Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System with Adapter - 20,000 lbs

Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System with Adapter - 20,000 lbs

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Kit replaces your heavy fifth-wheel hitch with a lighter frame that is easier to install and remove and a raised gooseneck ball. Converts your king pin into a gooseneck coupler. Installs on industry-standard fifth-wheel rails (sold separately). Call 800-298-8924 to order Andersen fifth wheel part number AM3200 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Andersen products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System with Adapter - 20,000 lbs. Fifth Wheel reviews from real customers.
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Andersen Fifth Wheel - AM3200

  • Andersen
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Fixed Fifth Wheel
  • Hitch Only
  • No Pivot
  • 4500 lbs TW

Kit replaces your heavy fifth-wheel hitch with a lighter frame that is easier to install and remove and a raised gooseneck ball. Converts your king pin into a gooseneck coupler. Installs on industry-standard fifth-wheel rails (sold separately).


Features:

  • Uniquely designed 5th-wheel hitch system is a lightweight alternative to standard 5th-wheel trailer hitches
    • Allows for easy, one-person installation and removal in minutes
  • Sturdy base supports a raised hitch ball
    • Installs on industry-standard 5th-wheel rails (sold separately)
      • Puts less stress on your trailer's kingpin than longer, typical adapters
      • Produces less chucking compared to standard adapters
    • Offset ball lets you position the ball closer to either the cab or the rear axle, as needed
      • Provides better clearance in long-bed or short-bed pickups
    • 3-Position ball adjusts 2-3/4" up and down
  • Included coupler adapter attaches to 5th-wheel trailer's king pin
    • Fits industry-standard 2" king pins
    • Requires no grease - eliminates this messy chore
    • Constructed of black powder coated steel to resist rust and corrosion
  • Remote release lets you engage and disengage coupler on trailer without climbing into your pickup truck bed
  • Trailer hookup is easy, even on ground that isn't level
    • Gooseneck ball has greater swivel radius than standard 5th-wheel hitch
  • Built-in funnel makes it easy to guide ball into socket
    • Coupler engages as long as the ball is within 3" of socket
  • Zinc-plated steel ball is durable, rust resistant and long-lasting
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: industry-standard 5th-wheel rails in long-bed or short-bed trucks
    • Works with CURT, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese and Valley rails
    • Will not fit beds shorter than 6'
    • Fixed pin boxes only
  • Gross towing weight: 20,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 4,500 lbs
  • 9" Offset
  • Ball diameter: 2-5/16"
  • Weight: 40 lbs
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Andersen AM3200 Dimensions

This fifth-wheel hitch system includes a lightweight frame that installs on industry-standard rails just like a regular fifth-wheel hitch. The frame holds a ball above your pickup bed at the proper height to connect to your fifth-wheel trailer. Because the ball is held above the bed of your truck, this adapter avoids the stress and chucking that longer, conventional fifth-wheel adapters create. And the included coupler adapter installs in a snap, converting your trailer's king pin to a gooseneck ball coupler.


The frame with ball weighs only 40 pounds and replaces the standard, heavy, cast iron skid plate and locking jaws of a typical fifth-wheel hitch. This system is light enough for just one person to easily install and remove. You'll always be able to take out the frame when you want full use of your pickup truck bed.


The king pin adapter includes a remote release that you operate with a cable, so you can latch the coupler to the ball without climbing into the back of your truck. Made of powder-coated steel, the adapter is resistant to rust and corrosion.


And because a ball-and-coupler connection has more swivel than a standard fifth-wheel hitch, you'll be able to more easily hook up your trailer on uneven ground.



3200 Andersen Manufacturing Ultimate 5th-Wheel Connection - 20,000 lbs GVWR - 4,500 lbs TW



AM3200 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details AM3200 Installation instructions



Video of Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System with Adapter - 20,000 lbs


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Review of Andersen Fifth Wheel - Fixed Fifth Wheel - AM3200

Ellen: Hey, everyone. I'm Ellen here at etrailer.com and today we're taking a look at the Anderson ultimate connection fifth wheel trailer hitch system. Now this is going to be a very unique system to haul your fifth wheel trailer down the road with using your fifth wheel rails, but this is going to be a much lighter weight fifth wheel hitch than the typical fifth wheel hitch that you'll see out there. A lot of times it makes it difficult to take that fifth wheel hitch out of your rails. It's pretty heavy. You have to get a second person to even get it out of there and a lot of times people just end up leaving it in their truck and then they're kind of limited as far as how much stuff they can really haul in the back of their bed with that fifth wheel hitch in the way.

