The wife and I are looking to retire in a few years and buy a 38ish foot 5th wheel or bumper pull camper and travel around the country to meet all you fine FSF folks (not really, but if we do it's a bonus). If anyone here has either a 5th wheel or bumper pull, why do you like it over the other? Also, what do you pull it with? I'm thinking of going big and getting a Ford F-350 or Ram 3500 Duel axel. Might as well have the ass to pull it and keep it stable. What say you?
If you plan to travel alot, go 5th wheel. My family is a bunch of journeymen construction workers. All started out with bumper pulls, mainly due to costs starting out, but once able upgraded to 5th wells.
A 38ft bumper pull, youre pulling 38ft.
A 38ft 5th wheel, you're pulling say 32ish. Will help if for some reason you want a small boat, sxs, etc too. Helps stay under length limits.
As to truck size, I have a 2019 ram 2500 and can do 19k lbs towing. Currently looking at a family bunkhouse 5th wheel in the 38-42ft range and they are generally around 12k lbs. However, if you're doing a retirement, comfortable, nice big 5th wheel, diff go with a 350(0) dually