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Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter

Andersen Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters

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Code:   AM3100

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Andersen Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters - AM3100

Don't say goodbye to your truck bed. Instead, say hello to the Ranch Hitch fifth-wheel-to-gooseneck coupler adapter. It offers 24,000 lbs towing capacity with 3" vertical adjustment for towing a fifth-wheel trailer with a gooseneck hitch.

Features:

  • Heavy-duty adapter converts 5th-wheel trailer king pin to gooseneck coupler
    • Conveniently allows 5th-wheel camping trailer to be towed with a gooseneck hitch
  • Remote coupler release lets you engage and release coupler while standing alongside your truck
    • Eliminates climbing in and out of truck bed
  • 3" Vertical adjustment allows towing with multiple vehicles
  • Do-it-yourself installation in less than 1 hour
  • Works with standard 2-5/16" diameter gooseneck hitch balls
  • V-19 Certification
  • Made in the USA
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Specs:

  • Application:
    • Standard 2-5/16" gooseneck hitch balls
    • Measurement from bottom of the king-pin plate to top of the hitch ball when trailer and truck are level: 11-3/4" (when adapter is collapsed) to 14-3/4" (when adapter is extended)
    • Required clearance between the overhang of the trailer and the top of the siderails of your truck for safe operation: 5" or 6"
    • Trailers with standard or extended pin box
      • Extended pin box can be no longer than 24" (measured diagonally)
  • Capacity: 24,000 lbs GTW, 6,000 lbs TW
  • Vertical adjustment: 3"
  • Hardware included; optional slide hammer to ease installation sold separately
  • Safety chains sold separately


V-19 Certified for safety and featuring exceptional strength and versatility, this universal adapter converts a fifth-wheel king pin to a gooseneck coupler. This allows you to tow your fifth-wheel trailer without a bulky fifth-wheel hitch. The Ranch Hitch from Andersen Manufacturing is easy to install, even for the inexperienced do-it-yourselfer.


Measuring Your Truck and Trailer for the Ranch Hitch Coupler Adapter

You can perform these steps to determine if the adapter will work for your fifth-wheel trailer.

  1. Back your truck into position as if you were hooking up your fifth-wheel trailer, making sure that the truck and trailer are level.
  2. Measure from the pin plate (the bottom of the pin box) down to the top of the ball in the bed of your truck.
  3. The measurement should fall between 11-3/4" and 14-3/4". (The adapter is 11-3/4" tall when fully compressed and 14-3/4" tall when fully extended.)

Additional Measurements

Five or six inches of clearance between the overhang of the trailer and siderails of your truck is necessary for safe operation.



Diagram of pin box showing where to measure length


Measuring for Pin Box Length

The Ranch Hitch adapter is designed for trailers with a standard or extended pin box up to 24" long (measured diagonally). To find this dimension, you should measure from the centerline of the bottom of the king pin into the back of the pin box as far as you can reach. You may not be able to reach the very back of the pin box itself because the top of it may extend into the trailer. In this case measure to where the pin box disappears into the trailer.



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Andersen Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters AM3100 Review

Video Transcript for Andersen Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters AM3100 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number AM3100. This is the Rapid Hitch Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter. The heavy duty adapter is going to convert your 5th wheel trailer kingpin to a gooseneck coupler. It's going to conveniently allow the 5th wheel camping trailer to be towed with a gooseneck hitch. It's going to feature the remote coupler release that's going to let you engage and release the coupler while standing alongside your truck bed. It really eliminates the need of being able to climb in and out of the truck bed.

It makes it a little bit easier. It's got a couple of mount holes on it so you can secure it in whatever position it's going to best suit your application. This is a do-it-yourself installation so it should take about one hour or less. It's going to have a three inch vertical adjustment that's going to allow towing with multiple vehicles. You can see this portion here slides up and down. It's also got indicator lines 00:00:53 on this portion here that's going to allow you to know which setting is correct and to make sure you have this set in the right position. It's go two set screws here, two set screw threaded holes for the set screws to be installed that way you can keep it at the adjusted height that you need.

