Originally Posted by Mattrousseau
Well , wanted a toy hauler. Found a fifth wheel but bedroom didn't have enough head room to stand up in. They make same trailer in hitch pull . It's long total 40 ft. 34 ft box. Well dealer said they had one on order . We have a trip scheduled for a week from now. Trailer still not here !! Was supposed to be here last week. Called salesman Tuesday he said well be here today but he's off . Only day I can pick up between now and vacation is Friday !! What a mess . We explained to the salesman we had the trip. Oh boy .
Matt, FLYBOB is right, BUT.....................lol
May of last year my wife and I bought a new Grey Wolf 27RR due to the price point and our RZR fit in the garage area. We used it several times and loved it, just not enough of it to love. LOL July 3rd last year (yes-2 months later) we took it fully loaded to a dealer 4 hours south of us, traded it in on a new Puma Unleashed 351THSS-moved all our crap from the 27RR to the 351THSS in their parking lot and hit the road to go camping and RZR riding that afternoon......... Turned out to be a great move trading up to the 5th wheel and the dealership was awesome about the whole thing.
With all that said, my advice is to give yourself the ENTIRE day that Friday to spend at the dealership so that IF anything pops up they can repair it on the spot and get you on the road. Believe me, I get it! Time is the one thing we can't buy and will never have enough of. If it were me, I would relax, go get it on your Friday off and enjoy it when you head out. To me the most important part of the PDI process is the dealer setting up your hitch, truck, and trailer properly for towing BEFORE you leave!
The first dealership we bought from last year hurried through truck, hitch, trailer setup and it towed like azz. (with a RAM 2500 Cummins 4wd). The 2nd dealership really helped me set up same truck with 5th wheel to make sure it was right before we left and it was great!
Lastly, NOT trying to sway you at all, but a 5th wheel sure is a lot easier to maneuver and tow in my honest opinion. Not to mention hitching and un-hitching a 5th wheel takes all of 2 seconds. After having a hitch pull and a 5th wheel all in the same day, I will never go back to a hitch pull.