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Old 12-24-2013, 04:21 PM   #1
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Gooseneck adapter - anyone have noise issues?

Was wondering if anyone out there pulled there fifth wheel with a gooseneck adapter. I have one on mine because I pull cattle trailers a lot and the pain of taking out and putting in the hitch every time I swapped trailers wouldn't be worth it. I have a 2011 Chevy 3500 dually with a 2013 365 saq. It pulls like a champ, but every once in a while the connection between my hitch and ball pops and squeaks. I have never had to put grease on a gooseneck ball, but I did and hooked up my camper. Stopped making noise. Just wondering if anyone else has had this problem.
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Old 12-26-2013, 11:04 AM   #2
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Shane, most don't pull with a gooseneck. In fact, many manufacturers will tell you that you're voiding your frame warranty if you do. I wouldn't be surprised if you don't get many responses simply because there aren't that many people doing it- much less specifically having pop + squeaking issues.

However, to try and get you some more responses, I edited your thread title and am bumping it with this response. Be prepared for responses telling you to not do it, though.

It might help if you told of what gooseneck adapter you use in case that's where the issue is.
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Old 12-26-2013, 04:43 PM   #3
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To answer your question I had same problem. Just added a little grease every now and then, keeps everything quite.
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Old 12-26-2013, 05:47 PM   #4
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Neggie here... I have one on my trailer so far. I haven't changed the hitch yet, but I will as soon as I get it done. FRF and proposed frame issues with 5ers make me scared to pull it. I get some "surging" at some speeds when pulling. I don't have much experience in any TT pulling, but I am ascared of it. My .02
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Old 12-26-2013, 06:18 PM   #5
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I have a friend that has pulled a 35 ft 5 er for 6 years now without any problems . a little grease on the ball is a good thing.
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Old 12-26-2013, 06:57 PM   #6
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Pulled a 30' for years that way with no problems. I had a welder build the gooseneck hitch on camper.
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Old 12-26-2013, 07:31 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the responses. I'm not to worried about warranty because every time I have taken something in for warranty work they always come up with some excuse to not cover it. Like I said when I put grease on the ball it quit making the noise. I have never had any issues with my cattle trailers or flatbeds that I have pulled. Some where 26,000-27,000#'s. I guess I'll just keep putting grease on it.
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Old 12-26-2013, 08:40 PM   #8
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For an alternative "fix", look into a Reese Goosebox instead of a traditional kingpin box. This does not void Lippert's frame warranty.

And for dealers that want to get out of warranty repairs because you made a change to your RV....get familiar with the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act and how it protects consumers.

Link to Reese Goosebox. Pin Boxes - Reese
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Old 12-26-2013, 09:19 PM   #9
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Thanks for bringing this up, I put one on the Work and Play I just bought. I have only pulled it once, but it seemed fine?

I too, do not worry about warranty issues, as my rig is a used repo unit.


My adapter is an Anderson. 8" offset.
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:37 PM   #10
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This is what I have. I like the clearance I have with it because I have a lift on my truck. I have 7" between my bed and the bottom of camper.

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