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RE: Gooseneck or 5th wheel

After looking at it and doing some research, I'm really leaning towards the Anderson Ultimate. If it's rated for 20K, that's more than I'll likely ever be towing and I like the fact that it's easy in/easy out. Any suggestions on bed rails? I've been considering the B&W RVK2500 custom installation kit for the Silverado. I like the fact that I don't have to drill into the frame like is necessary for the universal kits.
Jeff1953 02/27/20 02:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gooseneck or 5th wheel

Have you already dismissed the idea of a turnover ball and an Anderson Ultimate Hitch? It's been ideal for me. No, I haven't dismissed it, since I'd never heard of it. :) I just started looking at hitches. I'm new to the 5er market. That looks like a pretty nice setup. So, it allows you to tow both 5th wheel and gooseneck? (not at the same time, of course) How heavy is the base for removal purposes? Thanks.
Jeff1953 02/26/20 12:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gooseneck or 5th wheel

Put one of the underbed rail with turn over gooseball so you have both. Another option is just a turnover ball gooseneck & a B& W Companion that slips into the gooseneck ball shaft. I use a Curt turnover gooseneck with a Curt X-Rail that mounts in the hole and use a B& W Patriot . Really depends on how heavy a 5er your planning on. If real heavy look at the Traiersaver Airride hitches but B&W will take some really heavy ones also. As luck would have it, I was actually looking at the B&W underbed mount gooseneck. I want to get the hitch before I have the bed Line-Xed. Most of the 5ers we've looked at so far are in the 9-11K dry weight range.
Jeff1953 02/26/20 07:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gooseneck or 5th wheel

I wouldn't make a decision either way until you pick out the 5th wheel you are buying. Some 5th wheel frame manufacturers will void the warranty with the use of gooseneck adapters. Warranty most likely won't be an issue, since we're looking at buying used. My main concern would be safety. Are the adapter inherently not as safe?
Jeff1953 02/26/20 07:53am Fifth-Wheels
Gooseneck or 5th wheel

Greetings. We just picked up a 2006 Silverado dually for towing a 5th wheel that we've yet to buy. It has a virgin bed in it, so I have to buy and install a hitch. My question is for people who have had both types. Which do you prefer? I like the idea of a gooseneck, so you have a completely flat bed to haul things, but, you need to buy an adapter for it. It appears to me (being completely inexperienced with 5th wheel trailers) that the 5th wheel hitch would be easier for hookup. However, I'm guessing it's a real bear to get in and out of the truck bed So, before I do either, I thought I'd check with the experts. Thanks.
Jeff1953 02/26/20 07:16am Fifth-Wheels
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