Well, I got lucky. After several years of pop-up camping my wife and I decided it was time for a hardside trailer. After shopping at all of the R.V. dealers in the Corpus Christi area we decided on a new 21' TT. We had one other stop to make and found the 5ver we now own. As I said earlier luck was with us on that day. I now own a 2000 Jayco 237a. It is a 24' 5ver with a single man. slide-out that I tow with a 2001 Chevy 1500 Z71 with the 5.3 engine and 3:73 rearend, tow rated at 8000lbs. I have made several trips in the past few months and with the exception of a 40mph head wind on the first trip have had no towing issues. The bed length of the truck is 6'6" and I use a Reese 15k slider hitch. Have not had to engage the slider yet as there is adequate turning room with the trailer. Don't know if this will help but there are smaller 5vers out there and the price is right if you don't mind buying 2nd hand.
2001 Chevy 1500 Z71; 5.3L V8, 3:73 rear end, K&N CAI, Diablo 87 oct. perf.tune, overload springs.
2000 Jayco 237a, 24' 5er. Champion