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Old 07-09-2016, 01:55 PM   #11
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MSRockyblue, I have the WJ3001w also. After 2 years of camping in it, I can be pulling out of the spot in about 30-35 minutes from start to break camp, especially if we anticipate leaving and have just kept everything picked up. If you are on call, then just keeping things inside the TT in order will let you pack up quickly. The DW secures the chairs, latches the refrigerator and pulls in the slides while I disconnect and hook up to the truck. In your place I would MUCH rather be taking my "home" and personal things with me than staying in hotels and having to pack/unpack all the time. Also if staying for extended periods in hotels, the staff is in your room when you are not, so security is an issue. Keep the Wind Jammer is my vote!
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Old 07-09-2016, 03:36 PM   #12
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Thanks for all the responses. I appreciate all the info. I think I will keep my trailer and see how she goes. I looked into 5th wheels, and there are some things that I would love to have,(second ac, washer/dryer, more storage, etc), but you guys are right. The main reason for taking it, is to pocket some per diem, that and I'm always worried about bed bugs, in the hotels, even though I haven't dealt with that, yet. Lol. As far as towing goes, I just have the basic WD hitch and friction sway bar. If I find out, it's going to sway more than I like, would one of the nicer dual cam systems be a good buy? I've seen them, and they say they eliminate sway, but I'm always skeptical until I talk to someone that's used something. Is there anything else that might help, besides weight balance, etc?
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Old 07-09-2016, 03:40 PM   #13
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Thanks for all the responses. I appreciate all the info. I think I will keep my trailer and see how she goes. I looked into 5th wheels, and there are some things that I would love to have,(second ac, washer/dryer, more storage, etc), but you guys are right. The main reason for taking it, is to pocket some per diem, that and I'm always worried about bed bugs, in the hotels, even though I haven't dealt with that, yet. Lol. As far as towing goes, I just have the basic WD hitch and friction sway bar. If I find out, it's going to sway more than I like, would one of the nicer dual cam systems be a good buy? I've seen them, and they say they eliminate sway, but I'm always skeptical until I talk to someone that's used something. Is there anything else that might help, besides weight balance, etc?
I spent way too many nights in hotels when working. Stopped traveling when I retired. We started again as we started camping again. I want my own bed, my own bathroom, and if I want to eat at 2AM I make something.
Consider keeping your paid for TT but get an Equalizer 4 point hitch with sway control. Much better IMO than the dual cam systems. However, once you go 5er you will never go back!
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Old 07-09-2016, 03:50 PM   #14
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x2 on the Equalizer hitch, I have virtually no sway with the 3001w. I do have the second A/C and if you are going to travel out west or southwest, put another one on. We camped in 106 degree while in Vegas, and stayed comfortable with both units running; we didn't need a sweater inside, but we were comfortable.
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Old 07-09-2016, 04:25 PM   #15
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I took my sunset trail 250rb (29 ft tip to tip) to the St. Louis metro area for work Wednesday, job starting Monday. I had to take the campground I got, everything was full.

At this campground and the last one I lived at up there I'd have a hard time backing my windjammer 3001W in I think. I had enough trouble getting the smaller sunset trail in there. People parked everywhere, small spots, lots of full timers with 2 cars that are there for the same reason I am except they bring their wives.

I only want to work about 6 months a year though, and I want a fifth wheel, and I bought the windjammer to leave in Florida,

So my advice might not be the best. My fifth wheel wants probably skew my view.
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Old 07-09-2016, 06:04 PM   #16
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Keep the windjammer

You have an incredible RV. Keep it and enjoy. Don't second guess your self and think a 5th wheel will be any advantage.. You have a great RV already. Enjoy.
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Old 07-09-2016, 06:16 PM   #17
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Staying out of hotels is the major reason many of us have RV's. Go with what you've got and see how it works out. You can always upgrade later if desired.
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Old 07-09-2016, 07:14 PM   #18
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5th wheel wins, see how to Hitch your TT on YouTube;

O-MY, no way would I buy a Travel Trailer after viewing some videos on How to Hitch your TT to your tow truck on YouTube, way to much work in the Hot Sun, No, No, No. A 5th wheel is much easier and faster with no guess work or hitch removal so you can use your tow vehicle for site seeing and shopping.

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Old 07-09-2016, 07:44 PM   #19
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I have owned both travel trailers and fifth wheels. Not much difference time wise to hook them up. The fifth wheel might be a little faster but not by much. Most important is to get some quality tires mounted up so you don't have down time on the road with blow outs. NONE of the current crop of ST tires are worth a hoot except for the Maxxis. All ST tires are currently made in China including the worthless Goodyear Marathon. The Maxxis is made in Korea and is the only ST tire worth installing. JMHO.
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Old 07-09-2016, 08:58 PM   #20
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If your travel trailer has a weight distribution hitch, there is no way that a TT is as fast as hooking/unhooking a fifth wheel.

I can hitch a 5th wheel in 2 minutes and have wheel chalks removed, and quick walk around in less than 5 minutes.

Hitching and unhitching a fiver so quick and easy. I'll never go back to a WDH travel trailer.
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