They're pretty bulky and they take up a lot of room. So this is going to eliminate all those issues.It's really easy to drop down in place. It doesn't weigh too much at all. It just is about 40 pounds, so really not that heavy. Definitely something that a single person can do by themselves.

You don't have to worry about getting an extra set of hands to take this out. We'll just have our four pins and clips connecting it into our rails, just like any standard fifth wheel hitch. So really easy to use. The thing that's different about that besides the base is that the way it connects to our fifth wheel trailer. This coupler ball at the top is actually going to fit into this system here, which is going to be an adapter that goes on our kingpin on our fifth wheel trailer.

So it's going to capture our kingpin there and then our ball goes into this funnel. And the nice thing about this as well is that it doesn't require any kind of grease. So we don't need to worry about any kind of lube plates or anything. We don't have to worry about lithium grease and getting all messy and all over our clothes and all that. It's just a greaseless system.So once we have this installed on our kingpin, our coupler drops down over the ball and captures that in place.

Then we can release the trigger that's on our kingpin or on our fifth wheel, and I just have this cable wrapped around here just so it's not too unwieldy, but that does let you unhook it and hook it up easily. The other nice thing about this is that it's pretty maneuverable. We can be offset from our ball by up to three inches and it'll still drop down in place. It rotates around really nicely. So it's going to give you a better clearance for long or short bed trucks. And it also produces less chucking when compared to standard adapters.So that ball really fits pretty tightly in there. I'm shaking it all around and doesn't really want to go anywhere. Customers have great things to say about this. Not only is it super lightweight and easy to deal with, but it's very quiet. You don't have to deal with any kind of creaking or squeaking or anything like that. And again, no chucking so you won't have kind of kakunk 00:03:01 feeling as you're taking off and coming to a stop. And so it's just going to be a very nice, simple, well-built system. There is an offset to this. I have this set up in a profile so you can see that offset. So from the center of the ball to the front of our attachment point there, it's going to be seven inches. If we go the other way, it's going to be 17 inches. So we'll have nine inches of offset depending on how we have this configured in our truck.Now, this one thing I will say that this is not designed to work with beds that are shorter than six feet, so some of your trucks out there that have a five and a half or shorter bed it's really isn't going to be compatible with. But it does work with industry standard fifth wheel rails in your long bed or short bed trucks, works with Curt, Draw Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese and Valley. Drops right into place. Got our pins and clips. Also have these two screws so we can attach our release onto that kingpin on the side there. So just push it in, pull out the lever to open up the pin, push it in, or let it snap in place whenever we're ready to tow.All in all, I think this is a really cool idea. It's a little scary at first just because you're used to seeing fifth wheel hitches that are pretty huge and have a lot of metal and are super bulky so might be a little bit nervous about this one that seems like it can't possibly be as strong as it is, but it's really durable. It's able to hold up to or tow up to 20,000 pounds with a vertical load limit of 4,500 pounds and it does great job. So I think it's a great alternative to still have access to your truck bed without having to worry about that big bulky hitch in the way. We also have a height adjustment for our ball here and we can pull the pin out. So right now it's at the tallest setting and that's going to be 18 inches from the top of the ball to the top of the rails. The next one down would be 16 7/8 and then the lowest position is 15 3/4.The distance between the tabs in the bottom where we make our attachment into our rails, that's going to be 20 1/2 inches apart, center to center. Get my pin in here. There we go. So all in all, well-built system, I think it'll be a great addition to your towing setup. The ball is made of a zinc plated steel. Our base is made of a powder coated steel, and this is made in the USA and has a one year limited warranty from Anderson. That's going to do it for our look at the Anderson ultimate connection fifth wheel trailer hitch system.


Customer Reviews

Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System with Adapter - 20,000 lbs - AM3200

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (28 Customer Reviews)

Kit replaces your heavy fifth-wheel hitch with a lighter frame that is easier to install and remove and a raised gooseneck ball. Converts your king pin into a gooseneck coupler. Installs on industry-standard fifth-wheel rails (sold separately).

