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Old 07-28-2016, 01:54 PM   #11
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I purchased the 32TSBH TT 3 yrs ago and noever looked back. It may be easier to manuever a 5th wheel, but I could not find a 5th wheel with buckroom space I wanted. I have 4 bunks that my 6' sons can fit in. Be careful with bunks, some of them are 5'8" - 5'10" long and kids do grow fast.
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Old 07-28-2016, 01:54 PM   #12
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Another TT owner that does not regret the decision. 5 of us too with kids 9, 8, 6 and a golden retriever. 5ers are definitely nice and pull better than a tt. Also a lot shorter rolling down the highway and in parking lots etc. with the pin in the box instead of a tongue and hitch. Our reason for the TT was the box space. 3 kids and a dog add a lot of stuff then throw in some fire wood etc. and I wouldn't want to be without the box space.
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Old 07-28-2016, 02:52 PM   #13
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With 5 of you and your golden, I think a TT is better over a 5er. Think of all the extra gear you'll be able to haul with the truck bed still available. With a 350, I doubt that cargo carry capacity will be too big of an issue.


We have graduated from tents, to a pup, to our current HTT where we expect to stay for a while. The eventual plan is to start full timing, and THAT's when we'll buy our first 5er. Hopefully gently used from another golden ager getting off the road. I certainly don't regret any of our choices, they have all been appropriate to our needs and stage at the time.
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Old 07-28-2016, 04:20 PM   #14
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I don't regret getting a camper over a 5th wheel. We looked but we take our golf cart to every campground that allows us to (we usually only book ones that do). So having the bed free to haul the golf cart is necessary. I did look at toy hauler 5th wheels but decided I didn't want something that big...

Who knows, maybe next one will be one...
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Old 07-28-2016, 04:32 PM   #15
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We are thinking about going the other way. We don't get out as much as we had thought we would (now approximately 2 weeks a year) so we are considering downsizing. We like our fifth wheel but given its size it does limit us to where we can go. Our National Park campgrounds were never designed for 40 foot fifth wheels and there are many places we would like to go see but can't get in due to our size. A 30 foot travel trailer with a couple of slides would work for us just fine as it is just the two of us.
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Old 07-28-2016, 05:59 PM   #16
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Have a Eagle 2016 324 BHTS tt with sway control. Love it. Looked at 5ers,but we have everything we need in a tt. 3 of us and 2 Ole labs. Got the party sofa and 2 ac's
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Old 07-28-2016, 06:32 PM   #17
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We started with a 34' 5er and now have a 32 IBTS and between the two I prefer the TT since I like having the truck bed space and lower height of the TT. The 5er pulled a touch better in the wind but with a good sway bar setup the TT isn't an issue.

Unless I was pulling it a lot or full timing it I'd stick with a TT.
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Old 07-28-2016, 06:58 PM   #18
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I guess (by my math) I'm in the minority. We went from a 28BHBE (TT) to a 377RLBH (5er) and we couldn't be happier! I wouldn't go back to a TT after having a 5er. My girls are 8 and 11 and love the new 5er. Time will tell if the feelings continue, but thus far it was a great investment in family time for us!
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Old 07-29-2016, 06:28 AM   #19
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We bought a Large TT because they are the most bang for your buck. We also carry a golf cart everywhere we go. I would rather have a 45ft Toyhauler but they are way out of my budget. The wife also does not like the garage area on them. A TT and pickup is the easiest most economical way to carry a Golf cart or toy.

I do get a bit annoyed when fifth wheel ppl act like I want to or should want to UPGRADE to a Fifth wheel. For us it would not be an upgrade unless it was a mega toyhauler. A lot of us have TT's mostly because of personal choice followed by budget.

With my LWB DRW truck there is only a slight difference in towing vs a fifth wheel. Being that I have a gas truck I don't have the big power like the diesels but on relatively flat highway I can run all day long with the fifth wheels and DP MH's. 70-75 mph with nary a sway.

Once set up we all have similar comforts and luxuries. The setup part has been argued to death too. Un hooking for me is as fast as any fifth wheel. Hooking up takes about 2 mins longer. A TT with fifth wheel like features is the best compromise.
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We bought a Large TT because they are the most bang for your buck. We also carry a golf cart everywhere we go. I would rather have a 45ft Toyhauler but they are way out of my budget. The wife also does not like the garage area on them. A TT and pickup is the easiest most economical way to carry a Golf cart or toy.

I do get a bit annoyed when fifth wheel ppl act like I want to or should want to UPGRADE to a Fifth wheel. For us it would not be an upgrade unless it was a mega toyhauler. A lot of us have TT's mostly because of personal choice followed by budget.

With my LWB DRW truck there is only a slight difference in towing vs a fifth wheel. Being that I have a gas truck I don't have the big power like the diesels but on relatively flat highway I can run all day long with the fifth wheels and DP MH's. 70-75 mph with nary a sway.

Once set up we all have similar comforts and luxuries. The setup part has been argued to death too. Un hooking for me is as fast as any fifth wheel. Hooking up takes about 2 mins longer. A TT with fifth wheel like features is the best compromise.
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