Would you have one of these? 9
In a heartbeat! (3) 33%
No, I dont like Fifth wheels (2) 22%
Where do i sign my soul away? (1) 11%
Albatross! (3) 33%
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I like the idea but that has taken my dislike of vw's to a new level! If i still had my hilux id consider a fifth wheel.
Im not entirely convinced of the strength in that 5th wheel mount either.
A compact 5th wheel is a good idea I reckon,nice big bed area in that hangover section
My mate next door is living in a 40' fifth wheel, he had a Fleetwood Bounder RV before that.
I've had a Damon Daybreak RV and a Glendale Golden Falcon 40' travel trailer.
American trailers and RVs are great if you can put up with the damp and especially the condensation.
The warm air heating is garbage and uses up the gas way too quickly.
Parts are expensive and build quality isn't up to much.
But, they are a lot of fun and great in the dry/warm weather.
and of course, for static living they are pretty good, well equipped and spacious.
for touring - a non starter really, I always had to stick to the main roads/motorways and truck stops overnight.
stealth is a bit tricky too.
I'm currently looking at getting something for next year as a UK base, I'm 80% sure to be getting a double glazed static with gas radiator heating.
and the hymer for risky adventures
I drove a mobile sales office up and down the country for a while,it was horrid,guess how i voted
I like 5th wheeler campers if theyre pickup based or a ñroper artic truck but VW bug ..nah!
Dont really see the point of 5th wheelers in general, it ties the tow vehicle up to be just that- a tow vehicle.
I've no problems with fifth wheelers, but I don't like that one.
I had a 5th wheel when I lived in florida, 3 slide outs and enourmous,
But the build quality was shite, the decor was shite, and the insulation? You guessed it, shite. Built better they would be great, but my trailer was 40' long give or take and I would loath to drive it on European roads.
I like the trailer in the video, but not enough to want one.
They all seem to be built using 3" screws some with weird square robertson drive heads.
the typical american decor can be a bit hard to live with
Trouble with fifth wheel caravan trailers is, they don't really make sense for that application, unless you are up to max allowable overall length.
Due to the geometry they cut in more on the corners so making them less manouvarable when going forwards in tight lanes etc. (they do need less room reversing). Whearas drawbar trailers especially if the drawbar is on an overhang behind the rear wheels can be arranged to track the front wheels of the tow vehicle - but need a bit more room when reversing. A four wheel drawbar trailer can if the tow truck has a tight enough lock, turn round in nearly the length of the tow truck or trailer - whichever is longer. Fifth wheel outfits can turn round in slightly less than their overall length.
Also they take up usefull load space on the tow truck. So some might think they look good but literally they are a waste of space.
Just bumped into this on eBay 262685960863 apologies can't do a link
That Landy 5th wheeler is ace.
I like how it can still be used as a pickup as well.
I don't see the point to be honest. Its not even larger than a Caravan.
I don't fancy driving everywhere in reverse.
Does not seem to be a lot of ground clearence on the trailer.
i have a full blown artic motorhome ( down rated to 7.5T ).. it's on the classified campers site.... single axle trailer axle is right at the back means it spins in a very tight circle ... tractor unit is a ford cargo with a manual 5 speed box... and stealth because it looks like a comercial vehicle..