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Old 06-08-2019, 03:10 PM   #1
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goose or 5th wheel

I just bought a 2016 Wildwood Heritage Glen 368RLBHK that has been converted to a gooseneck hitch. I want advice as to leave it as is or go back to the original 5th wheel hook up. I have a 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500HD diesel to haul with. I would appreciate any pros or cons.
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I just bought a 2016 Wildwood Heritage Glen 368RLBHK that has been converted to a gooseneck hitch. I want advice as to leave it as is or go back to the original 5th wheel hook up. I have a 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500HD diesel to haul with. I would appreciate any pros or cons.

Describe the conversion, is it an adapter or is it the Reese Goose Box pin box?
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I do not know enough about the hitch to answer you.
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These are the two options. The first is considered acceptable and the second not by most. I had the second and took it off...fwiw

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it is not the reese.
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goose or 5th wheel

Lol. They are both Reese...all the hitch people make them, but only a couple make a goose box type. It totally replaces the pin box.
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it is not the reese.

Ok, well then it must be an adapter of some type. Could also be an Anderson. In any case if you want to use a Ball type connection to your truck then replace the pin box with the Reese Goose Box. Otherwise remove the adapter and get a good energy absorbing 5th wheel hitch for your truck.
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Do you have other gooseneck trailers to pull with your truck? Then keep the gooseneck adapter.
What kind of hitch do you have in your truck bed now, if any? If it's a gooseneck ball, keep the trailer gooseneck adapter.
Otherwise install a fifth wheel hitch on both.
Nothing wrong with using a gooseneck hitch, I don't care what this forum says. Most of my RV friends are farm and ranch folks who have many gooseneck trailers. Their RVs all have the gooseneck adapter, from smaller fifth wheels to humongous toy haulers. It works fine.
But if you don't need a gooseneck type of hitch, there is no other advantage over a fifth wheel hitch.
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I have the goose box and love it. It is approved by the manufacturer and keeps a clean bed. The ride is nice. It hasdouble shock absorbers and an air bag. I wouldn't do it any other way.
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I have the goose box and love it. It is approved by the manufacturer and keeps a clean bed. The ride is nice. It hasdouble shock absorbers and an air bag. I wouldn't do it any other way.
But here's a dumb question...Why do the truck manufacturers advertise that you can haul more weight (quite a but more actually) with a gooseneck hitch as opposed to a 5th wheel hitch?
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