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HDrider 10-09-2019 08:36 AM

The ongoing 5th wheel or Class A question
 
The question of a 5th Wheel or Class A has gone on forever and I'm sure will continue forever so for fun because we have full-timed in 2 different Class A's for over 6 years and now have switched and lived in a 5th wheel for 6 months we thought we would do a little comparison in our blog in case you care to have a look. Here is a link. If it does not work you could always click on the link in the signature. https://wp.me/p2Dund-4iu

twogypsies 10-09-2019 04:20 PM

I answered you on 'the other forum' but again, you did a terrific job of comparisons - good or not-so-good - and you'll have fun and enjoyment in your new home. You'll adjust to the small things!

Pyropete 10-10-2019 10:42 AM

It's definitely going to be a 5th wheel for me. Floor plans are the main reason, and I don't want to be stuck with engine problems somewhere. Having worked in the repo business for 5th wheels, class a-c and travel trailers, it was always VERY difficult to find someone that can tow a motorhome. Not to mention it would get expensive when I did find someone. Especially in more rural areas.

So I am sticking with a 5th wheel for the floor plan, and so I don't have to worry about engine problems on what will be my home.

Barbaraok 10-10-2019 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Pyropete (Post 4991175)
It's definitely going to be a 5th wheel for me. Floor plans are the main reason, and I don't want to be stuck with engine problems somewhere. Having worked in the repo business for 5th wheels, class a-c and travel trailers, it was always VERY difficult to find someone that can tow a motorhome. Not to mention it would get expensive when I did find someone. Especially in more rural areas.

So I am sticking with a 5th wheel for the floor plan, and so I don't have to worry about engine problems on what will be my home.

Roadside Assistance

It isn't difficult having work done.

Just say you prefer layout of 5er.

Pyropete 10-10-2019 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Barbaraok (Post 4991241)
Roadside Assistance

It isn't difficult having work done.

Just say you prefer layout of 5er.

There are a LOT less options for towing though. There were some times where I had to book a tow days in advanced because he was the only heavy tow option in the area (with some instances of them having to drive 200-300 miles). With the 5th wheelers/ travel trailers most REPO companies have a vehicle that can tow travel trailers and 5th wheels relatively easy. So based on my experience it is all about where you break down. Also, these roadside assistance programs use the same people I use to REPO. So I should have said it depends on the area.

grindstone01 10-10-2019 07:38 PM

As a DIYS kind of person, a fifth wheel is more to my liking and there is nothing I can't repair or remodel on them.

Pyropete 10-11-2019 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by grindstone01 (Post 4991881)
As a DIYS kind of person, a fifth wheel is more to my liking and there is nothing I can't repair or remodel on them.

Same.. I am really handy, except when it comes to engines. Never liked working on engines so I always opt to send to a shop if I was having problems. Usually I don't have any problems because I get a new car it seems every few years. That will change though when I full time. I will get a Dodge Ram 3500 dually. Never had a dually before so I am sure I will feel like I am in a tank or something lol.


But yah, If there is a minor issue with the 5th wheel I can still tow it around and fix it on my own schedule. Rather than having to take it to a shop and having to wait for the issue to be fixed.

tuffr2 10-13-2019 09:27 PM

I was just at an RV Show that had some very nice top of the line 5th wheels and a lot of tag axle fancy motor homes.

I could make either one work.

Joree 10-16-2019 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by HDrider (Post 4989732)
The question of a 5th Wheel or Class A has gone on forever and I'm sure will continue forever so for fun because we have full-timed in 2 different Class A's for over 6 years and now have switched and lived in a 5th wheel for 6 months we thought we would do a little comparison in our blog in case you care to have a look. Here is a link. If it does not work you could always click on the link in the signature. https://wp.me/p2Dund-4iu

Great write up and comparison. Lots of time involved and good details. You're just like me. As I was reading this, my heart kept jerking at me and saying, "man I want to read on how they chose this make and model of 5ver", how long is it, where did you buy it, what was involved, details like did you get slide toppers or not etc etc. So I went to your main menu and I didn't see anything on this new buying process. Did I miss it somewhere?

I know doing this kinda of stuff takes a tremendous amount of work. R U planning on doing a blog entry of this whole 5ver buying process and how you came to this conclusion?

HDrider 10-16-2019 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Joree (Post 4999636)
Great write up and comparison. Lots of time involved and good details. You're just like me. As I was reading this, my heart kept jerking at me and saying, "man I want to read on how they chose this make and model of 5ver", how long is it, where did you buy it, what was involved, details like did you get slide toppers or not etc etc. So I went to your main menu and I didn't see anything on this new buying process. Did I miss it somewhere?

I know doing this kinda of stuff takes a tremendous amount of work. R U planning on doing a blog entry of this whole 5ver buying process and how you came to this conclusion?

Here is one of our updates you my have interest in. https://wp.me/p2Dund-3IT

HDrider 10-16-2019 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Joree (Post 4999636)
Great write up and comparison. Lots of time involved and good details. You're just like me. As I was reading this, my heart kept jerking at me and saying, "man I want to read on how they chose this make and model of 5ver", how long is it, where did you buy it, what was involved, details like did you get slide toppers or not etc etc. So I went to your main menu and I didn't see anything on this new buying process. Did I miss it somewhere?

I know doing this kinda of stuff takes a tremendous amount of work. R U planning on doing a blog entry of this whole 5ver buying process and how you came to this conclusion?

And actually this is probably a better update that explains things. Here is a link. https://wp.me/p2Dund-3KX

Joree 10-16-2019 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by HDrider (Post 4999699)
Here is one of our updates you my have interest in. https://wp.me/p2Dund-3IT

Sweet Read. I do hope for a more detailed post someday of the New Horizons 5ver itself and what were the deciding factors between the two manufacturers other than customization. We are looking to do the same as you guys some day down the road once we stop traveling and we're always reading, talking and looking for what to do in the future.

Happy Trails guys and thanks again for taking the time to write and share.


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