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  1. Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters
  2. Draw-Tite
  3. Gooseneck Hitch to Fifth Wheel Trailer
  4. Connects to Gooseneck Hole
  5. 18000 lbs GTW
  6. Hitch Adapters
Hi-Rise Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter by Bulldog, Draw-Tite and Reese

Hi-Rise Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter by Bulldog, Draw-Tite and Reese

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Convert your Draw-Tite, Bulldog or B&W gooseneck hitch to a fifth-wheel hitch with this kit. Adapter has round and square gooseneck posts, a 4-way pivoting head for easy trailer hookup, and stabilizer strips for sturdy mounting in your truck bed. 1-800-940-8924 to order Draw-Tite gooseneck and fifth wheel adapters part number 9480 or order online at Free expert support on all Draw-Tite products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Hi-Rise Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter by Bulldog, Draw-Tite and Reese. Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters reviews from real customers.
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Draw-Tite Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters - 9480

  • Gooseneck Hitch to Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • Connects to Gooseneck Hole
  • 18000 lbs GTW
  • Draw-Tite
  • Hitch Adapters
  • Adapts Truck
  • Adjustable Height
  • No Offset

Convert your Draw-Tite, Bulldog or B&W gooseneck hitch to a fifth-wheel hitch with this kit. Adapter has round and square gooseneck posts, a 4-way pivoting head for easy trailer hookup, and stabilizer strips for sturdy mounting in your truck bed.


  • System converts an underbed gooseneck hitch to a 5th-wheel hitch
    • Works with:
      • B&W Turnover Ball
      • Hide-A-Goose (9460, 9464, and 9465) by Draw-Tite or Reese
      • Under-Bed by Bulldog
  • 5th-Wheel hitch adapter sits in ball hole of gooseneck hitch
    • 1 Round, adjustable-height post included for use with Bulldog, Draw-Tite and Reese goosenecks
    • 1 Square, adjustable-height post included for use with B&W gooseneck
  • Single-piece, self-latching jaw with extended-length handle
    • Tightly wraps around trailer king pin to reduce rattle
    • Automatically latches king pin in place when connected properly to ensure safe towing
    • Locks with padlock (37DAT; sold separately)
  • 4-Way pivoting head
    • Ensures easy trailer hookup with 9" wide funnel area (compared to a 5-3/4" funnel area on the B&W Companion)
    • Pivots 4 degrees side to side and 10 degrees front to back
  • 3-3/4" Height adjustment permits a perfect match to your trailer's height
    • Head height adjusts with 4 bolts - 2 per side
  • Stabilizer strips provide flat mounting surface in corrugated truck beds
    • Adjustable to fit contours of your truck bed
  • 1-Piece, offset legs offer a wide stance for stability
    • Handles in legs help you to install/remove 5th-wheel hitch
  • Black powder coated steel construction is sturdy and resists rust


  • Application: pickups with underbed gooseneck hitches and 8' long beds
    • Will not work with Sidewinder king pins
  • Gross towing weight: 18,000 lbs
    • Capacity is limited to that of the tow vehicle or gooseneck rail kit
  • Vertical load limit: 4,500 lbs
  • Hitch height: 14-1/4" - 18"
  • King pin funnel width: 9"
  • 2-Year limited warranty


  • For Ford truck applications, stabilizer strip kit (58438 - sold separately) is required.
  • Bed liners and bed mats may affect the fit of this adapter and trimming may be necessary.
  • This adapter will not work with gooseneck hitches that have a fold-in ball.

Hi-Rise adapter fits in existing gooseneck hitch-ball holeHi-Rise adapter mounted in truck bed

Gooseneck-to-Fifth-Wheel Hitch Adapter

Increase your towing versatility with this Hi-Rise adapter. The fifth-wheel hitch mounts in the ball hole of your existing underbed gooseneck hitch with included posts.

Hi-Rise adapter round and square mounting postsHi-Rise adapter mounting post installed

Round and Square Gooseneck Posts

The posts screw into the bottom of fifth-wheel hitch and drop down into the ball hole on the underbed gooseneck hitch. A square post is included for use with B&W gooseneck hitches, and a round post is included for use with Bulldog, Draw-Tite and Reese gooseneck hitches. Both posts can be adjusted for height to ensure a tight, secure fit with the truck bed floor.

Hi-Rise adapter self-latching jawHi-Rise adapter self-latching jaw underside

Single-Piece, Self-Latching Jaw

The fifth-wheel head has a single-piece, self-latching jaw with an extended-length handle for easy operation. The jaw wraps tightly around your trailer king pin and automatically latches in place when connected properly to ensure safe towing. The handle can be locked with a padlock (37DAT; sold separately).

Hi-Rise wide kingpin funnel

4-Way Pivoting Head

The fifth-wheel head pivots 4 degrees side to side and 10 degrees front to back to ensure easy trailer hookup, even on ground that is not level. A 9-inch-wide funnel area (rather than a standard 6-inch-wide funnel) provides a large target for lining up your trailer king pin with the fifth-wheel hitch.

Hi-Rise adjustable height head

Adjustable Height

The fifth-wheel head has 3-3/4" of vertical adjustment to accurately match your particular trailer's height. Simply remove four bolts - two per side - and move the head up or down to your desired height.

Hi-Rise stabilizer strips - inside viewHi-Rise stabilizer strips with capped leg

Stabilizer Strips for Corrugated Truck Beds

The fifth-wheel hitch includes stabilizer strips that attach to the bottom of your fifth-wheel legs. The strips sit in the grooves of the truck bed to provide a more level mounting surface and to create more friction with the truck bed. This makes it less likely that the hitch will rotate or move during use.

