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Old 12-09-2013, 05:03 AM   #15
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The vertical gooseneck adapter lengthens the lever arm applying additional torque to the 5th wheel's pinbox/frame area as is addressed on the Cody Coupler website I cited. Some users get away with it - some don't. Sounds like you've been lucky so far.

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Old 12-09-2013, 05:07 AM   #16
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I'm not seeing a website link anywhere, was it in a different thread? Like I said they told me it wasn't recommend for large trailers.
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Perhaps so. HERE is the Cody Coupler website which contains the following admonition:

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A word of caution is in order about the use of the Cody Coupler! Because of its design, additional pressure may be placed on the "King Pin" of the trailer it is mounted on. This is a result of the leveraging action involved. Because of this, we feel it is wise to mention several steps that should be taken by the owner of such a rig. These are "common sense" suggestions that could and should apply to any type of trailer hook-up.

REGULARLY INSPECT THE INSTALLATION OF THE COUPLER
Make certain the "King Pin" is securely attached to the Pin Box. Occasionally, additional reinforcement might be advisable.


AVOID THE "POP-A-WHEELY SYNDROME"
Smooth, even starts and stops are always better than the jerky motion.


TRAILER BRAKES SHOULD ALWAYS BE IN GOOD WORKING ORDER!
And properly hooked up.
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Thanks, I'll check into it.
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The extra stress created on the pin box attachment can be easily shown by a first year engineering student. I cringe every time I see a 5er with a GN adapter.

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There's always going to be stress on something somewhere, if you cringe every time you see a stress point yer gonna have a bad time! Lol
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