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Happy 606293



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Very smooth hitch, NO chucking or strange noises. Love the simplicity. 578168



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Products were delivered very quickly and in good condition. I’m very happy with my Andersen hitch and would highly recommend etrailer for all your towing needs and more!! 475407



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It was a great buy and can move easily from truck to truck with goose neck hitches!! 259088


Comments

Great buy, easy in easy out.

Raul M - 06/08/2017

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After receiving the kit i saw another one on the shelf at a local store. I noticed the one on the shelf had a steel ball cup mounted to it. Mine did not have that part. I called andersen and asked if the ball cup was available for purchase seperately. They told me no need to purchase bevause they will ship me one for free! Later on, i towed my trailer to a camp site and upon arrival i could not get the release pin to open to drop the trailer while we stayed in it. I called andersen and described the problem i had, they shipped a whole new block and cable assembly for free!! I am ver pleased with the product and also impressed with the level of customer service! 424205


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Thank you for reaching out. All i can say is, as long as i own a fifth wheel i will use your product. I am very pleased with the quality of the product and obviously the customer service as well!

Randy k - 08/24/2018

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Very pleased with the Andersen hitch. Easy to install or remove, light weight and strong. So much more simple and faster to setup than my previous hitch. I can have full use of my truck bed in just a couple of minutes. I also feel the front jacks on the trailer will last longer since I am not stressing them by forcing the kingpin into the hitch as I had to do with my old hitch. The only negative I can find is the ball funnel. When raising the trailer off the ball it is important to chock the truck and trailer. If not chocked the truck can roll foward and break the lip off the ball funnel. Otherwise, in my opinion, this is the best 5th wheel hitch out there. 504527



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The Anderson ultimate hitch has met my expectations in every way. It doesn't take two men and a boy to install to tow your RV and when you need to use your pickup to haul stuff it's light and just as easy to remove it. Hooks up and unhook with little effort. 444759



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Couldn't have been more happier changing from a conventional hitch to the Andersen. I pulled a 41' Solitude 374TH with it and never had an issue. Loved having my bed back while stationary, unlike having to keep a conventional hitch in or struggle with two people getting it out. Hooking up was a breeze too. I just used my mark as usual and after a time or two was dropping down on the ball on the first try. Easy peezzzeee. Order you one today!!! 620375



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I bought the Andersen because of problems I was having with a Reese Slider. Most of the time the slider wouldn't unlock and slide back. The Andersen gave me the necessary clearance between the cab and the front cap on the trailer to make sharp turns. Another benefit of the Andersen is the reduction of noise when starting and stopping. The only down side to the hitch is I have a hard time getting it lined up when hitching. 434963



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I received the Andersen Ultimate hitch and Safety chain kit on Wednesday. This hitch is fantastic! It slid right into my existing standard rails and the coupler went on as easy as advertised. I have a 2016 Ram 2500 short bed and Grand Design Reflection 337RLS. I had a Curt E16 with the slider and would have to use the slider for tight maneuvers. I no longer have to worry about it. I now have plenty of clearance and I don't have to get out of the truck to engage the slide. I also like that I shed about 100 lbs of weight in the bed by making the switch. The ride is noticeably smoother and quieter. Great product. I 418743



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Very good product. Easy, clean installation and removal. Only problem is when unhooking my trailer. The trailer does not come off the ball easily. It removes a shaving of metal off the ball each time I unhook. I suspect I will have to replace the ball at some time. 441852


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I purchased the new nylon coupling guide. It works very well and metal no longer is shaved off upon removal.

Paul J - 10/13/2018

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Have not towed anything yet but I was concerned that i may have to adjust my bed mounted brackets to accept the new hitch but that was not the case. The lugs dropped right in perfectly. 552817



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We have the Anderson Hitch installed on our 2017 Ford SuperDuty and pull a Reflection 337RLS. We have traveled over 4,000 miles and have been extremely satisfied. The hitch allows plenty of clearance between 5th wheel, bed, and the truck cab. Hook-up and disconnect has always been easy, even with RV lots that were uneven dirt lots. I use Curt thin rubber sound dampeners (item 16900) and this provides a quiet, tight fit between the rails and hitch. Of course the light weight makes it easy to remove when not towing and less weight when you are towing. A great product for the right truck, trailer combination. 444939


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Still works perfectly! Makes towing so easy.

