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Y-Guy

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Posted: 02/11/18 04:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I went from a 39' Toy Hauler to my current Motorhome along with trailer for our ATVs, the difference in getting into the exact same sites was night and day. The motorhome and trailer was a breeze. While it's not a DP it's close enough for me to feel confident in my opinion.


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Posted: 02/11/18 07:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

6 of one and 12 of tother!

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Ivylog wrote:

I. I would rate a 5er the worst for maneuverability and a TT better and a MH the best. The problem with a 5er is it does not track as well as a TT...it cuts the corner while the rear overhang of a TV makes a TT follow the TV better.

Occasionally with a MH I've had to do a two point turn... you star the turn too late requiring you to back up a little before finishing the turn. This lets you make a turn even a TT could not make.


Doing something wrong then, the FW is much easier than a TT. Class A is super easy....

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dubdub07 wrote:

Ivylog wrote:

I. I would rate a 5er the worst for maneuverability and a TT better and a MH the best. The problem with a 5er is it does not track as well as a TT...it cuts the corner while the rear overhang of a TV makes a TT follow the TV better.

Occasionally with a MH I've had to do a two point turn... you star the turn too late requiring you to back up a little before finishing the turn. This lets you make a turn even a TT could not make.


Doing something wrong then, the FW is much easier than a TT. Class A is super easy....

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I would have to disagree - the 5th wheel is a nicer tow, but maneuverability is not as good as a TT.


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Mile High wrote:

dubdub07 wrote:

Ivylog wrote:

I. I would rate a 5er the worst for maneuverability and a TT better and a MH the best. The problem with a 5er is it does not track as well as a TT...it cuts the corner while the rear overhang of a TV makes a TT follow the TV better.

Occasionally with a MH I've had to do a two point turn... you star the turn too late requiring you to back up a little before finishing the turn. This lets you make a turn even a TT could not make.


Doing something wrong then, the FW is much easier than a TT. Class A is super easy....

WW
I would have to disagree - the 5th wheel is a nicer tow, but maneuverability is not as good as a TT.


Apples to apples, same length TT versus FW, say 30FT TT and a 34FT FW, I will take the FW all day over a TT for backing into a space. The only thing more difficult is the height of a FW. Pretty tall versus a TT.

Doesn't really matter now, I will take a 40+ft Class A over anything for maneuverability.

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dubdub07 wrote:

Mile High wrote:

dubdub07 wrote:

Ivylog wrote:

I. I would rate a 5er the worst for maneuverability and a TT better and a MH the best. The problem with a 5er is it does not track as well as a TT...it cuts the corner while the rear overhang of a TV makes a TT follow the TV better.

Occasionally with a MH I've had to do a two point turn... you star the turn too late requiring you to back up a little before finishing the turn. This lets you make a turn even a TT could not make.


Doing something wrong then, the FW is much easier than a TT. Class A is super easy....

WW
I would have to disagree - the 5th wheel is a nicer tow, but maneuverability is not as good as a TT.


Apples to apples, same length TT versus FW, say 30FT TT and a 34FT FW, I will take the FW all day over a TT for backing into a space. The only thing more difficult is the height of a FW. Pretty tall versus a TT.

Doesn't really matter now, I will take a 40+ft Class A over anything for maneuverability.

WW
It's not the length as much as the pivot point. You can reach a specific turn angle in a much shorter length with a TT than you can with a 5th wheel. On one hand that makes the TT easier to park in a campground, but on the other hand the slow response of the 5th wheel to the action of the tow vehicle is what makes them so nice and stable to tow.

I'm with you though, after having TTs and 5th wheels, my favorite for travel and maneuverability is the Class A.

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