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fj12ryder

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Posted: 07/05/19 03:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

opnspaces wrote:

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.
We were out for 3 weeks the last time, and it seemed that there were more 5th wheels, but I couldn't swear to it, I don't keep count. And it seems like there's more 5th wheels in the RV parks where we stay. But it's just based on casual observations.


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kellertx5er wrote:

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.


Interesting number of post "stats" on Escapees "RV Types" -

Class A - 3,991
Class B - 375
Class C - 668
5th whl - 7,842
MDT - 2,326
HDT - 77,697
BusConv - 523

The MDT and HDT forums provide a great answer to:

"can my XXXXX truck can pull a YYYY fifth wheel?".....

and/or

"Do I need a 350/3500 or will my 250/2500 truck work?"

LOTS of those folks "gravitate" to the HDT forums for answers to the above!

The HDT folks will never need to worry about "upgrading" to a heavier fifth wheel - (they're "there" now).
Questions on that forum are mostly about owner's tow vehicles and/or the fifth wheels they tow. (Great, friendly group!)

Bonus - a gently used HDT can be licensed as a Motorhome in most states, and will have all the whistles, bells (and more) of a new pickup for *WAY* less $$.

When singled it will do most of the "normal" things a dually pickup will do (turning, parking, etc.) - with surprisingly good mpg.

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sorry in advance for my stupidity or lack of knowledge, What are HDT and MDT? OOPS !!! Medium Duty Truck and Heavy Duty Truck??? thanks

* This post was edited 07/06/19 04:44pm by jffnkrn *

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Posted: 07/06/19 09:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

that would be mdt

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thanks 2oldman, i changed it

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kellertx5er wrote:

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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I'm in that boat now changing sig as I just sold my diesel A and looking for a truck and 5th....reading and learning before buying

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Will follow and learn.

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Jay 58,
just curious as to what made you decide on going 5th wheel as we had been contemplating going motor home? If you care to share

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jffnkrn wrote:

Jay 58,
just curious as to what made you decide on going 5th wheel as we had been contemplating going motor home? If you care to share

While I consider a 5th wheel to be more work and less convenient than a motorhome. A 5th wheel provides equal amounts of space to a class A and cost a lot less. A 5th wheels gives you more bang for the buck.
The downside is 5'er is not as user friendly as a motorhome.


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