Ed M - 10/22/2018

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It looks like a very good product BUT unfortunately did not work for my Fifth wheeler and truck combination. I am referring to the Anderson fifth wheeler hitch. I notified etrailer.com about returning this item. So I am still waiting for the slip to return this Anderson Hitch product part number: AM3200. Other than that etrailer.com customer service were very helpful and friendly. My Dexter drum and hub assembly fit and work exactly as expected. 248058



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I was shocked to order this Anderson Hitch at mid-day on Thursday and it was delivered by 5:00 PM the very next day. Product was as advertised. I went with this hitch because people on my RAM Truck forum rave about them. This is my first experience with a fifth wheel and have not taken delivery of my trailer, but the hitch looks to be a quality product. 231631



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Never wanted 5th wheel because of losing truck bed space with regular hitch. This is great, pulls like a dream, light weight, removes quick for storage-40lbs., 2018 Bighorn 35’ 5th. 639693



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Excellent. Low weight, easily removed. Easy to hitch up. No more chucking and banging on the road. Have about 6K miles on it now from 2 different 5th wheels, no negative issues. 500120



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Arrived promptly and mounted to the rails easily. Height of the old hitch was duplicated with the adjustable ball. High quality welds and appears to be very sturdy. I like the fact that it is less than 1/2 the weight of the hitch that it replaced. 434248



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Box was a bit beat up but nothing appeared to be damaged. Was shipped from Andersen and not etrailer. I like that this hitch weighs so little compared to a standard fifth wheel slider hitch. 468811



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Buying and installing the AM3200 filth wheel hitch was one of the best thing I Have done . It has made trailering a lot more comfortable driving , very little bucking when going over bridge expansion joints and bumps in the highways. I have a few problems hooking-up with the type of trailer hitch I Have on my 5th wheel and I also have air ride on my TV. When hooking up I Let all the air pressure off my air ride system and off the hitch. Before I disconnect (raise the trailer) I put on a ratchet strap to hold the hitch from dropping down, It sounds like a lot of work but it will have. To do till I come up with a better plan. I would not go back to my other hitch, you have to excuse the pics hard to pick 524001



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Fast shipping. Haven’t got to use it ye t. 514905



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Just received my anderson goosneck 5th wheel hitch and installed right away. Material is made of superior craftsmanship and will be looking forward to not lifting my heavy husky anymore. 5 star all the way 598356



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Best product ever! This is the only way I would ever pull a fifth wheel again. Super easy to remove from the bed of my truck and super easy to drop and hookup. I would recommend this product highly. 460520



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Love the Anderson Ultimate 5th Wheel Hitch. I have recommended it to everyone who has asked about it, and where to get it! Would highly recommend Anderson products. It eliminated all but 40lbs of hitch weight in it self. Tows great. 568651



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The Ultimate Hitch made a world of difference in towing my 5th wheel, very smooth compared to traditional hitch. Towed with a 2004 Dodge short bed, 5th wheel never came close to truck cab when turning or backing up. For me the best part was the ease (light weight ) of installing and removing from the bed of truck by myself. I bought the rail mounted steel hitch. Buying and customer service from Etrailer is top notch beyond 5 Stars! 698599



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The Anderson 5th wheel hitch has lived up to name. Lightweight and easy to install. We traveled 10,000 miles with out a problem. 635230



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Light weight, easy install with a smooth non jerky start/stop 577476



