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DannyA

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Posted: 01/30/20 04:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pros and cons to both, that is why they keep making both.
I have had TT and 5th wheel, I prefer to pull, hook and unhook the 5th wheel. I don't care for the steps in it.
I carry my patio mat, lawn chairs and lots of firewood in the bed along with the hitch. Is there room for a generator, yes.


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We switched from a 5th wheel to a Class A after a long trip from California to Ohio and parts in that area. It was a pain to have to find a place to get off the road for a trip to the bathroom or a snack. Much easier for the copilot to walk back to the refrigerator or restroom.


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We went from TT for 15 years to our new (used) MH last year. All I can say is I wish I would've bought a MH when we started. Traveling is much better! Withhe larger fuel tank there is no need to stop frequently on longer trips. Just generally a better travel experience.


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We're on our 4th travel trailer so obviously RVing is a way of life for us and cost has been justified by many rewards.

We've never once considered a 5th wheel or an oversized trailer ,28-29ft has always been the sweet spot.

I'm an avid bass fisherman and need the pickup bed to haul the 10ft boat as it goes on every camping trip.....no to toy haulers.

We all different, coming from and heading in different directions.
For us, it will always be a mid sized trailer.

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Posted: 01/31/20 11:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had gooseneck trailer, same things as 5th for this discussion.
There is always the chance the trailer contacts the bedrail of the truck and does thousands in damage. A tt will never do this.
A 5th does tow better, is safer to tow and gives you more camper for the same rig (truck/trailer) length, but
if you just take a few hours drive sometimes each year then "towability" is a low low concern, all tt's should be a fine tow esp with WD hitch helping.
A tt will resell easier, and if you somehow end up with another tow vehicle then a tt can be towed by far more vehicles. 5th has to have a special expensive hitch installed which most trucks do not have, and NO suv's or car will have.
If you have a breakdown on the road and have to be towed then a tt is much easier. Getting a 5th towed… I cant imagine. Your GS or AAA coverage might have "RV" coverage which covers towing both truck and trailer, but good luck finding a tow truck that has a 5th hitch.
Or if your buddy come to rescue you and tow your trailer, then he will have a trailer hitch, but who has 5th hitches????
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Posted: 01/31/20 12:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

LOVED the massive basement storage on our 5er; and when we got caught in the Great Atlanta Ice Storm in 2013 or 14, I was SOOOO grateful to have a 5er behind us because it towed like a champ - even on glare ice.
I didn't like having to climb so many stairs to go inside and use the restroom; and eventually, we just tired of having ANYTHING behind us, and bought a snowbird condo. Now sightsee and camp in a converted van.

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