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Old 06-24-2015, 06:16 PM   #1
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Smile Looking at buying a Jayco fifth wheel

Hi I am considering buying a Jayco fifth wheel. It will be my first 5th wheel. I pull a 33ft travel trailer now. Really having a hard time choosing a manufacture. Looking at Jayco, Open Range (now owned by Jayco) and Grand Design Solitude. I really loved the interior of the Keystone Alpine but after going to their owners forum decided against it. Too many major problems. Really having a hard time deciding. Plus the nervousness of never pulling a 5th wheel. Most people tell me they are easier than the travel trailer I now own. Any thought or advice. I thought I had my mind made up but that changed after watching a few videos of how these are made. Any help would be appreciated.
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We just went from a 24' travel trailer to a 5th wheel this year, and I certainly won't go back. World of difference in towing, like others said it would be. A little different backing up, but dosen't take long to get used to it.
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Old 06-24-2015, 06:31 PM   #3
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A little different backing up, but dosen't take long to get used to it.
And a little wider on the turns..
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Old 06-24-2015, 07:16 PM   #4
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Another good point, Grumpy.
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Old 06-24-2015, 08:11 PM   #5
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Traded a 30 ft. Colorado bumper pull for a fifth wheel. It is much nicer to pull and I will put in a plug for Jayco quality over Dutchman.
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So much better to tow... You'll be glad you made the switch.
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Old 06-24-2015, 08:33 PM   #7
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Rory and grumpy are on it. Like rry we upgraded from a 4500# 24' hybrid to a 12700# 39' 5th. Make sure you have the TV suited to the 5th you pick. We miss the HTT but could never go back.
Turning and backing are different and took some getting used to. Towing is excellent! Very stable and smooth.
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Old 06-24-2015, 08:38 PM   #8
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5th wheel

I have decided on the fifth wheel for sure. Now to pick manufacture and floor plan. Decided to post on this forum because I am considering Jayco, Open Range, and Grand Design Solitude.
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One things for sure, you have lots of choices to choose from! Good Luck.
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