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Convert-A-Ball products are all about providing convenience and comfort for everyday trailering. The interchangeable ball system is a flawless, patented design that allows a quick and simple switch between trailers. Cushioned ball mounts ensure a smooth towing experience. Make your trailering a breeze with Convert-A-Ball's affordable, innovative products.

  • Makes towing multiple trailers easy
  • Provides for a comfortable ride while towing
  • Surpasses the national standard for hitch balls
  • First manufacturing company of interchangeable hitch products
  • No tools necessary for assembly





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  • Can Fire Dancer Fire Pit Be Used With Low Pressure Propane
  • The Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit, part # FD500 is designed to work with a propane source like a 20 lb portable tank. There is an in-line regulator with this fire pit that makes sure a safe pressure level is maintained when using the fire pit, so if you have a propane source like a bottle this should work well for you.This fire pit measures 14 inches diameter and includes a 10 ft hose assembly. I have attached a product review video for this fire pit you can check out. If you want...
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  • Kwik Gate Availability for a 1994 Chevy Silverado
  • We have two different Kwik Gates that could potentially work for your 1994 Chevy Silverado. These are universal fit items so there isn't fit information available. If you have a 54 inch wide tailgate you would want the # KG54-RED or if you have a 48 inch wide tailgate you would want the # KG48 you referenced.
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  • What Size Truck Should Be Used For Towing Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • I would recommend a full size, 3/4 ton truck like the Ford F-250, Chevy or GMC 2500, or Dodge Ram 2500 Series. There is not a specific truck size required, but of the models I mentioned would maximize towing capacity and minimize wear and tear on the drive train of the truck. I would recommend a truck with the 8 foot bed if possible, which would eliminate the need for a sliding hitch or a replacement pin box for the fifth wheel. That is not to say that other trucks are not capable...
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  • Comparing Convert-A-Ball to Reese Goose Box 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter
  • In a battle of Convert-A-Ball vs Reese Goose Box, in my opinion the Reese Goose Box wins hands down. The Reese Goose Box 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Air Ride Coupler Adapter, # RP94622, replaces the pin box on a trailer and is equipped with a fully enclosed air bag and dual shock absorbers to provide cushion and absorb road shock. This is also the only adapter that is endorsed by Lippert Components Inc. and will not void the warranty on their trailer frames. Goose Box # RP94622 is designed...
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch Setup Recommendation for a 2012 Ram 3500 with B and W Turnover Ball
  • That we are aware of there are no known horror stories from people using the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5G on a fifth wheel trailer. As long as you stay under the 20k capacity that this adapter has and install it properly you would be fine. I attached a review video for you to check out as well. Another option you have since you have a B and W Turnover ball hitch part # BWGNRK1313-5W would be to use a B and W Companion Hitch like the # BWRVK3400-5W...
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  • Wrench Size to Remove Large Bolt on Colibert 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter 205B
  • You would need to use a very large crescent wrench to loosen or tighten the large nut on the Colibert 5th wheel to gooseneck adapter 205B. It is actually a bolt that goes up into the adapter, not a nut. It is a 1 inch by 2-1/2 inch bolt.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Ram 3500 with Hitch Prep
  • I spoke to my contact at Convert-a-Ball and he informed me that the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5G that you referenced would work just fine on your Demco Glide Ride pin box. This adapter has a 20k capacity so it would have more than enough capacity for you trailer. It sounds like the truck you are considering has the underbed hitch prep package, which would mean that another option you would have is the Curt Fifth Wheel Hitch part # C16545-16021....
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  • 12 inch Drop Ball Mount Recommendation for Towing a Horse Trailer Level
  • If you do need a ball mount with a 12 inch drop you would want the part # AMSC12. Before you purchase a ball mount I would recommend you check out the FAQ article I attached to the right that details how to pick out the correct rise/drop ball mount so that you order the correct one the first time.
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  • Is the Bushing of the Cushioned Ball Mount # AMSC12 Replaceable
  • The bushing in the Cushioned Ball Mount # AMSC12 that you referenced is not available as a separate item to be replaced, but we have never heard of it wearing out and we have been selling this ball mount for a long time so I don't think you should worry about that.
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  • Differences Between Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Towing
  • Gooseneck trailers are primarily commercially used, while 5th Wheels are primarily used recreationally. A fifth wheel will generally have a smoother ride, which can be further improved by upgrading to an air-ride pin box which helps isolate road shock from the tow vehicle. Gooseneck hitches are typically rated up to 30K, but that capacity will be limited by the capacity of the install bracketry or by the towing capacity of the vehicle, whichever is less. Fifth wheel hitches are available...
