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Old 10-22-2014, 07:53 PM   #1
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Reese "goose box" ?

Has anyone used one of these to change thier 5th wheel to a gooseneck configuration? They are air bag dampened so that takes the "grab" out of towing and lippert endorses them and will be offering them as an oem option.We have always had horse trailers with liveing quarters which of course are goosenecks and tow great, with no jerk or clunks.We are buying our first fiver,a cherokee 315wp, and dont want the hassel of changeing hitches in the truck for different trailers. The goose box is a complete pin box but with a gooseneck stem and coupler.
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Old 10-23-2014, 03:07 PM   #2
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No experience with them but some time ago the goosenecks were not recommended for fiver pin boxes because of the stress on that part of the fiver. They must have improved something? Good Luck
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:38 PM   #3
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Has anyone used one of these to change thier 5th wheel to a gooseneck configuration? They are air bag dampened so that takes the "grab" out of towing and lippert endorses them and will be offering them as an oem option.We have always had horse trailers with liveing quarters which of course are goosenecks and tow great, with no jerk or clunks.We are buying our first fiver,a cherokee 315wp, and dont want the hassel of changeing hitches in the truck for different trailers. The goose box is a complete pin box but with a gooseneck stem and coupler.

I was told by my dealer and Forest River rep not to use goose pin adapters. he did not say pin box alternatives, but adapters to go from 5th wheel to gooseneck. I'm using a popup brand goose box. Bolts in in place of the king pin box.
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:43 PM   #4
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We put one on our's, I must say I like it, we've had no problems for one year.
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Don't know if it's true or not but my dealership told me that will void the warranty for some manufacturers.
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Don't know if it's true or not but my dealership told me that will void the warranty for some manufacturers.

5th wheel to gooseneck adapters that bolt on to the inbox at the king pin, yes, those void the warranty. If you replace the entire pin box, it's not an adapter.
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Reese goose box is the only Lippert endorsed goose neck available.
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Lippert endorses the Goosebox and will offer it as an OEM option this year.We got ours last week and I love it! Pulled the trailer back from coldwater mi last tuesday. It didnt matter how fast I wanted to go,it tracked perfect,NO semi sway,and no chunks in the 250 mile run.I experimented with different speed with different road conditions and semis from 55 to almost 80 mph.Didnt make any difference.Now,I dont tow at 80 mph,but its a given that the faster you go the more unstable things get,but not with this.Looking back in the truck box you can watch it moveing as it soaks up the bumps!
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Old 11-10-2014, 09:07 PM   #9
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To bad these are only rated to 16k and 3200 on the pin...... Not heavy enough for my wpf40rls.....
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Old 11-15-2014, 12:15 PM   #10
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The goosebox and the Andersen Ultimate 5th Wheel connection are two conversion choices that do not void the frame warranty. The goosebox is the much more expensive of the two choices. The Andersen does have something to take out of the bed, but it only weighs ~60 lbs.

The other choice is the B&W companion, but it does defeat the purpose of not having to remove a hitch when changing trailers.
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