Opinions...5th Wheel or bumper pull toy hauler?
Posted April 06, 2003 - 06:04 AM
Posted April 06, 2003 - 10:48 AM
I don't know about the people hauling issue, but if you don't get an answer here you might check with a RV dealer in your state.
From the standpoint of pulling and handling, I recommend the fifth, especially if you plan to get fairly heavy. A drawback of the fifth is you lose most of the hauling space in your box. You usually gain protected storage in the neck.
Posted April 06, 2003 - 01:36 PM
Posted April 07, 2003 - 02:30 AM
How big is the family?
How many toys do you have??
How much space do you need???
Posted April 07, 2003 - 04:43 AM
As far as passengers in the trailer, each state has different regulations. You need to check on what's legal in yours. Personally I'm not too keen on having anyone ride in there even if they have communication. If you have to make any kind of quick manuver or stop someone could get hurt.
Posted April 07, 2003 - 12:13 PM
If you use a "Cody Coupler" and install a goose neck hitch in your truck you will not loose the bed of your truck to a fifth wheel hitch. The coupler is an adapter to adapts a 5th wheel trailer to a goose neck connection. I installed a goose neck hitch with a retractable ball, when the ball is down the only evidence of the hitch is the little ball cover in the middle of the bed.
A bumper trailer normally has more cargo area but we like having the permanent bed over the fifth wheel.
my $00.02 worth
Posted April 07, 2003 - 01:11 PM
The trailer with a bumper hitch is lower usually so there is less wind resistance, and any problems with swaying can be cured with the right hitch setup such as the Hensley Arrow
If it was me, I'd go for a 40' fiver behind a '04 F450 with the new 6.0L Powerstroke/5 speed automatic. But that's if you're paying
Posted April 07, 2003 - 01:34 PM
I love these new dudes on here.
Posted April 07, 2003 - 02:01 PM
If you have a class a license in California you can pull a fifth wheel and a utility trailer.
Posted April 07, 2003 - 02:25 PM