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Old 07-04-2016, 06:08 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by dayle1 View Post
..........There have been only 3 manufacturers of pin boxes, Lippert, Leland and Young's......... Since the pin box manufacturers have no way of knowing which owner is going to add a GN adapter, why don't the GN adapter suppliers ship better built pin boxes with every GN adapter they sell?? That way the rest of us don't have to pay extra for a heaver pin box we don't need.
The pinbox is not the only factor. In fact, it's usually frame damage that's been noted and I've never heard of a pinbox failure before now. That's why I suggested he have the frame inspected where his pinbox attaches to the frame. Perhaps he'll be lucky if the pinbox took the brunt of the excessive force.

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Old 07-06-2016, 11:38 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by 09 harley View Post
The steel in the pin box looks pretty thin. Another example of cheap parts being sold that won't hold up. There is no rocket science to using a GN adapter. The problem is with the cheap poorly constructed boxes that can't take the stress. They should be able to for safety reasons.
Why should they design something for what they are not intended to do???

I don't feel one bit sorry for the guy. Should have done his homework.

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Old 07-08-2016, 05:02 AM   #17
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My 5th wheel pin box frames have failed on both my units and that was with regular use without a GN. That failure is to be expected on most unit with a GN.
I see some being used and it makes me feel scared even used by others. One occasion with trailer brake failure and the pin box frame will end up failing.
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I run the goosebox on our 5th wheel toy hauler. It's a complete pin box replacement with an air bag and dual shock absorbers. It's also endorsed by lippert and won't void my warranty, I called and asked them myself.

Last thing I'd ever do is use a gooseneck adapter.

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