Except for the small travel trailers, the fifth wheels overpowers the travel trailers when it comes to maneuverability.
You can maneuver a fifth wheel with much ease than you would a travel trailer. It’s even much safer to tow a 5th wheel than a travel trailer.
The main reason for this is the location of the hitch point for 5th wheels vs travel trailers. The 5th wheel’s hitch point is over the rear axle of the towing vehicle. As a result, this offers you a better turning radius and reduces the possible sway of the trailer when driving at higher speeds.
On the other hand, travel trailers have a low hitch point on the back of the towing vehicle. This provides a poor turning radius and increases the chance of sway when you are driving.
That being said, if you choose a travel trailer there are accessories you can buy to help you improve its stability. For example, weight distribution hitches can help with towing.
Very small travel trailers will be easier to maneuver and tow than the smallest models of 5th wheels. So if you’re looking to get into a very small towable RV for one person, then a travel trailer may be the best solution for you.