Fifth wheel hitch vs. gooseneck hitch

I realize there’s a lot of debate over fifth wheel hitch vs. gooseneck hitches.

I’ve hauled a lot of miles with gooseneck trailers and put the fifth wheel hitch to gooseneck adapter on my current camper trailer some 15,000 miles ago.

I’ve personally had nary a problem.

My understanding is that somehow the gooseneck adapter is supposed to put increased stress on the pin box. I’ve never had problem one with the adapter I have or any gooseneck I’ve ever pulled at least relating to the hitch itself.

I may not be the brightest bulb in the box but I try not to tempt fate any longer either! I have plenty of bruises from being stubborn but I can learn!

I suppose I might go to a straight fifth wheel hitch if I ever for sure and for certain quit hauling stock trailers, but until then, or until somebody can convince me otherwise I’ll keep on hauling with my “gooseneck” fifth wheel hitch!

The version I chose is the B & W Turnover Ball Gooseneck hitch. An added bonus is that they also build the B & W companion 5th wheel RV Hitch that latches right into the Gooseneck hitch system.  If you go this way there aren’t any bed rails left in the truck when you need to pull the hitch out.  So if you use your RV Tow vehicle for more than just toting your RV I would suggest investigating B & W fifth wheel hitch system.  RV Parts Country has any and all fifth wheel hitch systems you could want.

Russell

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