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Old 05-03-2015, 08:57 PM   #1
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Gooseneck Folding Hitch & Adapter

I am purchasing a new 3/4ton GM Silverado and a new 33IK Silverback Fifth Wheel and I am seriously considering getting a folding gooseneck hitch and adapter installed.
I have had some difference of opinion on this with the pros of real life experience and some second hand cons comments.

If anyone has had first hand experience on this I would appreciate it.
My biggest concern is access to my bed when not hauling and the weight of removing the typical Fifth wheel hitch.

Thanks for your feedback
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:40 PM   #2
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Folding gooseneck? Do you have a link or anything?
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:58 PM   #3
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I looked at the folding gooseneck ball and to me it looks like it just bolts to the bed. id rather spend the extra $100 and get the B&W turn over hitch, which I have, that mounts to the frame of the pickup.
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:11 PM   #4
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If you're into that then get a B&W turnover ball. Be aware that the gooseneck adaptors are not a great idea but reese makes the goosebox which would be a good idea when used with the turnover ball.
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:19 AM   #5
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I use a gooseneck adapter on my fifth wheel. I have the B&W turnover hitch. Works like a charm pulling with that setup now 5 years and haven't had any issues. If you are concerned look into the companion hitch. It looks like a standard fifth wheel hitch that mounts into the gooseneck hitch on your truck
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Old 05-04-2015, 01:20 PM   #6
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I have the 2015 GMC 2500HD and I had the dealer install the gooseball turnover hitch (the GMC catalog version is a Curt hitch). It worked great. I added a GMC rubber truck mat ($65 as I recall) and cut holes in the mat for the ball and safety chain connects to peek thru.

To that I added the Andersen Ultimate Aluminum Fifthwheel hitch. 2 very good reasons for the Andersen. First, it's light 32# so it saves on the precious available payload, Second, it's easy to remove when not towing. Bonus, it's adjustable enough to handle that tall truck bed on the 2015 GMC/Chevy std. beds.

If you haven't decided yet, check out the youtube videos. Start with this video.
Amazing Ultimate Aluminum Fifth Wheel
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All I can say is that two weeks ago today I was coming across South Dakota and hit a 50mph gust of wind from the side and I lost my 40 ft Sanibel ! I had the Anderson gooseneck adapter and it just snatched it off like nothing....... after all it is just a knuckle and it popped under those circumstances. Totaled the 5th wheel and $6000 damage to the truck......It happened so fast you didn't know what happened for a second--------'til you look in the mirror and say , ah sh*t there goes my 5th wheel...... Soooooooooo be extremely careful with the gooseneck hitch also check to make sure that it does not void the warranty on your frame
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Old 05-04-2015, 10:48 PM   #8
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Have you spoken with Dave Andersen, they promote a multi-million dollar guarantee against failure? Regardless, you didnt mention any injuries and I pray that is because you all survived safely.
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All I can say is that two weeks ago today I was coming across South Dakota and hit a 50mph gust of wind from the side and I lost my 40 ft Sanibel ! I had the Anderson gooseneck adapter and it just snatched it off like nothing....... after all it is just a knuckle and it popped under those circumstances. Totaled the 5th wheel and $6000 damage to the truck......It happened so fast you didn't know what happened for a second--------'til you look in the mirror and say , ah sh*t there goes my 5th wheel...... Soooooooooo be extremely careful with the gooseneck hitch also check to make sure that it does not void the warranty on your frame

What part broke? I have one and I don't see ant way for it to come off without a pin or bolt missing.
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Check to make sure silverback warranty is not voided if you go to a gooseneck.
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