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Old 06-06-2006, 06:50 AM   #1
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I have pulled travel trailers and had little problems. I now am picking up a 31 foot hi-aspect Fifth wheel and wonder what I am getting myself into. The wife loves it, I do the pulling!

Any of made this change? How much problem was it?

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I have pulled travel trailers and had little problems. I now am picking up a 31 foot hi-aspect Fifth wheel and wonder what I am getting myself into. The wife loves it, I do the pulling!

Any of made this change? How much problem was it?

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Old 06-06-2006, 07:28 AM   #3
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I have pulled both and prefer the 5th wheel, but have not had any problem with either.
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Old 06-06-2006, 08:26 AM   #4
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You will like how the fiver pulls. Be aware of your added height around trees. They back differently. Going forward, will track more to the inside on a tight turn. You will love the basement storage. I think it is easier to hitch and unhitch a fiver, especially when you consider the weight distributing hitch that most travel trailers require. When we first got ours I had the front storage doors under the nose open, was bent over putting stuff inside the basement...turned around and walked right into the kingpin. That hurt! but no damage to the kingpin and my head healed fairly fast.
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no damage to the kingpin and my head healed fairly fast.

hehehe ive went from a popup to the fifth wheel about 2 yrs ago, no problems Except i need to replace my brakeshoes yuck
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They tow or follow very well but are a little slower to respond in reverse. Also the truck gvw is important.
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Old 06-07-2006, 02:08 PM   #7
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by tiger63:
I have pulled travel trailers and had little problems. I now am picking up a 31 foot hi-aspect Fifth wheel and wonder what I am getting myself into. The wife loves it, I do the pulling!

Any of made this change? How much problem was it?

You'll love it when you get used to it. Watch your weights and get the correct tow vehicle.
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The 5er will be more stable and easier to pull. What you will have to work on is the difference in backing. Since the pivot point is over the rear truck axle, it reacts differently. On corners, it will cut inside the truck tracks, so swing wide.

head to a local parking lot and make some turns and practice backing.

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I just moved from a 32' TT to a 35' 5er with no issues. Towing is not much different but the 5er does track a little differently. Backing is different, but not too much. The 5er is slower to react only because the pivot point is in the middle of the bed rather than behind the bumper. Acutally, the trailer reacts the same, it is the truck that handles the backing differently. Just back slowly, plan ahead, and correct as necessary.
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I thank you fellows/girls for your comments, my D day is tomorrow (D=Delivery).

Will let folks know how this big change turn's out.
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Old 06-11-2006, 05:48 AM   #11
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I had a 28' TT prior to the 5th, I much prefer the 5th. Everything about the 5th is better. As mentioned above, it does take some practice backing up, a bit different vs. the TT.
Enjoy the new RV and happy camping.
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