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Old 01-01-2017, 10:34 AM   #1
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Hello everyone and Happy New Year. I have been interested in a fiberglass trailer and have decided on the 5TA. I probably will not order one for another year now and am researching the ideal TV. I currently have a 2015 Ford F150 with Eco-Boost, and Tow Package. I would like to use a goose-neck hitch, and was wondering if anyone has this type of hitch? Also my bed is 5 1/2'. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks, Rich.
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Old 01-01-2017, 11:10 AM   #2
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Welcome, Rich! You have come to the right place to get answers to your questions. We picked up our 5.0TA this past July and we love it!
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Old 01-01-2017, 11:39 AM   #3
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Welcome Rich

Tons of very helpful people here

I don't know anything 5.0 specific

But you will soon have the correct info.

Happy new year.

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Old 01-01-2017, 01:00 PM   #4
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On a previous 5th wheel trailer I installed a gooseneck adapter, if that is what you are referring to. It worked fine for that trailer. If your tow vehicle only has a ball it would be an OK idea. It requires drilling holes in the 5th wheel plate to secure the adapter. I currently use a B&D hide a ball with a 5th wheel adapter. When not in use it can be removed and you have the full use of your bed.
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Old 01-01-2017, 01:06 PM   #5
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Old 01-01-2017, 01:26 PM   #6
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On a previous 5th wheel trailer I installed a gooseneck adapter, if that is what you are referring to. It worked fine for that trailer. If your tow vehicle only has a ball it would be an OK idea. It requires drilling holes in the 5th wheel plate to secure the adapter. I currently use a B&D hide a ball with a 5th wheel adapter. When not in use it can be removed and you have the full use of your bed.
I have never towed a 5th wheel & admittedly don't know much
about them...but click on red escape logo on this forum-under
trailers clicl on owners manual...chtr 3 towing/leveling do's & don'ts read 4th entry...maybe others can advise if this applies
...fg
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Old 01-01-2017, 01:52 PM   #7
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Welcome to the forum, can't help you with the goose neck question but if an Escape trailer is what yo want I would get it on order now. We ordered ours last summer and it is close to a years waiting time to purchase new.
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Old 01-01-2017, 02:01 PM   #8
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Hi Rich.


Reace and Tammy (owners of the company) use their short bed Ford to tow 5ers with. They might have options for you regarding gooseneck, although I don't believe they personally use that set up.
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Old 01-01-2017, 02:06 PM   #9
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The combination of the B&W gooseneck hitch, combined with the Anderson Ultimate fifth wheel hitch has proven to be everything I hoped for. It has been great having a clean bed for hauling materials for work, and is light and quick to remove and install.
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Old 01-01-2017, 02:17 PM   #10
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I have never towed a 5th wheel & admittedly don't know much
about them...but click on red escape logo on this forum-under
trailers clicl on owners manual...chtr 3 towing/leveling do's & don'ts read 4th entry...maybe others can advise if this applies
...fg
sorry for neglecting to add welcome to this site & happy new year...but this site tends to log me out fairly quickly-so limited time for entries...lots of good ideas & info here...we enjoy our 17b & recommend any escape product you might choose..."sia down the road"...fgunderson/Wrangell,alaska
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