I know that the 5er would tow better, turn better, and be more stable towing than a TT would be. The other thing is that it would be nice to be able to have the pets in the 5th wheel during the trip. (Especially my golden mix since just looking at him he sheds hair...lol) My wife also might want to be back there once in awhile to take a nap or whatever and you cannot do that in a TT.
I am not against a travel trailer...and some of the windjammers we looked at are nice. I have not ruled out the 8285WS...there are a few things I don't like about the floorplan of the 8285WS...one being that the entertainment center being placed where it is makes one of the people sitting in the lazy boy chairs have to look over a counter to watch tv (I can always add an articulating mount to solve that issue) another thing is my wife wants actual doors to close for the bedroom and the bathroom...which this model does not have.
The one good thing about this particular 5th wheel is the fresh water tank is behind the rear axle (according to jeepman71) and it being full during towing would relieve 358 lbs. off the pin weight of the trailer.
Right now I am trying to find out feasible ways to make this work...and am doing all my homework BEFORE getting a trailer or 5th wheel. (that's just the way I do things)
Since this would be my first trailer/5th wheel...I welcome all your opinions and suggestions since you guys are currently towing etc.
Are there any other aspects that I am overlooking in regards to pin weight etc?