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Old 09-12-2015, 10:32 PM   #61
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Riznfall, that's good news! What about the weight stickers from the recall? Are they going to still show 21k GVWR?
Anyway, if the pin box is going to be replaced, I really want some Air ride technology, so I'm going to hold out for the Goosebox, even if I have to pay for part of it.
Have you ever try to hook up a ball hitch by your self? I have. I would rather hook up to a fifth wheel hitch. On a goose neck you have to get the coupler right over the ball, then lower it on to the ball when you can't see the ball. ( you can not move the trailer) it is hard to do need two people to guild you in. On the other hand with a fifth wheel you just need to get close and it will slide in.
I do have a solution to the heavy hitchs, I am trying to find a company to manufacture and distribute. it takes care of lifting the heavy hitchs.
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Old 09-13-2015, 08:35 AM   #62
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I use one of these magnetic base telescopic rods on top of the ball when I haul a gooseneck. When the trailer gooseneck knocks the magnet off, it's close enough to drop the trailer on the ball.
No matter what methods are used to remove the two-piece Companion hitch, overhead hoist, forklift, extra person, etc. it still requires time, tools, at least two trips in and out of the truck, and a safe place to store the Companion and its base. With the Goosebox, I'm gaining air-ride technology as well as a higher rated pin box.
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Old 09-13-2015, 03:32 PM   #63
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Ball hitchs in most states you have to have safety chains. With the Goosebox do you have to have them?
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Old 09-13-2015, 04:26 PM   #64
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Do not know about your state. Virginia yes, Goosneck hitches do have to have safety chains fifth wheel hitches no...... So I assume yes.

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Old 09-14-2015, 07:07 PM   #65
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I don't have the hitch yet, but when I do, I'll have safety chains!
On a positive note, I got a call from Calvin Folk at FR today, and he said they will put a new pin box on my 39r12, and the GVWR will stay as advertised. I asked for the Reese Goosebox, and he's checking on that. I'll have to take it to the factory, put fortunately it's not far!
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Old 09-14-2015, 09:24 PM   #66
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I can not find a rating on my pin box now, I may have covered it with my invention, the Fifth Wheel Hitch Hoist. But I am sure it is rated right since the trailer is only rated at 18,000 lb.
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Old 09-15-2015, 12:58 PM   #67
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Thanks. Yeah I asked the dealer about getting the air ride pin from lippert if I paid the posted price difference. He said that he'd ask Calvin about it and let me know. If Calvin says no then at least the standard pin box will be replaced so I won't lose my CCC. As well as safety won't be compromised.


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Old 09-15-2015, 06:01 PM   #68
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Hey guys! I just heard something very strange when I spoke with Cal at Forest River today. He told me that the problem was that they programmed their labeling machine wrong, so it sent out the mislabels. If that were true, would the brochures show the same GVWR as the labels? Just wondering......And yes, they will be replacing our pin box.
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Old 09-15-2015, 07:46 PM   #69
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FR replaced my old pin with a high end 21K Trail Air. It has the strut and airbag combo.
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Old 09-15-2015, 08:16 PM   #70
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Looks like FR is gonna put the Goosebox on for me, when they get it in. Cal said my weight stickers would not change.
Papabear, what model/ part number trail air did you get? Any idea what the cost on one of those is?
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