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Built sturdy 474578


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  • Recommended Tripod Stabilizer to Use with Andersen Ultimate Connection # AM3200
  • We do have a gooseneck tripod available with the Ultra-Fab Stabilizer # UF19-950400, however as you mentioned it is not tall enough to work with the Andersen Hitch conversions like part # AM3200 that you have installed. I instead recommend going with the Ultra-Fab 5th Wheel King Pin Tripod # UF19-950500 and then adding the Replacement Ball Assembly # UF19-001057. This will convert the tripod so that you can use it with the Andersen coupler adapter on your trailer. I have attached...
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  • 5th Wheel Towing with 2019 Silverado 3500 Short Bed with Factory Prep
  • If your goal is a lightweight 5th wheel towing setup in your 2019 Silverado 3500 short bed with factory prep then the combination of the Andersen Ultimate # AM3200 and the Demco Rail Adapter # DM6194 will work as long as your specific trailer's design gives it enough turning clearance when used with the 9-inches of offset from the Andersen. The distance from the Andersen's ball to the cab must be 4-inches more than half the trailer's width. Also, your trailer's pin box must be the fixed...
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  • Recommended 2018 Ram 2500 Factory Rail System Puck Adapter for Standard 5th Wheel Hitch
  • For your 2018 Ram 2500 6.5 bed with factory puck system, I recommend the Demco 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Ram OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package - 25,000 lbs # DM6099 to give you the bed rails needed to use the Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System with Adapter - 20,000 lbs # AM3200 which weighs just 55 lbs and will give you a 9 inch offset to give you a little more turning clearance for your Coachman already designed to assist with that as well. This setup will work...
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  • Base Rail Kit for 5th Wheel Hitch on 2018 Ford F-250 with Aluminum Bed
  • The B&W Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 10 Bolt # BWRVR3200 will fit your 2018 Ford F-250 with aluminum bed but B&W doesn't recommend it. You will want to use some sort of spacers/isolators that help prevent galvanic corrosion due to the dissimilar metals. My recommendation is to use the Curt Custom 5th Wheel Installation Kit for Ford # C16428-204 which will give you brackets that require no drilling into your frame and also comes with the...
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  • Does the Demco 5th Wheel Rail Adapter # DM6194 Lock Into the Puck System on a 2016 Chevy Silverado
  • Yes, the Demco 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Chevy/GMC OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package # DM6194 will be secured by both the gooseneck ball mount point and the 4 puck points in the bed of your 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. This will work perfectly with either the 18K Demco Autosliding Hijacker # DM8550034 or the 21K version # DM8550035. Even though the Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System with Adapter # AM3200 is a great lightweight 5th wheel system to use, it...
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  • Can the Anderson Ultimate # AM3200 be Used with a 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 with Factory Prep Package
  • The Andersen Ultimate Connection # AM3200 can be utilized with the factory prep package on your 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 with an adapter. If you have the short bed you will need the Demco Adapter # DM6194, but if you have the long bed you will want the Adapter # DM6206 instead. Please keep in mind that we do recommend going with a sliding 5th wheel hitch for beds shorter than 8 feet to avoid trailer-to-cab contact when taking tight turns. The Anderson does provide 9 inches of offset but...
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  • Will Sidewinder Allow 2016 Ram 1500 With Rambox to Make 90 Degree Turn?
  • In order to determine if a Sidewinder such as # RP61420 will allow you to perform a 90 degree turn with your 2016 Ram 1500, you first need to measure the distance from the center of your fifth wheel hitch jaw to your truck's Rambox.You will also need to know the width of the trailer you will be pulling. You can then use this formula to find out if you can do a 90 degree turn: (A + B) - C = Clearance A = Distance from center of 5th-wheel hitch jaw to Rambox in inches B = Length of Sidewinder...
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  • Compatibility of B&W Gooseneck Hitch and Offset Ball with Andersen Ultimate Hitch on 2018 F-150 5.5
  • For your 2018 Ford F-150 with 5.5 foot bed, the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch w/ Custom Installation Kit # BWGNRK1115 is the correct fit. You will want to use the 4 inch offset ball # BWGNXA4085 because the bed is shorter than 6 feet. This offset ball will work with the Andersen Ultimate Hitch but you will still need to be careful with turning clearances due to the short bed and Super Crew Cab. The Andersen hitch will require the shorter 3237 coupler tube in place...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch For Light Weight with 6-1/2 Foot Bed on 2016 Chevy 3500 SRW
  • For your 2016 Chevy Silverado 3500 SRW short bed, let's start with your 5th wheel rails. I recommend getting the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP50066-58 which has custom brackets so it won't require drilling into your frame. The brackets will attach to holes already present in your frame. The Andersen Ultimate # AM3200 is a great option for your truck with its 9 inch offset and light weight design. It will be far easier...
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  • Recommended Adapter for Anderson AM3200 Hitch With Ford Factory Puck System
