Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-13-2014, 09:34 PM   #21
Senior Member
Iwannacamp's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,908
I don't have a lot to add....
Others might differ in opinion on both these thoughts... If you haven't pulled before and you get a 15k trailer...that's A LOT of trailer. Might see if a buddy has one similar size/weight he will let you pull with his supervision.
I would stay away from a goose adapter.. I ain't scared of it...I don't like the geometry it puts on the "tin foil" frames they have on the 5ers.
Like I say these are my opinions only. I have pulled a 17k+ trailer one time(with 3/4T) and I wasn't comfortable. Long story... I read on here about the pin box/frame problems and I got the adapter off mine ASAP

Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums

totalled 04-11-16 by storm(picking up new one 10-26-16)
Iwannacamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2014, 10:34 PM   #22
Senior Member
GreenImp's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Oregon
Posts: 448
Send a message via MSN to GreenImp
I guess I'll add my experience/thoughts to the puzzle too since you MAY find them relevant.

We were once shopping for a 40+ ft toy-hauler but didn't necessarily need the garage (had toys but knew majority of our camping would be without them). We had already used a friends 41' or better TH a few times and knew the advantages of a garage even without toys. We weighed the pro's and con's (haha, no pun intended) and decided on a 32' 5'er (no garage).

A few of the non-garage "pro's" for us are...
This smaller trailer is FAR easier to find sites we can fit in when making reservations.
Being a 5th wheel, the overall vehicle length is only a couple/few feet longer than when towing my flatbed car hauler. I can easily fit in any gas station, parking lot, or camp site that I come across (as long as it's long enough).
Our 32' RV has more living area than most (all?) 40+ ft toyhaulers

And just so you know, I was perfectly comfortable towing the larger trailer (I'm a former in-town truck driver). I just find it immensely easier to not have to.

As others have said...Kudo's to you for asking these questions before purchasing!

Oh more thing to consider. In most states (unfortunately not mine), you can tow a small trailer behind a 5th wheel...making a toyhauler even less necessary.

'04 GMC Sierra 2500HD, CCSB, D/A, MaxBrake, B&W Companion, Retrax Pro, AR Power Steps
2013 Rockwood 8289WS w/Diamond pkg
1969 Camaro RS/SS Convertible
Dad's old 1968 Empi Imp (recently recovered from under 21 years worth of boxes/dust)
GreenImp is offline   Reply With Quote

5th wheel, first time, toy hauler, wheel

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:01 AM.