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Old 01-10-2014, 08:52 PM   #1
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The DW and I brought home our new Phoenix tonight. This was the first camper we have owned/towed with a 5th wheel hitch. As our friends have been telling us it really is night and day difference between towing a TT and a FW.

Towing now is no longer a white knuckle experience. We went from a 35' Cougar TT to a 34' Phoenix FW. We should have avoided the whole cougar experience and gone straight to a FW... Oh well, live and learn.

Happy Towing to all,

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Old 01-10-2014, 08:58 PM   #2
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But if you didn't get a TT, you would know how good you have it now!!

Enjoy your new toy!!
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Old 01-11-2014, 01:59 AM   #3
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But if you didn't get a TT, you would know how good you have it now!!

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That's me! That's me! I had a pop-up with a (likely overloaded) Durango. Had a couple of sway incidents that scared me. Ended up upgrading to the fifth wheel and loving it.
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That's me! That's me! I had a pop-up with a (likely overloaded) Durango. Had a couple of sway incidents that scared me. Ended up upgrading to the fifth wheel and loving it.
Dodge must have really improved the Durango then. I have one of the redesigned models (mine is a 2011, the first year of them). V8 hemi engine factory tow package with a Class IV hitch. Rated to tow 7200 lbs and hauls my 3700 lb HW pup with no sway and no sweat. Love it. Have no thoughts of going fiver at all.
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When we started out, we rented and liked it and it was towable with our Honda pilot. Decided to buy our high wall 277 and on paper- the pilot could tow it. So 3800 trailer against a 4500 lb tow capacity- I was like "I'll be fine". The deciding factor after a couple of trips was we were camping at 9000 ft and if I stopped for whatever reason it would be a struggle to get back moving again. Some times we would take two cars cause I felt safer that way.

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So someone traded their tundra at the dealership I work at and we bought it the next day and no more overload. But now we traded our pop up for a 31 ft trailer and pulling 8k now. But it's all still fun!
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