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Old 06-27-2016, 07:43 PM   #1
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New rig-5er or TT?

Well, our 1992 Eagle 300BH (...stop laughing) has served us well. It was our first trailer and we've only had it for 3.5 years. My wife and I both have the bug for a more spacious, modern unit. I recently bought a 97 F350 dually for my TV. Not as high a GVWR as modern trucks, but high enough (10,000) to handle anything I've looked at.

so the question: Travel Trailer (cheaper) for fifth wheel. There are certainly TT that meet our needs, but I sure do like the fifth wheels. I've heard they are much easier/more stable to tow/ Our usual outings are GA-SC, or GA-FL where it's fairly flat. But-with a new rig, we would probably pull up to northern Indiana to visit our daughter. With that in mind..TT or 5er? or does it really matter?

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Old 06-27-2016, 07:50 PM   #2
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I was a TT owner for 20 years before I had to get a 5er due to the new child. I now tell everyone I will not go back to a TT. Yes the 5er will tow much better and less prone to crosswind issues and I absolutely love the basement storage area. I have seen some newer models of TT the have the rear bedroom elevated which gives the TT a nice small basement . But about all find the RV that has the features and floorplan that fits your family best.

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Old 06-28-2016, 06:59 AM   #3
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The only thing that really matters is what do you like? If you get something you don't like you wont use it... I prefer a TT .. I have a large cap on the truck box that acts like an air foil and it gives me secure storage. The TT also means I have no stairs inside...
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