5th wheel to gooseneck adaptor

Discussion in 'Towables' started by browercreed, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. browercreed

    browercreed New Member

    This question may already appear here somewhere, but I'm unable to find my answer. Has anyone had
    any experience with a 5th wheel to gooseneck adaptor? This adaptor would be less expensive for me
    than having the 5th wheel hitch installed in my truck. However, I don't want to compromise safety to
    save a few hundred dollars.
     
  2. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

    Re: 5th wheel to gooseneck adaptor

    Although not a 5ver drive I have seen posts, that the added goose neck made for too much stress on the bed area frame and caused cracking and because it was add on it's not covered by the builder.

    LEN
     
  3. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

    Re: 5th wheel to gooseneck adaptor

    There are much more serious consequences than money to consider for this changeover.

    You say, "I don't want to compromise safety to save a few hundred dollars."

    You are absolutely right!

    PS. Think of what your insurance company will be telling those folks in the other wrecked vehicles. :(
     
  4. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: 5th wheel to gooseneck adaptor

    Spend a little extra money and do it right. If you 5th wheel is under warranty, you will void the frame warranty. It puts stresses on the frame that it was not desigened to take.
     
  5. browercreed

    browercreed New Member

    Re: 5th wheel to gooseneck adaptor

    Thanks for all the replies. We're new at this, and it's rather confusing when you have one person telling you one thing
    and someone else telling you something else entirely. Sooo, I knew I could come ask the experts since most of you have been
    doing this for quite some time. Our RV has been parked, but we plan to start taking some trips so we wanted to do the right
    thing when we install the hitch.
     
  6. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

    Re: 5th wheel to gooseneck adaptor

    Joyce, you keep that attitude! It's a healthy one! :)
     

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