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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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  • Bed Extender and Tailgate Step for a 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
  • The Convert-A-Ball Kwik Gate Bed Extender and Tailgate Step, # KG48, is considered a universal fit item. It measures 48 inches wide. You will need to measure your bed width to determine if it will fit your 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. I am not convinced that it is a fit based on the 48 inch measurement. The reason is because the other bed extenders we carry are also not listed as a fit and they are at least 48 inches wide. But you may be interested in # CAB-SG-2R. This is also a...
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  • Recommendation for a 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter for Ford F-450 and Forest River Sierra Trailer
  • Since the tongue weight, or king pin weight, is 4,500 pounds, I recommend the Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter, # AM3100. The CAB-C5G adapter is only rated for 4,000 pounds tongue weight. The AM3100 adapter is rated for 24,000 pounds gross trailer weight and 6,000 pounds tongue weight. This adapter is made of steel and has been tested and rated for these capacities and will hold up just fine in normal towing conditions and you will not experience problems...
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  • What is the BTU Output for the Fire Dance Portable Fire Pit
  • I checked with my contact at Convert-a-Ball, and the propane Fire Dancer fire pit has a BTU output of 57000 on the highest setting. We do offer a few accessories for this fire pit as well, like the ceramic log insert # FDLOG, the grill insert # FDGRILL, or stone surround # FDRING. You can view a video demonstration of the Fire Dancer at the link provided.
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  • Comparing Convert-A-Ball Fire Dancer Propane Powered Fire Pits # FD500L and # FD500CL
  • First, the difference between fire pit # FD500L and # FD500CL is that the CL means that it is approved for use in Canada and meets the requirements of Canadian law. All the parts, hoses, valves, meet Canadian law requirements for outdoor use. My contact at Convert-A-Ball stated that the pressure valve near the regulator is constructed a little differently to comply with the Canadian Gas Association requirements. The output on either unit is 55,000 btu.
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  • What is the BTU Rating of the Fire Dancer Portable Fire Pit
  • I checked with my contact at Convert-a-Ball, and the propane Fire Dancer fire pit has a BTU output of 57000 on the highest setting. We do offer a few accessories for this fire pit as well, like the ceramic log insert # FDLOG, the grill insert # FDGRILL, or stone surround # FDRING that you referenced. You can view a video demonstration of the Fire Dancer at the link provided.
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  • Size of Lock Washer and Nut on Convert-A-Ball Stainless Steel Shank Part # 106B
  • The Convert-A-Ball Stainless Steel Shank, part # 106B uses a 1 inch nut and a 1 inch lock washer. Convert-A-Ball purposely does not use a stainless nut or washer because using a like metal for the nut would cause the nut to seize to the shank.
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  • Installation and Compatibility of Kwik Gate Bed Extender # KG54-Red on 2006 Toyota Tundra
  • I contacted our representative at Convert-A-Ball, about the Convert-A-Ball Kwik Gate Bed Extender, part # KG54-Red. The representative informed me that he installed a Kwik Gate Bed Extender on his truck directly over his tailgate bed liner. He informed me that you could install it over the bed liner or trim the bed liner to install part # KG54-Red. I would recommend trimming the bed liner to install part # KG54-Red. The product you selected, part # KG54-Red comes in red. For the same...
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  • Can a 4x8 Foot Sheet of Plywood Fit a 6 Foot Bed Using Convert-A-Ball Kwik Gate Bed Extender
  • Laying the plywood down flat may not be possible but it depends on how long the tailgate extends out from the truck bed. But you can close the tailgate and carry the plywood with it up on the tailgate and the Convert-A-Ball Kwik Gate Bed Extender, # KG48, will help hold it in place. Take a look at the picture I have included that shows what I mean. Most 6 foot beds are actually a little longer than 6 feet and it is likely your tailgate is longer than 2 feet. So it is actually likely...
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  • Replacement Vermiculite for the Convert-A-Ball Fire Dancer Fire Pit
  • The sand or gravel of the Fire Dancer Fire Pit, like part # FD500, is a mineral called vermiculite. We offer the Vermiculite, # FDV, from Convert-A-Ball that is measured for the exact amount needed for your Fire Dancer fire pit. Vermiculite is also available in larger quantities at most garden or home improvement stores.
