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Old 03-02-2015, 11:58 AM   #11
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Old 03-02-2015, 01:49 PM   #12
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I started out with a TT in 2007 and over the years I found that the 5th Wheel performs better on the Highway because of Semi going by causing a "Wind Whip" on the TT. It was a secure feeling going down the Highway with my 5th Wheel not getting that "Wind Whip". I also find it easy to back with the 5th Wheel. It is a personal choice for the Guy or Gal pulling a TT or a 5th Wheel. Happy RVing hope to see all of you a Goshen Indiana 2015!

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Old 03-02-2015, 02:27 PM   #13
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I had a Class A and really liked having a generator. My wife will drive a pickup pulling a 5th wheel. She didn't want any parts of driving the A towing a Toad. I like to drive and will do most of it. Just nice for us to have an option. We'll buy a toy hauler with a generator and washer/dryer hook-up. Not available in most TTs.
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Old 03-02-2015, 03:10 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Captn Ron View Post
Debating a 5th wheel versus tongue tow either with a f250 deisel. It's just me the wife and our puppy. Any words of wisdom?
I've had both, TT's and 5er's. It's just myself the wife and our 40 pound dog. The trailer we have now is 2012 29 foot FR 264 10th Anniversary Edition, plenty of room, easy to haul. I have a 2013 Ford F150 with the max tow package and the ecoboost 6. Hauls the trailer better than my 2010 with the 5.4 V8 did. You will have no problem with the F250 no matter if it's a TT or a 5er. I like the TT's because they are easier for my wife to get in and out of. It all comes down to personal preference.
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:17 PM   #15
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It totally depends on what you like.
We love the stability of the 5th wheel.
Started w/Holiday Rambler 32' 5th & traded for 39' Primetime Sanibel last summer w/20' cu ft. Refrig & Hydraulic levers. Best advice test one or more, if you can.
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:35 PM   #16
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We owned a 5th wheel for 10 years pulled with a F250 diesel. Last year we bought a TT and now pull with a F150. The 5ver pulls better but I'm getting more comfortable with the TT. The 5er also has more storage space but you lose a lot of the bed of your truck. You gain your truck bed back with TT. Don't skimp on the hitch.

The biggest driver for us going to a TT was fewer steps. Bad knees, bad ankles. The TT is one floor. No steps inside the camper.

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Old 03-03-2015, 07:13 AM   #17
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Having gone from a 30' TT to a 37' 5er, I will never go back to a TT if I can help it. I do agree with the others here it is a matter of personal preference. But for me it is a matter of room, storage and ease of towing. I have a 2011 f 250 crew cab with a 2012 Silverback 31B and love it. Don't get as much pucker factor when 18 wheelers blow past with the 5er.
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Old 03-03-2015, 07:56 AM   #18
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I've had three TT and one fifth wheel. My first was a TT with a Reese Hitch and sway control, sometimes scary when passed by a semi. My second was a fifth wheel, seldom a problem with semi's. The last two have been Toy Haulers using an Andersen Hitch. They tow just as well as my fifth wheel. I like being able to use the bed of my truck. I like the lower, closer to the ground and all one level of the TT. And I like that I am not pulling a giant monster hovering over the top of my truck. Just my personal feelings after having had both. Like others have said the fifth wheel has it's advantages too. I'm considering buying a little shorter TT and hauling my rzr in the bed of the truck. My current Toy Hauler has a 12' garage and is a little hard to manuever in tight spots.
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Old 03-03-2015, 08:59 AM   #19
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Wide brush here! People (Use) RVs Totally different ways,(Seasonal,Short local trips,Long distance trips,Dry camping,Full hookup Only,Total Use of inside Facilities,Never Use Shower or Toilet, Stop along the way to use Bed/Nap,Toilet,Eat-this means being able to Open Refer),and MANY other things! Your intended use and desires are Only answered by You, a person Must (Play House )in a Unit that you think you like (Before You Buy)! That means with the Slides (In and Out) if you are going to (Travel) with the Unit. If (Seasonal) disregard all the above and get the (Biggest, Baddest,Longest,Tallest )unit that will fit your needs! Youroo!!
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Old 03-04-2015, 03:59 PM   #20
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Having towed a number of TTs and now on my second fiver, I would not go back to a TT. The fiver pulls so much easier, has much more room and easier to hookup. The only thing I see above is that TTs are easier to get in and out of because they are closer to the ground and that is true. If you have problems going up and down stairs, both to get into the fiver and then up to the front, a fiver would be an issue. Good Luck

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