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5th wheel adapter for goose neck

Just something I have noticed around in campgrounds but why do some people convert their 5er to a goose neck? Is there a difference in towing or is it usually done by folks that own additional goose neck trailers so they don't need to switch hitches in truck bed? Just curious
SUMRX4 10/05/20 09:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: can someone please explain this for me?

Well I tried to post pics of the pages from the manual but, even with following the forum directions I still can't get it to work. :? Either way after looking after it again I am reading it correctly. I looked at my rear leafs and I have a total of 6. Anyone know if that would be stock or does that seem like heaver than stock?
SUMRX4 02/14/20 10:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: can someone please explain this for me?

According to this my max trailer weight without a 5th wheel is 12,500 and with a 5th wheel it drops to 10,600. Why is that? No one knows why a truck makers assigns ratings to a particular truck. Its been this was since mfg started assigning numbers to their trucks. RV folks like to guess and some guesses get pretty wild. However we do know a 5th wheel trailer places all the hitch weight (pin weight)..plus the weight of the hitch itself over the trucks rear axle. That model F250 has either a 6084 or 6100 RAWR. These year model F250 rear axle can weigh in the 2900-3000 lb range leaving around 3000-3200 lb for a in the bed payload. You have the truck so drop by a set of CAT scale and get your trucks front and rear axle weights. These are the numbers that will tell you what the truck can safely handle in all situations. The RAWR includes rear axle assy....tires....wheels...brakes....rear spring pack. Now if your F250 has the heavy service package or camper package the front and rear brakes...suspension is upgraded two times. Same as a F350srw GAWR packages. Apparently you know your Fords pretty good. My rear axle is rated at 6084. How would I go about finding out if this truck was equipped with the camper package or anything like that? Also why would you calculate the weight of the axle itself into the payload? The axle weight is resting on the ground not the suspension. That one doesn't make sense to me.
SUMRX4 02/12/20 09:43am Fifth-Wheels
can someone please explain this for me?

I have always pulled a conventional bumper pull style RV. I am considering a 5th wheel. My TV is a 2003 F-250 Crew cab short box with the 6.0 diesel. I was looking in the manual this morning at towing capacities. According to this my max trailer weight without a 5th wheel is 12,500 and with a 5th wheel it drops to 10,600. Why is that?
SUMRX4 02/12/20 08:23am Fifth-Wheels
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