Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter

Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter

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Don't say goodbye to your truck bed. Instead, say hello to the Ranch Hitch fifth-wheel-to-gooseneck coupler adapter. It offers 24,000 lbs towing capacity with 3" vertical adjustment for towing a fifth-wheel trailer with a gooseneck hitch. Call 800-298-8924 to order Andersen gooseneck and fifth wheel adapters part number AM3100 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Andersen products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter. Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters reviews from real customers.
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Andersen Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters - AM3100

  • Fifth Wheel Trailer to Gooseneck Hitch
  • Bolts Over King Pin
  • Andersen
  • Adapts Trailer
  • King Pin Adapters
  • 24000 lbs GTW
  • Adjustable Height
  • No Offset

Don't say goodbye to your truck bed. Instead, say hello to the Ranch Hitch fifth-wheel-to-gooseneck coupler adapter. It offers 24,000 lbs towing capacity with 3" vertical adjustment for towing a fifth-wheel trailer with a gooseneck hitch.


Features:

  • Heavy-duty adapter converts 5th-wheel trailer king pin to gooseneck coupler
    • Conveniently allows 5th-wheel camping trailer to be towed with a gooseneck hitch
  • Remote coupler release lets you engage and release coupler while standing alongside your truck
    • Eliminates climbing in and out of truck bed
  • 3" Vertical adjustment allows towing with multiple vehicles
  • Do-it-yourself installation in less than 1 hour
  • Works with standard 2-5/16" diameter gooseneck hitch balls
  • V-19 Certification
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application:
    • Standard 2-5/16" gooseneck hitch balls
    • Measurement from bottom of the king-pin plate to top of the hitch ball when trailer and truck are level: 11-3/4" (when adapter is collapsed) to 14-3/4" (when adapter is extended)
    • Required clearance between the overhang of the trailer and the top of the siderails of your truck for safe operation: 5" or 6"
    • Trailers with standard or extended pin box
      • Extended pin box can be no longer than 24" (measured diagonally)
  • Capacity: 24,000 lbs GTW, 6,000 lbs TW
  • Vertical adjustment: 3"
  • Hardware included
    • Optional slide hammer used to ease installation (AM3103) sold separately
  • Safety chains sold separately
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Note: This adapter is designed to be used with standard pin boxes only. Do not use with a cushioned or air ride pin box.


V-19 Certified for safety and featuring exceptional strength and versatility, this universal adapter converts a fifth-wheel king pin to a gooseneck coupler. This allows you to tow your fifth-wheel trailer without a bulky fifth-wheel hitch. The Ranch Hitch from Andersen Manufacturing is easy to install, even for the inexperienced do-it-yourselfer.


Measuring Your Truck and Trailer for the Ranch Hitch Coupler Adapter

You can perform these steps to determine if the adapter will work for your fifth-wheel trailer.

  1. Back your truck into position as if you were hooking up your fifth-wheel trailer, making sure that the truck and trailer are level.
  2. Measure from the pin plate (the bottom of the pin box) down to the top of the ball in the bed of your truck.
  3. The measurement should fall between 11-3/4" and 14-3/4". (The adapter is 11-3/4" tall when fully compressed and 14-3/4" tall when fully extended.)

Additional Measurements

Five or six inches of clearance between the overhang of the trailer and siderails of your truck is necessary for safe operation.



Diagram of pin box showing where to measure length


Measuring for Pin Box Length

The Ranch Hitch adapter is designed for trailers with a standard or extended pin box up to 24" long (measured diagonally). To find this dimension, you should measure from the centerline of the bottom of the king pin into the back of the pin box as far as you can reach. You may not be able to reach the very back of the pin box itself because the top of it may extend into the trailer. In this case measure to where the pin box disappears into the trailer.



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Video of Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter


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




Video Transcript for Review of Andersen Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters - Adapts Trailer - AM3100

Today we're gonna take a look at the ranch hitch universal 5th-wheel-to-gooseneck straight coupler adapter. This heavy duty adapter will convert your 5th-wheel trailer kingpin to a gooseneck coupler, so it conveniently allows your 5th-wheel camping trailer to be towed with a gooseneck hitch. The adapter here will bolt to your kingpin on your 5th-wheel pin box, and it attaches to the gooseneck cup for in your truck.This part will include everything we've got laid out here on the table. The straight adapter with the remote cable latch and bracket attached; the threaded collar assembly, right up here at the top you can see, here's the threaded collar; and then you'll notice there's two split collar halves that'll go in there, this is what'll go around your kingpin on your pin box; it comes with a spanner wrench that is used to tighten this up to your threaded on and tighten it up to your pin box; and all the mounting hardware you need to install it, and a nice installation manual that'll describe how to install everything and how everything operates.The remote coupler release right here, this is what'll let you engage and release the coupler while standing alongside your truck, so it eliminates having to climb in and out of your truck bed to release it. Basically, there's a pin right in here, so when you pull this handle open, that pin'll slide across, allow it to drop you onto the gooseneck ball. Once it drops on the gooseneck ball, you push that into place, that pin'll slide across and lock it into place.

