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ACZL

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Posted: 07/05/19 08:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Anyone notice how there seems to be a lot more posts under the 5th wheel section of RV compared to the other types? Just seems to me more questions/topics about them. Plus, from my blind eye observation, appear to be gaining in popularity.


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could be just because. My thought and it is for us as we debate on whether to upgrade to a different fifth wheel or go the motor home route. I think of the maintenance as the major issue and the associated cost with it. I think for us we would rather have the maintenance on the two rather than the one. On the other hand, storage is the next biggie in our thoughts. A fifth wheel offers a lot of room inside and with ever expanding floor plans the dealers offer, they are up there in square foot also. We raised our kids in a 740 square foot town home for a period of time, now we travel in a 300 plus square foot fifth wheel. OH MY, what ideas and thoughts go into our minds.

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I can offer no statistics to support it, but lower fuel prices I would guess go a long way toward that end. If Gas stays under $3 as a national Avg, and Diesel under $3.75, they will likely stay popular, but if/when gas gets back around $5, watch the smaller rigs gain popularity again.

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The TT and Class A forums have more topics.

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Posted: 07/05/19 08:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It would seem logical to me, since we see more 5th wheels than bumper pull trailers or motorhomes when we're out traveling.


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They sure do pull nice with the right pickup.

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ACZL wrote:

Anyone notice how there seems to be a lot more posts under the 5th wheel section of RV compared to the other types? Just seems to me more questions/topics about them. Plus, from my blind eye observation, appear to be gaining in popularity.


Most will fall into one of the following categories:
- "Can my XXXXX truck pull a YYYY fifth wheel?"
- "Are there any 1/2 ton towable 5th wheels?" (YES)
- "Do I need a 350/3500 or will my 250/2500 truck work?"

I'm sure there are others like these which have been beaten to death.


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It seems that the popularity of certain sections changes from time to time. The 5th wheels seem to have a big following, but I also noticed that the truck campers are right up there in activity as well.


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fj12ryder wrote:

It would seem logical to me, since we see more 5th wheels than bumper pull trailers or motorhomes when we're out traveling.


Are you weekending it or traveling during the week? I weekend and by far I see more bumper pulls than 5th wheels. But I wonder if that changes completely during the week when more long term stay or full timers are on the road.

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Must be because of all the guys with 1/2 tons buying 5th wheels.

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