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Demco Hijacker Premier Series Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for 5th Wheel Rails - 25,000 lbs

Demco Hijacker Premier Series Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for 5th Wheel Rails - 25,000 lbs

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Is this right For you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Have 5th wheel rails in your truck and want to use them to haul your gooseneck trailer

No, if you:

  • Are bothered by rust - the hitch ball has a plain finish and will corrode quickly without frequent maintenance
  • Need an offset to give you more room to maneuver especially if you have a short bed truck
  • Haul a trailer that weighs 25,000 lbs or more
Mount this gooseneck trailer hitch in your Demco Hijacker Premier Series base rails so that you can pull a gooseneck trailer. Will also work with standard, above-bed base rails from other manufacturers. 2-5/16" Ball included. 1-800-940-8924 to order Demco gooseneck hitch part number DM5996 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Demco products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Demco Hijacker Premier Series Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for 5th Wheel Rails - 25,000 lbs. Gooseneck Hitch reviews from real customers.
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Demco Gooseneck Hitch - DM5996

  • Demco
  • Fixed Ball - Centered
  • Gooseneck for Fifth Wheel Rails
  • 25000 lbs GTW
  • Fixed Ball
  • 2-5/16 Hitch Ball
  • 6250 lbs TW

Mount this gooseneck trailer hitch in your Demco Hijacker Premier Series base rails so that you can pull a gooseneck trailer. Will also work with standard, above-bed base rails from other manufacturers. 2-5/16" Ball included.


Features:

  • Lets you tow a gooseneck trailer with your truck
  • Fits Demco Hijacker Premier Series 5th-wheel base rails
    • Also fits B&W, Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Husky, Reese, and Valley standard, above-bed base rails
  • Easily installs and removes from truck bed
    • Attaches with included pins and clips
  • Constructed of sturdy steel
  • Resists corrosion with black powder coat finish
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Ball diameter: 2-5/16"
  • Gross towing weight: 25,000 lbs
  • 5-Year limited warranty


5996 Demco High Jacker Goose Neck Hitch Plate for Fifth Wheel Base Rails

Installation Details DM5996 Installation instructions



Video of Demco Hijacker Premier Series Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for 5th Wheel Rails - 25,000 lbs

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




Video Transcript for Demco Hijacker Premier Series Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Review

Hey everybody, how's it going Today we're gonna be going over the Demco Hijacker Premier, Gooseneck Hitch for 5th Wheel rails. So this is technically known as a 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter, beam that allows us to tow a Gooseneck Trailer with our 5th Wheel rails. Now this particular plate here is gonna be an excellent option for all you guys who have multiple trailers, in particular, both Gooseneck and 5th Wheel. So what this allows us to do is, let's say our main trailer is a 5th Wheel Travel Trailer, that we take with the family in the weekends, therefore we need a 5th Wheel Hitch in our bed, but we also have a Gooseneck Trailer we use, maybe it's a toy hauler, a horse trailer, whatever that may be, we need a way to easily switch between one and the other. And that Gooseneck Adapter plate that we have here is gonna be designed for this exact purpose. So the great thing about above-bed rails is, is that they're gonna be cross compatible with different brands.

Therefore, we can have a set of Curt Above-Bed rails that are gonna be directly compatible with a Demco 5th Wheel Hitch or Gooseneck Plate as what we see here. Therefore, you don't have to worry about finding out what rails or what brand of the rails are in your bed here in order to be able to use this adapter. This adapter is gonna be directly compatible with all Above-Bed rails because the spacing between them and the spacing between the slots is an industry standard. I would like to point out however, that with these Gooseneck plate adapters, they actually install in the innermost slots. And there are a couple rails out there on the market that don't have those, but it's pretty easy to check.

On each side here, you're gonna see we have these three rectangular cutouts. One of them is gonna be installed into our Gooseneck Hitch now. So you just wanna make sure you have these two innermost ones. There are only really a couple of rails that don't have those, but it's a good thing to check beforehand. So in regards to installation, this Gooseneck Plate here is gonna install the same way your 5th Wheel Hitch was.

We have four, half inch pins on the outside edge of our plate here, with a corresponding clip. Therefore, when we're done towing our travel trailer, our 5th Wheel travel trailer, we can remove our 5th Wheel Hitch. And then when we need to switch over to our Gooseneck Horse Trailer, we'll just simply repeat those same steps in reverse. We have these pins here, which we're gonna pull out and we can easily pull out our pinning clip. And again, we have one of these securing each of our four legs.

