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Posted: 03/15/19 09:28am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BucknMindy wrote:

Looking for input on the Anderson gooseneck adapter. I'm in the process of purchaseing a new fifth wheel toy hauler. I currently have a B&W gooseneck hitch already installed in my truck. The new trailer is 8800 uvw and 11550 gvw. Has anyone used this hitch and what are the pros and cons? Thanks in advance.


If you're in Safford AZ, be aware that the AUH is classified as a ball hitch and you =will= need safety chains, just as you need them for a gooseneck. Personally, I have a B&W Companion FW hitch and I wouldn't trade it for anything.

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Thanks everyone. Guess my spell check is slipping and I apologize for the calling the AUH an adapter. Yes I do currently have a turnover B&W already installed and I am in Safford. I'm getting close to retiring so we plan on spending much more time traveling. For now I would want to remove the AUH often so I still have my truck bed. The idea of something much lighter is a selling factor also as well as the smooth ride. This is only my second 5th wheel, my current one is a little 22' prowler so if Im not up to speed on all the lingo again I apologize. Thanks again for all the info.

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N-Trouble wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

Unless you remove the hitch frequently and want the lighter weight, I see no sense in spending more money, by changing from one of the best hitches on the market to a different hitch.

And strictly speaking the Andersen hitch really isn't consider a gooseneck adapter.


Read again. He said he has a B&W turnover ball in hos truck not a B&W 5er hitch.
You might want to read it again, he says "I currently have a B&W gooseneck hitch". Hitch, not turnover ball.

He does mention in his last post about the B&W turnover, but again not sure he is talking about just the gooseneck ball hitch or the actual B&W Companion hitch.


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Sorry for all the confusion. I do have a turnover ball I am currently using. I was originally planning on using a B&W companion with my turnover ball but then found out about the AUH. I thought a goose neck was a goose neck whether you called it a ball or a hitch and a 5th wheel is a 5th wheel. Im learning guys, lol. I have always had motor homes in the past. Thanks again.

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The only light weight ones I know of are the AUH, and PullRite. You could also use a Reese Goosebox, if they make one to fit your fifth wheel pin box.

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The term “Gooseneck” really applies more to the trailer than the hitch. Think horse trailer or long flatbed. The hitch is just a ball & coupler.


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2000 miles on the Andersen Ultimate and am impressed.


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^^^^Nice.......


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Looks good, that's the way I'm going to go. Thanks.

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BucknMindy wrote:

Looks good, that's the way I'm going to go. Thanks.



B&W hitch and turnover ball for me too.

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