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Old 07-01-2013, 12:35 PM   #1
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Goose Neck on 5th wheel

I think this guy has the right idea.
http://m1190.photobucket.com/albums/...DOC6Vb8g%3D%3D
Pretty well engineered.
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:51 PM   #2
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I think you're probably right, but I wouldn't want to have that on the front and try and get Keystone to fix frame flex.
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:42 PM   #3
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From everything I've seen and/or read on those, he has the wrong idea. The amount of stress it puts on the trailer will void most, if not all trailer warranties.
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Not to mention the severe skull fractures inflicted on the blind/weary/clumsy or inattentive.
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Just look at a gooseneck trailer and tell me it is as strong as that. There is a whole hell of a lot more support in the hitch on a gooseneck.
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:14 PM   #6
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I don't know why someone would go thru all that trouble when you can buy a Reese Goose Box (don't know the price, but probably cheaper than that piece of art) and replace the OEM King Pin and is approved by Lippert to not void the frame warranty.
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He at least put that lower strut to relieve some of the torque on the overhang part of the frame. But moving the support point (ball socket) forward by what appears to be about 3-4 ft of normal sure amplifies the torque exerted on the overall front part of the frame.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:25 PM   #8
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No way! As mentioned before, besides voiding the warranty it is extremely dangerous with or without that the brace. What I don't understand is what good is that brace running back to the base of the front of the unit. I see no reason for it except to stop you from walking under the overhang! Sure it may give some support to the jerry rigged Gooseneck but as big as that sucker is there is very little support there!
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:45 AM   #9
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It is a long lever. It is a force multiplier.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:06 AM   #10
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I can endorse the Star Performance Gooseneck Adapter which incorporates a Glider motion. Too many Gooseneck adapters are sold for there to be much of a "force multiplier" cause of destruction as primarily it moves the connection from an elevated hitch a short distance to the bed with solid/strong enough construction to avoid rotating. Have towed with it since late 07. Never have to worry about dropping it on my truck bed. Tires, Fridge, AC unit, sensors, switches, skylights, that's what fails...
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:02 PM   #11
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quote:Originally posted by Tom S.

From everything I've seen and/or read on those, he has the wrong idea. The amount of stress it puts on the trailer will void most, if not all trailer warranties.
For sure! In response to other posts, the goose neck is not the issue, it's the frame.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:42 PM   #12
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I don't like this because with the ball in the bed, I won't be able to see the gooseneck to engage since it's too low to see from my driver's seat and with the crew cab seats and the truck bed tool box in the way. With my current fifth wheel tongue and the truck bed fifth wheel hitch, I can see the hitch point up high and I can hitch up even see beyond my truck bed tool box.

While I don't have a warranty any more, and reading too much about this being a bad idea and since I don't know enough about leverage or additional torque stress and don't like to spend money on something that might be problematic, then I'm not interested in this.

Have fun to the rest of you'se brave souls.
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:50 AM   #13
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His truck, his trailer, his gooseneck, any problems arise, they are his also. Hooking up a gooseneck is about as easy as a 5th wheel and "practically" no problems about it coming unhitched. My story and I'm sticking to it.
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