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Old 01-07-2013, 11:09 AM   #11
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I am the opposite. I've had many TT's and finally made the move to the 5er this past Summer. I did trade the short bed truck for a LB, but that was for better turning radius. I love the way the 5er travels, and I have to admit I am a faster kind of driver. The TT ALWAYS gave me the "white knuckle" effect and I have never had that with the 5er. With the LB I still have room for stuff under my cover (I have the tri-folding bed cover) and only fold it to the cab and 1/3 of the bed is still covered from rain. We also have the rack on the back of the 5er for adding things if space is needed. With that being said, there is no room in the bed for a quad or anything of that nature. My mileage is the same regardless of what I am towing or just how fast I may be moving. 10-11 mpg.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:23 PM   #12
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I got to where I hated RVing. Washing the 5th wheel was like deicing a jet liner. It was all too big.
Some of my thoughts.
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Agree that washing the 5er requires more effort, but the extra room and the vastly increased stability on the road is well worth the extra cleaning to us. After having our first 5er, would not be interested in going back to any TT.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:14 PM   #14
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Agree that washing the 5er requires more effort, but the extra room and the vastly increased stability on the road is well worth the extra cleaning to us. After having our first 5er, would not be interested in going back to any TT.
I agree. I towed a travel trailer for 10 years. It was great. But after towing and camping in a 5th wheel, I doubt I'll own another travel trailer.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:00 AM   #15
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5th wheel to a TT

And coming back to a travel tailer is different than the good old days. The new tow equipment takes all the sway and white knuckle out of it. Backing for me is easier too. Frankly, I didn't care for a 4 foot flight of steep steps getting in and it made it darn impossible for an elderly dog to come and go without assistance.
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I have been spoiled big time having my front deck on my OFF-ROAD POPUP. between this and the truck bed and super cab we can carry some serious supplies with us on our RV trips. The POPUP has every nook and cranny filled up with something. I cannot even stick my hand into the front door after it is ready for travel mode.

This is real fun when you finally get to your site as everything on the floors has to come out and placed on the picnic table before you can even get the top up.

It still gets the best gas mileage of all of them and will go anywhere you want to drive your truck. We still pull trough McDonalds and order big Macs from the drive thru window...

We have considered going to something with more floorspace but still are running the OFF-ROAD POPUP. It has all the modern things the big guys have but not much walking around area. Also very low maintenance overheard...


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Would love to get a big 5er, like the Seismic, hovered having 6 kids plus my wife and I, we'd have to pay a fortune for a custom TV.
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