What are your opinions on GN adapters for a 5th wheel trailer? Specifically talking on a 38' 13k camper. Using the anderson mfg ranch hitch adapter. Seems like it is a solid setup what are your opinions? Thanks
Since you have long bed (in your signature) I'd take a good long look at the Anderson Ultimate 5th wheel connection. I have one and love it. No need for a butt heavy 5th wheel hitch. Attached directly to your GN ball, it's good for 24,000lbs, and the best part is the whole hitch weighs 70lbs. Takes about 5 min or less to install or remove. Watch their videos on it.What are your opinions on GN adapters for a 5th wheel trailer? Specifically talking on a 38' 13k camper. Using the anderson mfg ranch hitch adapter. Seems like it is a solid setup what are your opinions? Thanks
I am using my phone and its a PITA to look it up, but I think you are mistaking the ranch adapter for the ultimate 5th wheel they also sell. The ultimate is what I use, and it sits where the 5th wheel plate would. The ranch adapter goes right down to the ball in the bed.I've used them for years with zero issues as well but mine are very short adapters. The ranch unit you are talking about is a good choice as it sits as high as a 5th wheel plate and acts just like the 5th wheel unit. Usually the main reason for going with a gooseneck adapter is not to have any of that crap in the bed but the ranch unit does have a large frame in the bed so not saving any room there.
Ya mine is the adapter that goes directly on the pin box. I hauled it home with it and seems good so far. I don't know about the ride since I have never had a 5th wheel hitch in a pickup. I think all the horror stories I have read about are from a vocal minority, so I am going to keep running it, unless I run into problems.
Thanks everyone for the advice
The only problem with this kit is the 16k rating. Most people's rv's weigh more than that..I have two friends that use this with their 5th wheels without issue. They have both had them for a few years, and seem to tow great without issue. One friend actually researched the crap out of it, and as far as he could find it was the only one that will not affect the warranty on their trailer frames.
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