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Old 11-28-2013, 10:04 AM   #1
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Homemade goose neck adapter.

Found this rig on a 36' cameo here in Bay City. He pulls with a short bed 3/4 ton truck.

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Looks like a lot of stress between the two parts. Might not be problematic for a time but looking at it with my untrained eye, I see lots of pressure and potential for disaster...Wonder why he didn't fabricate the gooseneck to connect straight down to the bed of the truck? Bed too short?...
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It looks like it has already taken a toll, the underside of the deck looks like it is warped. I looked at a few 5th wheels that had been towed with GN adapters and there was evidence of a lot of damage to the structure. I wouldn't tow with one.
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There must be a reason why the manufactor says use a gouseneck adp. And lose your warrenty.
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Yeah just looking at makes me flinch
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When I got up close and looked at it, I felt a shiver run down my back.

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A shucks, you boys ain't got that "git it done spirit"!






About 30 years ago I needed to move an "airplane project" 120 miles (on public highways).

So I "designed custom fifth wheel" in the back of the pickup to "git it done".

Three years later!


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Ken there going down the hwy. Here's the conversation!
DH says look at that 5th wheel passing us with out a truck. I sure wouldn't tow ours like that, to unsafe!
DW yeah it looks like ours honey same brand and model. Those even looks like our cats pressed against the back window.
DH the tag number even looks simular.
Then simultaneously oh poop!
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Yes but I want tow my 38' Denali with the little Ranger 4-cyl p-u !!!
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Yes but I want tow my 38' Denali with the little Ranger 4-cyl p-u !!!
Hey, just throw some airbags under it. Maybe an extra spring leaf or two if you must. You'll be fine!!!

After all, I'm an expert at this since I towed a 45' Teton with an 1980 VW Rabbit diesel pickup for 10 years and never had a problem.

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Well, you gotta give the guy credit. He at least has safety chains on that setup.
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It's not homemade, which makes it kinda worse.
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I tow a 30 ft 5er with a Gooseneck adapter with no issues. It goes straight down though, no jog to the front which puts more stress on things. The hitch installer said it was no problem for my size rig but that you wouldn't want to use one on the longer heavier trailers.
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