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Old 07-29-2013, 12:46 PM   #11
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Never towed one myself but most say they tow nicer than a tt.
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:49 PM   #12
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I would go with a the 5th wheel. In my opinion they do tow easier and I believe are easier to back up.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:39 PM   #13
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Been there done that.

I have a Road King and could not close the tail gate on a 8' truck bed. We could get the bike in the bed, just had to leave the tail gate at home to pull the TT. So in 2007 we bought a Raptor 299MP. I think it is one of the smallest 5th wheel toy haulers at 34'. I have seen people pull them with a 3/4 ton (F250, 2500, etc.) but I would not. It is a big heavy trailer. You do give up allot of space for the garage and we were just never comfortable in it. The bed room would have worked if we were 5' tall, but we are both over 6'. Hit our heads more times than I can count. Miles per gallon was the pits.

So we are now back in a 35' TT and love it. If we want to take the bike the DW pulls it in a cargo trailer with her truck.

Hope my experience down this path helped.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:54 PM   #14
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Back to your original question. If you want to put a Harley touring bike in your pickup, you need a long bed (8'). I found more used, low mileage, diesel's with the long bed in the 1 ton size (F350, 3500 etc.)

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Old 07-31-2013, 07:25 AM   #15
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Try using SearchTempest Online Classifieds Search - All the Classifieds. One Search. for your search. The web site will search eBay and Craig's list at the same time. Select detailed search and it will open a tab that has breakdown by cities. When I used this site we were able to find a 2008 40 ft 5th wheel for 20,000.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:53 AM   #16
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Great advice! Thanks all! We're still looking/mulling it all over! Looks like a toy hauler will be the best way to carry our 800 lb baby!
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I went from a 28 ft TT to a 40 ft 5th wheel. The 5th wheel is so much easier to pull, back and turn around. Just the other day I did a uturn with the 5th wheel in a picnic pull off on the side of the road, couldn't have did the upturn with the TT.
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