Originally Posted by brw549
I know many of you started with a TT and moved up to a fifth wheel. What was the learning curve for you on backing and maneuvering the unit through traffic vs the TT?
Maneuvering through traffic.... no problem!! 'Easy pleasy, lemon squeezy.' (sorry...heard my granddaughter say that)
As far as backing in, I felt like I was a real pro at backing in the TT; sure the neighbors "awwwwwwwwed" as they watched me back into the driveway and fellow campers were praising my prowess as I wowed them with my backing skills at the campground.
Then I tried backing the new Crusader 5er into the drive... Musta taken twenty minutes and 30 tries...
I could hear the neighborhood laughter and 'newbie' remarks at the state park.
It has been a couple months now and I'm making progress. Nothing beats practice in the 5er backing department. Did it first shot last trip and sighed bigtime, then celebrated quietly with a glass of Texas Red following setup... As far as the difference in towing the 5er vs. TT? Night and Day; 5er by a landslide...
Is the difference/convenience/comfort going to a 5er worth the switch? IMO, Heck yea...