  • For your Ford truck with factory pucks, you will need to use an adapter like the Demco 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Ford OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package # DM6175 or the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter # RP30156. Either of these options will work with your Andersen Ultimate hitch # AM3200.
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  • Sliding Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ram 2500 With Factory Rails/Puck System
  • The Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System with Adapter # AM3200 can be used in your short bed 2017 Ram 2500 with factory pucks but you would need to use the Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Ram # RP30154. The Andersen does have 9 inches of offset but does not move the actual pivot point rearward for your trailer so there is no certainty in regards to whether or not you can make a 90 degree turn. The 9 inch offset may not be enough, and because most sliding hitches...
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  • Turning Compatibility with Andersen Ultimate Connection on 2017 Nissan Titan XD with 6-1/2 Foot Bed
  • The Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System with Adapter # AM3200 will allow you greater turning clearance than most 5th wheel hitches, but 90 degrees would be extremely rare. It will depend on the shape of the front of the trailer that you are towing with your Nissan Titan XD with 6-1/2 foot bed. This hitch does have a 9 inch offset, so it will definitely assist with turning clearance and allow you to make right hand turns, but 90 degrees in most cases would cause...
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  • How Do Safety Chains Work with Andersen Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection # AM3200
  • The safety chains for # AM3200 are # RM3230. The two eyelet bolts included with the safety chains will replace the king pin coupler bolts that ship with the Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection. The other ends with the hooks will need to attach to the 5th wheel rails using safety chain loops such as # C16000.
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  • Comparing Andersen Ultimate and PullRite SuperLite 5th Wheel Hitches
  • The Andersen Ultimate Conneection 5th Wheel Hitch System with Adapter # AM3200 and the PullRite SuperLite Fifth Wheel Hitch referenced in your question have a very similar design. We do not currently carry PullRite products so I am a little less familiar with this model, but I was able to gather some information from the manufacturer in order to compare the two units. Both hitches feature an extremely lightweight construction. The hitch itself on the Andersen Ultimate weighs only 40...
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  • Availability of the Andersen Aluminum Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection 2 AM3220
  • The only Anderson hitch we carry is the Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System with Adapter part # AM3200. We do not offer the Andersen Aluminum Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection 2 part AM3220 which is just the aluminum version of the above hitch that is 20 lbs lighter. The aluminum version also has a higher weight capacity (+4,000 lbs).
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  • How Does Andersen Hitch Safety Chains Attach to Andersen Ultimate Fifth Wheel Connection
  • The safety chains for # AM3200 are # RM3230. The two eyelet bolts included with the safety chains will replace the king pin coupler bolts that ship with the Ultimate 5th Wheel Connection. The other ends with the hooks will need to attach to the 5th wheel rails using safety chain loops such as # C16000.
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  • Andersen Ultimate Fifth Wheel Hitch in 2018 Ram 3500 With Factory Rail Kit
  • The only way to use the Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # AM3200 in a 2018 Ram 3500 with the factory puck system is to use an adapter, and I recommend the Reese 5th Wheel Rail Adapter # RP30154. You would not be able to use the safety chains of the Reese Elite Series Pop-In Ball Kit for Ram Under-Bed Gooseneck Hitch # RP30140 because the adapter will mount in the puck holes where the safety chain loops would also mount.
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  • Can Andersen Ultimate Fifth Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter be Used with 2019 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • Andersen states that the Ultimate Connection part # AM3200 can be used on truck beds that are longer than 6 feet in length. Since the truck bed of your 2019 Ford F-250 measures 6-3/4 feet it would work fine for you. Especially considering the nose of your Keystone Cougar 29rks is tapered and the pin box is extended. You'd need a set of fifth wheel rails installed in the bed of your truck too though. For that the Reese rail kit part # RP50074-58 is a custom fit and would be your best...
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  • Compatibility of Andersen 5th Wheel Hitch with Trailair Air Ride Pin Box
  • According to our contacts at Andersen, their 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Systems like # AM3200 are compatible with the traditional Trailair Air Ride Pin Boxes, such as the part # LC158778 that you referenced. The only exception is the Trailair Rota-Flex Pin Boxes, which provide too much forward and rearward movement to work well with the Andersen. Please note that these pin boxes are designed to replace the existing pin box on your trailer. For example, this Trailair Air Ride is designed...
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  • Recommendation on a Lightweight 5th Wheel Hitch That is Compatible With a Sidewinder Pin Box