So in regards to the Hitch Ball size, that's gonna be a 2-5/16-Inch Ball, which is the most standard one for Gooseneck trailers. And it's also gonna be centered between the two ends of our plate here. Therefore this one doesn't offer any sort of offset, no matter which way we have it. We can position it like this, we can position it with the stickers over here. The Gooseneck Hitch Ball here is gonna be centered between the two rails. So in regards to capacity here, our Gooseneck Plate is gonna provide us with 25,000 pounds for the gross trailer weight rating, therefore, any trailer at or under that rating is gonna be perfect here for your adapter. So our adapter here is made of almost entirely steel. It's also very thick steel. This thing actually has some weight to it when you're picking it up. But I wouldn't say it's unmanageable for one person to get in and out of the truck bed. I actually lifted this thing up and carried it over here with one arm. So, it does have a little bit of weight, but it's certainly not too much to get in and out of the truck bed. In regards to the finish, we have this hammer powder coated finish, which is gonna be very durable. I've actually already nicked this thing a couple times and it didn't ship away at all. So, it's gonna do a great job of protecting that steel underneath for rust and corrosion. If you we're to leave this in the truck bed, for example, during the rain, you wouldn't have any issues of rust at all. So keep in mind, we do recommend you apply some grease here to your Hitch Ball which is gonna cut down all the wear and it's gonna help with coupling. So, just some grease you have laying around, you can really use anything. Lithium grease is pretty good for this as well, so, whatever you have laying around, make sure you just keep the Hitch Ball nice and coated with some fresh grease. And that's gonna do it today for our look at the Demco Hijacker Premier Series, Gooseneck Hitch for 5th Wheel rails..


Customer Reviews

Demco Hijacker Premier Series Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for 5th Wheel Rails - 25,000 lbs - DM5996

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (37 Customer Reviews)

Mount this gooseneck trailer hitch in your Demco Hijacker Premier Series base rails so that you can pull a gooseneck trailer. Will also work with standard, above-bed base rails from other manufacturers. 2-5/16" Ball included.

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Arrived quickly and as advertised.



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Solid, rugged as promised, highly recom ended



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Extremely satisfied with this plate.....very thick and constructed well.


Comments
Quick easy in easy out...
Barbara - 02/25/2021

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Fits exactly like it is supposed to. I just received it so I haven't used it yet.



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It arrived early.



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Review from a similar Hijacker UMS in Gooseneck Hitch


Having owned and used the 2005 predecessor to this hitch, I can say it's done well for us. I am hoping that this new clamshell design will make connecting to our 5th wheel toy hauler even easier. We've never invested in a hitch cover for the old one and only travel about 5 times per year. The hitch is always in the weather. We plan on covering this one as the rain washes away vital lubrication and the sun evaporates said same. This has made operating the old slide bar type hitchhiker a pain from time to time. I was disappointed in the packaging for shipment. There were three separate cardboard boxes, two of which had parts either penetrating out through the sides or in the one case, a bag of bolts falling out upon delivery. I would have liked to see better operating instructions included in the box. There are parts lists and schematics for each of the separate assemblies, but nothing aside from the stickers on the hitch on how to properly use and maintain the hitch.


Comments
The hitch functions great but the finish is peeling off in places.
Don D - 04/12/2018


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Review from a similar Hijacker UMS in Gooseneck Hitch


This hitch did amazing with a trailer move i preformed over the weekend..Demco products are highly recommended.



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Review from a similar Hijacker UMS in Gooseneck Hitch


First, thanks to Christina for the service and information re hitches and selection.Ok now for the complaints..... they are few. THE instructions are poor at best and the description details are misleading. They state no drilling required other than the truck bed. While I am sure this is true for 2010 trucks and newer, not so for my2007 F350. Not stated in the description is the fact that older trucks require 4, 1\2 inch holes need to be drilled in the truck frame rails. No big deal but be prepared to drill them if your truck is an older mod. Ford.
Came in four boxes, each with its own set of instructions... What I was looking for was a Start Here point. That didn't exist so it was guess work for a starting point. Referring back and forth to different sections for what to do.
Once I got past the slight confusion ,assembly and install was pretty easy.
Took about 4 hours start to finish. Haven' towed with it yet..... that happens later to day.
Good stuff. The hitch is well made and Quality seems to be outstanding. It works just as expected easy to place the hitch in the truck and comes out easily too nice clean bed after removal.
If it weren't for the instructions this would be 5 star rating.



