Originally Posted by DocGTO
I'm pulling a 40 foot 5er and it is just as easy as my 26 ft tag and can make tighter turns.
Any reason you don't go 5er?
Thanks for all the input. 5er vs TT? Here is what our process has been so far.
First, probably good to point out we needed a specific floor plan and equipment. My wife requires the use of a WC and needs assistance with steps for getting in/out of the RV or up to a second level. After an extensive search, we've been talking to custom builders.
We actually started with a 5er in the 40 foot range. The weight would probably in the 12,500 to 13,000 lb range with a 3,000 to 3,200 lb pin weight.
With this, we'd be overweight with our 2011 Dodge 2500 diesel on both GCWR and GVWR at dry weight. I read many forums stating people didn't have problems with exceeding their GCWR and/or GVWR but I was uncomfortable making that choose and regretting it later. I'd have probably stayed on this path if we could be in the 10,500 lb range with a 2,000 lb pin weight for a 5er.
The TT is roughly the same length (obviously with it all behind the truck) and lighter option as well as reducing the cost some. It also keeps the floor plan on a single level and more accessible.