Electric vs. Hydraulic Landing Gear?????
I have owned two travel trailers over the past 20 years, and now considering upgrading to a 2010 5th wheel Forest River 25RL it runs 7440 lb dry, GVWR 11400 lbs with a hitch weight of 1240 lbs.
My question is to the forum members has to do with electric vs. hydraulic landing gear. There seems to be an additional $400.00 if I wanted to order my trailer with hydraulics. What is the difference between the two other than the obvious? Is one better than the other and would it be worth the extra money, or would I be throwing good money away by ordering the hydraulics?
The only thing that has been explained to me regarding the difference was the speed of the raising and lowering the trailer. I was told that the electric jacks were faster.
So I just wanted to put this out and get any and all opinions from everyone.
Just for information on the trailer it has a 7440 lb dry, GVWR 11400 lbs with a hitch weight of 1240 lbs.
Thanks in advance,
2008 GMC Duramx-2500HD 4x4 CrewCab
52 Gallon Titan Fuel Tank
Reese18K Signature Series 5th Wheel Hitch With Slider #30085
2010 Wildcat 28RKBS (West Coast Model)