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Old 12-01-2015, 06:44 PM   #51
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Question Any updates on this conversion...I'm looking into doing the same thing; 2016 Jayco TT

I read through this old post and was hoping someone got to the finish line and completed the conversion from ball hitch to goose-neck! Was the project ever completed?
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Old 12-01-2015, 07:08 PM   #52
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I read through this old post and was hoping someone got to the finish line and completed the conversion from ball hitch to goose-neck! Was the project ever completed?
I'm confused why anyone would by a brand new 2016 model TT and want to convert it to something it wasn't made for. Why not just by a fifth wheel? a simple adapter plate and it's now a gooseneck.
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Old 12-01-2015, 07:14 PM   #53
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LOL- I hear ya, but shortly after I pulled the trigger on the TT I realized I would be better suited for a 5th Wheel; i.e. stability and towing behind it...The dealer I bought it from wants $9K off the price I bought it for (never been used) to trade it back in on a 5th Wheel. I really want to the ability to trail my harley behind the TT but legally can only do that with the 5th wheel...
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Old 12-01-2015, 07:25 PM   #54
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If you created a space between the hitch and the camper you could load your Harly there and not have anything behind the trailer. As long as your truck can handle the pin weight.
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Old 12-01-2015, 07:33 PM   #55
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I was also looking at that option- I can get a motorcycle hitch carrier custom made with an additional integrated hitch that the TT will hook up to. They want $1500 just to make the carrier, but I'm hesitate to go the route and worried about it being stable enough to hold the 900lb bike and also trailing a 8500lbs TT behind it. Besides my bike is a 2014 HD Street Glide that's been stretched and raked with a 26" wheel so it would stick out at least 12 inches on both sides of the truck (2011 GMC Denali 2500HD)...the bike is 113 inches long from the stretched rear fender to the racked front wheel/tire. BTW- the truck has bags that are rated at 5000lbs so the tongue weight is fine and the rear of truck shouldn't sag...I really just don't want the bike sticking out the back of the truck that far on both sides. The ideal setup would be a 5th Wheel that can also legally tow a very sturdy, wheeled motorcycle trailer behind it.
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Old 12-01-2015, 07:49 PM   #56
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This thread looked interesting. OMG! I scrolled up a few posts to something I have not seen/heard before. Something to the effect of a youtube post regarding "please move the deer crossings".

I had DW listen, the looks on her face assured me that her blonde comes in a bottle...

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Old 12-02-2015, 08:48 AM   #57
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I'm thinking this conversion would be quite expensive and labor intense. Fifth wheel and gooseneck trailers have much stronger frames, and they need them. A flimsy TT frame won't handle the stress of the gooseneck.

Look at comparable sized TT and 5er. The fifth wheel is always much heavier.
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:54 AM   #58
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Tt "normally" have a 6" or 8" fabricated tin I beam.
Most 5th wheels have an 11" or bigger true I beam.
I think that's all that needs to be said
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Old 12-02-2015, 09:39 AM   #59
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Not a TT to gooseneck but maybe the OP can get some ideas from these photos from another forum. It was made to be removable. (albeit heavy)
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Old 12-02-2015, 09:52 AM   #60
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I solved the issue by trading for a 5th wheel FYI...

I do however feel that it could be done, but whether it is really worth the effort or not is the question...
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