifth wheel review - Roaming Times
Roaming Times home page Subscribe to Roaming Times newsletter Links to other Roaming Times sections Links to RV-related services and products Roaming Times - now combined with RVing Times - RV resources and links to other sections on Roaming Times

feed and twitter icons 

Excel RT fifth wheel
See reader's comments and experiences at bottom of page

"Designed to be pulled over rougher roads and into less civilized camping sites"


Roaming Times is the world's #1 RV review site
Search the RV reviews      Find a used RV

Excel says "The RT is designed for the Trekker crowd who tend to leave the beaten path.. The engineering emphasis is on designing a frame and suspension system that allow the RT to be pulled over rougher roads and into less civilized camping sites."
MSRP see dealer for pricing

Excel RT fifth wheel exterior

The RT comes in 4 lengths - 26, 28, 30 and 33 feet - with 12 different floorplans in total.

Excel says "The Excel RT stands head and shoulders above competing coaches in the same price range. The construction techniques and materials that go into the RT are of the same high quality as our Classic and Limited. The difference between the RT and its competitors is the structural engineering emphasis on rugged and value-priced features."
  We show 2 pictures of the RT interiors below:  Both of these show the interior of the 28 RWK but they give an impression of the quality and attention to detail that Excel have put into the RT:
Excel RT fifth wheel interior


We show 3 of the 12 2009 floorplans below. We show the 28RWK (28' long), which is the shortest model; the 28BHS, a mid-range model (30'5" long) and the longest model, the 36BHS (37'11" long).  (To maximize the picture in the space available, these are not shown to the same scale of course.)

RV dealers with internet specials on campers
Little Dealer, Little Prices RV - Arizona
Pedata RV - Arizona
Robert Crist RV - Arizona
RV Dealer of the Week
Sun Diego RV - rentals and sales - San Diego, CA
Florida RV Dealer - FL
Lichtsinn Motors - IA
Collier RV - IL
American RV - MI
Bill Thomas Camper Sales
Country Creek RV - MS
Crossroads Trailers - New Jersey
Driftwood RV Center New Jersey
Specialty Auto and RV - Ohio
George M. Sutton RV - Eugene OR
Stoltzfus RV - Pennsylvania
Fretz RV - PA
Chilhowee RV - Tennessee
PTRV - sales and rental - WI
RV dealers - Advertise with Roaming Times

The 26TRW floorplan:

Excel RT floorplan 26TRW 

The 28RKW floorplan:

Excel RT floorplan 28RKW 

Finally, we show the 33RSO floorplan. The longest RT with 33 feet and a wonderfully laid-out interior. There is a king bed option with this layout.

Excel RT fifth wheel floorpland 33RSO

"The RT is designed for the Trekker crowd who tend to leave the beaten path.. The engineering emphasis is on designing a frame and suspension system that allow the RT to be pulled over rougher roads and into less civilized camping sites."
RoTi thinks this is a superb fifth wheel. Another thing you might care to look at is the 2 year Excel warranty and the many standard an optional features available with the Excel RT..

What do you think? Add your comments below...


  Forum - reply to article - subscribe to newsletter

Benjamin LWe've had 2 Excels and have nothing but good to say about the company.
Curtis GallowayOwned a Cougar before purchasing our 2005 Excel 36FLR. The floor plan, construction and durability is supperb. Have had the unit parked in the pines of northern Californa since purchased and it still looks a good as it did the day I bought it, inside and out, with very little maintenance. I would purchase another Excel or Peterson Industries product in a heart beat without reservation.
W. WoodI spent the 07/08 winter in Wyoming in my 2004 Excel 33RSE with no problems except for frost around the window frames. The temps dropped to 15 degrees F. below zero with winds of 50 MPH+. Worst winter there in 25 years. Hard-piped and insulated the sewer, heat traced and insulated the water hose and skirted the bottom with styrofoam. I sold my Fleetwood Prowler to a co-worker who told me that it froze up solid. Enough said !

Search RoTi reviews by manufacturer or type

RVing-related services, products & places

latest RoTi RV reviews    see full list here
2016 Winnebago Grand Tour 42HL Class A MotorhomeLuxury is the definition of the Grand Tour. Winnebago has designed their Class A Diesel motorhome with refined elegance including upscale amenities throughout this unique model.
2016 Fleetwood Bounder 33C Class A MotorhomeA build-your-own motorhome with technology and beauty you can enjoy.
2015 Starcraft Comet Hardside H1232 Camping TrailerThis is a variation of the tent pop-up camper and trailer for campers who still want the camping experience, but would rather have some comfort and amenities included in their camping excursions without the pop out tents.
2015 Renegade Villagio 25QRS Class B MotorcoachA warm and inviting motorcoach series for the RV’er who enjoys fine amenities while traveling and relaxing.
Thor 2015 31E Bunkhouse Four Winds Class C MotorhomeThe perfect motorhome for the larger family, with a much smaller price tag than the Class A.
2016 Thor Axis RUV 24.1 Class A Motorhome2016 Thor Axis RUV 24.1 Class A Motorhome is a new breed of vehicle: the best of an SUV and RV all in one is about 6 feet longer than the average SUV!
2016 Fleetwood RV Discovery 40G Class A MotorhomeThe 2016 Fleetwood Discovery 40G takes luxury to a new level by surround you with quality and comfort which you'll notice the minute you step foot into this Class A diesel motorhome.
2015 DRV Mobile Suites Estates 38RSB3 Luxury Fifth WheelIdeal for the full timer with all the comforts of home, this particular model is 38’ in length, with ample room from 3 slide outs and an abundance of exterior storage for the long term or permanent traveler.

latest RVing news and articles
Thor Motor Coach Unveiled Two New RUVs at Open HouseRUVs are a new line of motorhome, which take the size of today’s larger SUVs and adds the benefits of an RV
Thor Motor Coach’s Lamination ProcessAll of our motorhomes are engineered using the best combination of aluminum, steel and fiberglass.
Highland Ridge Enters New Market With Open Range Ultra LiteHighland Ridge, a division of Jayco Inc, is venturing into a new market segment.
Renegade: An Apropos nameRenegade motorcoach had a rough but fascinating beginning.
Thor Motor Coach Releases Their Innovative 2016 RUV Class A MotorhomesThor releases 2016 Axis and Vegas Recreational Utility Vehicle (RUV) Class A motorhomes to the market.
2016 Leisure Travel Vans Unity Corner BedThe 2016 Unity Corner Bed features an all-new European-designed body with integrated running boards, LED tail lights, and clean aerodynamic lines.
50th History Book Press ReleaseTriple E Recreational Vehicles—celebrating its 50th year in business in 2015—is excited to announce 50 Years on the Road, a hard-cover history photo book commemorating half of a century of manufacturing RVs
RVIA Best Of Show RVs - Livin' Lite IgnitesThe Ignite brand includes handcrafted decorative wood in its cabinetry doors, which brings a more residential feel and eye appeal to the RVs.

Advertising on Roaming Times

Copyright 1999-2008 Roaming Times.  All rights reserved. Contact us. Terms of service.  Site Map.  About Us.  Corporate address: Roaming Times, 4575 E Bajada Rd., Cave Creek, AZ 85331