Originally Posted by hboy
Good day. Sorry if there is another post on this. I did not find one.
Some of these new trucks offer from the factory, a 5th wheel prep package. I'm new to the 5th wheel set up and not sure if this is a bonus, or just a waist of money.
Anyone in the know have an opinion if the factory installed 5th wheel prep package is a favorable option? Any props/cons to having this factory option? Is there any savings down the road having this option? With this option, I guess you just drop a hitch in and go? No aftermarket installation of hardware?
I've also seen some folks put a goose neck adapter on their king pin and tow using the goose neck set up. Any opinions as to why folks use this method? Any pros/cons compared to towing with a conventional 5th wheel hitch. Specifically with a short truck box configuration. Is this advisable with a short bed?
Thank you for any feedback.
While I'd like a factory prep FW base, I have a GN trailer I tow, so will always stick with the B&W Turnover Ball base and Companion FW hitch. Also, most mfrs will void the frame warranty if you use a GN adapter in place of a true FW hitch. The GooseBox isn't universally accepted, from what I've read elsewhere. FWIW, B&W does make OEM FW prep hitches for all the Big 3 trucks.