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Old 01-01-2015, 10:21 AM   #11
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Agree 100% with Bobx2. Fifth wheels are much more stable on the road
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Old 01-01-2015, 11:13 AM   #12
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I don't have a 5er but I would say go with a 5er because your overall length will be shorter compared to same length tt trailer. This should equal easier to back up and also be able to camp at shorter pad camp sites. If i upgrade from my hybird I will be getting a 5er.
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Old 01-01-2015, 04:42 PM   #13
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The wife and I debated 5th wheel or pull behind ... The big deciding factor for us was wanted the truck for packing our stuff into and weight and cost difference the 338 rets weighs about 9400 and 5th wheel started around 11500 ... I haven't had any problems with backing the 338 ... It has a good pivot point but I agree storage room in camper is lacking
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Old 01-01-2015, 07:03 PM   #14
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I have owned both, had a new Jayco 264BH in 97', Then went into a 30' 5th in 05, so thinking back how they pulled different, the TT would sway Side to side if all conditions where right, and the 5th would have more of a shuffle pushing front to back. But all these conditions are manageable, so for me....I prefer the 5er now, I love the storage of the basement and the overall lenght for fitting into tight spots, I am a little apprehensive about parking the new unit on its way tho, cause I added 6 more feet to this one....36REQS
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Old 01-03-2015, 08:43 AM   #15
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5th wheel i went from a 26bh to a 27.5 bhs and there was no comparison, even with the extra weight, and the jay flights in my opinion are one of the better towing trailers (i worked at a jayco dealer this past summer)

i would shop around im sure you could get a better price on the 5th especially seeing is that it is the off season right now, when i went up it was only a 10 grand difference
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Old 01-03-2015, 01:01 PM   #16
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I have a few miles towing a wide variety of nearly every type (except Airstreams) of trailer out there. I have used the same truck for all miles and traveled the same routes time and time again. Consistently and without fail the 5th wheel trailers have ALWAYS returned better mileage and better ride. Having said that buy whatever set up YOU want. None of us get to use your trailer after you buy it lol!
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Old 01-03-2015, 02:35 PM   #17
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I have a few miles towing a wide variety of nearly every type (except Airstreams) of trailer out there. I have used the same truck for all miles and traveled the same routes time and time again. Consistently and without fail the 5th wheel trailers have ALWAYS returned better mileage and better ride. Having said that buy whatever set up YOU want. None of us get to use your trailer after you buy it lol!
Exactly what he said... almost. greenenvy1 and I have towed many miles delivering trailers professionally. But my experience with my tow vehicle was that the ride was different with a TT vs a 5W. One was not always better than the other. Depending upon the road and speed, sometimes one might be better than the other.

Like greenenvy1, fuel mileage was better for me, too, with the 5th wheel trailers; around 1.5mpg for me. And when you are buying an average of least 50+gallons of fuel a day every day , that difference adds up.
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Old 01-11-2015, 03:58 PM   #18
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I would say it depends on your Family! We didn't seriously consider a 5er, but looked in everyone on the lot just to look. The glaring thing to us was they are set up for retired folks without kids. We didn't want to "make" and put up beds every day. No 5er had beds for kids like the TT does. So that is why we went with the TT. I would say let livability decide more than towing.
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I would say let livability decide more than towing.
I agree, most smaller fifth wheels are not set up for many single beds. What ever works for you is the way to go.
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Old 01-11-2015, 06:11 PM   #20
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We had a large TT when our kids were young and it served its purpose. We found one with a floor plan that worked with the kids. I thought it pulled well with plenty of anti-sway equipment. That said when we bought our first FW I realized there was a big difference in the comfort level towing the FW. I also tow a heavy boat and I sure know it is back there and it is less than half the weight of my current FW.
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