This is designed to work with standard two and five-sixteenth inch diameter gooseneck hitch balls. It's V-19 certified. The measurement from the bottom of the kingpin plate to the top of the hitch ball when the trailer and the truck are level would measure three or eleven and three-quarters of an inch and that's when the adapter is collapsed. It will also extend to fourteen and three-quarters of an inch and that would be when the adapter is all the way extended up. The top of the hitch ball is going to sit about this point here so it's not all the way to the bottom, just to the top of that hitch ball. The required clearance between the overhang of the trailer and the top of the side rails of your truck for safe operations, that's going to be about five or six inches.

The trailer width standard or extended pin boxes, the extended pin box can be no longer than twenty-four inches and you need to do that measurement diagonally. This is going to offer a capacity of twenty-four thousand pounds of gross towing weight with six thousand pounds of tongue weight. Again, it's going to feature that vertical adjustment of three inches. The hardware that you need for the install is included. You've got the collar to go around the kingpin. You've got all the lock washers, the screws, the set screws, the bolts, the nuts, everything that you need for your installation is going to be provided. If you need an optional slide hammer to make your installation a little bit easier that is going to be sold separately with part number AM3103.

Then also the safety chains are going to be sold separately. You can find those at etrailer.com with part number AM3109. When it comes to measuring your truck and trailer for the Ranch Hitch Coupler Adapter, a couple of steps that you can do to determine if the adapter will work for your 5th wheel trailer. You can back your truck into position as if you we're hooking up your 5th wheel trailer making sure that the truck and the trailer are level. Then you can measure from the pin plate which would be the bottom of the pin box down to the top of the ball in the bed of your truck. The measurement should be between eleven and three-quarters of an inch and fourteen and three-quarters of an inch. The adapter itself is eleven and three-quarter inches tall when fully compressed and fourteen and three quarters of an inch tall when fully extended. If you can set, if you can get it to fall in between those two measurements then this would be a good application for you. That's going to do it for our review of part number AM3100. This is the Rapid Hitch Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter. .




Customer Reviews

Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter - AM3100

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.9 out of 5 stars   (11 Customer Reviews)

Don't say goodbye to your truck bed. Instead, say hello to the Ranch Hitch fifth-wheel-to-gooseneck coupler adapter. It offers 24,000 lbs towing capacity with 3" vertical adjustment for towing a fifth-wheel trailer with a gooseneck hitch.


- AM3100

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dean K04/08/2011


Product shipped/arrived timely from eTrailer; installation instructions provided by Anderson Manuf are very clear/easy to follow. Hitch is very easy to install. Attached to 30' fifth wheel, 11,000lbs tow weight and immediately pulled the trailer thru steep hill country without any hesitation. Pulling cattle trailers/heavy hay trailers, i know heavy duty hitches when i see them and this is a great product; HIGHLY recommended. Remote latching mechanism is a great feature; it too is very solid/secure 11335






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jason M.07/22/2013


Seems to be a very well built product. Good price and shipped fast. Fairly simple to install, I recommend having a friend or two around to help tighten everything down. Also I preferred to bolt rather than weld ( unless you have a closed off pin box), you never know when you may need to go back to fifth wheel in a hurry. 90774





Comments

How does collar system attach to king pin ? Thanks

comment by: L T - 11/19/2013


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There is a threaded collar that is fitted to the king pin. You would slide the coller up on the king pin. While holding the collar, you will take a split collet and fit that where the jaws normally grab the king pin. You will slide the threaded collar over the split collet and using either a pulley puller or Andersens hammer to seat the collar fully onto the split collet. I have added a pictorial of this portion of the instructions to the photo gallery and linked it here as well. The base of the adapter threads onto the collar and is tightened to ~1200 ft. lbs. The process for getting that much torque is outlined in the instructions and uses the included spanner wrench and a 4 foot cheater pipe. Finally, you will use either the inlcuded four Grade 8 bolts or four 1 inch tack welds to finish securing the adapter to the pin box. If you want to be able to remove adapter, make sure you can access the inside of the pin box so you can use the bolts vs. welds.

