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RV questions with shortbed!

So I have an 08 F350 CCSB SRW and me and my father are looking into a travel trailer for the ranch and to use after deer season. My question is, is there a way for me to tow this in my CCSB without not being able to turn at all? I also have a standard over the rails weatherguard toolbox. I currently have a B&W flip over gooseneck ball in my truck, is there a 5th wheel adaptor to mount on this so I dont have to mount rails to the bed? or can I tow them with a gooseneck ball maybe some kind of adaptor?

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Here's an adapter to be able to tow a fifth wheel with a gooseneck ball.

5th Wheel/Gooseneck adapter on Sale - PPL Motor Homes

As far as towing with a short bed, you really have to be careful when turning, but it can be done. Also make sure the camper will clear the toolbox.
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B&W makes a fifth wheel setup

It uses the gooseneck mount
Companion 5th Fifth Wheel Hitch | B & W Trailer Hitches

Or the other option
PopUp Industries RV4XL For Flatbed Trucks - Fifth Wheel Gooseneck Adapter with Fixed 11.25" Rise and 9" Offset

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Be careful turning is right with a short bed. Thankfully, I have not hit the cab in the 6 years I have been towing my 5th wheel, but I can turn almost 80* and have an extended pinbox. I have several friends that haven't been so lucky and have crushed the cab corner. Get an extended pinbox and/or an automatic slider hitch (like the superglide) and you'll never have to worry about it.

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Well there is something out there that is an easy solution made just for this. A B&W gooseneck extender that come in 4" ( Parts! | Facebook )

Or 10" Parts! | Facebook

As you can see the 4" extender slides into the turnover receiver and the 10" extender slides into the gooseneck tube on the trailer. You may be able to look into having a gooseneck tube installed on the trailer to accept the 10" extension.
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My fifth wheel kingpin has an extension which converts to a gooseneck that was added from the factory by Pace. I also have a fifth wheel Curt 21k (slides for parking) that I will need to get an extension in order to use it without hitting my cab.

This is what mine looks like...

You might need something like this from what you describe...http://www.popuphitch.com/rv1.htm

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I think that Pace conversion is just an extended pin box with a GN adapter on it.

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weve had no problems with our 5th wheel and the shortbox, and we have a standard toolbox in it, i comes close to the top of the toolbox but our can be lifted allitle more

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