Originally Posted by OldCoot
I would think the cantilevered adaptor would put extra stress on the pinbox. Does FR ok that?
The distance between the center of the adapter's ball socket and the center of the kingpin is 4". And besides the heavy bolts front and back of the kingpin, there are 4 set-screws (two behind the kingpin and two between the kingpin and the ball socket) which are tightened to 40# torque against the bottom of the pin box. This SEEMS
(not a definitive term expected by engineers) to distribute weight fairly evenly on the pin box as would a standard 5th wheel hitch.
Regarding your specific question:
I didn't ask F.R. directly but Andersen's propaganda (er, website) says "Keep your 5th Wheel warranty intact!" and I'm fairly certain
(and that IS
definitive) you can't put anything on the internet that isn't true... at least that's what I read in recent libel discussions.
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