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Old 09-21-2015, 04:19 PM   #31
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I just installed a Andersen WD anti sway hitch on my 303RLS Catalina which I pull with a F-150. Just returned from a 160 mile trip and it was all the difference in the world. No sway even when big rigs passed, NO white knuckles, and I could drive at any speed without the steering wheel feeling queezy. I'll stick with my TT now. Also takes about five minutes to hook up. No heavy bars, no messy grease, wife can do it.

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Old 09-21-2015, 04:26 PM   #32
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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. Attachment 89479Attachment 89480

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Old 09-21-2015, 04:40 PM   #33
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For me and my wife, the difference is one word... stability! We have owned 5 travel trailers over 20 years and the last one, a 37 foot Open Range we absolutely loved (pulled by a 2005 Ford Excursion. A year and a half ago we were coming down I-81 at the NC/VA state line (a several mile steep grade down the mountain). While in the right lane a tractor trailer went by us in the left lane so fast it literally pulled us into teh left lane behind him. We almost lost it off the mountain. That was the last straw even though we had issues before with high winds and tractor-trailer trucks. We sold the Excursion two weeks later and bought a F-350. We sold the TT a few weeks later and bought a fifth wheel. No complaints from me or my wife now.

The mountain downgrade was so bad my wife swore she would never go camping in the TT again... and didn't.
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Old 09-21-2015, 04:51 PM   #34
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When I was with the Carnival, my Gypsy friends always traveled with a TT pulled by a Cadillac car. I have traded my Cadillac for a Truck, that's my only difference.
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Old 09-21-2015, 05:01 PM   #35
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I have one of those long bumper pull tt(32+ feet) and have no issues pulling it at any speed I want. A properly setup WDH allows that. I really want to keep my covered bed of my truck for other things during travel. Im sure the 5er is wonderful. Just not enough for me to go that route.
X 2 plus the additional height and frontal area of 5er is big drag and cost fuel mileage. Also not having to climb stairs as we get older. I can hook up my tt about as fast as one hooking up 5er. Later RJD
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Old 09-21-2015, 05:02 PM   #36
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have been over road driver for 42 years. 5th wheel handle better on down the road. are heavier thus need for big expensive truck .have more living space . I have a 33 foot tt pulled by a 2009 2500hd . I installed e rated trailer tires, double sway bars and travel back and forth from Pittsburgh pa to Miami fl . if I hit heavywinds it does sway a little but nothing you cant handle .pulls wv mountains with no problem
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Old 09-21-2015, 05:22 PM   #37
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No matter what you buy, there are tradeoffs. Weight, towing, storage, accessories, capabilities, tank sizes, cost, etc. What helps is to make a list of what you must have, what you want, what you won't put up with, etc. Then score each item to help decide what best meets your needs.

I will say a TT of the same size usually costs less than a 5er.
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Old 09-21-2015, 05:58 PM   #38
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We did a comparison of TT And 5th wheel. Found that 5th wheel depreciated much faster than TT. If you plan to trade within 5 years or so, might consider the TT.
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Old 09-21-2015, 06:01 PM   #39
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The bodily harm was caused by the WDH bar when trying to release the pressure on the arms to remove the chains. The bar slipped when releasing and cut a deep gash in the TT owners thigh. But after several stitches he was good the go the rest of the weekend.
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Old 09-21-2015, 06:11 PM   #40
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We went 35' TT so we could haul an ATV.
Just got back from 10 days of camping and 2000 miles.
No issues in wind, on freeway or grades.
Very happy.

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