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Old 08-04-2013, 06:54 PM   #1
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We're looking at a 2012 Bighorn 3455RL. The original owner put a gooseneck adapter on it. Should I consider removing the gooseneck or just put a gooseneck hitch in my truck. I have nothing in the truck yet, so I'm wondering if I should just get what I need if I buy this trailer? Any thoughts or experiences would be appreciated.



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Old 08-04-2013, 07:12 PM   #2
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Lose the gooseneck adapter and go with conventional hitch. Many companies will void the fifth warranty if you change it to a gooseneck or are using an adapter. It puts stresses on the pinbox area the rigs were not designed for.


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Get rid of the pinbox adapter and go with a conventional 5th wheel hitch. If I were you, I'd be checking the pinbox to frame area carefully for cracked or torn welds before buying this trailer!

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Old 08-04-2013, 07:25 PM   #4
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Definitely get rid of it. The only thing I'd consider would be a Goosebox from Reese if you HAD to use GN. Otherwise, get a 5th wheel. They pull so much better and hooking is easier.
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Since there is the potential for the frame having been damaged due to the use of the G/N adapter, I'd look for another trailer.

I think Heartland Big Horn uses the infamous Lippert frames. Just do a Googel search on Lippert frame problems....
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Agree with others get rid of the Gn adapter and sell it on Craigslist.Get yourself a 5th wheel hitch.

I just do not like the idea of towing a 5th wheel GN not one company that builds 5th wheels offers this as a option.

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