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Does the Reese Goose Box Provide More Clearance for Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with Short Bed Truck

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My fifth wheel 30foot camper has a Reese GooseBox installed when I purchased the camper. Ive been pulling it with my F350 longbed. But Im switching trucks to a 2006 F250 Short bed. Id there an advantage to the goosebox in shortbed trucks?

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The Reese Goose Box, # RP94716-61301, does not offer additional clearance for short bed trucks above what the stock pin box would offer.

To get extra clearance and to keep the Goose Box you would need to use an offset gooseneck ball, if available for the gooseneck trailer hitch you have. If you can tell me the make and model of the gooseneck hitch I can determine if we have an offset ball.

The other option would be to put the stock pin box on the trailer and use the Andersen Ranch Hitch, # AM3100. I have linked a video review for you.

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