Originally Posted by MtnGuy
All of those are campers to me !!
Understand. It's just that to answer your question and help out with decision making, it's important to know specifically what you are interested in.
My personal experience with each of these is as follows;
I have had several three trailers and two fifth wheels. I have friends with Class C motorhomes and another with a class A motorhome and one who lives in N.H. with a camper. My wife and I are retired and we have decided that we will never have another trailer because they do not track near as well as well as a fifth-wheel and they we get about 6 more feet of living space in a fifth wheel because it overlaps the pick-up when hitched up. In other words, more living space in less overall length.
I would not choose a camper for us because we like long trips and like more living space than they afford. Also, depending on the size of the camper, you should have a dually pickup for stability. My friend uses his camper for hunting and getting to the back country dirt roads but his is a medium size camper that does not extend beyond the end of the truck bed.
My wife and I almost bought a motorhome but we decided we did not want to deal with fueling that behemoth at gas stations or being relegated to truck stops. Also, most people pull a car behind a motorhome so they can have convenient mobility to see the sites and park easily while exploring the areas they visit. We like to pull into an RV park and set up the fifth wheel (one button auto level is a great option!) and then drive to a near by gas station and fuel up our very nice diesel pick up and then treat ourselves to a nice dinner out.
My wife and I are retired and travel extensively now. I was a heavy equipment operator for much of my career and I still have a commercial license. I never get tired of seeing new places in our 34 RLS Cedar Creek fifth wheel and we love our new GMC 3500 HD Duramax truck.
Anyway, hope that helps with your decision. Best of luck to you and hope to see you on the road!!