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Old 09-22-2022, 03:34 PM   #1
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5th wheel to Gooseneck

What's the best way to convert a 5th Wheel hitch to a gooseneck?
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If You Are looking to save weight

If you just want to save weight of a 5th wheel hitch in your truck then a Anderson Hitch with a B&W turn over ball would also do the trich with no modification to the pin box on the 5th wheel. The anderson Ultimate only weighs about 40 lbs and is easy to remove. On the other hand if you really want a gooseneck type setup then A Reese Goosebox would fill the bill if you have a thor product without voiding the warranty on the frame. Otherwise if you don't have to worry about the frame warranty then a a Gen Y pro would also work. The least expensive would be a Gooseneck pin Adapter for around $700. I've had them all and like the anderson the best for ease of installation and removal.
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What's the best way to convert a 5th Wheel hitch to a gooseneck?

Be careful doing this. To use a gooseneck the trailer frame has to be built to resist more side to side torsion.
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Be careful doing this. To use a gooseneck the trailer frame has to be built to resist more side to side torsion.
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Thats why I mentioned the Reese Goose Box otherwise Thor will void the warranty on their products. The Anderson Hitch does not as it is not a goose neck hitch.
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Just did this.

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You need inspection hatches on both sides of the pin box so you can check the crossmembers/frame for cracks.
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