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Old 04-29-2017, 07:36 PM   #1
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37SDF pin box question

Proud new owner of that 37SDF!!! I am looking to put a Reese Air Gooseneck Pin Box on it so that I don't have an adapter taking up space in the bed of my truck. I know that Excel frames are custom made, so which frame style is the one that fits? Will a Lippert style pin box go on there or is it something else?

Currently there is a Glide Pin Box on the trailer. I have a B&W Gooseneck Hitch on my truck, but will be buying a dually soon. As factory goosenecks are Curt and my current truck has a B&W, I need an option that works for both trucks. Thanks.
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Old 04-29-2017, 09:21 PM   #2
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I have a B&W Turnoverball (gooseneck) in my truck and a B&W Companion 5th wheel hitch. Great hitch. Easy to couple and uncouple. Can see the Glide Ride pin couple to the Companion in the rear view mirror. You can't do that with a Reese Gooseneck.

The B&W Companion is easily and quickly removed. You should consider a B&W Companion.
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Obviously you need to check with Reese to see what pin boxes the Goosebox will fit. I can't remember who made the ones for Excel but I'm pretty sure it wasn't Lippert. If you are wanting to go down that road I can see where the Goosebox would be the way to go. It would appear it would be much less stressful on the frame than a straight goose neck conversion.

If you are getting a new truck you may be able to get the factory installed pucks for mounting the hitch which would leave the bed clean when the hitch is removed. A lot of folks are bragging about the Anderson light weight hitches and now Reese has one to match which may be another option but without an air ride. Personally I have a Trailer Saver air ride hitch and the Demco Glide Ride pin box. A very smooth ride. I also have the old style bed mounted hitch rails which pose no problem for me but that depends on how you use the truck.
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