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Old 09-21-2015, 01:50 PM   #21
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TT vs 5th wheel

I have a bumper pull, and use WDH, etc. Mostly the camper shell is on the truck, however for Elk Season, we remove it, and haul the ATV in the truck, so I need the bed space.
However, I am considering a short wheelbase 5W toy hauler.
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Old 09-21-2015, 02:12 PM   #22
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I've pulled a 35' TT with a 1 ton dually in heavy wind with NO PROBLEMS. Same trailer with a 3/4 ton, heavy wind and semi-trucks make driving a less desirable but doable challenge. Pulling a 35' 5th wheel with either, heavy wind or semi-trucks, ROCK SOLID, NO WHIP, NO PUSH. I would only go to a TT if going small, less than 24, to fit into the national park campgrounds. Above 24' (most, not all, NPS park spots are 25') the 5th wheel is king for the many reasons others have offered.
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Old 09-21-2015, 02:25 PM   #23
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Had both; buying a motorhome

I once owned a motorhome too, and if I had your money, I would buy a MH in a heart beat. Now, that's the way to travel. What are you looking at Lou?
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Old 09-21-2015, 02:32 PM   #24
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I would be curious what the ratio pro 5er's vs TT when it comes to my Demographic (cause its all about me dont you know). I know all the benefits to a 5er but for a family of 4, Bikes, Gear and what not the TT seems to offer much more value and floor plan options over the 5er.
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Old 09-21-2015, 03:14 PM   #25
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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.
What happened with the WDH that cause bodily harm? Im curious.
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Old 09-21-2015, 03:18 PM   #26
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I would be curious what the ratio pro 5er's vs TT when it comes to my Demographic (cause its all about me dont you know). I know all the benefits to a 5er but for a family of 4, Bikes, Gear and what not the TT seems to offer much more value and floor plan options over the 5er.
This was my same thought. I feel like the "younger crowd" has TT's to accommodate the family and gear associated with the family (bikes/toys and what not) and I feel the "older" (no offense intended) has the 5ers.

Im in the younger crowd but once the kids are grown we are going to a 5er.

This is just how it seems to me and I do not mean to offend anyone and if I did I am truly sorry.
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Old 09-21-2015, 04:08 PM   #27
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We went back and forth trying to decide the same thing. We ended up with a 31 ft TT. Love it! My husband does most of the driving but I certainly have not had a problem when I drive. We love still having all the room in the covered truck bed for kayaks,chairs dirty stuff you don't want inside rig. We have friends that just got brand new 5th wheel and boy does it take up a lot of room in the bed of the truck.
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What happened with the WDH that cause bodily harm? Im curious.
There's a lot of stored energy in spring bars... have a firm grip and don't have your head near the pipe when releasing the chains (if that's how yours are attached).
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Old 09-21-2015, 04:57 PM   #29
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TT for us, we like the size and it pulls fine. Once the little one grows up we will prob do a 5er since we will not need to have as much for her or her at all... Although, I will say that I have been seeing more 5ers that have bunks for a family.

I do see the TT for us younger folks and the 5er for older folks. I also think it is an issue of a tow vehicle. Many people and those with family especially have small or medium suv's and light trucks (I started with a jeep then a Trailblazer) so they need a TT.
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TT for us, we like the size and it pulls fine. Once the little one grows up we will prob do a 5er since we will not need to have as much for her or her at all... Although, I will say that I have been seeing more 5ers that have bunks for a family.

I do see the TT for us younger folks and the 5er for older folks. I also think it is an issue of a tow vehicle. Many people and those with family especially have small or medium suv's and light trucks (I started with a jeep then a Trailblazer) so they need a TT.

My 5'r is a bunk house model. My TT before it was as well. Having two kids, I prefer a bunk house model so that everyone has their own fixed bunk. There is nothing more miserable than wanting to go to bed and waiting for everyone else to go to bed so that you can unfold the sofa bed. Click image for larger version

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