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Old 01-05-2022, 08:17 PM   #1
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Gooseneck vs 5th wheel hitch?

I really like the idea of a gooseneck hitch on a 5th wheel instead of the large 5th wheel hitch in the bed. I understand they may take longer to hitch to the truck. I am thinking of the Reese Goose Box. The truck would be a 2022 F350 SRW Diesel.

Tell me why it would be a bad idea instead of the 5th wheel style hitch.

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Old 01-06-2022, 06:43 AM   #2
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Mark, I have never used one, but those that have the Reese brag constantly about it. I don't see a reason not to spend your money on one. It would be nice to have the bed of the truck clean.
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Old 01-10-2022, 03:15 PM   #3
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I used a B&W gooseneck hitch with my 2000 F250 and a Coachmen 5th wheel camper with a gooseneck convert-a-ball on the pin. I have a horse trailer that I use with that hitch. I now have a B&W Companion hitch that connects to the gooseneck ball and am happy with it. So my gooseneck convert-a-ball is available if you want one.
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Old 01-10-2022, 03:25 PM   #4
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Check out Matt's RV reviews on You tube. They give a very good pro and con on goosenecks. One thing I took away is some 5th wheel manufactures will void their warrenty
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Old 01-10-2022, 03:29 PM   #5
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GenY Executive. Will never go back.
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Old 01-10-2022, 03:49 PM   #6
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I really like the idea of a gooseneck hitch on a 5th wheel instead of the large 5th wheel hitch in the bed. I understand they may take longer to hitch to the truck. I am thinking of the Reese Goose Box. The truck would be a 2022 F350 SRW Diesel.

Tell me why it would be a bad idea instead of the 5th wheel style hitch.

Thanks
How many RV manufacturers do you know that approve the use of a gooseneck adapter on a fifth wheel trailer? Unless you find a RV manufacturer that approves a gooseneck adapter and an adapter manufacturer that approves their adapter for RV us, you had better have a good lawyer when your insurance company denys coverage for use of unapproved devices.
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Old 01-10-2022, 03:52 PM   #7
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If you had checked. Lippert makes your stock/oem connector. Lippert fully supports GenY. They even have the transition kit available with their stock item number for GenY.
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Old 01-10-2022, 06:19 PM   #8
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Hitches

OK, good friend of mine has a 42 foot 5ver and uses the Anderson hitch. It hooks to gooseneck ball in the bed, torqued down, put adapter on trailer hitch and away you go. He likes it cause he can take it out by himself. Weight 75 lbs
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Old 01-10-2022, 06:59 PM   #9
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I previously hauled cars interstate. My experience was started hauling trailer wigh gooseneck but seemed very unstable / wobbly. Convertdd a5th wheel hitch and was much smoother and stable. Unless laws have changed, wigh a ball (gooseneck) you are required to have safety chains frame attschment to frame attachment. The only time safety chains not required are when towing with a king pin ( 5th wheel ). And i hae also heard the same about manufacturer warranty voiding due to twisting on frame. The same goes with a heavy duty using commercial hitch, which only rotate front to back , no side to side.
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Old 01-10-2022, 07:00 PM   #10
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I just have a goose all in the bed. Nothing extra. YMMV
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Old 01-10-2022, 07:14 PM   #11
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Well the old gooseneck connectors are crap, even horses hated them. GenY has a proven solution that has caught the attention of many from YouTube to the street. I have 7 people within an hours drive of me that dropped the OEM connector for the GenY Executive on the goose all in the bed. Rides smoother than anything else we have all used. Anyway I’m sure the OP has lots to sift through.
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Old 01-10-2022, 08:18 PM   #12
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I just changed my hitch out for a Reese Goosebox, and absolutely love it, easy to hook up and can tell a ton of difference in manuuvering and towing. The air ride it gives is super, no more clunking when pulling out and no more bucking or porpoiseing. It’s a great hitch. You just need to bring along a air source when you want to adjust the ride or height.
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Old 01-11-2022, 12:35 PM   #13
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…Andersen Hitch…Weight 75 lbs
Clarification—35 lbs
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Old 01-11-2022, 02:17 PM   #14
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Clarification—35 lbs
All depends on what Andersen hitch is being referred to.
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Old 01-11-2022, 02:40 PM   #15
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All depends on what Andersen hitch is being referred to.
Was there another version previously available?

https://andersenhitches.com/collecti...mate-5th-wheel
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Old 01-11-2022, 02:45 PM   #16
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The steel version is heavier.
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Old 01-30-2022, 11:05 PM   #17
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Just imagine grabbing the pin on your pin box and pulling the trailer forward with a straight force. Now imagine adding a 3 foot extension to the pin and grabbing the lower end of the extension and pulling forward in a straight line. In the later scenario you would be adding a twisting force to the pin box and frame.
I think horse trailers and the like are designed for that torque force. I don't think a 5th wheel frame and pin box are designed for that twisting torque. Does that mean failure? Maybe, maybe not?
Obviously some 5th wheel owners have had good luck with the goose neck set up. Does that mean everyone will? Personally I wouldn't gamble on the possibility of twisting the frame my pin box is attached too. Good luck with it.
P.S. if I were set against a 5th wheel hitch I'd go with the Anderson hitch. It is easy to remove,(light) and it is pulling from the same level point as the 5th wheel hitch.
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