5th Wheel Hitch or Gooseneck adapter?
We just purchased a "new to us" 08 Dodge 3500, Mega Cab, CTD, 4x4, short bed, with the goose neck ball setup already installed/integrated into the bed. Right now the ball is face down, so the bed is pretty much free to use...
Our old TV was a 04 3500 Quad Cab, short bed with a Reese 16K slider. Our camper is a 2009 Sabre 32BHTS.
Here are my questions:
1. Should I pay to have the bed of new TV drilled and transfer my Reese 16K? I do like the way the ball is hidden....more room in the bed.
2. Purchase a gooseneck adapter for the kingpin on our Sabre and install it myself?
3. How does one know the correct size gooseneck adapter to purchase? Back under the FW and take a measurement from bottom of pin box to top of ball?
Since we have a short bed pickup, there could be challenges with the gooseneck setup because it won't slide back?
Just trying to save money and utilize the hitch our truck came with. Having the bed drilled, purchasing new hardware/brackets, is almost the same price as the goose neck adapter.
Any other short bed owners using the gooseneck adapter with a 5th wheel?
Mike & Joelle + 5
2008 Dodge 3500 CTD, MC, 4x4, SRW,
2009 Sabre 32 BHTS