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Posted: 01/02/21 03:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Howdy!

I’ve been using a Reese GooseBox on my 2014 Cyclone 4000 now for a couple of years. I like it and would not go back to a 5er hitch. As mentioned the only draw back is the Gen Y has not been excepted by Lippert to not void your warranty. I like the Gen Y over the GooseBox because you don’t have to deal with airing up the hitch. Some have had problems losing air during travels, I was one of them. I would definitely consider the Gen y now as I’m out of warranty anyway.

You may want to look at the FaceBook “GooseBox owners group”. There are lot of folks using GooseBox and some with Gen Y that can help with truck and RV information.

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work2much wrote:

Thank you for al the responses, much appreciate the time you spent helping my decision.

I have decided to order a Reese 20k Goosebox and associated ball/chain hardware.

Yesterday I installed a shock kit on the trailer so I am anticipating a smoother ride overall once the hitch is installed.

Cheers!


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Looks great, what brand kit did you get?
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garyp4951 wrote:



Looks great, what brand kit did you get?
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Roadmaster kit for 7k axles.

https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Leaf-Spring-Suspension/Roadmaster/RM-2460.html


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I would go with a Goosebox but I'm over their highest capacity pin weight of 4,000#. I would want to follow the Gen Y more I commit.


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Got the Goose Box installed. Install was pretty straight forward. When it was delivered I had it loaded right into the bed of the truck and unboxed it from there. Using a system of blocks and trailer landing gear was able to bolt it up and align the bolts without asking a buddy for help muscling the 160 pounds around.

Quality looks good and trailer tows great behind it on a quick test run. Looking forward to a longer trip to give it a better test. I don't miss manhandling the Curt hitch in and out of the bed, that's for sure.


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Looks great!!! If/when we get a 5ver this is what I want to use to tow it with as well.

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