ffiona and I have been fulltimers for 7 years now, first in a 32ft Gulfstream Sunsport and at the mo' in a 34ft Georgieboy Landau single slide. We LOVE the lifestyle and don't really want to do anything else......but, after 4 years with the Landau it's now time to change the rig. We don't really want to cos we love her but we have to keep up with prices. I'd like another A class, but because of recent problems with the engine and loosing the roof over our heads (for the second time) whilst it's repaired, we're starting to wonder about the practicalities of a 5th wheel instead. Over the 7 years w've been "out", we've learnt that MOST propblems with mechanicals and electricals on the bodywork side of things, we can sort ourselves I've fitted boilers, fridges, circuit boards and all sort of stuff with nothing more painfull than a bit of inconvenience, mucky hands and usually a HUGE pain in the wallet. However, it's a different story when it comes to the engine and it's this that can cause full timers some problems. We're thinking that if we have a 5ver and the engine goes down, at least we'll still have the rig whilst the truck goes in the shops. So, have any 5vers been in this position? How did you cope? Were you able to get full breakdown cover (preferably european wide) as I do with Safeguard for an A class? Were you able to get the trucked towed to a shop and the rig towed SEPERATELY to a campsite/place of your choice? Who insures them (I mean a "normal" policy - dont even whisper FULLTIMING!!!!!!!!!! :-( Where's the best place to view a range of them (UK)? Whats the on road stability like? Whats the MPG? Whats the campsite access like and more importantly, the attitude of the Caravan Club Hitlers? Any info much appreciated.