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Old 03-23-2016, 05:15 PM   #1
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5th wheel/ goose neck

I'm looking to upgrade to a 5'er after having a TT for the last 5 years. My question is I already have a goose neck hitch installed on my truck and wondering if anyone has used the gooseneck style adaptors that mount to the pin box of the 5th wheel?? Just looking for some advise and input!
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Old 03-23-2016, 07:40 PM   #2
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I have one. It works well but climbing in the bed is a bit of a pain. It is quiet and smooth, no chucking. They say that the adapters will void the frame warranty unless you use the Reese goose box. I have the B&W turnover ball in mine and as soon as I can afford it I will be changing mine back and getting the B&W Campanion hitch that goes in the same hole as the gooseneck ball.


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Old 03-23-2016, 07:55 PM   #3
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I put a 20" longer release cable on my goose box and bunge corded the end to a small eye bolt in the side of the box AFTER the cabe is wrapped thru another amall eyebolt next to it.Swapped the clip ends of the safety chains around so that they clip to the trailer as well as the truck frame.No climbing anywhere.
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Old 03-23-2016, 08:01 PM   #4
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5th whee/ goose neck

I wish I had researched a little more and had them install the goose box on mine. I have a pin and cotter key to lock the latch on mine so I still have to climb in.


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Old 03-23-2016, 08:27 PM   #5
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Goose box on our's, love it. Smooth, just remember, it's no longer a "fifth wheel" not all states, but most require safety chain's, install one time and don't worry about them.
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Old 03-23-2016, 08:42 PM   #6
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I have the Bw turnover ball .I ended up buying reese HI rise FW hitch that fits into the hole where the ball goes.
Just easier for me to hook up and go.Had it for years now and no issues
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Old 03-23-2016, 10:40 PM   #7
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Goose box on our's, love it. Smooth, just remember, it's no longer a "fifth wheel" not all states, but most require safety chain's, install one time and don't worry about them.

That being said, what idiot came up with the safety chain rule for goose necks? Is it not more likely for the 12000 lbs pulling against a set of jaws more likely to come loose them an the 2500 lbs pushing down on a ball that 4-5 inches tall? Just saying there is a lot more bent bed rails from fifth wheels falling on them then there is gouged beds from a goose neck coming loose.


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Old 03-24-2016, 08:41 AM   #8
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Have you looked at the Andersen Ultimate 5th wheel connection? I have heard a lot of good things about it and that is what I purchased for our soon to be here 5th wheel. The aluminum version only weighs about 34 pounds and is easy to take out when you don't need it.
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x2 Andersen. 12,000 miles towing so far and no regrets. Search this site for "Andersen" make sure you spell it as 'Andersen' not 'Anderson'. Almost everyone that owns one will sing it's praises - light weight, less cost, ease of installation, saving payload, etc. As a bonus, if you want to think and hear some good discussions about any negatives, there are plenty of folks who have only read about them and seen pictures and videos. The non-owners do a great job of providing advice and options.
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I have a goose neck adapter(on my 5er when I bought) I would sell for $100 and freight... prolly weighs 40lbs. I can send pics if needed.
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