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Old 07-19-2010, 10:22 AM   #15
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On the advice of counsel, I have decided AGAINST the goose neck adapter.
Thanks for all the input.
By the way, I rode in the back of my truck for a few blocks and the hitch tower and frame did not move at all.
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:50 AM   #16
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When I bought my Glendale Titanium I considered a gooseneck adapter to use with the B&W Turnover Ball hitch already in my short bed F350 - that is until I called Glendale. They flat out stated that frame cracking would probably happen and any warranty would be voided. I then purchased the B&W Companion for about the same cost as an adapter. The nice part of the Companion is that it has multiple positions as far as height plus fore and aft for adjustment. I actually run mine against all recommendations about 2" behind the differential centerline and have sucessfully for a good many miles. Yes, I did try it in the recommended position, and it is the same driving experience either way but this in turn allows me a greater then 90* turn if so inclined with that short bed and very distinct aero nose of the Titanium.
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I have seen this question asked here at least 100 times. You know the Chinese proverb, a picture is worth a 1000 words. I finally remembered to take a picture after I hooked up to a goose neck trailer so I could try to answer this question.
On a conventional fifth wheel the pin on the trailer is welded to the trailer frame. When you hook up your truck to the trailer you are then pulling directly on the trailer frame.
If you use a gooseneck adaptor your truck is now pulling the trailer from the end of this adaptor. The adaptor is not braced as in the picture below.
Think of the adaptor as being a “cheater” on a wrench. With a cheater on a wrench you can apply greater torque. This increased torque can break the welds on the trailer pin.
In the photo below notice how the vertical pin on the goose hitch is braced.
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