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Gooseneck to 5th wheel and not the other way around

I dont understand why everyone wants to go to gooseneck... I haul a 5th wheel camper around as much as I can and like that I can hook up by myself in one shot in a few seconds and do not need chains.

I just picked up a gooseneck flatbed trailer lastnight and want to change the neck out to a 5th wheel. It was a pain to hook up to the gooseneck and just about impossible to do it alone. I guess it can be done but its quite a bit more work vs my 5th wheel.

I was looking at this adapter (gn5)
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If I change this out, can I remove the chains from the trailer? Anyone used something like this adapter?

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We sell gooseneck trailers all the time and end up installing those adapters on most of them. I agree that goosenecks are a pain, but we do not remove the chains

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to install it do I just pull the pin, remove the tube and slide the new adapter in, then put the pin back in? Is it really that easy?

Do you just tie the chains out of the way or do you still connect the chains to the truck?

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It's that easy, make sure it is in there good and tight. I leave the chains on...but I guess they could be done away with.

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I guess it would be good to leave them on incase I sell it or someone needs to use it that wants to pull it with the ball. Good idea.

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I would convert over to 5th wheel if I could find a good extreme angles hitch for the truck. I tow trailers off road though and the gooseneck allows more freedom of movement.

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Interesting. I did not think the gooseneck gave that much movement. I know my 5th wheel hitch will beat it in front to back, not sure on side to side.

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PopUp makes great products and yes it is that easy. I just put one of their adapters on one of my enclosed to move the trailer 16" back from tthe cab. Makes a heck of a difference! Im with Ryan, I would love to go 5er but I need the articulation that goose gives you.


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Binkley/Holland Inverted 5th wheel

Have you ever seen a Binkley/Holland Inverted 5th wheel hitch?
It's an upside down 5th wheel. The Kingpin is in the bed and pops up and down(when not in use).
I'm not sure if you would want to use one on a 5th wheel camper, unless you modified it.
No chains, breakaway etc. they're rated at 32,000 lbs.
They come either single pivot(front to back) or double pivot(front to back and side to side).
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for someone like me, im stuck with a welded gooseneck hitch. sooooo i would go from 5th wheel to gn. idk i am able to hook one up with out issues.

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