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  • Tips For Removing a Rusted Interchangeable Ball from the Convert-A-Ball Ball Set # 900b
  • If I were you I think the first thing I would try is soaking the assembly in gear oil overnight or longer. Letting the oil penetrate for an extended period of time really should loosen it up. A torch or soaking in vinegar are options as well. I think I would try the oil first, then the torch if it is still being stubborn. You might use a hammer or rubber mallet on the ball to apply some force to break it free. This can work on either set you have. You would want to put the shank or...
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  • Which 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Adapter Fits a Bradford Flatbed, 2005 Chevy Silverado
  • On the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter, # CAB-C5GX1216, from the bottom of the coupler that goes around the ball up to the bottom of the horizontal plate is approximately 3 inches. The rectangular part of the coupler portion of this adapter measures 7-1/4 inches from side to side and 5-1/2 inches front to back. With these measurements, you should be able to determine if the adapter will work for your application. We do have another option with an 8 inch offset...
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  • Can the Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit be Used with Small Propane Bottles
  • You could use a smaller propane tank as long as the small bottle has the same sized fittings as larger 20 pound tanks. The only other issue would be that a small bottle would not last as long as a 20 pound tank (which will last up to 20 hours).
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  • Will Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter Fit a Recessed Ball in a Flatbed Truck
  • I went out to the warehouse to measure the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter, # CAB-C5GX1216, and another adapter I think would be a better fit. The Convert-A-Ball portion that connects to the gooseneck ball measured 7-1/4 inches from side to side and 5-1/2 inches front to back. I also measured the Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter, # AM3139. At its widest point where it connects to the ball, the outside measurement is 5-1/2 inches. This...
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  • What is the Pin Weight Capacity of the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter
  • The pin weight of the trailer should be with the other specs or in the owners literature. It could also be on a sticker or plate on the pin box. The Convert-A-Ball adapter, # CAB-C5GX1216, has a pin weight capacity of 4,000 pounds but if you determine that not to be enough then I recommend the Ranch Hitch, # AM3139, with a pin weight capacity of 6,000 pounds. These offset adapters will not provide adequate extra clearance for a short bed truck because the pivot point of the trailer does...
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  • Pin Weight Capacity of Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Gooseneck Coupler # CG
  • I spoke with my contact at Convert-A-Ball about the pin weight capacity of their CG Cushioned Gooseneck Coupler. They list a 30,000 lb weight capacity for the coupler, but no tongue or pin weight capacity is listed. Since your 2400 lb pin weight isn't even 10 percent of the 30K coupler capacity, the coupler should handle it just fine.
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  • Solutions for Using a 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter on a Trailer that Sits too Low
  • It sounds like your 2006 Ford F350 may have a lift kit, or your trailer just sits really low. 12 inches is basically the lowest adapter we have. If you do have a lift kit on your truck you could remove it so that your truck would sit low enough that a # CAB-C5G would work for you. Or, if your trailer axles are above your leaf springs you could flip them to underneath the springs. This should give you a 3-4 inch lift on your trailer that would work with the # CAB-C5G. If you have a...
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  • Will the Convert-A-Ball Gooseneck Coupler Adapter # CAB-C5G Handle Long Trips
  • You should have no problem using the Convert-A-Ball Gooseneck Coupler Adapter, # CAB-C5G, on a 1,200 mile trip as long as the gross weight of your trailer remains under 20,000 lbs and the pin weight is under 4,000 lbs. We had one customer comment that he has been using his adapter for over 20,000 miles and it is still working great. The only note I would add to this adapter is that there will be a noticeable difference in the ride quality if you are used to towing with a fifth wheel...
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  • Can a 2010 Ram 1500, 5.7 Liter Tow a 12,000 Pound 5th Wheel Trailer
  • There are several different trim levels for the 2010 Ram 1500, all with different towing capacities. The highest I was able to find was 10,200 pounds. None of them go up to 12,000 pounds. You would need a different trailer or a 3/4 or 1-ton truck to tow the 2001 Glendale. The towing capacity of your truck should be in the owners manual. This would also include payload information to determine if it can handle the pin weight.
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  • Clearance Issue With Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5GX1216
  • One potential solution is to reposition your existing pin box higher up on the trailer's mounting wings if this is possible. This will give you additional vertical clearance that might let the rear of your pin box clear the bed rails when you make tight turns (after also raising the height of the Convert-a Ball adapter). You can measure from the center of the goose neck ball to the inside edge of the truck's bed rails, and also measure from the center of the king pin to the rear edge...
