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Old 08-28-2012, 11:20 PM   #11
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I just wish they would offer TT's with the same floor plans as 5ers..[/QUOTE]

Isn't that the truth. That is why we bought the trailer we now have. It is similar to a lot of 5er floorplans. I also wish the storage in the front had a door as big as the storage area.
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:17 AM   #12
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I tow my TT over 10,000 miles a year.. NO SWAY... you just have to take the time to learn how to operate a trailer.. eg make sure you have enough tongue weight and a good sway control system.. 5ers are more fuelish than TT's due to the extra height...
I just wish they would offer TT's with the same floor plans as 5ers..
I would have to disagree with the mileage comment, I get the same if I am towing my TT or the 5er. Not Good either way. LOL
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:26 PM   #13
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The thing I wish that TT's have that many 5vers do is W/D connection.. or at very least somewhere that could be converted. I plan to FT in a few years and upgrade to larger TT, and really want a washer and dryer. I hate going to laudromat... and don't want all the steps in a 5ver.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:19 AM   #14
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The thing I wish that TT's have that many 5vers do is W/D connection.. or at very least somewhere that could be converted. I plan to FT in a few years and upgrade to larger TT, and really want a washer and dryer. I hate going to laudromat... and don't want all the steps in a 5ver.
I think the biggest difference in total weight hauling capacities of the 5'ers based on the hitch setups. Bumper pulling 13-18K is just not safe and most trucks cannot handle this weight unless in a 5'er setup. If you want an extra 5K in total weight capacities you need to go with a 5'er and a truck that can haul it. The hitch provides that difference in capacities along with some other plusses.
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Since you're planning on getting a diesel truck to tow with, size it large enough (1 ton DRW?) to be able to pull just about anything. If you like your current TT and are only looking for tow ability, why not invest in a Hensley or Propride hitch. If you feel down the road that a 5th is more in line with your budget and lifestyle, upgrade. I did just that (except I got an F250 SRW) to pull my 34' TT then 2 years later got a 5th wheel.
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My hubby and I had this discussion during our recent trip. We noticed that 5er's (and huge MH's) were the majority in our CG. We felt so tiny wedged between a 5er and MH and joked that we felt like the poor people in the trailer park! Anyway, the 5er's look so massive, especially hovering over TV's that seemed entirely too small to be hauling them. Hubby explained that the weight is distributed better with a 5er, but loss of bedspace isn't worth it to him.
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The thing I wish that TT's have that many 5vers do is W/D connection.. or at very least somewhere that could be converted. I plan to FT in a few years and upgrade to larger TT, and really want a washer and dryer. I hate going to laudromat... and don't want all the steps in a 5ver.
To me a W/D is a total waste... they take small loads fill your tanks fast and the dryer takes forever... When I go to the laundromat I take my book with me start the load up go outside and sit in my truck reading go in 35 min later move my stuff into a dryer and go back to reading in the truck.. this has worked well for me for the last 5 years.
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We felt the same way on our last two camp trips. We have a 154BH and felt so little and poor. Until the pop-ups arrived. But we love what we have, and may go to a 5th wheel in a few years.
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I've had all three, towable, motorhome, and a 5th wheel. IMHO the best one of them all was the fiver for towing reasons. I enjoyed pulling ours from Maine to New Mexico, the stability was excellent. So if this is a long term travel plan, I'd go fiver. If you're taking occasional long trips every year or two then its a wash.
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