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Old 05-23-2016, 10:11 AM   #15
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I know of one major brand of 5th wheels that has it's own Forum. They are very active over there. Some stray over to iRV2, like I did when I owned one of them. Others do not.
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Old 05-23-2016, 10:33 AM   #16
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Anybody else feel this community is heavy on motorhome and cheap travel trailer users?? Let's here more from the fifth wheel community!
Nope. Perhaps there are more motorized contributors, but so what? Common issues bind us together.
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Old 05-23-2016, 11:15 AM   #17
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Initiate more 5th wheel specific threads. The masses will follow...
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Maybe there are fewer Norcold reefers installed in fivers than in MHs?
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Old 05-23-2016, 12:08 PM   #19
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Yes seems you mh folks have lots of complications. I probably would use a tire monitor if everyone didn't say how unreliable they are.
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Old 05-23-2016, 12:26 PM   #20
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Yes seems you mh folks have lots of complications. I probably would use a tire monitor if everyone didn't say how unreliable they are.
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While I actually agree with the OPs observation, it doesn't bother me that much. There are many similarities in the two platforms. Take this very thread though as an example, the majority of responses here are by MH owners.

It seems to me that on this forum, which to be honest is the forum I spend the least amount of my time on, has the most "cross-over" participation of any but it only seems to go one way. I find far fewer posts in say the MH section by 5th wheel owners than I see MH owners posting in the 5th wheel section (or any other section to be honest). Weird! It definitely gives the entire forum a feel that was developed for MH owners and the rest are interlopers. That's probably why I visit here so seldom.

I'm not making a statement of condemnation regarding this forum, just my observations.
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I, for one, am profoundly grateful for the information shared on this forum. Every question I have asked as I have learned my way around our MH has been very helpfully answered by someone in the community. Some of my questions have been specific to our coach, but others have had to do with the RV lifestyle in general. Perhaps 5th wheelers have not needed as much help or perhaps they are reluctant to ask questions.

BTW, your reference to "cheap travel trailers" seems needlessly insulting to that class of RVer. This is supposed to be a friendly and helpful forum.
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While I actually agree with the OPs observation, it doesn't bother me that much. There are many similarities in the two platforms. Take this very thread though as an example, the majority of responses here are by MH owners.

It seems to me that on this forum, which to be honest is the forum I spend the least amount of my time on, has the most "cross-over" participation of any but it only seems to go one way. I find far fewer posts in say the MH section by 5th wheel owners than I see MH owners posting in the 5th wheel section (or any other section to be honest). Weird! It definitely gives the entire forum a feel that was developed for MH owners and the rest are interlopers. That's probably why I visit here so seldom.

I'm not making a statement of condemnation regarding this forum, just my observations.
It's just that those of us with motor homes are the friendliest folks in the park and forum!

But as you said - lots of similarities where the house is concerned. And plenty of common ground where diesel engines are involved as a tow vehicle. There really isn't much difference between the two.

Personally, this is the only forum I participate in or use.
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I first came here as a 5th wheel toy hauler owner. I found this forum very inviting and informational. Now as a DP owner, I still find it the same. It may be heavier on the MH side, but there is still a wealth of information for FW's and TT's.
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I found this forum very inviting and informational. Now as a DP owner, I still find it the same. It may be heavier on the MH side, but there is still a wealth of information for FW's and TT's.
I agree wholeheartedly!!!
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I first came here as a 5th wheel toy hauler owner. I found this forum very inviting and informational. Now as a DP owner, I still find it the same. It may be heavier on the MH side, but there is still a wealth of information for FW's and TT's.
And then there are your fantastic pics... and others.
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I am a MH owner. My class A is the second MH I have owned however I have owned several campers since 1977. I have never owned a 5th. wheel unit though.
I have a 1/2 ton pick up and love the ride but don't really haul much in it. I have trailers, a car trailer, 16' flatbed, 2 place Triton snowmobile trailer and a new Blizzard 24' enclosed V nose 4 place snowmobile trailer. I pull most of the trailers with my Chevy Suburban as I park my pick up early October and don't get it out until April to keep it nice. I really have no use for a heavier pick up either 3/4 or 1 ton. I have nothing against the 5vers. I have several friends who own these and they are beautiful. I just don't want to buy a 50,000 dollar truck just to haul a 5ver with.
I never thought about RV forums until I got my second MH. I had a little problem and was surfing the net looking for help when I stumbled across this forum.
I'm no better or worse than the person who has a 30 plus year old TT. I have posted on just about every section on this forum. I relate to a lot of problems some have had and try hard to offer some relief in their quest for information.
Some of the systems are complex on the MH's. Probably too complex IMO to the point I wouldn't buy a MH which had some of the gadgetry folks seem to have so many problems with. I refer to my MH as a TT with a motor and chassis under it. I think the complexity has drawn more MH users to this forum than TT, slide in campers, 5vers etc.
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It really doesn't matter. As I see it, there are only two kinds of people in the world. Those who own a fiver, and those who wish they did. 😁😁😁😁😁
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