Re: Travel Trailer vs 5th Wheel
Originally Posted by RobKar
The salesman it full of BS! I would run from that dealership.
There are some 5th that you can pull. But you need the slider hitch and and ... Look it up there are a bunch of threads about it.
As far as the ride, with a good setup, and comparing apples to oranges. Yes a 5th rides better, but there is a little more to it and you have to be very careful how you load a 5th to keep the weight down on the pin.
What are you using the 5th/TT for? Living or Weekends away and how much will you use it? That will better tell you what you should aim for. Also what truck do you have?
Actually, his salesman is right...just not wording it correctly. Overall, no....the weight limit would be the same regardless of a TT or 5er. But the pin/tongue weights differ. We're only supposed to carry just over 900 LBs on the hitch whereas the pin weight can be as high as your payload capacity. So that's 900 LBS for the TT vs 1600 LBS for the 5th wheel...and that IS because it sits over the axle.
Redracer21, The biggest plus of the 5th wheels is no sway. There's no cantilever effect with a 5th wheel so no sway control is needed. A 5th wheels is also easier to pull because the pivot point is up in the bed so the trailer tracks better in turns. There may be other pluses but in my experience with them, which I'll admit is somewhat limited, those are the things I found good about them. I prefer our TT. Most 5ers all have the same sort of floor plan.
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