Patrick B - 11/26/2013




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Doug s09/03/2014


Recently purchased my first covert a ball hitch it arrived chuckle and installed in under an hour works well 149930






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Frank R05/03/2013


I recieved your shipment in seven days (FREE) was able to install it myself in about 2 hours with help to lift the 5th wheel down to floor level to drill six holes mounted the spacers as per instructions printed out. put the goose neck back in place and the (easy) job was done ! 78770






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Garry S.01/08/2014


I have pulled my camping trailer approx. 300 hundred miles since I installed the adapter. It works great. Installation was pretty simple, the only difficult part was drilling the four holes thru my fifth wheel box. E-trailer service and shipping were great! 112247






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tom B.03/23/2012


Very easy to install had to use weld methed on king plate like very well would buy again. Price very good shipping good. 34939





Comments

I have an Ultra-Fab trailair air ride kingpin system on my fifth wheel. Can the gooseneck adapter be installed on that type of system?

comment by: Deriek E - 08/14/2013


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According to Ultra-Fab, the Trailair pin boxes are not to be used with any kind of gooseneck adapter where the pin box is adapted to attach to a gooseneck ball. You can however adapt the truck to accept a 5th wheel hitch. Your best bet would be a fifth wheel hitch that anchors into a gooseneck like the Draw-Tite Hi-Rise, part 9480 or a Curt Fifth Wheel Adapter plate like C16210 or 16310.

Patrick B - 8/19/2013




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mark02/13/2013


Installed in about ten minutes, ( I used a bearing puller to seat the bushings ) five minutes to tack weld it into place and done. Pulls better than a fifth wheel hitch IMO. Seems to be made very well. Took two days for deliver. Very satisfied 66241






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John P.08/23/2013


A friend and I installed the gooseneck adaptor with no trouble at all. The first time I pulled my trailer, I didn't think it was behind me. It made the pull so easy. Thanx so much..... 96509






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rob M12/10/2012


Really like the cable to release the lock. Would like see the set bots to be a hex head to make it easier to torque down properly. 61041






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dave G04/02/2014


Way to easy to install. Took About 30 Min. start to finish. Keystone 278 RKS pulls like a million dollars 123404






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lucas Q07/15/2013


Good product, built well, easy installa tion. 89633




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  • Using Ranch Hitch 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Coupler # AM3100 on a 1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty
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  • How to Remove the Ranch Hitch Adapter From a 5th Wheel Trailer King Pin
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  • How Can the Ranch Hitch Be Attached to a Pin Box
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  • Installing Safety Chains to Andersen Ranch Adapter
  • The Safety Chains for Ranch Hitch 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter, part # AM3109 are extremely easy to install. The bracket would simply clamp around the outer sleeve of the unit, using the supplied grade 8 bolts. No torque rating is specified, but the folks at Andersen I spoke with said that 100 foot pounds would be fine.
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  • What Size Pipe are the Ranch Hitch Safety Chains # AM3109 Designed to Go Around
  • The Safety Chains for Ranch Hitch 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter, item # AM3109, are designed to fit the outer diameter of the Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter, item # AM3100. The Outer diameter of this unit is 4-1/2 inches.
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  • Will Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter Fit Recessed Gooseneck Ball on Flatbed
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  • Recommendation for a 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Trailer Adater for a 2004 Ford F-350 Crew Cab 4x4
  • No question for me, I absolutely recommend the Ranch Hitch, # AM3100, that you have selected. It has a gross trailer weight capacity of 24,000 pounds and a pin weight capacity of 6,000 pounds. Plus, it has 3 inches of adjustability from 11-3/4 inches, up to 14-3/4 inches. To determine the height you will need for any given trailer, there are some simple measurements you can take ahead of time. First, back your truck into position as if you were hooking up your fifth-wheel trailer, making...
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