Hi-Rise offset legs

Offset Legs

The fifth-wheel base has offset legs to improve the braking performance of your trailer. The longer back legs brace the hitch to ensure that it stays planted in the truck bed, even during emergency braking situations.

9480 Hi-Rise Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter by Bulldog, Draw-Tite and Reese

Installation Details 9480 Installation instructions

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Hi-Rise Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter by Bulldog, Draw-Tite and Reese - 9480

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (26 Customer Reviews)

Convert your Draw-Tite, Bulldog or B&W gooseneck hitch to a fifth-wheel hitch with this kit. Adapter has round and square gooseneck posts, a 4-way pivoting head for easy trailer hookup, and stabilizer strips for sturdy mounting in your truck bed.


Well built. Easy to use. Handles my 33' Alpenlite with ease. Removes very quickly for use of the bed. Good instructions and assembles quickly.


Other than being heavy to set in the truck bed, the hitch is easy to install into a B&W gooseneck and it stayed well secured without any shifting of the base for a 400 mile round trip towing a10k lb trailer. The 4 degree side to side tilt does not seem necessary and it does make it difficult to properly torque the mounting nut. The side to side tilt also adds a good bit of weight.


Not recommended at all in a short box. The hitch sits 5" forward on center axle. Cab clearance is greatly reduced. Hitch doesn't even come close to sitting flat in the truck. Hitch is very sloppy in the Goose Neck receiver. I had to spend a lot of time and money to have the hitch reworked. The only reason I gave a 2 star rating is because of the Great Customer Service at ETrailer!!! Otherwise it would get no stars!!!!

Clarke,Thank you for your review. This hi-rise adapter is not recommended in a short bed truck. This adapter will not provide enough clearance in tight turning situations. A slider hitch is normally recommended in short bed trucks but Draw-tite does not manufacture a slider version of this adapter. If you have a hide-a-goose setup you can use a convert a ball adapter with an offset. Part number: C5GX1216. This will allow you to use your gooseneck hitch in your short bed truck to tow a 5th wheel. The coupler bolts to your trailers king pin and connects to the gooseneck ball. The offset should give you enough clearance to make tight turns. I have also included a help article for additional reference.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 08/24/2017


Very pleased the the Draw-Tite 5th wheel hitch. Easy in/easy out by myself. Have an electric hoist in my shop, easily store the the hitch in the overhead when not in use. Like the idea of no additional holes in the bed for a 5th wheel hitch. Have been using it for a year, no problems. All the components are more than adequate for the expected loading. I would recommend it to anyone that needs a 5th wheel hitch.

That sounds like an excellent storage solution. You might also be interested in the Demco 5th Wheel Hitch Lifting Bracket, part # DM6100
Demco 5th Wheel Lifting Bracket
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 07/25/2018


Fit, finish, instructions and overall quality are top notch. Assembly is easy with basic tools. Customer Service here was great too. Because I was in a real rush to get the hitch, they went out of their way to break it up into two shipments that could be handled by UPS vs having it one package that had to come truck freight. As a result, I got it when I needed it. Thank you very much, Larry.

Still very pleased.
Larry S - 12/12/2017


Straightforward instructions and easy install. Worked fine and handled our 11k lbs fiver with no problems. Got to destination, took hitch off and I can again use my gooseneck ball and/or have full use of the bed w/out any fiver hitch rails.
Highly recommended


It's been a great hitch, worked just as it was supposed too. Easy to install. Unfortunately I recently bought a different trailer and this hitch will not work with it. So now I have to sell this hitch and buy another one.


Jennifer S. Was amazing getting my hitch delived... so we could go camping.... the hitch I bought installed in about 30 minutes... it was a hi rise companion hitch... I love it and love both my experienceson with etrailer.... can't say enough about this order... GREAT..... THANKS EACH ONE THE HELPED GET MY HITCH DELIVERED


I've owned this for a year now and it's performed as advertised. To be fair, the only other hitch I've used is a B&W companion hitch! Good product, fairly simple to install


We have put over 10,000 miles on our trailer this year. Easy in and out of truck with positive hook ups everytime. We also had a friend borrow our camper. We moved the hitch to their truck and within minutes they were ready to go


I ordered this hitch, when it came in the box was damaged and parts missing. Called them had the missing parts in a few days. Hitch is great and was the best price around. etrailers is an excellent company to do business with.


Simple! Put it together, slip it in the goose neck receiver. Directions are easy to follow and the youtube video is very helpful.


The product was good the people at etrailer we're great.. now for the shipping the shipping sucked UPS I would never use them again every time I got the boxes they were torn up looks like they went through a meat grinder in fact I had to send back the first order cuz we didn't know if all the parts were there then when I got the second order it was just as bad.


What a wonderful experance I have had working with etrailer. The follow-up and concern to make it right, was over whelming. My wife counted five phone calls, to keep us infromed about a lost box, by UPS. When found the box was danaged and a part was missing. The part was FedX to me next day! I know i will be using etrailer again.


It's work great and it will work on any gooseneck hitch.


The reason I didn't rate it higher is it doesn't sit real flat in the bed and bangs around a little when starting and stopping. Otherwise I would be happier if it was easier to remove.


A1 in all ways and they made me feel i was a king and i was there #1 customer they are primo job and people there thank u george


So far everything that I have purchased for my HD 2500 from each trailer has worked as described satisfied


Exactly what I ordered, right on time,and molly s was the best when ordering. Will definitely be purchasing more from etrailer. Thanks to all .


Good product but the way it gets shipped the main part gets dinged and marred. Paint scratched off, the warning decals were damaged.

Thanks for your review, Scott. I have contacted customer service to send new warning decals to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Laura E - 08/19/2017


Arrived on time box was destroyed 2 bolts & nuts missing


Just as i wanted and ordered. Recieved 1 day before promised.. No issues here.. Thanks




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