It’s a close one! Poll results reveal how you feel about fifth wheel caravans

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  1. Sue Atter says:

    We have had a 5th wheel for 11 years, we love it. Yes my husband was an HGV driver, [now retired] but we belong to a club, and about 75% of owners were not HGV drivers, but just ordinary licence holders.
    Space inside is wonderful, towing is actually easy. I am disabled, and am now having more difficulty with tub/shower, so we are going to have to change our 5th. We looked at going back to a caravan – but it was almost claustrophobic inside, so having got used to the internal space, it will have to be another 5th, with a different layout.

  2. Jim Riding says:

    We have just recently sold our fifth wheeler I didn’t realise the impact it would have on me. When we bought it I was concerned about the running costs and housing the beast, needn’t have bothered. MPG around late 20s with the recommended towing vehicle Nissan Navara 2.5. The first Nissan was manual then upgraded to a newer one automatic ( Highly recommend). especially on hills clutch control.
    The space was amazing albeit we only had one slide out.
    We have seen one advertised on Calder Leisure site x3 slide out fantastic.
    If anyone has concerns about getting one, don’t hesitate you will never go back to a caravan.
    These fifth wheelers are literally life changing we where away every weekend .
    I would live in it permanently if I had to.
    My mother was one of the unfortunate flood victims , and yes , she lived in it for six months on her drive.
    Linked up to the mains, flashing beacon, plant pots outside. Home from home. She didn’t want to come out of it. GO FOR IT

  3. When safety is paramount then fifth wheel caravans are ideal. I am an HGV 1 driver and have driven a towball caravan with stabiliser.. although my experience makes me a better driver with a towball caravan i would prefer a fifth wheeler any day, especially when I have so many towball vans on there side in my 33 years of trucking. I can’t wait to get a fith wheeler when I retire!

  4. mike pocknell says:

    two big advantages with a fifth wheel,1lots of living space,2 you have the tow vehicle to get about,3 the bonus,much more stable for towing.

  5. Peter gough says:

    Not for me

  6. Jim Hogan says:

    I think 5th wheel caravans are brilliant. As a class 1 hgv driver for over 30 years I have seen many a line dance of wrongly loaded caravans. The stability that 5th wheelers give is second to none. Just wish I could afford one.


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