Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > 5th Wheel Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-16-2016, 09:09 AM   #15
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 761
Originally Posted by Drifter59 View Post
I wouldn't either but some do.

A GB install is different from a goose neck and goose neck trailers do have safety chains I believe.
Best to do a web search for "5th Wheel vs Goosebox" there are a few discussions on it already.

Chains are a requirement on a goose neck due to the number of ball hitches that have come loose but Reese has figured out how to get around the requirement.

Outdoor RV 270DBHS

jtbuilds is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-17-2016, 07:03 AM   #16
Senior Member
Whitewolf's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Michigans U.P.
Posts: 182
Our Goose Box has a spring loaded locking bar that is under the ball. Pull the cable to release it when unhooking. No need to pull it when hooking up. I use safety chains to satisfy the laws that require them.

A Goose Box hitch is basically a fancy ball hitch. Ball hitches in this state and those around me require safety chains. I use carabiners and I-bolts to hook and un-hook. The I-boltes are mounted to the bottom of the Goose Box in holes designed to bolt in safety chains.

No dogs. No cats. No kids. Just us.
'14 CTD Ram 3500 SRW * Mag-Hytec Trans pan and Rear Diff cover * Amsoil everywhere.
'14 Montana High Country * Reese Goosebox * Morryde HD shackle kit * JoyRider shocks
Whitewolf is offline   Reply With Quote

5th wheel

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Difference between gooseneck and 5th wheel? BlueBoy Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 35 01-18-2012 06:46 AM
Toyhaulers - 5th Wheel VS. Gooseneck Horse Trailer LQ??? Ryan Toy Haulers Discussion 21 10-20-2008 02:31 PM
5th Wheel VS. Gooseneck? Ryan Toy Haulers Discussion 13 08-28-2007 10:05 PM
Gooseneck Extention for 5th wheel Question 56Nomad Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 9 06-22-2005 09:44 AM
Gooseneck Extention for 5th wheel Toyhauler Question 56Nomad Toy Haulers Discussion 2 02-28-2005 03:42 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:46 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.