Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-16-2016, 01:07 PM   #1
Member
 
Dogbone's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 59
Goose neck or 5th wheel hitch

I just bought another 5'ver, 38QB Sanibel. I was talking to an installer and he recommended a gooseneck as opposed to a 5th wheel hitch. I have towed 5th wheels before. I have a new F350, no hitch.
Looking for some insight about the towing difference, pros and cons. The goose neck comes with an air ride. The trailer weights about 14,000 and the pin is around 2,300.
Big difference in the weight of the hitches and I want an under body set up, leaves the bed open. My old Ford Had rails, didn't like it, plus the weight of the hitch to take in and out.
Thanks Bob
__________________

__________________
Bob and Deb
Diesel, the black lab
2015 F350 6.7 diesel 4x4
Crew Cab 8 ft. bed
Sanibel 38ft QB
Dogbone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2016, 01:14 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
BandJCarm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Between Pickles Gap and Toad Suck, AR
Posts: 3,303
Tastes Great
Less Filling
Tastes Great
Less Filling

haha.

You'll get a ton of answers. Here's what I just installed. All of that comes out and just one small hole in bed of truck:


__________________

__________________
BandJCarm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2016, 01:29 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Oaklevel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 3,529
Many fifth wheel trailers are not designed to be used as goosenecks too much stress put on the front frame. Having said that many have done it with no issues but personally if you added a gooseneck adapter I would keep a serious eye out for frame cracks and double check that it won't void your warranty. And yes Lippert makes an adapter...........

It is easier to hook up a fifth wheel.......... I have a gooseneck car hauler that now has a fifth wheel plate. . I went the other way.


__________________

2005 Dodge 3500 Cummins
2013 Puma Unleashed 356 QLB
1966 Mustang GT
1986 Mustang SVO
Sadie & Lillie Spoiled Rotten Boxers
Oaklevel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2016, 02:23 PM   #4
Member
 
Dogbone's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 59
Oak Level, Thank you for your reply. I didn't ask about the warranty, but I will. I always towed with a 5th wheel hitch, teamster 17 years plus all my other 5'vers. The installer just brought up the thought of the gooseneck, with the air ride built in. It's a lot cheaper, but I never towed with a gooseneck before. I'm leery about towing 15,000 lb trailer on a ball anyway.
Getting old and hitch removal going to be problem for me. Just wanted to get some incite on the two. I am leaning toward the 5th wheel hitch.

Bob
Ps. My buddy had a 65 muskrat with a 289 hiper in it and a 67 with a 390. just noticed you Sig. They are long gone. I know he wishes he had them now.
__________________
Bob and Deb
Diesel, the black lab
2015 F350 6.7 diesel 4x4
Crew Cab 8 ft. bed
Sanibel 38ft QB
Dogbone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2016, 02:34 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Iowa
Posts: 740
I just bought the Andersen Ultimate aluminum fifth wheel hitch. I use it for the first time Friday but so far taking it in and out of the truck as been awesome. It weighs 32 pounds.
__________________
2016 Vengeance 320A
2015 Chevy 2500HD LT 6.6L 4x4 ccsb Z71 trim
2012 HD Electra Glide
Andersen Ultimate Aluminum fifth wheel hitch V2
Nights camped 2016-43
Nights camped 2017-47....
Electra glide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2016, 02:43 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 642
Google "Reese Goosebox" and also search this forum. You will find a ton of information, and several posts by me on the advantages of the Goosebox. Nothing to put in the truck bed or remove. No maintenance except to keep 35-50 psi of air in the Goosebox. I really like mine, and will never use anything else. The only downside is that it's a little more trouble to hook up because you cannot see the hitch ball, so there is a little trial and error to hooking up, unless you have a single cab truck. Two people make it easy. Install a B&W turnover ball in the truck, and you will always have a clean bed...no rails that keep snagging on everything you want to haul. Good luck
__________________
2016 Ford F-350 Lariat CC, 4x4 SRW. B&W turnover with extender. 2015 CC Silverback 29RE, fitted with Reese Goose Box. Amateur Extra Class K5TS, 2016 nights camped 16
Davidg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2016, 02:55 PM   #7
Member
 
Dogbone's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by Davidg View Post
Google "Reese Goosebox" and also search this forum. You will find a ton of information, and several posts by me on the advantages of the Goosebox. Nothing to put in the truck bed or remove. No maintenance except to keep 35-50 psi of air in the Goosebox. I really like mine, and will never use anything else. The only downside is that it's a little more trouble to hook up because you cannot see the hitch ball, so there is a little trial and error to hooking up, unless you have a single cab truck. Two people make it easy. Install a B&W turnover ball in the truck, and you will always have a clean bed...no rails that keep snagging on everything you want to haul. Good luck
That's the hitch I was talking about. I figured it would be more difficult to hook up, like hooking up to a boat trailer.
__________________
Bob and Deb
Diesel, the black lab
2015 F350 6.7 diesel 4x4
Crew Cab 8 ft. bed
Sanibel 38ft QB
Dogbone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2016, 02:58 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
jlbreaux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: South, La. AKA Cajun Country
Posts: 265
Big difference in the weight of the hitches and I want an under body set up, leaves the bed open. My old Ford Had rails, didn't like it, plus the weight of the hitch to take in and out.

Sounds like you have it figured out....if not, flip a quarter.
__________________
2011 Puma Unleashed 365 QLB
2006 GMC HD Sierra SLT quad cab 4x4 6.6L LBZ Allison tranny
2008 Arctic Cat Prowler 650 H1
2006 Polaris H.O. 500EFI Sportsman
1996 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail
jlbreaux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2016, 03:07 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 642
Check with Lippert about their warranty. The Goosebox will not affect the frame warranty. A gooseneck adapter will. I have a friend who bought an XLR with a gooseneck adapter installed by the selling dealer. He now uses a Goosebox. I helped him install it.
__________________
2016 Ford F-350 Lariat CC, 4x4 SRW. B&W turnover with extender. 2015 CC Silverback 29RE, fitted with Reese Goose Box. Amateur Extra Class K5TS, 2016 nights camped 16
Davidg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2016, 03:41 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Iowa
Posts: 740
Gooseneck Mount - Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection

I have the Aluminum one and it's about $630 on Amazon. My truck already had a pop up brand gooseneck in the bed.
__________________

__________________
2016 Vengeance 320A
2015 Chevy 2500HD LT 6.6L 4x4 ccsb Z71 trim
2012 HD Electra Glide
Andersen Ultimate Aluminum fifth wheel hitch V2
Nights camped 2016-43
Nights camped 2017-47....
Electra glide is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
5th wheel, hitch, wheel

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:26 AM.