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November 2, 2023

Howe, IN (November 2, 2023) – Cruiser RV has just announced the release of its newest mid-profile fifth wheel, the Essence. Debuting at the Elkhart RV Open House in September, RVBusiness selected Essence as one of its Must-See RVs for 2024 and RV News named it the Lightweight Fifth Wheel of the Year.

Essence leans into the lighter side of luxury, with a lower tow weight, bold exterior styling, elegant interior features, and superior construction. The series currently includes three floor plans. The initial floor plan debut, the E25RK, includes a front bedroom and rear kitchen, with a bunkhouse floor plan and a rear entertainment floor plan rolling out in the near future.

Tinted G20 windows line the sides of the Essence, keeping out harsh sunlight to help regulate heat inside the coach. A durable, sleek painted fiberglass front cap improves aerodynamics while towing, while a Curt Roto-Flex 16k pin box provides a rock-solid connection to a tow vehicle. Upgraded 16-inch tires help create a stable base while parked and can handle a range of conditions on the road.

Inside the Essence, airy, calming decor immediately creates a sense of serenity and comfort. The kitchen’s solid surface countertops, residential workstation sink, and waterfall faucet make an ideal meal prep space. Cruiser’s air fryer oven creates effortlessly crispy and delicious meals without the need for an added appliance. And a 16.2 cu. ft. 12V refrigerator includes French doors and two freezer drawers for generous, well-organized food storage.

“To create a fifth wheel on the lighter side, we’ve streamlined the construction and design as much as possible,” said John Jones, Senior General Manager of Cruiser RV. “But that sensibility truly shines through in the interior of the coach, where it’s reflected in the clean architectural lines and refined decor.”

The bedroom includes a standard queen mattress with generous hidden storage space under the bed. A closet with washer/dryer prep comes standard on all Essence models, offering built-in convenience for longer-term travelers. In the bathroom, an upgraded surround frames the shower, where the on-demand water heater creates an abundance of hot water at a moment’s notice.

Under the surface, Essence is built with a six-sided aluminum superstructure that’s lightweight but retains strength and stability. Tongue and groove plywood throughout the coach provides a secure foundation, while Azdel composite sidewall panels are both lighter and more insulating than wood for added protection against extreme weather and temperatures.

“Essence has been meticulously crafted to include an array of in-demand features,” said Jones. “It’s filled with everyday luxuries, but we wanted Essence to be attainable for a broad variety of campers.”

RV shoppers can see more of the Cruiser RV Essence on the brand’s website, where they can find details about floor plans, see model specs, browse gallery photos, and take virtual tours. To learn more about CRUISER RV® products, visit and join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.


Since 1988, Cruiser RV has built lightweight, high-quality trailers for people who love the great outdoors. Here at Cruiser, we take the time to construct solid travel trailers and toy haulers that last. These are the towables that help you feel safe, comfortable, and free to enjoy the great American RV lifestyle. Ultra-lightweight, easy to tow, and loaded with the kind of luxury and high-end features our customers expect, Cruiser RVs are easily the best value on the road. No matter what new adventure lies ahead, you’ll find freedom at every turn with a Cruiser RV.

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