And then you can just turn this handle to lock it so the handle won't open.It does allow three-inch vertical adjustment, so it allows towing with multiple vehicles. You can see here, three-inch range here, and then you have the set bolts to set it into place to get it level.It is a do-it-yourself installation, takes less than an hour to install it. Again, it's designed to work with standard 2 5/16 diameter gooseneck hitch balls. The part is made in the USA.Specs again, the application for this, to determine if this adapter will work on your 5th-wheel trailer, what you'll wanna do is back your truck into position as if you're hooking up your 5th-wheel trailer, making sure that the truck and trailer are level, and then you'll measure from the pin plate, which is the bottom of your pin box, down to the top of the gooseneck ball in the bed of your truck.That measurement you should get should fall between 11 3/4 and 14 3/4, and the reason they say that is this adapter, when it's fully compressed it's 11 3/4 inches tall, when it's fully extended it's 14 3/4.The required clearance between the overhang of the trailer and the top of the side rails of your truck for safe operation should be at least five or six inches. This will work with trailers with standard or extended pin box, but one thing you do need to make sure is the extended pin box cannot be longer than 24 inches measured diagonally.

Basically, to show you how to measure that, again, if you go to the product page of this part number, there's a picture of how to measure it to make sure it'll work with your extended pin box.Weight capacity on this is 24,000 pounds, tongue weight capacity is 6,000 pounds. They do also offer an optional slide hammer to help ease installation, we do sell that part separately, part number AM3103, and that'll help you install these collars to the kingpin and remove them.The safety chains, we do sell those separately to use on this. And one last note that I do recommend, this adapter is designed to be used with standard static pin boxes only, it's not to be used with a cushioned or air ride pin box.But that should do it for the review on the ranch hitch universal 5th-wheel-to-gooseneck straight coupler adapter.


Customer Reviews

Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter - AM3100

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (23 Customer Reviews)

Don't say goodbye to your truck bed. Instead, say hello to the Ranch Hitch fifth-wheel-to-gooseneck coupler adapter. It offers 24,000 lbs towing capacity with 3" vertical adjustment for towing a fifth-wheel trailer with a gooseneck hitch.

- AM3100
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Recently purchased my first covert a ball hitch it arrived chuckle and installed in under an hour works well 149930



- AM3100
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Received product 5-10-2017 Installed on 5-11-2017 Gave a test run and seems good fella good and looks great. I like the 24000 and 6000 lbs feature think it is stronger of course. 379188



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Seems to be a very well built product. Good price and shipped fast. Fairly simple to install, I recommend having a friend or two around to help tighten everything down. Also I preferred to bolt rather than weld ( unless you have a closed off pin box), you never know when you may need to go back to fifth wheel in a hurry. 90774


Comments

How does collar system attach to king pin ? Thanks

-- comment by: L T - 11/19/2013

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There is a threaded collar that is fitted to the king pin. You would slide the coller up on the king pin. While holding the collar, you will take a split collet and fit that where the jaws normally grab the king pin. You will slide the threaded collar over the split collet and using either a pulley puller or Andersens hammer to seat the collar fully onto the split collet. I have added a pictorial of this portion of the instructions to the photo gallery and linked it here as well. The base of the adapter threads onto the collar and is tightened to ~1200 ft. lbs. The process for getting that much torque is outlined in the instructions and uses the included spanner wrench and a 4 foot cheater pipe. Finally, you will use either the inlcuded four Grade 8 bolts or four 1 inch tack welds to finish securing the adapter to the pin box. If you want to be able to remove adapter, make sure you can access the inside of the pin box so you can use the bolts vs. welds.

-- Patrick B - 11/26/2013


- AM3100
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Product shipped/arrived timely from eTrailer; installation instructions provided by Anderson Manuf are very clear/easy to follow. Hitch is very easy to install. Attached to 30' fifth wheel, 11,000lbs tow weight and immediately pulled the trailer thru steep hill country without any hesitation. Pulling cattle trailers/heavy hay trailers, i know heavy duty hitches when i see them and this is a great product; HIGHLY recommended. Remote latching mechanism is a great feature; it too is very solid/secure 11335



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The Ranch HItch 5th wheel adapter AM3100 was everything that we needed and more!! It fit perfectly and was a breeze to install. We will be pulling our "home" around the country when we retire. We didn't want to have the back of the truck to be full of "hitch" with no room for much else. The Gooseneck adapter is the perfect choice for us!! GREAT PRODUCT!!! 457631



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Easily installed and works great. 452420


Comments

Great

Paul - 11/16/2018

45771

- AM3100
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Installed on my fifth wheel. Easy to follow instructions, total time was about an hour. The lock is easy to place, install and use. Be advised: if your king pin box is enclosed, you will need to weld this product on. 436914



