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Old 05-18-2013, 10:22 AM   #1
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Gooseneck adapter

I have a 2013 293REX. I am considering putting a gooseneck adapter on it, but I have read it could cause a problem on some fifth wheels. Is this the case for the new wildcats?

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Old 05-19-2013, 10:48 AM   #2
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Don't know about your unit BUT some mfrgs will VOID the warranties if a gooseneck adapter is used on their 5th wheel trls
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:42 AM   #3
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I ran goosenecks for years on my flat bed trailers . I would not switch my 5th wheel over if you paid me to. My wife could never hook a goose neck up by herself. with the 5th wheel my daughters could hook and go in 5 min. Why are you thinking of switching over are you having problems with your hitch? How many 18 wheelers do you see with a goose neck. my 0.02
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It puts a tremendous load on the pin box mount that the trailer was not designed to absorb. Wouldn't dream of it on an rv trailer.
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:03 PM   #5
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I think Reese has an adapter called the goosebox that one or more of the frame manufacturers have ok'd. But I would look into it to make sure before purchasing.

http://www.reeseprod.com/content/pro...ID=7390&part=0
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:52 PM   #6
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I ran goosenecks for years on my flat bed trailers . I would not switch my 5th wheel over if you paid me to. My wife could never hook a goose neck up by herself. with the 5th wheel my daughters could hook and go in 5 min. Why are you thinking of switching over are you having problems with your hitch? How many 18 wheelers do you see with a goose neck. my 0.02
The main two reasons are 1: I'm tired of having to remove the hitch when I need the use if my bed. 2: the noise when hitting bumps when towing. I can probably get rid of most of the noise by getting a better hitch.
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I think Reese has an adapter called the goosebox that one or more of the frame manufacturers have ok'd. But I would look into it to make sure before purchasing.

http://www.reeseprod.com/content/pro...ID=7390&part=0
I actually watched a video on the goosebox. It looks like a god concept. Thanks.
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If you already have a goose neck receiver installed on your truck just buy a B&W Companion 5th wheel hitch. Goes in and comes out with ease so you end up with the best of both worlds No warranties voided. IMHO Chris
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If you already have a goose neck receiver installed on your truck just buy a B&W Companion 5th wheel hitch. Goes in and comes out with ease so you end up with the best of both worlds No warranties voided. IMHO Chris
That is a great concept. I do not have a goose neck receiver in already. This looks like a good fix if I did.
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That is a great concept. I do not have a goose neck receiver in already. This looks like a good fix if I did.
This hitch system gives you the both types of pulling. I have it installed in my F-150, now I have bumper pull, goose neck and 5th wheel all in the same truck.
The gooseneck part of the system took me about 4 hours to install and the 5th wheel took about 20 minutes for set up then form there it's less then 5 minutes to reinstall. I bought the B&W system as it's built. I know there are other brands out there that are little cheaper but if I'm pulling my new trailer, I want the toughest hitch. Chris
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