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#1 dannyi

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 10:23 AM

Hi guys, I had a request to make 5th wheel pickup hitches for a customer of mine. I plan on adding them to my product line but need some information. The cradle that the 5th wheel sits on it is adjustable up and down. The 5th wheel itself pivots on the cradle. The only company I know of that makes goose necks is Galaxie. Question 1...it there another company or caster that makes them? Question 2....if someone here has a Galaxie goose neck, if you would, could you please tell me what the king pin size is, diameter and length. The hole for the king pin on this hitch is 1/8" dia, it's for a die cast trailer, need to know how close to the Galaxie or other make the king pins are....trying to make them as universal as possible....thanks fellas, appreciate any thoughts and info.......Danny

 

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 10:44 AM

you know that is pretty slick!  Even though I don't model light commercial / pick ups & the like, this does open up some really interesting modeling possibilities.

 

Thanks for sharing, sorry i don't have a Galaxy kit to measure.

 

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 05:03 PM

Hi guys, I had a request to make 5th wheel pickup hitches for a customer of mine. I plan on adding them to my product line but need some information. The cradle that the 5th wheel sits on it is adjustable up and down. The 5th wheel itself pivots on the cradle. The only company I know of that makes goose necks is Galaxie. Question 1...it there another company or caster that makes them? Question 2....if someone here has a Galaxie goose neck, if you would, could you please tell me what the king pin size is, diameter and length. The hole for the king pin on this hitch is 1/8" dia, it's for a die cast trailer, need to know how close to the Galaxie or other make the king pins are....trying to make them as universal as possible....thanks fellas, appreciate any thoughts and info.......Danny

 

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You've done a great job so far!!!!!!!! Here's the installation instructions for a Reese 16K 5th wheel hitch. I am a master RV technician of over 27 years and install these all the time. If you have any questions, I would be happy to help! A nice resin 5th wheel hitch has been needed for a long time!!!!!! I don't remember anyone else offering one? http://www.reeseprod...tion/N30047.pdf



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 02:55 AM

Thank you Richard and Ben, and Ben thank you for the link, that will definitely come in handy!



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 03:12 AM

Here you go Danny, hope this is of some help. Attached File  1011543_674342922576993_1288615341_n.jpg   74.98KB   2 downloads

 

And there was another caster doing the fifth wheel hitch, but nothing even close to the quality and detail Danny is doing.Attached File  1017033_674342895910329_50121137_n.jpg   88.71KB   0 downloads



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:08 AM

Thank you James, appreciate the info and photos. This will definitely help..........Danny



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:18 AM

That is really neat. May  just have to build that trailer now!



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 11:51 AM

Thank you James, appreciate the info and photos. This will definitely help..........Danny

No problem. As soon as they're ready I'll be needing one, or five. LOL



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 02:07 PM

I want a couple when they are ready also!!!!!!!



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 05:57 PM

I'll definitely need one also.



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:45 PM

ME TOO



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:07 PM

I will need some of them also.Great job

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 04:24 AM

Thank you fellas, appreciate the kind words and the interest in these. The one pictured is the prototype I sent to the customer and he would like a couple of small changes for use with his models.  The finished hitch will be very similer to this one. I will definitely post here when their ready, thanks again guys........Danny



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:05 AM

Danny, what you have there is what would be a standard for a long bed pick-up. They make several different types but all seem to be very close to what you have created. I have one for my camper that is slightly different only because it is designed for a short bed. It is called a "slider". It has a frame that is squarish/rectangle in shape that is mounted on those rails in line with the truck frame. The rest is much the same with the "A" frames and hitch point itself. A large arm is pulled to remove lock pins that allow the hitch to slide back and forth for about 12-18 inches, depending on the model. This allows for the tighter turning radius of the short bed trucks. Not to confuse you or anything, just wanted to add and tell you that what you have is SPOT ON! 



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 11:20 AM

Looks good . Just more stuff I need. LOL



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Posted 21 September 2013 - 05:23 PM

This hitch can be used in long beds or short beds. It all depends on the trailer your hauling. If it's a big fithwheel camper trailer that will hit the cab in turns, then yes, you would want to put it into a long bed but most gooseneck trailers have a long triangular neck that would clear the cab in a short bed. The slider hitch mentioned is manual operation and requires the driver to get out and unlock the slide rails so the hitch can slide to the rear of the rails. This provides more clearance for sharp corners or backing the trailer. There is also an automatic slider that slides back and to the side when you turn a corner. When you turn back straight, the hitch is pulled forward and back into the center again. Pictured are one type of manual slider and then an autoslide.30075.jpgmF5SwiKvtIR0RvN0VNdQ8AQ.jpg


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:39 AM

Hi fellas, thought I'd let you guys know the 5th wheel hitches are ready to go.....

 

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....their available on my web site(link below signature) or at my e-Bay store.....http://www.ebay.com/...TH-WHEEL-HITCH-


Edited by dannyi, 30 October 2013 - 09:53 AM.


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:56 AM

BTW....I've been trying everything I can think of to try and get smaller pics from Photobucket.....nothing seems to work, any help would be appreciated! 



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 04:58 PM

Danny,

First off, great job on the 5th wheel!  In Photobucket, go to Edit - Resize.  If you pick 640 x ___, you should be good.  Hope that helps.

 

 

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 04:32 AM

..thanks David.....I did do the resizing in photobucket edit, looks like I finially got it right.....