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Gooseneck adapter

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Anyone have any experience with camco gooseneck adapters?

Finally bought another trailer and am considering them for my hook up, just wanted some opinions on installing and how they work, also any issues you've had!

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I use an Anderson Ultimate 5th wheel to gooseneck http://www.andersenhitches.com/Produ...k-version.aspx

takes a lot of the chop you get from the right angle of the kingpin to gooseneck adaptors. I've towed about 3000 miles with the Anderson on well neglected US 56 and US 54. Heavy trackor trailer traffic and the Anderson does well. Firend I work with has traveled the same route with his gooseneck adapter and gets "kicked" the whole way.

Just another option to look at.
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sabarness,

is the inside of the ball coupler lined with UHMW plastic? I don't see how else an aluminum coupler could be grease-less

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Have you ever used an adapter before? i dont think much of them in comparison to a regular fifth wheel hitch. they really suck if you use them a lot, or for long hauls IMHO

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i have the GN already, and i'm certainly not a long trip road warrior. the few times a year i'd use it, i'm willing to go for the adapter. I kinda like the ultimate from anderson but its a whole darn adapter kit. might as well get a companion. i know a lot of people really don't care for adapters in general

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No its greaseless. Same as a standard ball hitch. I'm sure you could grease the ball for added piece of mind. I've had my fifth hitched with a fifth wheel receiver and the Andersen. To me the Andersen rode nicer and was easier to connect and disconnect. It took a little convincing to go with it. But most of the farm trucks run gooseneck for the work trailers and the Andersen for their fifths around here. I was glad to find an alternative to the kingpin to gooseneck adapter. The right angle to the gooseneck ball wasn't ideal to me based on research and reviews personal and read. People I know have said they buck bad. The Andersen feels like a fifth receiver. My first trip with it was 1100 miles in 2.5 days. 2 weeks later the same for a return trip.

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Their pics show it black inside, wasn't sure what it was.

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FWIW it looks like the best thing out there for a short bed. Clamps down tight, keeps the same pull height and let's you use the GN ball in your truck regardless of the mfgr

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Yeah never looked up into it but it does look like the same coating that their greaseless balls have.

That's what became my issue. It's kind of hard to have gooseneck mounting brackets, fifth wheel mounting bracket and future install of air bags all connected to the frame in about the same area.
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Reese ISRs #30035 and air bags should not interfere. B&W frame plates and bags might, however.



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