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  • Can a K4 Blazer or Other Vehicle Other Than a Truck Tow a 5th Wheel or Gooseneck Trailer
  • I am glad you asked. There is no way to directly tow a 5th wheel or gooseneck trailer with anything other than a truck. The hitch and the weight of the trailer where it connects to the hitch has to be direct above or slightly forward of the center of the rear axle. There is no way to do that on any other vehicle other than a truck. However, there are products out there that will allow other vehicles to tow 5th wheel trailers. It is called an Automated Safety Hitch. Look those up on the...
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  • Can Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Ball Mount # AMSC12 Be Used in the Rise Poistion
  • The Convert-A-Ball # AMSC12 cushioned ball mount can indeed be used in the rise position, which would provide 10-3/4 inches of rise. Keep in mind this is an extreme rise. Usually, needing a rise that large would be a good indication that you really shouldn't tow that trailer with your vehicle, but because the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailers are so light, you won't have a problem. You'll also need a 2 inch diameter ball like part # 63845.
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  • Is Convert-A-Ball Offset Gooseneck Adapter Required to Be Bolted to Underside of 5th Wheel King Pin
  • According to Convert-A-Ball, if the offset adapter is used, the hitch plate must be bolted to the underside of the fifth wheel pin box. The offset places additional stress on the coupling between the adapter and the king pin, which is why the bolts would be required. The non-offset model, like part # CAB-C5G doesn't require the bolts, although using them can't hurt.
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  • Why is my 5th Wheel RV Shaking When Towing with my 2014 GMC Sierra
  • The Convert-A-Ball 5th wheel to gooseneck adapter # CAB-C5G is cushioned to act as shock absorber for a smooth, safe ride and to reduce bounce and vibration. It seems to me that you don't have enough pin weight or the 5th wheel isn't being towed level. The theory of using air bags could help as you could experiment changing the air pressure settings. The first thing I would check is the gooseneck adapter to ensure proper torque is applied to the hardware according to the specs in...
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  • Is the Ceramic Log Accessory Included with the Fire Dancer Patio Fire Pit
  • The Fire Dancer fire pits such as # FD500NGC do not come with the ceramic log. It is an add-on accessory but we no longer carry it. The log is not needed for the Firedancer to work though. You will just need the included vermiculite filler.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2007 Ford F150 Short Bed
  • Since you have a short bed truck you are going to have use a fifth wheel hitch with a slider to make tight turns like what you will most likely be doing in the camping ground parking lot. The offsets for gooseneck hitches don't really make a big enough difference. If you wanted a fifth wheel setup that would allow you to remove the hitch when not in use to give you complete access to the truck bed, plus a gooseneck hitch you would want the B and W Companion Hitch part # BWRVK3400-5W...
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  • Can a 96 Inch Wide 5th Wheel Trailer Be Towed with a 2010 GMC Sierra Short Bed with Gooseneck Hitch
  • The only 5th wheel to gooseneck adapter that has an offset that actually moves the pivot point of the trailer back is the Anderson Ultimate Connection, # AM3225. It moves it only 5-1/4 inches back. That would mean from the pivot point to the cab using this adapter will get you to 40-1/4 inches. This still will not be enough to safely make 90 degree turns (which at some point will be necessary) without hitting the truck and trailer together. The best solution is to install a 5th wheel...
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  • Gooseneck to Fifth Wheel Adapter Recommendation for a 2013 Dodge Ram 3500 Hitch Prep
  • There is an option you have that would allow you to replace the pin box on the fifth wheel trailer you purchase and replace it with a fifth wheel to gooseneck adapter. However, the trailer you purchase would have to have one of a few different pin boxes since this adapter is only confirmed to fit a few different pin boxes. Basically you will need to pick a fifth wheel trailer that has a Lippert 0719,1621,1621HD, or Fabex PB-600 Series. Then you would need part # RP94622. Or pin boxes...
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  • Front Mount Hitch And Fifth-Wheel Hitch Recommendations For 2014 Nissan Titan With 6.6 Ft Bed
  • We do offer a front-mount hitch for your 2014 Nissan Titan Crew Cab, if it is a 4-wheel drive. Due to the front crossmember, we do not have a front mount hitch for a 2-wheel drive at this time. If you have a 4wd, the front mount hitch that will work for you is the Curt Hitch, part # C31061. This hitch has a 2 inch receiver opening. For the front mount hitch I recommend the Darby Extend-A-Truck Hitch Mounted Load Extender, part # DTA944. This will install in a 2 inch receiver opening...
