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Recommended 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Pin Box Adapter

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Im buying a new fifth wheel and wondering if I should buy another Goosebox for this one, or are there any new options I should consider? Ill be towing a Cougar 364BHS with an F350 crew cab standard bed truck.

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The first step would be to determine which OEM pin box the 5th wheel you're interested in uses.

If the 5th wheel you purchase has a pin box that's compatible with the available Goosebox models, the Goosebox is still a great option, but if you have a Lippert 1621 or 1621HD, Gen Y now offers the Shock Absorbing 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter Pin Box, part # 325-GH-8045. The pin box functions like a torsion axle, with no air bags or fittings that can leak and fewer moving parts. There's absolutely nothing wrong with the Goose Box, but the Gen Y offers some advantages.

If you have the Lippert 1621 or 1621HD, I'd recommend the Gen Y # 325-GH-8045. If you have a Lippert 0719, I'd recommend the # RP94720 Goose Box. For the Fabex PB-600, use # RP94716 or for the Lippert 0115 or 1116, use # RP94716-61301.

I've linked to product description videos of the Gen Y pin box and the Goose Box.

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