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Old 10-29-2011, 09:31 PM   #11
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The hitch we have for our 5th is not an issue. When we are not towing, the hitch sits out. As far as truck bed, we still have plenty of room in our truck bed for bikes, coolers, and firewood. We just switched from a travel trailer to a 5th wheel this summer. So far, I don't miss a thing about the TT and can't think of any reason to go back.
Above all, it is UNBELIEVABLE how much better the 5th wheel tows.
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Old 10-30-2011, 02:22 AM   #12
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Im with the travel trailer crowd. Like having the canopy on the truckbed as mentioned prior. Economis, was the motivator for the travel trailer, but have no biases toward owning a fiver. Open Range makes a high end trailer, but agree with the others who say that by comparison fivers tend to be more opulent. I wish Jayco would build a top of the line 30 foot. travel trailer, with a partial basement and appoint it similar to their fancy fiver.
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:21 AM   #13
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Heck, I just wish they would make the Eagle TTs the same way as the Eagle fivers instead of cheaping out on the insulation and roof construction.
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:44 PM   #14
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Price and floorplan were the biggest reasons that we went with a TT over a 5th wheel. Bunkhouse models are not as easy to find in a 5th wheel, and when you do, they are sometimes twice as much $$ as a comparable TT. I sure would like the storage that is available on a 5th, but we've done pretty good without it so far. No complaints in the towing department either, but I've never towed a 5th, so I don't have anything to compare it to.
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:06 AM   #15
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I've had several TTs & one 5th wheel. The main negative I found with the TT is hitching up. It's more work. The main negatives for the 5th wheel is the weight & maneuvering. I had a one ton diesel pickup & still found it was hard to pull & stop. I didn't like the way I had to swing wider to make a turn.

The 5er that I owned, in my opinion, was built cheaper than the TT that I presently have.

The fact remains, both have their advantages & disadvantages.

Generally, there is a progression as we age. First a TT, then a 5th wheel & lastly a Motor home.
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I've had several TTs & one 5th wheel. The main negative I found with the TT is hitching up. It's more work. The main negatives for the 5th wheel is the weight & maneuvering. I had a one ton diesel pickup & still found it was hard to pull & stop. I didn't like the way I had to swing wider to make a turn.

The 5er that I owned, in my opinion, was built cheaper than the TT that I presently have.

The fact remains, both have their advantages & disadvantages.

Generally, there is a progression as we age. First a TT, then a 5th wheel & lastly a Motor home.
We went from a Motorhome to a 5th wheel to a Travel Trailer. We like the room inside the TT (330rlts) & I can utulize the bed of my truck.
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:25 PM   #17
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I read frequently about poor fuel economy while towing a 5'er. I have one of the heaviest 5'ers around and I consistently get 12.0-12.5 mpg towing. Why is this possible? No jack rabbit starts and I tow between 50 and 55 mph. No tuners on my engine either.

If you see me ahead of you, Go Around. I will be in the right hand lane enjoying he ride and not burning a bunch of fuel. When I'm on a two lane road, I will pull over and let others pass when there is a good spot to do so.
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Heck, I just wish they would make the Eagle TTs the same way as the Eagle fivers instead of cheaping out on the insulation and roof construction.
got that right LF... those in TT's are made to feel like the poor cousins.
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got that right LF... those in TT's are made to feel like the poor cousins.
Seann, do you sometimes feel like a red headed step child?
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...If you see me ahead of you, Go Around. I will be in the right hand lane enjoying he ride and not burning a bunch of fuel. When I'm on a two lane road, I will pull over and let others pass when there is a good spot to do so.
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