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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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  • Is Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter # CAB-C5G Hard on Trailer Frames
  • Using a 5th wheel to Gooseneck adapter, like the Convert-A-Ball Multi-Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter, # CAB-C5G, can apply added stress to the trailer frame. We have yet to hear of someone having an issue with the frame of their trailer while using an adapter like this, but we do try to inform potential customers of this disclaimer. You can contact the manufacturer of your trailer and ask them if using an adapter like this is OK to be certain. If the trailer has an...
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  • What is the Heaviest Cushioned Ball Mounts We Currently Offer
  • The heaviest cushioned ball mounts we currently offer are 18,000 pounds gross towing weight. The tongue weight is 2,000 pounds. They are the Convert-A-Ball # AMSCV-6, # AMSCV-2 and # AMSCV-4. The most popular of the 3 we currently offer is part # AMSCV-6. It has a 4-3/4 rise and 6-inch drop. I included an FAQ and video reviews for you as well.
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  • Adapter Recommendation to Allow a Fifth Wheel Trailer to be Towed by a Gooseneck Hitch Truck
  • The biggest difference is that the Andersen Ultimate Fifth Wheel Connection part # AM3225 adapts the hitch in your truck whereas the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5G converts the pin box of the trailer to accommodate the hitch in your truck. If the trailer will only be towed by your truck then I would go with the # CAB-C5G as once it is installed it would remain on the trailer and be ready to tow by your truck without having to install anything in the...
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  • How to Pick Out the Correct Rise/Drop Ball Mount to Tow Trailer Level
  • I attached an FAQ for you to check out that details all of this, but what you need to do is get your truck and your trailer on level ground and take a couple measurements. You will need to measure from the ground to the bottom of the coupler on the trailer when it is sitting level, and then measure from the ground to the top of the hitch opening. Whatever the difference is the amount of rise/drop you need.
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  • Is 2-5/16 Inch Diameter Convert-A-Ball Hitch Ball Available With 3/4 Inch Shank
  • The Convert-A-Ball interchangeable ball sets we offer like part # 105TB, are designed for 1-7/8, 2, and 2-5/16 inch hitch balls, but have a 1 inch shank only. We do not offer any Convert-A-Ball hitch balls with a 3/4 inch shank available.
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  • How Does Convert-A-Ball 5th Wheel Trailer to Gooseneck Hitch Adapter Bolt to the Trailer
  • We have not yet had a chance to install the Convert-A-Ball adapter # CAB-C5GX1216 so we do not have a video or pictures. But all you would do is use the adapter as a template and drill holes up into the bottom of the pin box. Only the offset version requires drilling holes and bolting it on. The straight one, # CAB-C5G, does not. The offset does not provide you with more clearance when turning because it does not move the pivot point of the trailer. It does, however, provide more distance...
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  • Convert-A-Ball 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5G or # CAB-C5GX1216 for Truck with 6-1/2 Bed
  • I want to start off by thanking you for your recent order. We truly appreciate your business. When it comes to towing your 2002 Keystone Montana camper with your 2012 GMC 2500HD 6-1/2' bed, you would not experience a significant difference using the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter w/ Offset, # CAB-C5GX1216, compared to using the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter, # CAB-C5G that you ordered. The Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck...
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  • Effect on Trailer Ride Quality When Using a 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter Like # CAB-C5G
  • Any type of adapter used to couple different types of trailers and hitches - like the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5G - will have an effect on ride quality because it introduces additional connection points. In the sense that "the best adapter is no adapter" additional mechanical junctions will always lead to more potential for noises, vibration, jarring and chucking. I do not mean to suggest that such an item is not suitable for short-distance transport...
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  • Weight Capacities of the Convert-A-Ball Trailer Coupler # CG
  • The Convert-A-Ball Trailer Coupler # CG is rated for 30,000 lbs of total trailer weight and 2,000 lbs of tongue weight. If your horse trailer's weight falls is under those capacities this coupler would work well for you. Tongue weight of a gooseneck trailer can be up to 25 percent of the total weight. You will need to confirm you tongue weight is under 2,000 lbs before you use this coupler.
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  • Clevis Draw Bar Recommendation to fit a 2-1/2 inch Hitch
  • I have a solution for you, but the part number AMCC2HD has been discontinued so your best option would be to get the # AMCC2 that you referenced and then use the Reese Adapter part # 58102 to adapt it to fit a 2-1/2 inch hitch.
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  • Will Convert-A-Ball Adapter # CAB-C5GX1216 Provide Enough Adjustment for 34 Foot Jayco 5th Wheel
  • The Convert-a-Ball # CAB-C5GX1216 is height adjustable from 12 to 16 inches above the truck bed, which is sufficient for most fifth wheels. With the fifth wheel jacked up so it's level, measure from the underside of the pin box (not the king pin) to the ground. Then, measure the height of the truck bed above the ground. If the difference between these two measurements is 12 to 16 inches, the Convert-A-Ball adapter would work great for you.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch and Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2004 Toyota Tundra
  • We do sell fifth wheel hitches that are confirmed to fit your 2004 Toyota Tundra. To determine if your Tundra has the capacity to tow the trailer you are considering you will need to first consult the owners manual of your Tundra to determine the towing capacities and then determine the loaded weight of the trailer you are considering. With that info you will know if what you are trying to do is possible. For a rail kit to install a hitch you will want the B and W Install Kit # BWGNRK1251-5W. Now...
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  • Height of the Convert-A-Ball Interchangeable Ball Set Above Ball Mount
  • I went and pulled a part # 900B from our warehouse to measure it and found that from the bottom flange of the ball where it would sit on a ball mount to the top of the ball measures 3-3/4 inches.
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  • Ball Mount and Hitch Ball for Towing Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08107 with 2006 Honda CR-V
  • To even out the height difference between your CR-V's hitch opening and the coupler on the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08107 you will need a ball mount with rise, or height increase, as described in the linked article. Based on your measurement you will want a 2-inch ball mount with about 10-inches of rise. We offer Hidden Hitch ball mount # 80248 that will fit your 2-inch hitch and provide 9-3/4-inches of rise. You can use anti-rattle lock # 63232 to stabilize and lock the ball...
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  • Gooseneck Hitch to Fifth Wheel Trailer Recommendation for a Flat Bed Truck
  • I have a solution for you, but the # CAB-C5GX1216 wouldn't be ideal because the hitch you have on your truck is recessed and the offset portion of the adapter would interfere most likely with that portion of the truck bed. You would want an adapter with a straight shot down from where it attaches to the trailer to the gooseneck ball. For that I would go with the Ranch Hitch part # AM3100. This should work well for you and won't interfere with the recessed portion of your bed.
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  • 2011 GMC Sierra Truck Bed Extender
  • The width of the truck bed on your husband's 2011 GMC Sierra is 61 inches. I have a solution for you, but the part # KG48 is designed for a much narrower tailgate at 48 inches so it wouldn't work for you. Instead I would recommend the Topline Bed Extender # BX4004-02 as it has been confirmed to fit your husband's truck and would work well. For the silver version it would be part # BX4004-01.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommendation of a Gooseneck Trailer Adapter for a 1999 Ford F-350 Dually
  • With a 6-inch lift on your 1999 Ford F-350 dually and 22-1/2 inch tires the Convert-A-Ball gooseneck adapter # CAB-C5G is a solid option if you need to change the attachment style of the trailer from the 5th wheel to gooseneck. The trailer will likely ride nose up but this adapter is height adjustable from 12-inches to 16-inches and has a 20,000 pound towing capacity. Of the adapters available this is likely the best option for your lifted truck. Please note this gooseneck adapter #...
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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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