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larry barnhart

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Posted: 07/28/19 09:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I know nothing is perfect but diesel MH's seem to have a lot of expenses to keep them working. Many winters of happy hours at our site and hearing from others makes us happy to have what we have. Many good reasons for a MH if that is what others want. chevman


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I have a Class A now and was wondering about this very issue. How much more work is it to set up a 5th wheel? Is leveling a chore? Is a 5th wheel still cheaper if you have to buy a new truck to tow it? One distinct advantage I see is if you get a small enough 5th wheel(28 ft or less) that can be towed with a SRW truck you can always use it for a second vehicle.

Setting up a 5th wheel is more work than a class A.
Just hitching and unhitching is more work.
Class A offers push button convenience a 5th wheel requires a bit more interaction than just pushing a button.
In and out of the truck to back up/pull forward etc. when hitching. Raise gate lower gate, There is just more to do.


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Posted: 07/28/19 09:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lantley wrote:

I have a Class A now and was wondering about this very issue. How much more work is it to set up a 5th wheel? Is leveling a chore? Is a 5th wheel still cheaper if you have to buy a new truck to tow it? One distinct advantage I see is if you get a small enough 5th wheel(28 ft or less) that can be towed with a SRW truck you can always use it for a second vehicle.

Setting up a 5th wheel is more work than a class A.
Just hitching and unhitching is more work.
Class A offers push button convenience a 5th wheel requires a bit more interaction than just pushing a button.
In and out of the truck to back up/pull forward etc. when hitching. Raise gate lower gate, There is just more to do.


You forgot to factor in the time and effort to disconnect and connect the toad behind your Class A.

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Lantley wrote:

I have a Class A now and was wondering about this very issue. How much more work is it to set up a 5th wheel? Is leveling a chore? Is a 5th wheel still cheaper if you have to buy a new truck to tow it? One distinct advantage I see is if you get a small enough 5th wheel(28 ft or less) that can be towed with a SRW truck you can always use it for a second vehicle.

Setting up a 5th wheel is more work than a class A.
Just hitching and unhitching is more work.
Class A offers push button convenience a 5th wheel requires a bit more interaction than just pushing a button.
In and out of the truck to back up/pull forward etc. when hitching. Raise gate lower gate, There is just more to do.
Now you can level your 5er with a push of a button just like your MH and I can hook and unhook as fast as you can do your toad. I have had both and the only advantage to a MH now is wife using bathroom with out stopping but at my age now I need to stop and walk a little.
Upside for 5er is more usable space, two recliners instead of two sofas and no strained neck looking sideways from the sofa to the tv.
I loved my MH until I got the 5er. Never will go back to MH now.
I tow a 37ft with my F250 single rear wheel. Lots of miles and no problems.


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