View Poll Results: Your Current RV vs. What You Had and Why
Motor Home to 5th Wheel 5 71.43%
5th Wheel to Motor Home 1 14.29%
Motor Home to 5th Wheel to Motor Home 0 0%
5th Wheel to Motor Home to 5th Wheel 1 14.29%
Voters: 7. You may not vote on this poll

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-25-2014, 09:24 PM   #21
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Prescott Valley
Posts: 90
Growing up Dad had a TT and the family enjoyed it, We did do a trip with a pop-up and the TT was a huge improvement.
I jumped into a DP MH and while there are many advantages the thing our dog and I hate is that you hear every thing you have on board rattling over every bump.

I imagine that in the comfort of an truck pulling a 5th wheel you would have piece and quite compared to a MH.

2014 FR Legacy
2006 Jeep Unlimited
hbjoe3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2014, 10:01 PM   #22
Senior Member
deartruc's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Southern New England
Posts: 841
My parents did the pup thing in the 60's. And yes we were the soaked kids in the bunk with the real canvas tenting. They went to a tt in the 70's. Found a cg they really like and did the park model thing for 30+ years. Even after my dad retired they would go from double wide in fla for winters back to the park model for summers. Mom is gone now and after she passed we'd bring my father up for a full summer of camping like 'the good ole days".

2017 GMC Yukon
2015 Roo 23 ikss
deartruc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2014, 10:22 PM   #23
Senior Member
Mark S's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 237
We are 2 1/2 months and 8,200 miles into a 3 month, 9,500 mile trip in our 27 ft TT toy hauler. We have decided we are happy with our setup and cannot see going any larger. I pull with my F150 Ecoboost. We have gotten really fast at set up and breakdown. Many of our friends cannot understand how we do it, but we are having the time of our lives.

A bit of advice, you may want to consider marriage counseling before setting out on a journey like ours. After 40 years we have most of the bugs worked out
Mark and Joanne
2014 Fun Finder XT 276
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5 Ecoboost 4X4 SCrew Max Tow
2011 Harley Road Glide Ultra
Mark S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2014, 08:30 AM   #24
Senior Member
Scootdawg's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Western New York
Posts: 423
We are switching from a Class C to a 5th wheel after owning it for 1 year. I loved the RV, but after long trips driving the RV, we would pull over to a campsite, set up and go back in the RV. I couldn't relax that much seeing the steering wheel and dashboard. My wife always wanted the 5th wheel, so she gets her wish this Saturday. Plus with the RV you have to tow a vehicle or break down your campsite if you want to drive somewhere. We found out that both our vehicles were non towable, so it was more cost effective to swap out to a 5th wheel and nice pickup truck.
Scootdawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2014, 09:04 AM   #25
Senior Member
mcnabbwr's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Lower Michigan
Posts: 1,452
It will all be personal preference. Prior to my retirement me and the DW spent better than a year looking at different makes, models and floor plans. We finally decided on a fifth wheel. We couldn't find a floor plan in a MH that offered as much living space that was within our price range. Some people will argue that the MH is easier to set up, however I unhook my truck instead of the toad and hit one button to level just like the MH. I will agree that driving a large truck vs a smaller toad around sometimes has it's challenges but you get use to it. As stated previously there's a lot of pros and cons to both, so take your time, do your research and pick what works best for you.
Bill & Pam
2014 Trilogy 3650RE
2015 F350 PSD
mcnabbwr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2014, 09:16 AM   #26
Senior Member
prof_fate's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Beaver, PA
Posts: 911
went from small old pop up to 28' TT w/ slideouts...camping doesn't feel as much like 'camping' as it used to. More convenient in many ways of course.

Tempted to get a small TT or popup as it's a lot more 'work' and cost to drag the big one that it was the small pop up. We'd like to go tour the west next summer but the cost of gas/campground vs car/hotels/convenience (you can stop anyplace in a car, not so easy in a 50' rig) has us wondering. Took the pop up down south and had a great time, mix of hotels and CGs.

Now retirement thoughts, full timing...5vr I think. Talked to a lot of people as i'd want a MH but most I've talked to seem to come out in favor of a 5vr.

A lot may depend on your personal needs, floorplan, how much you really use it.
Chris, Wills (16) Evie (13) & Toby our collie (6)
2011 Grey Wolf 28BH
2013 Chevy K1500 Crew w/ Reese StraitLine Dual Cam

Nights camped 2011: 11 2012: 18 2013: 12 2014: 12 2015: 13 2016: 56 2017: 8+
prof_fate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2014, 02:45 PM   #27
Senior Member
gmcnitt's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: EML(Fort Worth, TX)
Posts: 110
Bumper tow to a 5th wheel to a big honking motor home (all in a 2 year span..unfortunate for me all except the bumper tow were brand new, I took a beating!).......for us it was due to our dogs (5 of them)....much better to travel with them....would never go back I don't think, we love the motor home. I could see a fifth wheel if you don't move around too much, they certainly are nice.
2009 Charleston FR
Fort Worth, TX
Jeep Wrangler Toad
gmcnitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2014, 10:26 PM   #28
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 12
The big question is: What are you going to do when you arrive at a destination? If it's put out the awning and have a cocktail in a lounge chair, then it's a fifth wheel . If you want to go boating or off roading then it's a slide in truck camper towing your toy. Buy both and have the best of both worlds.
wagonrd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2014, 11:37 PM   #29
Senior Member
Hutch333id's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Cochrane, AB
Posts: 784
We started off with a 25' TT and at that time I dreamt of owning a 45' tag axle diesel pusher MH. Even after getting a much larger TT I still wmated the MH. This year we purchased the fifth wheel and I'm now happy to stay at that. At 41' it is all living space and it also gives me two entry doors which I haven't seen in a MH.

Richard & Diane
2014 Cedar Creek 38FL
With a F350 dually
2014 41 nights and 4620km.......and we're done


Richard & Diane
2014 Cedar Creek 38FL
2016 F350 Lariat CC DRW
Retired Metropolitan Police (UK)
Hutch333id is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:15 PM.