5th Wheel Hitch/Gooseneck Hitch

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    03-19-2010, 02:13 PM
5th Wheel Hitch/Gooseneck Hitch

I have a 5th wheel hitch in my pickup for a camper. Can you buy a Gooseneck hitch that would attach to the current rails that are in the pickup bed for the 5th wheel? Or is there a converter that you can purchase that would convert the gooseneck on the horse trailer to a 5th wheel, that we could pull with our current 5th wheel hitch? Why don't they make them universal? Any advice much appreciated.
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    03-19-2010, 02:28 PM
Here you go:

5th Wheel Adapter

    03-19-2010, 02:47 PM
About 9 years ago, I had a set of rails installed in my PU that had a removable setup for both a gooseneck and a 5th wheel conversion. I would check with the manufacturer of your 5th wheel.
    03-21-2010, 01:43 PM
There not universal because the Gooseneck is rated for more then a 5th wheel hitch is. I am a big fan of Gooseneck, I don't like 5th wheels at all.
    03-24-2010, 03:27 AM
That is the route I went, Drawtite part # 49080 $144 online at etrailer.com works like a charm!
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    04-05-2010, 06:34 AM
I also have the rail system I my truck. I use to pull a fifth wheel and had the gooseneck also, that is why I went with this system. The 5th wheel hitch is a 15K and the GNis the same Never have had any issues. I'm pulling a 10400 trailer with it...

    04-05-2010, 06:50 AM
Except for the mfg, I had the same system. The one thing I didn't like about it is that it caused my horse trailer to ride high in the front and I had to have the neck on the trailer cut so that it would ride level. The platform that the ball is secured to is a good 8 or 9" above the bed of the truck.
    04-07-2010, 07:19 AM
I agree with you on the front of trailer rides high. Mine is off a tad but not enough to worry about. My coupler is all the way down. My cousin has the same system and he got a piece of steel plate had a friend cut it to fit between the rails and welded loops on it for the pins to slide into and it set the trailer rigt where it should be..I'll try and get a pic of it. I have been telling him that I want to borrow it so I can get a template and get one made for my truck...
    04-07-2010, 08:03 AM
That sounds like it would be a better fit but the shank of the ball still has to be off the bed and that adds height.
    04-08-2010, 06:10 AM
It dropped it down a good 4 inches and his trailer rides pretty level now. The ball is about 1/2 in off of the bed.

It was fine with my Crew cab mainly because of the tire size. I have taller tires on this truck so that makes a bit of a difference. I never thought about that when I bought the new truck.

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