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Old 04-16-2013, 05:39 PM   #1
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Is anybody using a Goose Neck to pull a FL? If so, any issues? DW and I took to T/A and weighted. Then I Showed paper to TX WEIGHTS & MEASURES OFFICER, HE assured me tongue & wheel weight in safe area by ton. DW and I are loading RV now, but interested in GOOSE NECK ARTICULATION OF 22 degrees from Vertical vs. 7 degrees on standard 5ver. Any thoughts? Still intent to reweigh before getting lost. Hope I said that correctly.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:35 PM   #2
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I have seen FLs crack when pulled by a goosneck adapter. I recommend checking it very close before going that route. Also, be sure and check warranty on that - some if not most manufacturers will void their warranty if a goosneck is used. I personally would not use one because of the weight you are putting on a ball compared to a standard hitch. Just my experience and 2Cs worth.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:52 PM   #3
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Understood, just trying to get an understanding.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:20 PM   #4
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The gooseneck type of hitch creates a leaver that may put to much strain on the super structor. That will be disputed by some I'm sure.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:46 PM   #5
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I think it's Moyride that makes a new goose neck hitch that Lipert has said would not void their frame warranty. It's my understanding that this is a break through because in the past the goose neck hitches were frowned upon by the frame manufactures.

To me the only benefit to a goose hitch is the fact you don't have a 5th wheel taking up space in your bed. They're harder to line up while hitching and you also need safety chains.

In my opinion, you can't get a more comfortable ridding hitch than the Tri-glide.
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:57 AM   #6
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Our first 5th wheel had a goosneck on it. Hated it. My wife and I had an argument everytime it came to hooking up. It was alwaysa pain in the behind
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:19 AM   #7
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I use the Andersen Ultimate 5th wheel hitch. A hybrid gooseneck adapter of sorts. So far I'm very pleased with it. Easy to hook up and no fulcrum issues like the earlier gooseneck adapters. And it costs way less than a traditional fifth wheel hitch.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:44 AM   #8
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Reese makes a new "Goose Box" hitch. It replaces the current King Pin box and bolts up to the frame where the King Pin was, there by eliminating the lever force applied by the typical Goose adapters. But you arelimited to Goose Neck Ball only with out changing everything back.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:55 AM   #9
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The Reese set-up is approved by Lippert as well.
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:54 PM   #10
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