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Review from a similar Hijacker UMS in Gooseneck Hitch


Not to difficult to install. It will require 2 people to get the bolts torqued down. Handles a 14000 lb fifth wheel with ease



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Review from a similar Hijacker UMS in Gooseneck Hitch


Other than the logo sticker being upside down the hitch is great. Demco is sending a new one. No problem to assemble and install. Regarding etrailer.com, what rating is above excellent? Pat C in customer support went above and beyond to address any issues and was always ready to answer any questions.



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Review from a similar Hijacker UMS in Gooseneck Hitch


The safety features of this hitch were exactly what my husband was looking for. We have a 2016 F 350 with the factory cutouts and this dropped right in and locked in with no problems. You do have to put this together which is fairly simple. The only complaint I had was throughout shipping, there were holes ripped all throughout the boxes. One of which was the one that had the nut's bolt's and washers in it and they weren't sealed in the bag that they came in so, we didn't have all of them. Many were lost but they were easily replaced at the local parts store.
We haven't towed with it yet but everything should be typical with that.


Comments
Still very satisfied with the fifth wheel. Weve towed our 42ft fifth wheel with it several times without any problems with the hitch. Hopkins up and unhooking with no problems at all. We would highly recommend this product.
Leslie P - 02/26/2017


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Review from a similar Hijacker UMS in Gooseneck Hitch


Hitch appears to be well-constructed and sturdy. I have not yet installed it. Some assembly is required, and the instructions aren't crystal clear. Better illustrations would be helpful. The videos online are the best source of installation information. Shipping materials lack protection. The powder coating was damaged in a few locations, as well as the instructions. I expect the hitch will operate exactly as designed a long as I protect the exposed parts from the inevitable elements. Rubber grommets would be a nice addition to the holes drilled in the truck bed.


Comments
Hitch is a bit tough to remove and install, so I recommend getting it exactly right the first time. It should not require persuasion to put it in place. Keeping the plugs in place helps ensure crud doesnt invade and cause issues. Other than that, it pulls the load every bit as advertised.
Dana F - 06/11/2019


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Review from a similar Hijacker UMS in Gooseneck Hitch


Very simple install. Very well built unit. Had to remove 1 shim on 3 of the feet because the handles were way too tight. Had ro use a rubber mallet to turn them at first. After removing the shims, it is perfect. I purchased a small master lock to replace one of the cotter pins for the safety pins so that noone steals the hitch. No noise while driving with just the hitch installed at all. I have not had a chance to tow anything as of yet--- pick up my 40' 5er wed!
Seems to be a very well made, good looking, compact hitch. This was installed in a 2018 F350 long bed dually woth the oem under bed puck system.


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Fantastic after a full year of use. 5er weighs 16k and no lurching. Also very nice when parking on an un level surface... Just hook up and go! I have done 9 trips with about 5k total miles so far. It is very easy to remove-even after back surgery. Highly recommend.
Troy - 09/14/2019


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Review from a similar Hijacker UMS in Gooseneck Hitch


Can't say enough good thi gs about e-trailer has worked with me, in turn I and my family have purchased many items. My hijacker hitch works perfect.



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Review from a similar Hijacker UMS in Gooseneck Hitch


Great unit and help from etrailer. We sold the 5th wheel that had a sidewinder hitch on it. We are buying a 2017 Keystone Cougar RLSWE now. Will this Demco work on it?
Thanks


Comments
The Demco Hijacker is compatible with any standard pinbox, and should work well with your new fifth wheel.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 11/05/2018

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Review from a similar Hijacker UMS in Gooseneck Hitch


