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Old 12-24-2014, 01:18 PM   #11
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Had both. Find fiver faster to hook up. No wdh or anti sway to hookup, but haste is not practiced here. Double check everything. Good luck.

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Old 12-24-2014, 01:22 PM   #12
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I've had both and prefer the 5'er


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Old 12-24-2014, 01:30 PM   #13
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5th wheel for sure ! ! ! get the optional self leveling system and you got it made ! Push the buttons , then hook up water and power good to go.......
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Old 12-24-2014, 01:34 PM   #14
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Am sure the 5er is nice for many reason I prefer TT and like the room in pickup. I have no problem with TT alone. Although DW is with me all the time but I view that no different wether 5er of TT. Can handle alone if necessary with no problem.
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Old 12-24-2014, 02:02 PM   #15
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The OP stated that he will most often be travelling alone, so storage and having the whole box of the truck for storage is not likely to be an issue, and being alone...hitching up to a 5th is much easier, no denying that.
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Old 12-24-2014, 02:07 PM   #16
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I say 5ver. I can handle it all my self when DH is having difficulties. Easier on me then the sway bar thing and I've done both.

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Old 12-24-2014, 02:24 PM   #17
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For a single guy traveling alone a 5er is clearly the best choice. We wanted a 2nd slide for the bunkhouse & needed to keep our weight & price down, so our only option was lightweight TT's. Previously we borrowed my uncle's 5er which he towed with a dually. Even though he is not as strong or mobile as when he was younger, he was able to drop-off & hook-up his 5er at our campground without any issues.

The only negatives with his unit were not being able to stand-up in the bedroom to get dressed & having to walk down steps to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night... Although you lose storage space in the bed of the truck, it's not so useful when you get older & have to climb in & out of the truck bed to get to stuff... In our case we have kids that can go fetch stuff...
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Old 12-25-2014, 11:41 AM   #18
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I have done both, recommend the 5th wheel. Also recommend self level system. It takes about 10 minutes after backing into a camping site to power up, level up, connect sewer and water, and slides out. Like any long trailer, you may need help backing in. But with most campers they are always helpful.
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Old 12-25-2014, 11:55 AM   #19
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Do whatever feels right for you.
I have a 35' TT and very happy with it.
5th wheel floorplans were not appealing to us.
Love the full bedroom slide and full width closet at front.
With a backup camera on the truck...hooking up alone is no problem at all. the end..choose what's best for you, no good or bad decision here.
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Old 12-25-2014, 12:14 PM   #20
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Owned both.
5th wheel all the way!

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