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Old 09-17-2006, 07:14 PM   #1
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Fifth Wheel Towing

I have some experience towing horse trailers and travel trailers. I never did like the feel of sway from said trailers.
How do the fifth wheel trailers handle? I currently drive a 31' class c and am thinking about going with a fifth wheel. Its not like you can "take one for a road test".
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Old 09-17-2006, 07:20 PM   #2
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Fifth wheels pull far superior to a tag trailer IMHO. I have had both and will never go back to a tag. You can set a tag up to pull a lot better but it will cost much $$$$. If I were you I would go to a dealership and tell them youwant to test pull a couple of trailers, Use their truck and pick a 5th and a comperable tag and take them for a pull. If the dealership says no, then they don't want your busness, find another dealership.
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Old 09-17-2006, 07:29 PM   #3
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I have some experience towing horse trailers and travel trailers. I never did like the feel of sway from said trailers.
How do the fifth wheel trailers handle? I currently drive a 31' class c and am thinking about going with a fifth wheel. Its not like you can "take one for a road test".
rubysamm,
You will be surprised at how well a fifth wheel handles. If your set-up is correct(the right truck for your 5'er), at times, you won't even know it's back there.
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Old 09-17-2006, 08:29 PM   #4
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I must chime in here. I have pulled fifth wheels across the country and imo the do pull much better that a tt.

When the wife and I recently upgraded we wanted a fiver but we had the good stuff for a tt and I am happy with my set up.

If a fiver is in the budget than thats the way to go from the start.


Just my opinion.

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Old 09-18-2006, 02:32 PM   #5
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If you have the money, you might think about some type air ride hitch, or air ride head or pin box. They will big time make a difference. I pull my 32er with out any of the air hitches, and it tows great. But..I have also pulled with any air hitch and they are great...!! I'm saving up for a air hitch head now. Stay safe and keep on trucking.
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Old 09-18-2006, 07:27 PM   #6
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what do you tow your salem with?
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Old 09-19-2006, 08:16 AM   #7
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on my second fiver, had a 30 foot tt, it pulled very nce when the weight bars and hitch were set up, but it was a pain hitching up.
my fivers pull like a dream, our curent one just goes along for the ride, smooth and tracks well and has no sway.
it will however turn short if i am not watching, bu ton th eroad you can easily not notice its back there.
2200 pin wt, helps alot to with ride control
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Old 09-25-2006, 01:26 PM   #8
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Rubysamm. sorry for the late reply, been gone out of town for a short time..
I tow with a 04 Dodge, quad cab, Cummings diesel, auto trans. and single rear wheels.
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Old 11-27-2006, 06:52 PM   #9
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pulling a 5er

I have a 5er after pulling a TT. There is very little sway and it pulls better witih better gas mileage and my 5er is longer and heavier.

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I have pulled many a hay trailer and horse trailer. We bought our FR Wildcat 5er and a F250. The Wildcat is a 30ft trailer and has a GVRW of 11490. I have been pulling it at about 9k. Don't even know it is behind unless we start up some grades. Using a B&W companion hitch. Seldom feel chucking, but usually due to roads.

I went to pick up my 5er from the dealer. A TT was parked next to my trailer and they had begun to hook up. I backed up & connected, raised the jacks, checked the lights, pulled the chocks, walked into the dealership to buy a coke and was on the road before they were finished hooking up. This is not a bash of TT's, just trying to show how easy it is to load a 5er and take off.

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