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Old 05-07-2009, 05:40 PM   #1
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Comparing TT to 5th

We have been looking at getting a 5th versus our TT. Seems like the 5th even though they are the same length are much heavier. What is the reason for that?

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Old 05-07-2009, 06:09 PM   #2
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The 5th wheel will have a heavier and more complex frame, requiring more material. Also, I bet there's more wood, wallboard and and all that sort of stuff, too.

I have noticed that your average 5th wheel floor plan is loaded up with all sorts of cabinetry and such where the "upper deck" ends and the "lower deck" begins.

Just a few reasons. BTW a bedroom slide will add a lot of weight to the pin.
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