Hitch is nice and makes me feel more comfortable being a more novice RV'er with the large steel bar that acts as a secondary safety, unlike one of the other big brands that just has teeth that close around the pin. Assembly took a couple hours of blood and sweat even though it really is very easy.... You have to make time to torque about 20 or so bolts, but that's pretty typical of anything you plan to drop up to 21k pounds on and jerk around all over the country. Install into/out of the truck bed is now a 5 minute project thanks to a block and tackle in the garage ceiling. Extremely easy to put in or remove as long as you have an overhead weight bearing device of some sort. Beyond my experience with dragging a 17k pound RV with it, the mfgr is VERY responsive if you call for help. I was missing 1 washer upon assembly and the sticker decal was damaged in shipping but the MFGR had new ones in my mailbox in 2 days at no charge. They are also VERY good on tech support. The only caution I have on this is make 100% sure you know what grade bolts you have and what you should torque them to. Novice mistake: I rated the bolts based on the chart in the instruction guide but I rated on head size, not the diameter and thus I over-torqued. Luckily I did not have the means to torque to the actual higher spec or I would have snapped them at 250ft-lbs. If you have any questions on correct torque, call the mfgr and as for tech support! As for usage experience: Carry a long stick with you. We end up on crooked camping sites frequently and the only issue is that while this hitch moves ALOT to accommodate, sometimes you may get up under the pin-box and you just can't get the hitch to snap shut. Having a long stick on-board will let you push on the spring-loaded part and cause it to snap closed. One last thing from experience: lube, lube, lube. Keep the thing lubed as per the manual and do not be stingy with it on the parts that slide and grab your king-pin. It helps out drastically in getting it to snap closed on the 1st try. As for lubing the top plate, everyone is using those plastic lube discs these days. They work fine BUT: They WILL cause you a bit of grief in getting the pin exactly where it needs to be to snap closed on occasion. The hitch has enough wiggle room to accomodate them but it is not 'designed' for it, so once you're 1/4" higher out of the hole than spec, sometimes you will have to play with it to get it shut. If you ever find yourself just TOTALLY unable to get it to close on the pin, put your jacks back down and pull out from under your trailer. I totally destroyed one of those plastic discs a week ago and spent 40 minutes fighting and cussing at the thing b/c it wouldn't close on my pin far enough to put the safety pin in the handle... I finally yanked the hitch out from under the trailer and I had caught the lube disc at an angle on the 1st try and it had ripped a gash in in. That extra misplaced material up under there was preventing me from being able to secure the pin. Aggravating: Yes. But I kinda like it. You will KNOW that there is an issue with your current hitching job with this thing. It can be unforgiving at times but when I have $80k of truck and $110k of RV depending on it, I'd rather it be unforgiving and tell me in a loud voice: "You screwed up your mount attempt, try again" than to get to the end of an entrance ramp and have the trailer come down on the truck bed. If I had to buy one again, I'd buy the same one.



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Review from a similar Hijacker UMS in Gooseneck Hitch


Our Demco hitch installed with out issues. We didn't use it till the last of May, then we pulled over 3000 miles. the only issue we had was un-hitching with hitch & 5th wheel in a semi-bind, NOT the hitches fault. Totally satisfied with the unit.
We have had Demco tow bars for years before our 5th wheel, so we were not surprised at the quatity of our hitch, only complaint would be better prep before painting/coating unit. thank you Phil Z


Comments
After a year, my only complaint is still paintcoating.
Phillip Z - 07/17/2017


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Review from a similar Hijacker UMS in Gooseneck Hitch


I haven't towed with this hitch yet so I'll update this when I do. Shipping was faster than I expected. It shipped in two boxes and both arrived at the same time and in good shape. Assembly took about an hour and was pretty straight forward. The included instructions are a bit vague but if you have just a little bit of mechanical knowledge and some tools its easy to figure out. I couldn't find any torque specs in the instructions but after doing a little research on the internet I found there isn't an actual spec, only make sure the bolts are good and tight, but not overly tight.



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Review from a similar Hijacker UMS in Gooseneck Hitch


No chucking at all, easy assembly and maintenance. Drops in and out of the brackets easily and the latching handles double as carry handles. Weights a lot, and comes in multiple boxes, so be sure to tip your UPS guy!

The bolts are all grade-5 hardware and torque should be standard based on diameter.



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Review from a similar Hijacker UMS in Gooseneck Hitch


My son and I installed it, Works great! Thanks



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Review from a similar Hijacker UMS in Gooseneck Hitch


This hitch assembled quickly and installs easily. Many thousands of miles and zero issues. I would highly recommend ths hitch. Mush smoother and problem free than my prior hitch.


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Product still works great. Been almost 2 years and many thousands of miles. Product still looks great as well. Great job Demco.
mike - 04/26/2020

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Review from a similar Hijacker UMS in Gooseneck Hitch


This is better than I thought it would be. It came in three boxes and you have to put it together but the instructions are easy to follow. It is totally height adjustable so you don’t have to worry about whether it will be too short or too tall for your truck bed.

Second product I bought from etrailer with no complaints.


Comments
One year down and I am going strong with several more in the future! I have no complaints with this hitch. I recommend it to everyone that asks about it. Thanks again.
Jesse - 02/17/2020


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My goodness, service was so good! Knowledgable person answered the phone and guided me to a product that worked for me. Shipping was 2 days! Fantastic experience! Thanks a ton!



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Another excellent product from etrailer. Already used it once and it worked great. Wouldn't go anywhere else for my towing needs.



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Fits perfectly, tows well. No issues after 10k miles or more.


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