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Old 11-30-2013, 03:08 PM   #1
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gooseneck hitch

Are there any disadvantages of using a gooseneck adapter? I already have a gooseneck hitch in my truck.
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Old 11-30-2013, 03:16 PM   #2
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Call your manufacturer first. Many will void your frame warranty because the king pin box isn't as beefy on a fifth wheel as it is in a gooseneck trailer. The claim is that the stresses are different and significantly higher with a gooseneck setup.

I use a B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch and B&W's corresponding Companion Fifth Wheel hitch. Gives me the best of both worlds.
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Old 11-30-2013, 03:23 PM   #3
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I use this one , it is super strong and works great on my shortbed.

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Old 11-30-2013, 05:02 PM   #4
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Call your manufacturer first. Many will void your frame warranty because the king pin box isn't as beefy on a fifth wheel as it is in a gooseneck trailer. The claim is that the stresses are different and significantly higher with a gooseneck setup. I use a B&W Turnoverball gooseneck hitch and B&W's corresponding Companion Fifth Wheel hitch. Gives me the best of both worlds.
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I was facing the same dilemma a few months ago. Most of the reading mentioned the possibility of voiding the frame warranty.
I ended up getting the same set up mentioned above. It had the best reviews for what I was looking for. It's worked great so far.
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Old 11-30-2013, 05:15 PM   #5
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not sure my harbor freight winch would pick that hitch up from truck bed. would probably pull the garage ceiling down. then i would really hear it to which my reply wold be
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not sure my harbor freight winch would pick that hitch up from truck bed. would probably pull the garage ceiling down. then i would really hear it to which my reply wold be
It comes out in 2 pieces. The coupler (head) of the hitch comes off of the base. No winch/pulling of ceiling down needed. The base is a little unwieldy to lift/lower from the tailgate, but manageable without extra hardware needed. It goes onto a furniture dolly and then the coupler sits on it. I wheel it around the garage.
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Old 11-30-2013, 05:47 PM   #7
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not sure my harbor freight winch would pick that hitch up from truck bed. would probably pull the garage ceiling down. then i would really hear it to which my reply wold be
I thought the same thing until I put my hands on it at the place that installed it. As mentioned earlier the fifth wheel plate comes off with 2 pins that takes off a pretty good chunk of weight. I took that off first and then my 140 lb son and myself lift it out and set it in the garage. The one pictured is the 18K.
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Check this Lippert web site. Goosebox
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