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Old 03-21-2013, 10:48 PM   #1
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Fifth wheel hitch or gooseneck?

What are the pros and cons of both 5thw hitch and gooseneck? Is one better than the other?
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:18 AM   #2
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I have pulled both styles, the 5th wheel takes up more room in the bed where as the goose neck just has the ball in the bed which most fold down. The only thing I see is the goose neck is just little more harder to hook up you have to be lined up correct and for the most part level, you have to be mostly level with the 5th wheel too I just find it easier to hook up the 5th wheel
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Are you thinking of using a gooseneck adapter on a 5th wheel RV?

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Old 03-22-2013, 08:37 AM   #4
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I feel a 5th Wheel hitch is better than going with the gooseneck hookup.I have heard that the goosenck hookup puts more stress on the frame than a regular hitch.

I have owned the regular rigid hitch and now a AirSafe 25k airride hitch.The airride is the way to go if its in your budget.Hensely has a good airride hitch called a BD3 which is cheaper than the AirSafe.
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Thanks everybody. Nightrider is that a Dane in your profile pic?
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Yes it a Great Dane, he can stand flat footed and drink water off the tap when you turn it on
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Very few 5ers are designed to be pulled as a GN or with an AN adapter. Most manufactures void the frame warranty if you use a GN adapter.

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I have used both the goose neck and the fifth wheel hitch. B&W turnover ball in both cases. The regular 5th wheel hitch seems to be easier to hook up and unhook. I bent the trailer pin frame with the goose neck adapter making a panic stop thanks to one of those drivers who need to pass then have to stop quickly. I agree it does put a lot of extra strain due to the leverage of the adapter. I now use a B&W companion 5th wheel hitch and I love it. I can also pull goose neck,or travel trailer and still have the bed of my truck clear in about 15 minutes. It lifts out in two sections which this 70 yr old can handle easily. I bought my B&W turnover ball with the companion 5th wheel hitch for $1,128 from SD Truck Springs. Free shipping too! Their phone no. 877-774-6473. My two cents worth, be safe. Don
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I have used both the goose neck and the fifth wheel hitch. B&W turnover ball in both cases.
We have both of those too.

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The regular 5th wheel hitch seems to be easier to hook up and unhook.
Agree

Did some pulling with the GN adapter and always worried about the extra leverage it had on the framework. Now use the Companion 5th wheel hitch only.

B&W now makes a Companion slider 5th hitch for the same turnover set for the short beds.
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I went looking around not one manufacturer offers this as a option.That should tell anyone wanting to go that way its not good.If you do thats your call good luck.
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I went looking around not one manufacturer offers this as a option.That should tell anyone wanting to go that way its not good.If you do thats your call good luck.
My pin frame supporting beam broke on the previous trailer. Scary situation. Calculated the trailer frame stresses and found a 0 safety factor build in. A GN multiplies the forces.
I get a scary feeling when see an adapter hooked up.
Then again I saw a flimsy bike carrier on the front of a truck that scared me as much. Lots of campers get away with it. But for how long before they learn. For me I would not leave home with stupid stuff.
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