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Old 06-19-2016, 02:58 PM   #1
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5th wheel vs travel trailer

I was wondering which is better 5th wheel vs travel trailer, for durability , permanent living.?
I'm considering buying a new one.
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Old 06-19-2016, 05:07 PM   #2
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In my very humble opinion it is a 5th wheel trailer. They are built better and tend to have more living space, such as a front living room model. The fivers have more storage space and basements are bigger than travel trailers, frames are stronger with some models having12 inch tall I beams in the them. The only negative would be the cost of some 5er's being over $100,000 or more.
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Old 06-19-2016, 05:11 PM   #3
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For permanent or full time living, 5th wheels are better.
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Old 06-19-2016, 05:13 PM   #4
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Thank you, for the response , I will look at the 5th wheel,
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Old 06-19-2016, 05:18 PM   #5
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Is it true , I have heard that you should have few slide out on travel trailer?
Is that true on 5th wheel?
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Old 06-19-2016, 05:23 PM   #6
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Have you been in any 5th wheels or TTs with slideouts?
If you had, you'd know the answer.
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Old 06-19-2016, 05:33 PM   #7
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I've only been in a travel trailer, otherwise if I knew the answer I wouldn't have post, to get some opinion.
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Old 06-19-2016, 05:36 PM   #8
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... you should have few slide out on travel trailer?
Sorry... not sure what you mean by 'have few slide out'.
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Positives: more storage, pulls waay easier with no sway, (even when that 18 wheeler passes you), easier to maneuver/backup. solid hitch lockup (no swaybars, or leveling bars to contend with). Usually built stronger with stiff frames. Usually storage tanks are larger. Tend to be more stable when set up. Provides justification to buy nice truck.

Negatives: Requires a nice truck, heavier, almost always a 3/4 ton truck at a minimum with diesel preferred. Hitch takes up much of the truck bed. Carrying bicycles can be a challenge, depending on use of rear of rv. More expensive, usually 25% - 50% more expensive for same living space.

Some of these are not absolutes and are just my own opinion/perception from having owned both types.
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My bride has bad hips so we got away from the fifthwheel to another motorhome that ate my retirement so now a TT. So far so good. No slides either.
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