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  • Best Option for Towing a Fifth Wheel Trailer with a 2008 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 ft Bed
  • Since you have such a short truck bed in your 2008 Ford F-150 you would have a very difficult time towing your 5th wheel trailer. I can guarantee you won't have enough clearance to make tight turns. Here is the formula for determining clearance though: (A + B) - C = Clearance A = Distance from the gooseneck ball to the truck cab B = Offset used C = Width of the nose of the trailer divided by 2. The only way you would be able to tow your trailer without hitting the cab of your...
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  • Will a Cushioned Ball Mount Work with Surge Trailer Brakes
  • The cushion inside of the Convert-A-Ball cushioned ball mount # AMSC4 would have only a slight affect on the surge coupler on your trailer. You may not even notice it. The cushion is very dense and the more pressure that is put on it the firmer it gets. It would take more force to compress that cushion than to actuate the surge coupler. Cushioned ball mount # AMSC4 has a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop but there are other options if you need a different rise or drop to tow the trailer...
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  • Why Isn't the Nut and Lock Washer Stainless Steel On Covert-A-Ball Hitch Ball Sets
  • That is strange, but Convert-A-Ball isn't the only company that does this. Other companies we carry that make interchangeable ball sets use a nickel-plated steel nut, like on set # DTLBM3125 or # DTLBM3100. The issues is mechanical in nature. Stainless steel nuts have issues with binding up leaving the best option a coated steel nut whether that be zinc or nickel. We do not have a stainless steel ball nut for that reason. A lock washer though you might be able to find locally.
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  • Is the Flame Height of the Fire Dancer Patio Fire Pit part # FD500 Adjustable
  • Yes it is, I spoke with the manufacturer of the Fire Dancer Patio Fire Pit part # FD500 and they informed me that the flame height is adjustable.
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  • Best and Safest Way to Tow a Trailer with In-Bed Camper Overhanging Back of 2008 Ford F-450
  • Using a reducer sleeve such as # BX88187 for the 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch on your 2008 Ford F-450 should not reduce the capacity of the hitch so you can use it or a similar one that fits your OEM trailer hitch. The ball mounts such as # CAB-LD4 can only be used to tow when they are in their shorter, retracted position. The longest ball mounts that will fit a 2 inch hitch are 16 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole, # 80232 or # 80233, and are only...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel To Gooseneck Adapter For 2013 Ford F-150 With 6-1/2 Ft Bed
  • If you decide to change over to a gooseneck system on your 2013 Ford F-150, there may be a couple of issues. With a 6-1/2 ft bed on your truck, if you use a gooseneck adapter like the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter, part # CAB-C5G, you run the risk of hitting your cab when executing turns. You will also want to check with the trailer manufacturer to see if there are any warranty issues when installing adapters on the trailer. Using an adapter would then require...
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  • Installation Instructions for Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5G
  • I have attached the installation instructions for the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter, # CAB-C5G. I have highlighted a couple sections for you.
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  • Installation Instructions for Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5G
  • I attached a couple pictures to the right that have the installation instructions for the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5G.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel To Gooseneck Adapters For 2011 Ford F-250 With 6 Ft Bed
  • The adapters we offer range between 12 and 16 inches. A couple of the adapters we offer are the Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter, part # AM3100, and the Convert-A-Ball Fifth Wheel to Gooseneck Cushioned Trailer Adapter, part # CAB-C5G. Since you have a short bed truck then you will need to measure to make sure you have the clearance room needed. You will want to measure the width of the fifth-wheel trailer and divide that number in half. Next measure the...
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  • Transferring ProSeries 5th Wheel Hitch to 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Extended Cab with 6-Ft Bed
  • There are several possible ways to go in your application. First, a ProSeries 5th wheel hitch will fit into any industry-standard 5th wheel base rails, whether they are from ProSeries, Reese, Valley or Curt. Short bed trucks like yours do pose a clearance challenge for making turns with a 5th wheel trailer. One remedy is to use a sliding hitch. Another is to replace the 5th wheel's pin box with a Sidewinder pin box that moves the pivot point back by 22-inches (giving you better turning...
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  • What Length Ball Shank is Needed for Convert-A-Ball 10k Ball Mount # AMSC12
  • A ball with a medium length shank, 2-1/4 inches, will work just fine with the Convert-A-Ball ball mount # AMSC12. For a 2-5/16 inch ball use # C40007. For a 2 inch and 1-7/8 inch ball set use # 901b.
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