Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-19-2014, 12:56 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: West Coast
Posts: 98
Gooseneck adapter

Does anyone know if using an adapter puts too much stress on the trailer? I don't want to void any warranty! This is our first 5th wheel and we already had the gooseneck ball in the truck. 2010 Dodge 3500 with Wildcat 313re. It's also a shortbed, so wondering about clearance issues. Any help would be appreciated! Pick the trailer up next week, excited and nervous at the same time!
__________________

__________________
atcla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2014, 01:06 PM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
Dave_Monica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,329
Welcome to the forum!

Lippert Components manufactures a gooseneck pinbox that doesn't void their frame warranty. Here's a link... Goose Box™ by Reese - Towing

Dave
__________________

__________________


Nights camped in 2013 - 55, 2014 - 105, 2015 - 63
Dave_Monica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2014, 01:27 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: West Coast
Posts: 98
Thanks Dave! I'm going to look into that one!
__________________
atcla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2014, 01:36 PM   #4
Site Team
 
Mr. Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Grayson County, Texas
Posts: 6,272
Exactly how long is your short bed? It appears to me that truck manufacturers are not always consistent with bed lengths as they relate to words used to define them.

Take a look at the Andersen Ultimate hitch. It sits on and connects to the B&W Turnover Ball gooseneck ball in my truck and weighs a total of 75 lbs. including the adapter which bolts onto the trailer's kingpin.

See http://www.andersenhitches.com/Produ...k-version.aspx

I paid $439.99 through Amazon. Several of us here use this hitch.
__________________
SEARCH is your friend!
FR Wildcat 295RSX / GMC Sierra

Nights Camped: '13 = 49 / '14 = 74 / '15 = 74 / '16 = 85 / '17 = 110 / '18 = 0; booked = 28
Mr. Dan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2014, 03:33 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: West Coast
Posts: 98
Thank you Dan! The bed is 6' 3"
__________________
atcla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2014, 03:45 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Cypressloser's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Alberta - East of the Rockies, West of the Rest
Posts: 862
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave_Monica View Post
Welcome to the forum!

Lippert Components manufactures a gooseneck pinbox that doesn't void their frame warranty. Here's a link... Goose Box™ by Reese - Towing

Dave
Interesting, I didn't know Lippert were manufacturing a "Goose Box".
The only downside I see is that you'd only be able to pull the trailer with a truck that has a ball in the bed which may or may not hurt the trade in value later on.
__________________
2013 RAM 3500 Dually Longhorn traded in
2018 RAM 5500 in the pipe
Riverstone Legacy 38RE, 960 Watt Solar, 6x6 Volt Battery Bank, Freedom SW 3012 Inv/Charger
Cypressloser is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2014, 03:47 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Cypressloser's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Alberta - East of the Rockies, West of the Rest
Posts: 862
The Andersen can be turned 180 deg. to accommodate a short bed truck.
It is by far the easiest hitch to install if you already have the ball in the truck.
__________________
2013 RAM 3500 Dually Longhorn traded in
2018 RAM 5500 in the pipe
Riverstone Legacy 38RE, 960 Watt Solar, 6x6 Volt Battery Bank, Freedom SW 3012 Inv/Charger
Cypressloser is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2014, 03:51 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Ford Idaho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 9,840
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cypressloser View Post
Interesting, I didn't know Lippert were manufacturing a "Goose Box".
The only downside I see is that you'd only be able to pull the trailer with a truck that has a ball in the bed which may or may not hurt the trade in value later on.
I guess unbolting the goose hitch and installing a fifth wheel hitch is out of the question?
__________________
2016 F350 6.7L LB CC Reese 28K 2014 Chaparral Lite 266sab
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." 2014 19 days camping 2015 17 days camping201620 days camping
Ford Idaho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2014, 04:14 PM   #9
Site Team
 
Mr. Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Grayson County, Texas
Posts: 6,272
Quote:
Originally Posted by atcla View Post
Thank you Dan! The bed is 6' 3"
My current "standard" bed is 6' 6" but the "short" bed (I called it a "baby" bed) on my 2007 was 5' 8".
__________________
SEARCH is your friend!
FR Wildcat 295RSX / GMC Sierra

Nights Camped: '13 = 49 / '14 = 74 / '15 = 74 / '16 = 85 / '17 = 110 / '18 = 0; booked = 28
Mr. Dan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2014, 04:20 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: West Coast
Posts: 98
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!
__________________

__________________
atcla is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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 07:11 PM.