Re: Fifth Wheel Gooseneck Adapter
A couple more comments and then I'll move on: I have the Draw-tite Remove a Ball in the truck. It is 7500# pin wt. and 30,000# towing cap. The Colibert adaptor is rated 30,000# towing. I'm not anywhere near these limits when I tow. Not even half. The comments about checking for cracks and loose items are very important. A through check should always be done before heading out.
As a passing note, there is only one way to hook/unhook a gooseneck: Straight up and straight down with an air gap inbetween. I have witnessed numerous Rvers (with regular 5th whl. arrangements) hook up their trailers by banging into the kingpin/pinbox often at odd angles to insure the latch closes, and stressing the landing gear as it still carries the front weight of the rig. I suspect these actions can, over time, do the same damage some people fear the GN adaptors are capable of incurring on the trailer while towing. Some people even spend more $ for a bracket to keep the pin box from crashing down on the tailgate should the latch not engage and the truck is literally driven out from under the trailer [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] . With the GN system you are literally forced to slow down, get out, and look where you are or have a helper to line things up. Once the GN is on and pinned, it's on.
In any event, best of luck to you and happy RVing. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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