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Old 09-21-2015, 01:56 AM   #11
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I've owned both. The 5r is easier to hook up and the ride in the TV is better. However, if the bed space in your truck is important and you are fine with the floor plan, buy the TT. Both will get you out for the joys and adventures of camping. It's all about the best floor plan to fit your needs not how it hooks to the truck. If you love your floor plan, you can live with everything else.


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Old 09-21-2015, 04:23 AM   #12
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I've had both. Will not go back to TT. 5ver easier to deal with - no swaying from semis, easier to hook up, no hitch/sway bars to remove from truck and store, more basement storage and easier to maneuver/back up. But, Be aware, 5vers require 50 amp service and TT only 30 amp, at least that's what I believe. Many campgrounds only have 30 amp service or have many more sites with 30 amp service than 50 amp. While you can park a 5ver in a 30 amp site you will not be able to use all your appliances at the same time.


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Old 09-21-2015, 04:31 AM   #13
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Travel Trail vs 5th Wheel

I've had both don't feel much different towing. It is all about having enough to truck to pull it. Hooking up a travel trailer isn't much harder in fact with most new trucks with rear view cameras it can be easier. I have a 8' bed crew cab and you cant see the fifth wheel hitch which makes it a little harder. Just choose what you like the best. Not all fifth wheels are 50 amp, mine is 30 amp. I think most models are 30 amp until you add the second AC.


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Old 09-21-2015, 05:45 AM   #14
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A 30 ' TT will not tow as nice as a 30' fifth wheel Period. Most TT need a weight distribution hitch and anti sway- neither is needed on a 5er. Most 5th wheels have more storage space and higher ceilings.
But for both tow vehicle size is VERY important for proper towing. But imo a fifth wheel will always tow better than a TT. Even if set up well.

In the 15-22' range I have towed thousands of miles with a jeep and a mini van. But my 35' 5th wheel in a f250 tows nicer.
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Old 09-21-2015, 06:29 AM   #15
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I have had both and a fifth wheel tows much better to me. When I traded in my tt I kept the WDH, I would like to one day buy a 25ft tt because my Cedar Creek is over 13ft tall and I like to ride the Blue Ridge Parkway. You can get in more camping spots with a small tt. I just like a fifth wheel better, there is good points on both sides. Just get what fits you and what you enjoy. If I could do it all over I would have kept the first tt I brought


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Old 09-21-2015, 12:48 PM   #16
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We have only had TT's since 1970. No problem towing if hooked up properly. I have towed 5'ers to shows, etc. They are eaiser to hook up and tow better becase the trailer is hooked up over the rear axle. a 5'er does cut corners, again, because of where the hitch is mounted, whereas a TT pretty much follows the TV. When backing you have to keep the TV in line with the 5'er, otherwise it's harder to move to the right or left. The 5'er give the advantage of length. A 35' 5'er is 35' long inside, a 35' TT is approx. 31' inside because of the "A" frame out front. A 5'er does have a lot more storage. We pull our Rockwood, Signature Ultralight, 8315BSS (34'9") with a Yukon, XL, 2500. This TV gives us extra seating, plus more adaptability when not RV'ing.
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Old 09-21-2015, 12:57 PM   #17
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Personal preferences. Smart of you to ask that question here. Lots of knowledgeable folks here. I've had both. On my second fiver but would have gone back to TT if I found one I wanted under 32'. The best benefits for me are the shorter total length and massive storage under my fiver.
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Old 09-21-2015, 01:11 PM   #18
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I think it all depends on usages and needs. I love the bunkhouse TTs, I have a three year old and another one in the oven. I like having the bunks (everyone has their own bed) and I like having my truck bed open for toys and hunting stuff. After the kids are grown we plan to get a 5th wheel for the wife and I. I have pulled both. 5th wheel was a lot nicer but we went with the TT due to the reasons above. Since Im young I dont mind spending extra time hitching and unhitching and loading the truck.
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Old 09-21-2015, 01:30 PM   #19
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As others have stated the towing of a fifth wheel is so much better that a TT there is hardly any comparison. The ease of hooking and unhooking a 5th wheel is also so much easier. One last thought a TT WDH can be dangerous to unhook I already had to take one of TT friends to the hospital emergence room.
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Old 09-21-2015, 01:36 PM   #20
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