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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Chandler, AZ
Re: 2 Rzrs:light, shortest toy hauler, or truck w/camper?
I would have to agree with M6815N. Having my tow vehicle for running around once trailer is unhooked is great! Having 10x Living space/storage over my truck camper is also great! I looked at 50+ toy hauler layouts before choosing this one, and that was just local. And from what I found on the internet, there were hundreds of other layouts to choose from. I am very happy with the 5th wheel toy hauler, and will be selling my truck camper. However I will miss the versatility of being able to tow anything (i.e. boat, flat trailer, enclosed trailer, another camper, etc) WHILE having my camper on the truck. Also the Weight of the 5th wheel is MUCH more then truck camper/enclosed trailer combined, by about 4-5k. Now to reply to your previous post.....
Footprint is about the same.. truck w/ camper on = 25', enclosed trailer w/ extended tounge = 29'. Total = 54'...... truck alone = 21', 5th wheel toy hauler = 40' but is hitched in middle of truck bed, so subtract about 6'. Total = 55'
Driveability... hands down, 5th wheel. Much more control/stability and much better braking ability
Manuverability... hard to answer this one because I only have 1 trip with my 5th wheel now and no other previous experience, but it does seem like i have to swing my turns much wider with the 5th wheel. Mabey I'm just not used to it yet. lane changes are easy. I just give plenty of turn signal warning and plenty of space for the trailer to clear.
Parking spaces... Ha! forget it! park in the booneys and walk! that was true for my truck camper/enclosed trailer also.
here is the only pic I have so far of my new 5th wheel. was taken at the dealership with my camera phone.....
08 Red Gen 3, Polaris FMF exhaust, K&N filter, Rubberdown 2" lift, Holz skid plate w/side skids, HotRide4U roll cage w/doors, HID headlights, Aluminum Products front/rear A-arm guards, Warn XT30, Crow 4pt harnesses
Last edited by bigfreakintruck; July 6th, 2008 at 11:06 PM.