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Old 02-25-2014, 09:53 PM   #11
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Yeah, I'd be scared to pull any 5er with a settup like those. The only one I would consider would be that pinbox replacement one that lippert allows.
But I'll just stick with my 5th wheel b&w companion. I've already got it, and most of my trucks ive owned or will own will have the lower b&w in them anyway.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:10 PM   #12
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X2, MillerTime- with the B&W, IMO, the Companion is an easy choice.

Being lazy, with a gooseneck, I wouldn't like having to climb up and secure the chains.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:53 PM   #13
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My worthless 2 cents. I'll put a fifth wheel plate / king pin on a gooseneck trailer before I put a gooseneck adapter on a fifth wheel. I know you can get some high dollar fancy goose neck adapters, some with air ride, but you can't get a Tri-Glide, which is what we prefer. Then again, they might make something like that by now. I no longer own a gooseneck trailer as of last year, but I always hated the ride and hook up. The ridged gooseneck is a chucking machine, especially with a big load like one of our tractors. Only advantage to the gooseneck ball is there is no jaw to triple check if it's locked. We just always like the fifth wheel as we can see it in the rear view mirror and it's just too easy to hook up.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:39 PM   #14
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I use the goose neck adapter on my fifth wheel because the truck had a goose neck hitch in it when I bought the camper. I used the B&W ball but have since bought a Cody Cushion Air hitch ($425) to pull with the gooseneck adapter. it is a much smoother ride and helps to absorb the shock and stresses put on the camper and interior things. Plus having the empty truck bed when not pulling is nice.
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Old 02-26-2014, 12:24 AM   #15
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This is my first fiver and I've only got a couple of hundred miles thus far but I'm extremely impressed with my Andersen Ultimate setup. Solid as a rock, smooth towing, easy hookup and easy to remove then store in my basement.

Time will tell, but so far, so good!
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Old 02-26-2014, 01:39 AM   #16
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Mostly because I've never actually pulled a gooseneck trailer and have only watched YouTube videos - I'm right when I think that you have to climb into the truck bed to secure the safety chains, correct?
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Old 02-26-2014, 02:50 AM   #17
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I have a B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch and a Anderson Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection hitch (all made in the U.S.A.), I have a Reese Revolution on my 2014 Rockwood 8289. I installed mine so the coupler is centered with the rear end; I did not install the coupler forward toward to the cab. The SuperSprings and Timbrens are to eliminate squat and the "chucking". My truck and RV are level and ride like a dream! The maneuvering with turning and parking is easy and more than enough room between the cab and front the 5th wheel. Overall I am very satisfied with the performance of all products. I agree with the performance issues stated by racerx on post #3 of this thread. I would buy this product again and would recommend this product.
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:52 AM   #18
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Mostly because I've never actually pulled a gooseneck trailer and have only watched YouTube videos - I'm right when I think that you have to climb into the truck bed to secure the safety chains, correct?
I dont know on these adapters. But I believe DOT mandates them on everything except positive locking 5th wheel hitches, like ours and semis have.
My gooseneck equipment trailer has chains and I just step on my nerfbars ( mine extend from ft wheel to rear wheel) and lean over, or just hop in the bed.
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:10 AM   #19
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No chains required on that Reese Goosebox I posted. It has a positive locking mechanism. You have to pull the t-handle release cable to unlatch it.
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Another choice is to replace the pinbox on your RV with a Reese Goosebox. This is endorsed by Lippert and does not void the Lippert frame warranty. They have an air bag and two shocks. Super smooth ride! No safety chains required. Lots of benefits over a 5th wheel. Only drawback is you have to be right on the money left/right AND for/aft for lining up your truck with hitch.

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You need to check into all state laws you will enter into, many states require safety chains with a gooseneck, I have this same box on mine and did the research, lippert endorsed, safety chains required in many states as it is no longer a fifth wheel.
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