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Napria

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Posted: 02/28/14 04:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So, seven feet seems like a huge amount to tack on to a fifth wheel, but we can't find any floor plans we like much under 40'

If you've gone from mid 30' to 40' or so can you give me your thoughts? Are you sorry? Was it a big adjustment?


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We went from a 34' Big Sky to a 40' toyhauler. It does take a little getting used to, but not nearly as much as I thought it would. Mostly it's just watching turns a bit closer, and making sure the stopping space is long enough. To be honest I'm more concerned with the height rather than the length.

I'd rather have something a bit less tall, and maybe a couple feet shorter, but this toyhauler was the only one that met our criteria. We stay in commercial campgrounds as a rule, so finding a spot isn't that big of deal.


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We went from 29' to 35' to 40' over the years and I too worry much more about height. The length is not as much as an issue for us.

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x3 we are 13.2 high and I worry.
We went from 32'5er to 40' triple axle. Turning is a bit different (cant make as tight of turns) but overall length made no difference in traveling or parks.
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Not much of a differance


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Went from a 27' TT to a 37' 5er. Wasn't that big of a change. Just had to get used to having more space (length wise) is all.


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Went from 0 to 40', this is our first unit. I like a 32 footer wife liked the 40 footer, decision made. Took several trips to get used to the length but I must agree with others at 13'2" the height can be a disconcerting. Watch those low trees, phone lines, bridges and awnings and you'll be fine. Good luck with your new unit.


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waltbennett wrote:

Went from a 27' TT to a 37' 5er. Wasn't that big of a change. Just had to get used to having more space (length wise) is all.


My experience exactly, 32' TT to 40 5er.
Of course the 5er tows oh so much nicer than the TT.


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Yep, 34' to 40', just have to swing a little farther out on those turns to avoid the curbs, but for backing up, I find the 40' easier.


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waltbennett wrote:

Went from a 27' TT to a 37' 5er. Wasn't that big of a change. Just had to get used to having more space (length wise) is all.


We did the exact same thing...27' TT to 37' 5er. Height was the major difference for us to get used to.


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