Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: McCordsville, IN
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Fifth wheel questions
Howdy all, my wife and I are thinking about upgrading from our small pop up to a trailer or possibly a fifth wheel. Now we can tow up to 7800 max with our 99 GMC. But fifth wheels really push that limit. OK, we might need to think about replacing the truck if we get a 5th wheel to a 3/4 or one ton. We can borrow her brother's truck for the short term.
So I know of some of the advantages of the fifth wheels (easier to tow, easier to set up than 4 jack trailers...) but what about the down-sides of them?
1. Hitch in bed. I use my truck bed fairly regularly and don't like the idea of loosing the bed. Don't they make removable 5th wheel hitches? Does anyone have a removable, how difficult is it to remove?
2. A little more expensive for trailer, not a big deal.
3. Needing a bigger truck, expensive, and not really in the budget right now.