What type of RV (Motor Home or Fifth Wheel) is the best in terms of convenience, resale value and comfort.

What type of RV (Motor Home or Fifth Wheel) is the best in terms of convenience, resale value and comfort.

by Tony R.
(Montana)

We are thinking about joining the family of RV'ers and would like some advice from the people who know first hand. What are the pro's and con's of owning a Motor Home vs a Fifth Wheel and Truck in terms of convenience, comfort and resale value?

Thank You,

Tony & Darlene

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Jan 21, 2016
Rolling homes
by: Kay

We have owned "tag along" or bumper trailers and a fifth wheel. By far we like the fifth wheel better because it tows better and its more roomy.

If something should happen to the truck, the 5th wheel (our full time home)can be towed to somewhere so we can still live in it. If something needs repair on the 5th wheel we are still mobile and some repair shops will come to you.

We've also had the privilege of taking family and friends on tours of the area where we are living. Freedom is a little more difficult in a motor home if you plan to live full-time in it unless you tow a car. And if you have to tow...?

My husband and I feel that you get what you pay for. If we could afford it we would have a Deluxe Suite 5th wheel. Do your homework and write down questions you may have and we also took some pictures. Best of luck!

Dec 12, 2011
The Right RV
by: Ted from WA State

Simple in just 5 words. You can't beat a bus!

Jun 28, 2011
5th wheel or driveable?
by: Anonymous

After owning both a motorhome and now on my 4th, 5th wheel, all I can tell you is that when something goes "BANG" and it will, the tow truck driver will either take my 5th wheel to an RV park while my truck gets fixed or he will take my entire home {Motorhome} to the shop while we wait at an Hotel and eat at restaurants while we wait for the RV Mechanic to fix my motorhome. Having both scenarios happen to us we will always go with a 5th wheel because of the cost involved with repairs on the road. Hope this helps.

May 30, 2011
Hits for choosing an RV
by: relkins

I think choosing the right RV depends on:

1) How much $ do you have to invest.

2) Prioritize the conveniences that are most important.

3) Consider the 'hook up' procedure. 5th wheels are easier than TTs.

4) Look around A LOT. Check them all out.

5) Most all manufacturers are now building with aluminum so you can still tow with a 1/2 ton pick up.

We settled on a 35' TT (7,000 lbs dry weight) and a Ford F150 maxed out for towing. In one year we will become full time RVers. We found a TT with a lot of inside storage. So far we love it.....raea.

Feb 25, 2011
Rv,Motor Home,5th wheel
by: Rick

In my 13 month search for the perfect RV to fulltime in, I learned quite a bit. Mainly, be honest and think hard about what is important to you. What is it that makes "You" comfortable and at ease in a different and varying locations.
Some say it is the idea that I have my own Bathroom facilities and not public or the convenience of not having to get out in the rain to walk back to my travel trailer/firth wheel to make lunch.

Resale value I have found for the long term is the large motor coaches and or the fiberglass travel trailers.

I am totally comfortable in my 13ft travel trailer but that is my personal preference as I spend more time outside than in, my trailer is just a place to go when the weather turns or to sleep.

It all comes to personal preference. Good luck in your search and let us know what you chose.

Safe Travels!

Feb 25, 2011
Motor Home or Fifth Wheel
by: Julia

Motor Home, as far as convenience, all is located in one vehicle, no worrying about a large vehicle towing behind your truck. Passenger can use the rest room while vehicle is in motion. Prepare sandwiches, not having to leave the motor home when stopped for a break.

Fifth Wheel, has more room, when unhooked has a transportation vehicle available, although the motor home has a tow vehicle. Always has to stop for the passenger to take a "potty break".

We are an older couple so the motor home is more convenient for us. Let's hear it from some others.

I am curious to hear their responses.

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