[Paul B] Bert, I think safety begins with the driver! Have the proper tow vechile and trailer combo., be it 5th or TT. Some people like 5th wheels and some like TT's, again safety is what one makes it. I personally like to pull a TT. Happy travels. Paul
[JC] Paul, I would be interested in your reasons for prefering a TT over a 5th wheel. I pull a 36'TT, my over all length is over 54'. So I kind of been thinking about a 5th wheel for shorter overall length and weight distribution. I kind of hate to give up my truck bed space and my wife also likes the kitchen up front,so I'm undecided.
[swsmith] I think that as far as stability is concerned, the more weight you have on the rear axle the better you are. That is where a truck's load is intended to be. I also have a 36 ft TT, but use a Pullrite hitch that extends the tongue,and more of the weight, to just behind the rear axle. It is a very stable hitch,eliminates sway, and gives you a turning radius much like that of a fiver. If you like your TT, You may consider that. At this point, any number of people will offer additional suggestions, all of them posted to help you. We bought a travel trailer because my head banged in the bedroom(on the ceiling), and we did not want steps once inside. Also, at the time, we had a Suburban, and couldn't afford a new vehicle, as well. As it turned out, we did buy a truck recently. I still feel we made the right decision for us. Regards