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great product.Installed easy works great 433453



- AM3100
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WOW, how easy was that. With a little help to tighten up unit before bolting to plate, it is a one person job. Cant wait to try it out. 368732



- AM3100
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Works great. Easy to install. Only thing, no safety chains came with the hitch. 365277



- AM3100
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Works like charm. This is the best way to fifth wheel. No messing with a big heavy bridge in the bed of the truck. 317664



- AM3100
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Great product and excellent service. I will use etrailer for all my future needs. Thanks 315889



- AM3100
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The hitch was shipped the same day it was ordered. It arrived in five days in excellent condition and with no parts missing. It took me longer to install it because I had to remove the king pin box component to drill the bolt holes and mount the bolts to provide the additional support I wanted. An excellent product and a good price. 287365



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As always, a great product from etrailer.com! This company is fantastic. Very helpful, with a wide selection of products and fast shipping. I have been a customer for a couple of years now, and always make this my first stop when looking for parts and products for my camper and trailer. You will not be disappointed in the service, and if you have any questions Renee will be glad to hunt down the answers for you. Thank you again etrailer.com! 258384



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Great costumer service!!!! 163317



- AM3100
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Way to easy to install. Took About 30 Min. start to finish. Keystone 278 RKS pulls like a million dollars 123404



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I have pulled my camping trailer approx. 300 hundred miles since I installed the adapter. It works great. Installation was pretty simple, the only difficult part was drilling the four holes thru my fifth wheel box. E-trailer service and shipping were great! 112247



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A friend and I installed the gooseneck adaptor with no trouble at all. The first time I pulled my trailer, I didn't think it was behind me. It made the pull so easy. Thanx so much..... 96509



- AM3100
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Good product, built well, easy installa tion. 89633



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I recieved your shipment in seven days (FREE) was able to install it myself in about 2 hours with help to lift the 5th wheel down to floor level to drill six holes mounted the spacers as per instructions printed out. put the goose neck back in place and the (easy) job was done ! 78770



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Installed in about ten minutes, ( I used a bearing puller to seat the bushings ) five minutes to tack weld it into place and done. Pulls better than a fifth wheel hitch IMO. Seems to be made very well. Took two days for deliver. Very satisfied 66241



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Really like the cable to release the lock. Would like see the set bots to be a hex head to make it easier to torque down properly. 61041



- AM3100
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Very easy to install had to use weld methed on king plate like very well would buy again. Price very good shipping good. 34939


Comments

I have an Ultra-Fab trailair air ride kingpin system on my fifth wheel. Can the gooseneck adapter be installed on that type of system?

-- comment by: Deriek E - 08/14/2013

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According to Ultra-Fab, the Trailair pin boxes are not to be used with any kind of gooseneck adapter where the pin box is adapted to attach to a gooseneck ball. You can however adapt the truck to accept a 5th wheel hitch. Your best bet would be a fifth wheel hitch that anchors into a gooseneck like the Draw-Tite Hi-Rise, part 9480 or a Curt Fifth Wheel Adapter plate like C16210 or 16310.

-- Patrick B - 8/19/2013

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  • Lock Compatible With Ranch Hitch Gooseneck Coupler Adapter
  • The Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter # AM3100 does not have an integrated lock. You can always add components like the Safety Chains for Ranch Hitch 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter # AM3109 and the Blaylock EZ Lock for Set Screw on Gooseneck Coupler - Aluminum # BLTL-51-40D. You may be interested in the Slide Hammer for Ranch Hitch 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter # AM3103 to assist with installation of this product.
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  • Chucking Experienced With 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter
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  • Is the Convert-A-Ball 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter Bolted or Welded Onto the Trailer
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  • Are Safety Chains Required when Using a Fifth Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter
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  • Adapter to Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer with a Gooseneck Hitch in a 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Short Bed
  • Neither Goose Box adapter, # RP94716 nor # RP94716-61301 is compatible with the Lippert 0516 or RBW 7027 pin box but I do have a great option for you. For an adapter you can use the the Andersen Ranch Hitch # AM3100. I have linked a video review of this adapter for you. Use the formula below to ensure there will be enough space between your truck cab and trailer when executing a 90-degree turn. (A + B) - C = Clearance A = Distance from center of fifth wheel hitch jaw or gooseneck...
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  • Can the Reese Goose Box Adapters Height be Adjusted
  • You are correct. The Reese Goose Boxes, including # RP94716-61301, adjust vertically where they mount to the trailer only. There is no other height adjustment on it. With a gooseneck hitch height isn't normally an issue unless the hitch is in a flatbed truck or a lifted truck which would be taller than a regular stock pickup truck. Another thing to consider with the Goose Boxes is that they only fit in place of certain OEM pin boxes. To determine if there is one that will fit your trailer...
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