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post #1 of 8 Old 03-06-2011, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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5th wheel to gooseneck adapter

i have a 95' f350 cclb and i just bought a 26' 5th wheel and want to adapt the hitch to gooseneck. which one do you recomend, i have a 4 inch lift so i think it has to have adjustment for hieght
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what type of goosneck hitch do you have? Look up the B&W Companion hitch over in the camping RV section, everyone over there talks like it is a million times safer than a conversion and tows better. i've never used one just seen where a lot of people on here talk highly of them.

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By the time you spend money to convert it, you can buy the B&W and be safer, plus, when you go to sell the trailer, it will be easier to sell with the correct hitch on it.

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oh ya i forgot to mention i already have a gooseneck in my truck, i was thinking about gettin the 5th to gooseneck adapter from convert-a-ball but wanted to see if anybody has used sumtin like that and liked it, also they sell them in 12" 14" and 16" and wasnt sure on which to get. it looks like i have to do some measurements first to see how high it is gunne be but i havent got trailer yet, im waiting for the people to get it cleaned out
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The b&w companion hitch attaches to the truck using the existing gooseneck ball, leaving the traditional 5th wheel attachment for the trailer.

The gooseneck adapters that attach to the pin box increases the stress on the trailer frame due to the longer lever. Many RV manufacturers will not warranty frame damage if an adapter is used.

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I just bought a B&W gooseneck hitch and the equivalant to the companion fifthwheel made by Reese. I love it . It is easy to get in and out and pulls so much safer.
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I just bought a B&W gooseneck hitch and the equivalant to the companion fifthwheel made by Reese. I love it . It is easy to get in and out and pulls so much safer.
Have people used this setup in shortbox's pulling a 5'er. Looking at buying a keystone sprinter 35', just not sure what hitch i want to go with. Already have a B&W turnoverball for my gooseneck.

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We've put on it. Can't remember if it was short bed or not.
Might wanna start your own thread since it's a different topic.

On the original topic, I wouldn't ever use one. Seen two trailers in less than a year that had GN adapters and the frame had broken loose from the body, and was causing damage inside. Big money to fix that.



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