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Old 02-02-2020, 03:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Gooseneck or 5th wheel hitches?

Getting back into traveling and plan on getting another 5th wheel travel trailer, probably around 31-35' in length. My prior set up was with the standard rails in the P/U bed and a heavy 5th. wheel hitch. I was looking at going with a Gooseneck hitch by Curt or B&W, and then a light weight Anderson 5th. wheel hitch that mounts to the gooseneck ball. I see that all the car haulers and horse trailers tow with a gooseneck style. Does the gooseneck give a better ride vs. a standard 5th wheel setup? Anybody's thoughts?

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Goosenecks are better for Offroad as they will articulate, a fifth wheel hitch will not.

I prefer a gooseneck because they are easier to maintain, cheaper, and less parts and equipment to deal with.
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Try the best of both worlds. PullRite SuperLite hitch that hooks to rails or will lock onto gooseneck ball. I went from a very heavy automatic sliding 5th wheel hitch to one of the. Lighter, easy to hook up, couldn't be happier.
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Thank you guys for the replies. I appreciate it.
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I use the Andersen and love it, pull it out when I'm done and hang it on the wall.
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Goosenecks are better for Offroad as they will articulate, a fifth wheel hitch will not.

I prefer a gooseneck because they are easier to maintain, cheaper, and less parts and equipment to deal with.

Lots of fifth wheel hitches will move 4 way.
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Lots of fifth wheel hitches will move 4 way.
Yes, of course they will move side to side some. I guess saying a fifth wheel wonít articulate wasnít exactly correct, they will move side to side, but they donít have the amount of travel side to side that a gooseneck has. I regularly have my trailer twisted pretty good, more than what a fifth wheel would allow, so for me a gooseneck is a better option.
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The frame work of a fifthwheel is not really suited to the leverage forces exerted by a goose neck hitch.
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The frame work of a fifthwheel is not really suited to the leverage forces exerted by a goose neck hitch.


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