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Old 01-05-2015, 09:11 AM   #1
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jayco ht fiver pin box dimensions?

I'm presently shopping for a "lite" fifth wheel & the jayco 27.5 rlts is on my short list. Oddly enough, we have about 10 rv dealers near our homes & none stock the ht models. One of my prerequisites is the ability to replace the standard pin box with a goose box. Could someone tell me what the width of the pin box is at the mounting wings? I was strongly considering a rockwood model but found the spacing of the mounting wings was only 10"rather than the more standard 12".

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Old 01-05-2015, 04:17 PM   #2
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double check me on this but the Reese"goosebox" must be ordered for a specific part # box per what the guy at Tweetys told me.They are different gooseboxes for each frame.
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I've got a nearly new Goosebox for sale if anybody is interested.
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Old 01-05-2015, 06:37 PM   #4
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double check me on this but the Reese"goosebox" must be ordered for a specific part # box per what the guy at Tweetys told me.They are different gooseboxes for each frame.
On the Reese site, it appears there are only 2 in production, model #94621 & 94622. I think one is for 12" pin box mount & the other is for 12.5". They are listed for several lippert frames as well as fabex (?) & a few others.
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I've got a nearly new Goosebox for sale if anybody is interested.
Which model is it? Why are you selling it?
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I've got a nearly new Goosebox for sale if anybody is interested.
I have seen your CL ad and several times have given it a thought as I just hate regular 5er hitchs.
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My HT29.5 BHDS is 12'' between the ears.

I've pulled gooseneck equipment and cattle trailers my whole life. After getting the companion slider I wish they all were king pin instead.
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My HT29.5 BHDS is 12'' between the ears.

I've pulled gooseneck equipment and cattle trailers my whole life. After getting the companion slider I wish they all were king pin instead.
Agreed. I've towed both and I much prefer the king pin.
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My HT29.5 BHDS is 12'' between the ears.

I've pulled gooseneck equipment and cattle trailers my whole life. After getting the companion slider I wish they all were king pin instead.
Thanx for the measurement, sledgehammer. I have no experience with a gooseneck & would prefer to return to a fifth wheel but I'm pretty much backed into a corner. I'm in hopes the air ride technology of the Goosebox is going to perform better than the conventional adapters that have been used.
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I've heard --- but don't know for a fact --- that the extra length of the lever arm of a gooseneck adapter puts extra stress on the trailer frame and can cause problems. Anybody know about this for sure? If true, I'd be very concerned about putting a gooseneck adapter on my trailer.
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