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Old 07-22-2012, 08:26 PM   #1
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TT v 5th wheels

Looking to buy a new camper which one do u like TT or 5th wheel? Have a family of four.
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:32 PM   #2
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What do you have for a tow vehicle? This will determine which trailer is best.
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:34 PM   #3
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I have a F250 super duty
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:41 PM   #4
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A 5th wheel has more storage, room and feeling of spaciousness with the extra height. It also tows much better than a TT...no sway, better aerodynamic package.

Downside is the inside stairs, if stairs are an issue for mobility.

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A 5th wheel has more storage, room and feeling of spaciousness with the extra height. It also tows much better than a TT...no sway, better aerodynamic package.

Downside is the inside stairs, if stairs are an issue for mobility.

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Just wondering about the better towering and more aerodynamic package? U works tend to agree, but my neighbor went to Alaska for a 6 week trip last summer. He and a friend had identical f350 diesels, one towing a 28' 5er and the other a 28' tt. The travel trailer got 30% better mileage constantly throughout the trip. In fact, my neighbor says he will buy a tt for the next trip up and sell it after he returns. Just curious about the thought myself. He said both the 5th and tt were about the same loaded weight.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:17 PM   #6
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We switched from a 6000 lb TT to a 8400 lb FW and the fuel mileage was near identical. I heard others report the same thing. The nose of the FW is taller but much closer to the tow vehicle.

Perhaps the F350 owner with the 30% better fuel mileage towing get 30% better fuel mileage non-towing too!

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Old 07-22-2012, 09:29 PM   #7
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You have a truck that will handle a 5er. They are easier to hitch, ride better(tv ride), far more maneuverable when parking. More living space for the total length of the rig. I have had both over the years, 5er hands down for me if I ever go back. (class A MH now)..!!
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We switched from a 6000 lb TT to a 8400 lb FW and the fuel mileage was near identical. I heard others report the same thing. The nose of the FW is taller but much closer to the tow vehicle.

Perhaps the F350 owner with the 30% better fuel mileage towing get 30% better fuel mileage non-towing too!

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True! I know I get worse millage with my 04 Burb compared to a friend and we both have similar driving habits. Just wondered about others experience.
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A 5th wheel has more storage, room and feeling of spaciousness with the extra height. It also tows much better than a TT...no sway, better aerodynamic package.

Downside is the inside stairs, if stairs are an issue for mobility.

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Ditto, also the fiver affords better privacy than most TT's being that the bedroom is quite seperate. Also the bedroom window is 8ft above ground level, so no nose stuck against it from the outside unless of course Big Foot is a perv
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Also the bedroom window is 8ft above ground level, so no nose stuck against it from the outside unless of course Big Foot is a perv
Unless he's standing on the truck's 'bonnet'! Cheerio Nigel...

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