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Old 07-19-2014, 05:27 PM   #11
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No, not out of the question. Just trying to use what is already installed. I'll take a look at the Anderson. Lippert doesn't make the goose box, Reese does. However, the Goose Box seems to be the only solution that Lippert endorses for their frames, which would keep the warranty intact. I'm a complete newbie to all of this and can't thank you all enough for the help! What a great forum!
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I have the Andersen for little over a year now and still love it because of it's low weight and small footprint.
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:40 PM   #12
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Just wondering what you went with. I had an RV2 adapter on my last 5er (Keystone Laredo). I went with it due to having space for my drag up tank and tool box. I never had an issue with it and had a B&W set up. On my new 5er (same rig as yours) I went with the B&W Companion. The difference in ride was very notable. The companion was much much smoother. and no more climbing in the bed to hook up chains.
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:12 AM   #13
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I have the gooseneck adapter on my fifth wheel. It tows great and like having full use of the bed of the truck when not towing. I have not had any issues either. My truck bed is not a short bed but I do believe they have a gooseneck ball that is offset for the short bed.
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Old 08-02-2014, 02:22 PM   #14
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Hi Salt, I went with what the dealer recommended, an RV2 with a 9" offset. Just towed it on our first trip and it works great. It gives an almost 90 degree turn if needed, and I needed that getting in our small driveway. Since I'm a newbie to all this I can't give much opinion on the ride, but you definetly know there is a trailer attached, I'm guessing you'd know that regardless of what setup you have!
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Old 08-05-2014, 03:17 AM   #15
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I've heard that the gooseneck adaptor a are actually better than the kingpin
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:03 AM   #16
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My 5ver has no warrenty (it's an 07), my frame is not a Lippert and against a lot of opinions, I have an adapter on mine. Pretty much for the reasons you stated.
1.) Truck already had a B&W turnover installed.
2.) I'm a cheap bastard, hence the 07 5ver, bougth as a repo and rehabbed.
3.) I race dirt bikes, hence the Work & Play 5ver. Truck is chase / pit vehicle. Wife is pit crew. If I bonk, crash or blow the bike, it gets loaded in truck. Sometimes by wife alone (depending on how bad I bonked). I did not want big 5th wheel hitch in the bed of my truck, for her to have to work around while loading dirt bike.

Here is the model I used;
Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter w/8" Offset for Short-Bed Trucks Andersen Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters AM3139
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:43 AM   #17
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I use the same Anderson gooseneck adapter but no offset. It works great. The truck came with B&W turnover gooseneck hitch
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Old 08-05-2014, 02:31 PM   #18
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My dad has a brand new Heartland HD fifth wheel toyhauler and installed the gooseneck ball in his new truck just for this land Lazy Days installed the adaptor on the fifth wheel for him and he refuses to use the king pin set up
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Old 08-06-2014, 11:01 AM   #19
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For anyone still reading this thread, Are safety chains required or used with the gooseneck setup? The dealer didn't say anything about it, just wondering if it's something I should look into?
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Old 08-06-2014, 01:24 PM   #20
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Yes safety chains are a must
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