  • I have a solution for you. The Demco Recon 5th Wheel Hitch, # DM8550043, is a lightweight above the bed mounted hitch that is rated a 21K. The total weight of this hitch is 100 lbs. The Demco Recon will mount to the bed of your 2017 Ram 3500 using standard bedrails, like the Demco Universal Bed Rails, # DM6071. If your Ram has the OEM 5th Wheel Towing Pre Package, you can us the Reese 5th Wheel Adapter, # RP30154, to mount the Demco Recon to your vehicle. The Reese adapter will sit...
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  • Availability of Anderson Ultimate Gooseneck Hitch with 5th Wheel Connection
  • The Andersen Ultimate # AM3200 that we have on our site is compatible with a gooseneck hitch, but also includes an adapter making it compatible with 5th wheel hitches. This part is compatible with bed rails that have the industry standard attachment points. Please note that it is not meant to be used with truck beds shorter than 6' and is only compatible with fixed pin boxes. Installation instructions have been attached for you to reference.
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  • Anderson Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Hitch Adapter Compatibility w/ Reese Fifth Wheel Rails
  • The center tab front to center tab rear measurement of the Andersen Ultimate Connection # AM3200 is 22 inches. The Ultimate Connection is compatible with industry standard fifth wheel bed rails from Reese, Curt, Draw-Tite, Valley and Husky (among others). The # AM3200 adapter will work perfectly in your Reese bed rails.
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  • Installing Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch on Short Bed GMC Truck
  • You can indeed install the greaseless opening of the coupler block on the Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # AM3200 behind the kingpin. This is typically done if there will be a possibility that the pin box will hit the tailgate or side rails of your truck. However, this particular hitch is not recommended for trucks like yours that have a bed shorter than 6 feet. The additional clearance that the offset will provide will not be sufficient for making sharp turns when...
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  • Lightest 5th Wheel Hitch With Clean Truck Bed on 2017 Ram Standard Bed Crew Cab
  • To give you the clean bed you are looking for, I recommend the Custom Underbed Installation Kit for B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # BWGNRK1309-5W and then using the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs # BWRVK3500-5W. This hitch can be installed with the hitch head separate. This will give you the cleanest bed. If you want the lightest option with a clean bed, then I recommend the same gooseneck hitch, but then use the Curt X5 5th Wheel Base Rails...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch in a 2017 Ford F-350 With Factory Prep Package
  • To answer your second question first, yes, the Andersen Ultimate Fifth Wheel Adapter # AM3200 can be used with a Roto Flex pin box. It however cannot be used with a Sidewinder or Revolution pin box. However, on to your first question, the Andersen installs into industry standard fifth wheel base rails so it will not work in your 2017 Ford F-350 that has the factory prep package. In order to install the Andersen into the prep package it will need the adapter, like # RP30156, which means...
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  • Does the Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter Work wtih Lippert 1621 Pinbox
  • The Andersen Ultimate Connection, part # AM3200, works with any fixed fifth wheel pinbox. It doesn't work with rotating pin boxes. So as long as your Lippert 1621 is a fixed pin box, like parts # LC1191191, # LC1191151 and # LC1387882 it'll work just fine for you.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Rail Kit for Anderson Ultimate 5th Wheel Hitch on 2018 Ram 1500
  • The Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System with Adapter - 20,000 lbs # AM3200 will work on your 2018 Ram 1500 with industry standard bed rails. For your bed rails I recommend the Curt Custom Fifth Wheel Installation Kit # C16444-204. This is a custom fit for your truck and is compatible with or without factory air suspension. These brackets will not require drilling into your frame and will allow you to utilize holes already present. You will still need to drill...
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  • Are Ultra-Fab Gooseneck and 5th Wheel Tripods the Same Thing
  • The Ultra-Fab Gooseneck Trailer Tripod Stabilizer # UF19-950450 is the exact same thing as the Ultra-Fab Economy 5th Wheel King Pin Tripod Stabilizer # UF19-950500 with the only difference being the ball for the gooseneck coupler or the pin for the 5th wheel king pin. The only reason I can think that you would have an advantage with the 500 and the Replacement Ball Assembly # UF19-001057 is so that you have a connection for the Anderson Ultimate # AM3200 and the regular king pin if you...
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  • Will Andersen Ultimate fit Reese Installation Kit on 2017 Ford F-250?
  • The Reese Quick-Install # # RP50074-58 are industry standard rails 22" apart. The Andersen Ultimate # AM3200 fits industry standard rails so would fit in the aforementioned Reese base rails.
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  • Andersen 5th Wheel Hitch and Alternative Lift for Heavy 5th Wheel Hitch
  • The Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System with Adapter - 20,000 lbs # AM3200 will work on your 2017 F-350 with industry standard bed rails. With this hitch the safety chains can be attached to the any of the 4 down tubes that attach to the upper assembly of the ball according to my contact at Andersen. Another option for you is to use the MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane for 2" Hitches - 1,000 lbs # MT70238 with your current sliding hitch and use the Demco...
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