Haven't pulled a fifth wheel.
But, I've got an extended cab long box GMC K2500 6.5 Turbo Diesel, Husky centerline equalizer hitch and a 2011 flagstaff 831RLBSS. 35 feet from hitch to bumper.
We looked a fifth wheels, but I didn't want to punch holes in my rust free bed.
They were also (on average) $10,000 more. They also weighed more and stood a lot taller behind the truck (think; wind resistance and overhead clearances).
So, our TT was cheaper, lighter and lower than a comparable fifth wheel. It has less exterior storage due to the Atrium slide and proper dinette table/chairs, but we didn't like the step up of the fifth wheels either.
And as mentioned, you have the whole truck bed empty. Important to us as we have large dogs that ride in back in custom cages under a bed cap. An empty bed for hauling stuff doesn't help you much if you plan to "snowbird" for a couple months though....
My setup tows fine, nice and stable everywhere.
My TT is easy to hook up, even by myself. But I've got a rear cam that looks right over the hitch ball so I can back right up to the coupler with no issues and just drop the trailer right down on the ball.
For backing, I've got a front mounted hitch and we just unhook and spin the truck around. Much easier to push it in tight spaces when you're looking right at it.
Not trying to sway you either way, just why we chose a TT over a fifth wheel.