Best 5th wheel to a gooseneck hitch

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by DEASIL, May 3, 2010.

  1. DEASIL

    DEASIL New Member

    What is the best 5th wheel to a goosneck hitch. I have a short bed also don't know if that needs to be addressed or not.
    Thank you
     
  2. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: Best 5th wheel to a gooseneck hitch

    Why do you want to do such a thing? Your trailers frame is designed to be towed from the kingpin height, not 12 or 14 inches below that. It DOES make a difference.

    Yes, the short bed truck is another problem to address. You need a slider 5th wheel hitch to create more clearance.
     
  3. DEASIL

    DEASIL New Member

    Re: Best 5th wheel to a gooseneck hitch

    There are hitches I've seen that conect to the king pin. I have seen off set hitches for the 5th wheel to gooseneck. Don't want to cluter up my bed,seemed like a good idea to go this way. Was looking at the rancher and the cody hitches.
     
  4. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

    Re: Best 5th wheel to a gooseneck hitch

    If your 5th is new better check warranty by adding the goose neck extension. Like Ken says you WILL be putting a lot more stress on the king pin area and the bed frame area of the 5ver that will cause failure. It's like adding an extension to a breaker bar. Just not built for it. Go to a good slider hitch, my sons works great.

    LEN
     

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