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Old 09-20-2015, 07:19 PM   #1
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Travel Trail vs 5th Wheel

I'm trying to decide whether to buy a travel trailer or a 5th wheels.
With the floor plan being apples for apples, I can't see why I would pay all that extra money for a 5th wheel. All I hear is that a 5th wheel is easier to pull.
A 5th wheel weighs more than a TT, they use up half your space in the tow truck bed, they are taller.
Someone please convince why I should spend the extra money on a 5th wheel?
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Old 09-20-2015, 07:23 PM   #2
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I only used One hand on the steering wheel from Indy to Salt Lake City didn't worry about semi trucks passing me with the fifth wheel. No sway, travel faster felt safer therefore went longer distances. On I-80. Did slowdown for headwinds don't think I'll ever go back to a travel trailer again .
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Old 09-20-2015, 07:25 PM   #3
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Easy hook up. No have the trailer hitch to install along with sway bars to worry about. I did have a 2500 truck didn't feels the 150s would pull it
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Old 09-20-2015, 07:29 PM   #4
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Miss truck bed storage but finding under bed storage and exterior camper access storage working out fine. But it is tall so far no problem.
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Old 09-20-2015, 07:34 PM   #5
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Some people with mobility issues enjoy the one level of a TT over the fifth wheels two levels.

We went FW because the boss can hook it up and drive in the event something happens to me.
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Old 09-20-2015, 07:45 PM   #6
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Don't spend the extra money for all the reasons you mentioned. I had both. Just recently returned to a TT after 5 years with a fiver.
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Old 09-20-2015, 08:09 PM   #7
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So if you compare floor plan to floor plan I can tell you I would not want to pull a 35' TT, but a 35' 5er is nothing. Enough said.
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Old 09-20-2015, 08:11 PM   #8
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I've had both and I'll not own another TT. Easy of hook up, towing is much more effortless. We also winter camp and having the hitch point and gear inside the truck bed is a huge advantage for us as well.
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Old 09-20-2015, 08:17 PM   #9
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5th wheel gets my vote. Hooking and unhooking takes 1/3 the time. Towing is night a day difference. MUCH more storage in the 5th wheel due to higher ceilings. MUCH MUCH more storage in basement.
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Old 09-20-2015, 09:34 PM   #10
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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.
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