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  • Installation Video for Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Fifth-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter, # CAB-C5G
  • I do have an installation video for a similar product, the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Fifth-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter, # CAB-C5G. This fifth-wheel-to-gooseneck adapter allows you tow your fifth-wheel trailer with your gooseneck hitch and has a 20,000 pound towing capacity. I have attached the video for you. The Fifth Wheel to Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Adapter, # 39062, is no longer available and I do not have an installation video for this product.
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  • How to Correct Surging or Bucking When Towing 5th Wheel Trailer Using Gooseneck Adapter
  • Any type of adapter will introduce some degree of additional motion, noise and/or vibration in a towing system. The Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5G that you referenced is no exception, and although it does include polyurethane cushions that act as shock absorbers, it will not deliver the same performance as a system without adapters. There is no quick-fix to the ride quality issues you're experiencing, but we can offer you a long-term solution. Unless...
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  • Can a 2012 Ram 1500 Tow a Trailer with Dry Weight of 8,358 lbs and Pin Weight of 1,892 lbs
  • According to the research I did, your max trailer weight you can tow with your 2012 Ram 1500 is 8,150 lbs and the max weight you can tow in the bed of your truck is 1,146 lbs. I would strongly recommend you do your own research though by either contacting a Ram dealer or look further in your owner's manual. Based on the dry weights of the trailer you are interested in this trailer would be too heavy. You would either need to find a lighter trailer or upgrade your truck.
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  • Tightening Bolts of Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5G
  • Once you get the height adjusted where you want it, torque the bolts. You don't need to re-torque at each use, but I would recommend checking the bolts for tightness occasionally.
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  • Portable Outdoor Fireplace Recommendation
  • It looks like you were interested in the Fire Dancer Portable Patio Fire Pit, part # FD500. This is a solid steel portable outdoor fireplace that weighs only 12 lbs. I have attached a product review video for this fireplace you can check out. We also have a grill, part # FDGRILL, that can be used with the fireplace, so outdoor cooking is another use for the fireplace. If you have any other questions about this item please let me know.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter Options for 2010 Dodge Ram 3500
  • There are several different ways to go to tow a fifth wheel using a vehicle with a gooseneck hitch. You could use the Convert-A-Ball # CAB-C5G adapter that you referenced. If you choose this route, be aware that such adapters can be rough on the frame of the 5th wheel and that using an adapter can have warranty implications if used on certain fifth wheels. Another option would be to use a different sort of adapter like # C16210. This adapter would mount to a Curt Double Lock or Flip...
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  • Tools Needed for Install of Convert-A-Ball Adapter part # CAB-C5G
  • According to Convert-A-Ball the only tools you will need to install the part # CAB-C5G would be a 3/8 inch Allen wrench and a large crescent wrench.
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  • How to Install and Tighten Covert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter
  • The allen head screws that hold the collar to the king pin on the trailer do not have a torque spec. You will tighten them down evenly using the appropriately sized allen wrench. Slide the locking collar over the the trailer king pin. Before tightening allen-head screws, rotate the collar so that the locator notch on the front of the collar is in the exact center of the front of the king pin box. Tighten each of the allen-head screws evenly, making sure the allen head screws rest on...
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  • Adapter to Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer with Gooseneck Hitch with a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Short Bed
  • No there aren't any slider 5th wheel adapters that will attach to the gooseneck ball in your truck. The only adapter that offers a true offset (actually moves the pivot point) for short bed trucks is the Anderson Ultimate Connection, # AM3225. It offers 5-1/4 inches of offset. I have linked a video review of the adapter for you.
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  • Will Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter work With Custhioned Mor/Ryde Pin Box
  • I spoke with my contact at Convert-A-Ball and he informed me that you would totally be fine using the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter w/ Offset # CAB-C5GX1216 on your trailer with a cushioned Mor/Ryde pin box. The two sets of cushions will work together to provide you with a very smooth ride.
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  • Is it Possible to Tow a Fifth Wheel Trailer with a Truck That has a 6 inch Lift Kit
  • With as much of a lift as you have and how tall your tires are it would surprise me if you could tow a fifth wheel trailer. Your best option for towing your trailer would be to return your truck back to stock height. The various issues you potentially will have trying to tow a trailer with a vehicle as tall as yours would be pretty hard to deal with. The only option to tow your trailer level would be to lift the trailer, lifting a trailer 6 plus inches is not exactly safe as the trailer...
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