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Old 05-14-2018, 12:16 PM   #1
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Reese Goosebox Pros Cons

Hi,

Seriously looking at a Reese Goosebox. For those of you who have or had them can you share your experience with them?

If you installed it yourself any tricks to make it easier to install?

Looking at it to keep bed clean when not in use.
Looking to not have to lift, move, and store heavy chunks of metal.

Not interested in an Anderson UH.
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Old 05-14-2018, 03:24 PM   #2
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I avoid manhandling my B&W Companion hitch by leaving it attached to the pinbox of the 5th wheel. Loosen a bolt and pull the handle in the wheel well, then lift the whole hitch assembly off the truck with the front 5er jacks and leave it hanging. Reverse the process to mount the hitch on the truck.
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Old 05-15-2018, 02:26 PM   #3
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Have used a com-along in past to lift hitch and drive out from underneath. Letting it down the cable com-along skips some teeth making it tricky to lower down. Am considering getting a light weight chain hoist from Harbor Freight to make the switch.
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:38 PM   #4
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A little different, but here is what I did installing a 5th Airborne on box. Alone.

Backed truck so tailgate was under pin box.
Lowered trailer until old pin box was just barely above tailgate.
Removed bolts and let pin box ease down on tailgate.
Raised trailer until frame cleared old pin box and moved it to the side.
Moved new pin box under frame.
Lowered trailer until frame dropped over new pin box and holes were close.
Used large screwdriver to align holes and inserted bolts.

You could probably do something similar by using some blocks to hold up the Goosebox when installing it. Or maybe a friend to help hold it up.
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Old 05-15-2018, 09:48 PM   #5
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I would check with Lipperard first! I think that will void your frame warranty!

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We (Montana Campers) have been warned about using these goose neck devices to tow our campers as it may void the frame warranty.
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As far as I know, the Reese Goose Box is the only Goose neck that will not void the warranty, mainly because it's not an adapter added to the normal King Pin, but a complete replacement for the standard King Pin.
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:10 AM   #8
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I would check with Lipperard first! I think that will void your frame warranty!

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Thanks Already called Lippert,, it is endorsed by them.
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A little different, but here is what I did installing a 5th Airborne on box. Alone.

Backed truck so tailgate was under pin box.
Lowered trailer until old pin box was just barely above tailgate.
Removed bolts and let pin box ease down on tailgate.
Raised trailer until frame cleared old pin box and moved it to the side.
Moved new pin box under frame.
Lowered trailer until frame dropped over new pin box and holes were close.
Used large screwdriver to align holes and inserted bolts.

You could probably do something similar by using some blocks to hold up the Goosebox when installing it. Or maybe a friend to help hold it up.
Thank you I was thinking of a similar install procedure

Now if only folks could tell me how they like them........
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