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Weeluvdis

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Posted: 07/27/14 02:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you've owned a FW and a TT which one do you like better and why? In your opinion is one easier then the other to back up and hook up.

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5th wheel hands down... Handling is what you get used to. It took a while to get good at backing the 5th wheel, but like the trailer, that did too at the beginning. My 5th wheel is much heavier than the trailer, but It seems to be a simpler process than the trailer ball hook up and stabilizers. We also prefer the higher ceiling in the 5vr. Trailers are generally shorter and lighter, but it's what you prefer that counts.


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Posted: 07/27/14 02:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

5th wheel, much safer on the road IMO

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USAFBILL wrote:

5th wheel, much safer on the road IMO

I know people will disagree but I feel like every time I see a broken down camper when traveling or read something about an accident for me, it's always a TT. My husband broke his ankle and after a month of laying around he wanted to go camping. Against my better judgement we went. I had a very hard time doing the things he does to hook up the TT and also didn't know how to do them although I watched him do it for a year. We bought our first camper (TT) last year. We never looked at FW because of price. I'm starting to wish we got a FW.

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We have owned both. Currently on our 2nd FW. LOVE it and so much better than TT in towing and living. We use ours all year and it is so much better in the winter months.


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FW hands down winner in towing and handling,as has been mentioned backing up can be a little hard at first but it quickly becomes second nature.

I would recommend at least at 250/2500 series truck for a smaller Fw and go with a dually on the larger ones.


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I've owned two tt's and now since 2006 a fifth wheel. My opinion is 5er all the way. Easy to hook up, easy to tow, easy to back up and a lot more head room.

I did like my Keystone Cougar tt but now I would never go back.


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FW if you have the truck to handle it. IMHO at least a 2500 for a FW even a small FW. A TT if you don't.

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Weeluvdis wrote:

If you've owned a FW and a TT which one do you like better and why? In your opinion is one easier then the other to back up and hook up.


My take...

5th wheel tows so much better and easier to hook up. Makes so much better use of room. Do a lot of the tree trimming for trailers.

Trailer. Use pick up bed as you wish, not with hitch right in middle. Don't need as heavy duty of pick up to pull trailer.

Backing up... free entertainment watching either one back up.

Weeluvdis

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96bounder wrote:

FW hands down winner in towing and handling,as has been mentioned backing up can be a little hard at first but it quickly becomes second nature.

I would recommend at least at 250/2500 series truck for a smaller Fw and go with a dually on the larger ones.

We have a ford f250 power stroke 6. 0. Gvwr 9600 I think, doesn't give us much with FW but if we trade TT don't want to also take a loss on truck, I'm sure there is something out there though.

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