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The new trucks have a longer wheelbase.


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goducks10 wrote:

How many inches back?
I played around with my Andersen and B&W and 2-4" made no difference in handling.
It also will depend on heavy your pin is. Mine was only 1800 lbs.


Not to be a wise butt head, but 1800 pounds really won't make much of a diff as you stated. When you're pushing 3500-4000+, that's where you're king pin location makes a diff. Especially for steering. Just look at folks towing TT where truck's headlights could guide in 747's, sparks from safety chains would make Smokey the bear cry and only front brakes on tandem axle trailer work right (or too much). Oh, not to mention the rear of TT high enough that a 'Vette can easily fit under it.


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Thank you all for your information, very informative. I will let you know what I end up getting

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ACZL wrote:

goducks10 wrote:

How many inches back?
I played around with my Andersen and B&W and 2-4" made no difference in handling.
It also will depend on heavy your pin is. Mine was only 1800 lbs.


Not to be a wise butt head, but 1800 pounds really won't make much of a diff as you stated. When you're pushing 3500-4000+, that's where you're king pin location makes a diff. Especially for steering. Just look at folks towing TT where truck's headlights could guide in 747's, sparks from safety chains would make Smokey the bear cry and only front brakes on tandem axle trailer work right (or too much). Oh, not to mention the rear of TT high enough that a 'Vette can easily fit under it.


A TT is 4' behind the axle. A couple of inches in front or behind the rear axle isn't going to impact front axle weight very much at all even if it is 4000 lbs of pin weight.


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chiefneon wrote:

Howdy!

You may want to consider going to a Reece Goose Box instead. With it you change the pin box and use a gooseneck ball. Leaves you with a clean truck bed. I did it las year an I’m very pleased with the way it tows and we are fulltimers.

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How do I check to see if this is compatible with my lippert frame? My buddy converts his to gooseneck and he likes it. But I've read they can do damage to the frame. This one says it's compatible unlike others.


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At a wheelbase of 160 inches and 4 inches behind the rear axle a 2500 lb pin will only remove 63 lbs from the front axle.

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^^^^ Exactly. It's no big deal. I've got my B&W adjusted to place my pin weight as far back as possible on my Ford to gain as much cab to trailer clearance. Adjusted this way it puts the pin directly over the rear axle. On the Chevy you could adjust the B&W to place the pin forward and you'd likely be directly over your rear axle.


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ACZL wrote:

goducks10 wrote:

How many inches back?
I played around with my Andersen and B&W and 2-4" made no difference in handling.
It also will depend on heavy your pin is. Mine was only 1800 lbs.


Not to be a wise butt head, but 1800 pounds really won't make much of a diff as you stated. When you're pushing 3500-4000+, that's where you're king pin location makes a diff. Especially for steering. Just look at folks towing TT where truck's headlights could guide in 747's, sparks from safety chains would make Smokey the bear cry and only front brakes on tandem axle trailer work right (or too much). Oh, not to mention the rear of TT high enough that a 'Vette can easily fit under it.


Agree thats why I said what I said in my post. I never saw what the OP's pin weight was.

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As mentioned call B&W. You want facts, they will be happy to help.


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2001400ex wrote:

chiefneon wrote:

Howdy!

You may want to consider going to a Reece Goose Box instead. With it you change the pin box and use a gooseneck ball. Leaves you with a clean truck bed. I did it las year an I’m very pleased with the way it tows and we are fulltimers.

Reece Goose Box

“Happy Trails”
Chiefneon


How do I check to see if this is compatible with my lippert frame? My buddy converts his to gooseneck and he likes it. But I've read they can do damage to the frame. This one says it's compatible unlike others.


Howdy!

The Reece Goose Box is different from the typical gooseneck. It has a airbag and shocks in goosebox pin box. It is the only one approved to be use by Lippert to not void the warranty.

https://www.etrailer.com/question-158663.html

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* This post was edited 01/10/20 06:10pm by chiefneon *

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