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jy

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A friend of mine is looking to but a fifth wheel and a tow vehicle.I have seen a few times where someone is selling there trailer with there tow vehicle.Are there any specific sites that advertise 5th wheel/tow vehicle combos?


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I don't think there is a specific site that sells combos. Check all the usual places to buy FW's (CL, RV Trader, FB etc. ) Personally I don't think shopping for a combo is the right approach. You are severely limited to a small percentage of the market compared to the FW's and trucks for sale separately. And in the end you have to love both at the same time. My advice, Find a FW they like with the floorplan etc they want, and then find a suitable truck to pull it. That way you get what you want instead of just settling for very small market of combos that's available.


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I had a Montana 5er and a member of the Montana Owners forum. And I also followed the Montana Owner page on Facebook. It is not unusual for owners to post on one or the other or both of a truck and trailer combo for sale. Likely other brand specific forums/Facebook pages to the same.
Don't know of any non brand specific site that regularly posts combos for sale.

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You have to be careful buying a rig with a tow vehicle. I have often seen rigs with an undersized tow vehicle.

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Posted: 02/23/22 09:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There are a couple of Facebook groups for folks selling 5ers, and a lot of ads are for the truck/trailer combo. Search for 5th wheel for sale, there are 2 or 3 national groups that we joined when shopping for ours.

A lot of folks got into RVing when the pandemic hit and found out it wasn't for them, and don't have a reason to keep the HD truck if they're not pulling a trailer. Selling the combo is the easiest way to get rid of both at the same time.

Buying truck and trailer at the same time is often a good deal vs. buying separately, assuming that: 1. the previous owner did their homework and the truck is a good match for the trailer, and 2. the truck has all the features that would want. Also considering that HD trucks are in very short supply right now, your friend may have trouble finding what they want and if they do are likely to pay a premium from a dealer.

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Good advice above…find the 5er first and then match an ADEQUATE TV to it…ability to carry and pull.


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escapees.com. Check their ads if they still exist. Craig

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BurbMan wrote:

Buying truck and trailer at the same time is often a good deal vs. buying separately, assuming that: 1. the previous owner did their homework and the truck is a good match for the trailer, and 2. the truck has all the features that would want. Also considering that HD trucks are in very short supply right now, your friend may have trouble finding what they want and if they do are likely to pay a premium from a dealer.


It might be a good deal...or it might be a bad deal:
- 1: I would assume they didn't do their homework. A poor match may be what is pushing them to just get out of RVing. If it's overloaded and feels uncomfortable, they may think to just sell it all and let you deal with the problems. Do your own homework.
- 2: Again, it may more may not have the features you want.

I wouldn't object to checking out a combo but I would be doing all my own homework to see if the truck is suitable. I certainly wouldn't be locking myself into only looking at combos.


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Nicely setup combos are out there but you have to be diligent, patient & willing to travel to get the right one if you are specific on what you want.

We got lucky & found exactly what we wanted after only a three month search. The catch was that it was a full day, FLYING, away in Austin, TX. We live in Bermuda. Yes the triangle Bermuda, so we were all but committed before we got on the first plane to go look. That was late 2006.


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I purchased a combo from a couple out of California, medium duty truck and 5th wheel, they purchased both units new. I flew in from Detroit, bought them and drove them back to Michigan. Years later I sold the combo to one person. Bought them right as a combo, and sold them right as a combo. If you kind of know what it is your looking for and are able to wait for the right one, they can be found.


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