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Old 11-16-2015, 06:03 PM   #11
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I don't see the attraction of a gooseneck. I guess not having the hitch is a plus, but you have chains to mess with and hooking up is virtually like a TT. The few goosenecks I have pulled didn't ride and tow as well as TT and 5th wheels.
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Old 11-17-2015, 07:19 AM   #12
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Had a friend traveling thru El Paso last year. Lady skidded to a halt in front of him, he locked up his brakes, and bent the goose neck post forward. Limped into Yuma, and started looking for a box hitch. Said he thought the 5er was coming into his truck.
OK, what kind of Gooseneck was he using? I guess as long as it 'only' bends and doesn't break, then that's ok. I know everyone has different opinion's, but for me since this will be my 1st 5'ver, I'm just trying to buy something Once and what will work the best for us. I just want a smooth, comfortable towing experience while traveling.

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. I just want a smooth, comfortable towing experience while traveling.

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If a "gooseneck" worked best there would be a lot more on the road.

Just my 2 cents!
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If a "gooseneck" worked best there would be a lot more on the road.

Just my 2 cents!
Agree Grumpy.

I don't even remember the last time I saw someone using a gooseneck to pull a 5ver. I do see some pickup trucks pulling horse trailers once in awhile though.
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Agree Grumpy.

I don't even remember the last time I saw someone using a gooseneck to pull a 5ver. I do see some pickup trucks pulling horse trailers once in awhile though.
I'm waiting for gooseneck to go the way of the dodo. It has too many compromises that the 5th wheel overcomes easily.

More money? Sure. But safer, more dependable during normal service.

And holds up MUCH better when things get overloaded.

I'm still bumper-pulling with a WDH, but when the upgrade happens, I'm jumping to 5th wheel.
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Dave, not sure of the type or brand name. He got it in Missouri, and it went to a junk pile in Yuma.
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I'm waiting for gooseneck to go the way of the dodo. It has too many compromises that the 5th wheel overcomes easily.

More money? Sure. But safer, more dependable during normal service.

And holds up MUCH better when things get overloaded.

I'm still bumper-pulling with a WDH, but when the upgrade happens, I'm jumping to 5th wheel.
Goosenecks have there place. The one thing you have to remember that trailers made with a gooseneck connection have a lot of reinforcement built into the neck. The RV conversion does not and it creates a large leave arm, that is weak.

Now the Anderson hitch, basically is a gooseneck setup, but they raised the attachment point to eliminate the leaver arm, so the same stresses are on the frame.
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I love my Andersen. I wouldn't want to pull with anything else.
That's 2 of us. I have had about every type / brand and couldn't be happier with the Andersen.
ETEX211,didnt you have a Reese Goosebox for sale a while back or was that another Sulphur Springs RV'er?
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That's 2 of us. I have had about every type / brand and couldn't be happier with the Andersen.
ETEX211,didnt you have a Reese Goosebox for sale a while back or was that another Sulphur Springs RV'er?
Ok, what about the 'chucking' while towing. Do you not get that still with the Anderson, since there is nothing to absorbs the shocks.

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If you have the Mor Ryde pin box any connection is going to benefit from that. You still are engaging the pin, it's just how you connect to the truck is what the difference is.

I look at it this way. 4 points of support and connection vs 1 is always better IMHO. There is a lot of inertia behind you to stop.
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