From 5th wheel to Navion IQ
DW and I just traded our 35' 5th wheel and Dodge dually for a 2014 Navion IQ at the Tampa RV show last month. We don't have it yet because it's being built at the factory.
Here's a few reasons why we think this downsizing will be better for us. It will be much easier to drive and park than the 5th wheel - this may be an understatement. Fuel consumption will be much better - substantially better. I can wash and maintain the Navion in my driveway - I could never do that with the 5th wheel so maintenance had to be done in storage and that was a real PITA. Also, loading and unloading for trips had to be done in storage with the 5th wheel - now we can do that in the driveway as well. Smaller size means more sites available at State Parks - we love the Florida State Parks and the 5th wheel was too big for many of the parks and sites we love. Also, we'll be able to do day trips to the beaches with the Navion - couldn't do that with the 5th wheel. Lastly and ironically, the bed in this 25' Navion converts to a king bed which will be more comfortable than the queen bed in the 5th wheel.
Can't wait to get it and we're sure it will be better for us than the 5th wheel. Any advice from you all here on the class c forum would be appreciated.