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Old 02-06-2013, 02:47 PM   #1
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I'm looking At the convert a 5th wheel to goseneck adapter Any one use one like this
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:50 PM   #2
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This what?
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:53 PM   #3
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I assume you mean something like:



I have heard depending on the unit you can run into warranty frame issues... but don't use one so I don't know for sure.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:57 PM   #4
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This was the one I was looking at
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:07 PM   #5
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I've used the Colibert conversion on the last three 5th wheels that I've had, without an issue. (Carrilite, Medallion, and Weekend Warrior)

I need to retain the Gooseneck type hitch on my Hauler because of other trailers I tow. That being said, I just ordered a Rockwood 8289WS, and I'm going to install the B&W Companion 5th wheel hitch on my hauler and use the 5th wheel configuration for the new RV. Since the Companion can easily be pulled to revert to the Gooseneck Ball, I will have the best of both worlds.

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Old 02-06-2013, 03:10 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum!
What do you have for a 5th wheel?
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:13 PM   #7
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:22 PM   #8
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I'd never researched this myself and have never used a product like it, so take my opinion with a grain of salt.

The Internets say that fifth wheel pin boxes aren't setup/strong enough for gooseneck hookups. Cracks, breaks and general badness can be expected. That said, like above - you'll also read about people who have done it successfully for quite a while.

You may want to contact your fiver manufacturer directly regarding warranty. Again, the Internet says you'll void your frame warranty if you use one.

I use the B&W Turnover Ball gooseneck with the Companion Fifth Wheel hitch. It allows me, with relatively little work, to switch between gooseneck and fifth wheel if I so choose. I don't have a reason, but the option is there.
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