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Old 03-09-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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New-with lots of questions(5th wheel TT)

Hello there,
Iím new to this forum and pretty much new to RVing/TTing! I have been lurking around this forum for last two days now and I figured I would ask a few questions, some basic and some down right ignorant.
Needs:
Must have enough garage space to park a car inside TT.
Able to sleep 4 at least.
Questions:
Iím looking for a 5th wheel travel trailer: Any specific brands you recommend?things/brands to avoid?

With two adults, how long before the water runs out? I mean, shower, washing dishes etc? Rough estimate.
How are these 5th wheel TT powered? Generator or propane for heat?
How big is the water tank on these?(the biggest)

How do you prevent water from freeing over during winter travels? Are there heaters attached to gray/black water tanks?
In the end we do not need anything fancy just a TT that gets the long list of jobs done!
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First of all,

To begin with, let's get a basic question answered. Are you looking for a 5th wheel or a TT (travel trailer) since you use both terms? They are two separate beasts. A 5th wheel is pulled by a truck with a 5th wheel hitch installed in the truck's bed slightly ahead (2"-4") of the truck's rear axle. A TT (sometimes known as a "bumper pull") is a conventional trailer towed by a receiver ball hitch located at the back of the tow vehicle.

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Old 03-09-2012, 06:08 PM   #3
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Must have enough garage space to park a car inside TT.
Do you really mean park a car inside the TT (travel trailer?) You'll be limited to almost nothing is my guess.
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First of all,

To begin with, let's get a basic question answered. Are you looking for a 5th wheel or a TT (travel trailer) since you use both terms? They are two separate beasts. A 5th wheel is pulled by a truck with a 5th wheel hitch installed in the truck's bed slightly ahead (2"-4") of the truck's rear axle. A TT (sometimes known as a "bumper pull") is a conventional trailer towed by a receiver ball hitch located at the back of the tow vehicle.

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Hello Rusty, Hmm TT and 5th wheel are different! gee now I know.
I'm open for both, 5th wheel begin my first preference.
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My brother has a 5th wheel (wide body) toy hauler that has a 5k cargo capacity. The tailgate can handle 2k. So in reality his Honda CRV would fit. He has floorplan that doesn't have the wall that separates the cargo space from the living area. He is able to fit 6 ATV's inside. One time he fit a 7th.

Your not going to find a toy hauler with a garage larger than 14'. If your set to load a small car, your only bet is a hauler without the wall.
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A visit to a local rv dealer can answer your questions.
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:17 PM   #7
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Hi vijay, welcome to forum. Interesting questions. As asked above, a little more detail please.
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A visit to a local rv dealer can answer your questions.
Jim, you have alot more faith than I would in information for a dealer

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Ken, I was guessing a dealer could show him a rv that he could carry a car in(?) and also tell him the tank capacities, whether its generator or propane powered (?), etc.
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Hello Vijay! I'm going to let the experts help you and just say Welcome, and good luck on your search.
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Hi, and welcome to IRV2! Sure glad you joined the bunch here! Looks like others are well on the way to helping so I'll just sit back and watch! Good luck & God bless!
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Hi vijay.
I too have looked into 5th wheel toy hauler. My wife and I picked up a used tt to see how we liked rving we took a ride out to Hershey pa last fall at the big rv show and they had many choices to look at all at once. It's a great place to start looking because they have almost everything there. Well worth the time. Good luck in finding what you want
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Howdy and welcome! You might check out the toy hauler section to see if someone there can help with your questions.

It would really be impossible to estimate how long the fresh water supply would last, since everyone is different. Do you plan to boondock (camp where there are no hookups)? In a campground with hookups, you'll have all the water you need.

You can certainly get a generator added to almost any trailer, if you spend the $$ to get one. Good luck with your search!
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