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Old 12-17-2017, 09:07 AM   #1
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Any last warnings before I buy Reese Goose Box?

My 377 arrives in a few weeks, but I won't be getting a new truck until later in 2018.

I currently have a Hidden Hitch gooseball hitch in my truck. I am comfortable hitching up a gooseball.

My current truck is on the edge of weight rating, so trying to avoid adding a couple hundred pounds to the pin weight with a fifth wheel hitch, and I'm not interested in installing rails on a truck I'm selling in several months anyway.

Was leaning towards the Andersen Ultimate, but the fact that the 377 seems to suffer from frame cracking at the bedroom slide, I don't want to complicate matters with a Lippert unapproved gooseball type hitch like the Andersen, should I suffer that failure, too. The Reese Goose Box is the only Lippert approved gooseball hitch.

Amazon has the 20k model on sale today, almost $100 off. 20k model confirmed to fit 377 pin box receiver.

Any reason not to pull the trigger?

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Old 12-17-2017, 09:45 AM   #2
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Not exactly the answer to you question, but I towed our 377 the 1st year with my 2500 with B&W. I didn't have any problems and still don't. I now have a 3500 dually with the same hitch. I'm not saying it's the hitch, but (as of yet) I don't have the cracking on the bedroom slide (I'll go know on some wood now!). I'll of had my 377 for 2 years this coming February. Just giving you my experience. I don't see anything wrong with going the route you are looking at...especially if you save a few bucks!
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Old 12-17-2017, 11:27 AM   #3
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Thanks for the insight. MadJoker on here has had the crack issue and runs with a B&W Companion in his F350, so I don't think it has to do with the hitch...

I plan on a 2018 F450, and if I had that now, I'd probably be purchasing a B&W for what it's worth.

How many miles you reckon you've pulled your 377?

How did your 2500 do? Guess I shouldn't be too worried about my 04 3500 diesel dually being able to cope if you were hauling with a 3/4 ton SRW!
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I pulled probably 4-5k miles the 1st year with the 2500. The 2500 pulled the 377 without issue, but I was way over on payload and when the wind blew it wasnít a pleasant towing experience.


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I pulled probably 4-5k miles the 1st year with the 2500. The 2500 pulled the 377 without issue, but I was way over on payload and when the wind blew it wasnít a pleasant towing experience.
I'll find out this winter the difference between a LB DRW & SB SRW

Got tired of a DRW as my daily driver.
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I'll find out this winter the difference between a LB DRW & SB SRW



Got tired of a DRW as my daily driver.


DRW as a daily driver wouldnít be fun! Luckily I have a company vehicle that I get to drive...so the DRW just sits in the garage waiting for itís next tow.


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DRW as a daily driver wouldnít be fun! Luckily I have a company vehicle that I get to drive...so the DRW just sits in the garage waiting for itís next tow.
I did it for 3 yrs put people think you are an a-hole when you take 4 parking spots. Always had long walks from the far reaches of the store parking lots. LOL
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Any last warnings before I buy Reese Goose Box?

I drive my DRW everyday. Unlike money bags, Dan, I donít have another vehicle to drive around town.

You do get used to driving it everywhere


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I drive my DRW everyday. Unlike money bags, Dan, I donít have another vehicle to drive around town.

You do get used to driving it everywhere
I didn't mind it but the wide hips sometimes got in the way.

I prefer retirement to having a company vehicle though
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I prefer retirement to having a company vehicle though

Unfortunately I wonít know how I feel about this statement until Iím eligible to retire 6 1/2 years from now!


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