First 2007 Winnebago VIEW, now 2019 Winnebago Minnie Plus 25RKS 5th wheel.
We started out about 4-5 years ago with a used 2007 Winnebago VIEW (Mercedes diesel chassis) which we sold last Nov 2017. Never had a problem: the thing ran great, excellent gas mileage BUT the sub-model we had (VIEW came in 3 sub-models) didn't have a bed... we started hating having to make the bed on the pull-out couch every night (we eventually "graduated" to sleeping bags - NOT BAD actually!). So, we sold it hoping to get something else. Within 1 hour of the new owners driving away, the transmission failed! Of course we couldn't let them eat the cost - a total of $6080 ! We were invited to their cruise wedding a few months later! Back to the RV story... I planned ahead and bought a Ford F150 capable of towing a replacement 5th wheel trailer. Not much to think about as the truck came with a 3.5 liter EcoBoost Engine (375 hp, 480 ft-lbs torque, proven 18-22 mpg, 11700 lbs towing capacity) with a 10-speed transmission. The trailer we decided on is smallish (27.5 feet or so), but perfect for us 2 and our dog "Chip", the Winnebago Minnie Plus 25RKS 5th wheel in cherry red! I opted to install by myself a B&W underbed Gooseneck hitch bolted to the the truck frame mid-bed, roughly over the rear wheels. To make this setup work, I added a removable 35 lb (!!) Andersen 5th wheel to gooseneck converter top-side hitch framework. Great setup as the top-side parts are easily removed and I easily get my truck bed back as flat as can be for my other uses. (Thanks to a kind, knowledgeable Jayco salesperson who clued me in on this amazing setup. I recommend it to anyone... and, this set-up is rated for 22,000 lb towing.) We haven't gone a long trip yet - but I have to report that as was told to me many times by 5th wheel campers, the setup is very stable and it was nearly a "breeze" during the 2+ hour drive when I brought the trailer home. Will report after our first outing.