Thursday, September 21, 2023


Tour the 2023 KZ Durango Sportsmen 231RK small fifth wheel

If you are in the market for a small fifth wheel, you might want to check out the video tour below from J and A Review of the 2023 KZ Durango Sportsmen 231RK.

I really love the rear kitchen floor plan as it makes such an efficient use of space, including providing extra counter space. You’ll find a nice-sized propane/electric fridge and freezer, a 3-burner cooktop, oven, microwave, and a large farm-style kitchen sink. Lots of kitchen cabinets will hold cooking and eating utensils in addition to a well-stocked pantry.

Comfortable theater-style seats fill the living room slideout. The seats even have built-in heat and massage features.

A queen-sized north/south bed with under-bed storage fills the bedroom. For a small fifth wheel, there are still lots of closets here.

The bathroom is kind of a strange floor plan with a closet-sized toilet room, then a shower and sink that are part of the bedroom, although you can curtain the shower off. I probably would have laid things out differently.

Even though this fifth wheel is less than 25’ long, there is still a big pass-through storage bay underneath.

What are the shortcomings?

  • No auto leveling
  • I was surprised it was outfitted with not one but two rooftop A/C units. This seems like complete overkill on a unit this small.

2023 KZ Durango Sportsmen 231RK fifth wheel specs

  • Length: 24’6”
  • Dry Weight: 6,200 lbs.
  • Cargo Capacity: 1,460 lbs.
  • GVWR: 7,500 lbs.
  • Fresh water: 45 gallons
  • Gray water: 82 gallons
  • Black water: 52 gallons
  • MSRP: $58,645

Learn more about the 2023 KZ Durango Sportsmen 231RK Fifth Wheel here.


Cheri Sicard
Cheri Sicard
Cheri Sicard is the author 8 published books on topics as diverse as US Citizenship to Cannabis Cooking. Cheri grew up in a circus family and has been RVing on and off her entire life.


  1. I’d given up hope that RVT would ever do reviews again. The loss of Tony appeared to be permanent. Maybe, this will return on a regular basis.

    • I’m glad that Cheri Sicard took over for Tony doing RV reviews. While she may not do them like Tony. Everyone has their own style and as time goes on they get better and tailor them to their audience.

      • Hi, Bob. We just had a Zoom meeting and, not to downplay the great job Cheri has been doing, but Tony IS BACK! Woo hoo!!! He and Cheri will be coordinating reviews, etc., so they don’t overlap. Have a great day. 😀 –Diane at

      • Thank you so much Bob. It took me a bit to get into the groove, but am happy RV Travel readers will be getting double the reviews in the future!

  2. At 950lb hitch weight your 1/2T truck better not have very many options. Most half tons sold today are crew cab very well optioned trucks. I have seen them with as little as 468 lbs carrying capacity. With the standards of 150lbs per adult you won’t have very much cargo capacity. I know there are many people who say they pull more than this with a 1/2T, pulling a trailer and controlling a trailer are 2 different things all together. In an emergency situation where maintaining control of your trailer is a matter of life and death, I will go with at least the base 3/4T truck. 1/2T trucks today are not as sturdy as full size station wagons of the 80’s and 90’s.


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