Originally Posted by dcoke44
What is the difference towing with a fifth wheel hitch vs. goose neck type hitch? Which is best? thanks dcoke
I have GN and 5th wheel trailers and one isn't best or better. However which is best for me may not be best for others.
Having pulled GN trailers making a living, IMO being able to see the trailers pin while backing under the trailer, makes the 5th wheel hitch much easier to hook up.
Backing up under a GN ball with a crew cab truck that you can't see isn't a fun experience.
Some 5th wheel RV trailer manufactures have had the GN adapter as a option and recommend its use.
Other 5th wheel trailer manufacturers may not recommend their use.
One type adapter mounts to the pin box surface around the king pin. This type adds lots of leverage to the trailer frame structure around the pin box mounting area.
Another type adapter requires the 5th wheel pin box to be removed and bolted in its place. These type place no more leverage on the trailer frame than many extended pin boxes.