Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter w/8" Offset for Short-Bed Trucks

Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter w/8" Offset for Short-Bed Trucks

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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer to Gooseneck Hitch
  • Bolts Over King Pin
  • Andersen
  • Adapts Trailer
  • King Pin Adapters
  • 24000 lbs GTW
  • Offset
  • Adjustable Height
Don't say goodbye to your truck bed. Instead, say hello to the Ranch Hitch fifth-wheel-to-gooseneck coupler adapter. The 8" offset allows more clearance between truck and trailer for short-bed trucks. 24,000 lbs GTW and 6,000 lbs TW. Call 800-298-8924 to order Andersen gooseneck and fifth wheel adapters part number AM3139 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 w/8" Offset for Short-Bed Trucks. Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters reviews from real customers.


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Andersen Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters - AM3139

Don't say goodbye to your truck bed. Instead, say hello to the Ranch Hitch fifth-wheel-to-gooseneck coupler adapter. The 8" offset allows more clearance between truck and trailer for short-bed trucks. 24,000 lbs GTW and 6,000 lbs TW.


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
  • 8" Offset designed for short-bed trucks
    • Provides extra clearance between the overhang of your trailer and the cab of your truck for easier turning
  • 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
  • Slide hammer or gear puller (AM3103 - sold separately) is required for installation
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application:
    • Standard 2-5/16" gooseneck hitch balls
    • Short-bed trucks that need more clearance between truck and trailer when towing
    • 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 side rails of your truck for safe operation: 5" or 6"
    • Trailers with standard or extended pin box
      • Extended pin boxes longer than 30" measured diagonally may need additional reinforcing gussets added to the pin box
  • Capacity: 24,000 lbs GTW, 6,000 lbs TW
  • Vertical adjustment: 3"
  • Hardware included; optional slide hammer to ease installation 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 w/8" Offset for Short-Bed Trucks


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




Video Transcript for Andersen Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters - Adapts Trailer - AM3139 Review

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20638Order #TC0791104070 Today, we'll be reviewing part number: AM3139. This is the Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter with the 8-inch Offset. It is designed for short bed trucks. The heavy duty adapter is going to convert your 5th-wheel trailer kingpins to a gooseneck coupler. It's going to conveniently allow 5th-wheel camping trailer to be towed with the gooseneck hitch. It's got the 8-inch offset so that is designed for short bed trucks. It's going to provide some extra clearance between the overhang of your trailer and the cab of your truck for easier turning.

It's also going to feature the remote coupler release that's going to let you engage and release the coupler which is this portion here while standing alongside your trucks so there's no need to have to climb in to the truck bed and underneath your gooseneck to detach its coupler. You can do it with remote access. So it's just going to limit that need to climb in and out of the truck bed. This is going to offer a 3-inch vertical adjustment. This is going to allow towing with multiple vehicles.

You see how this portion here just slides up and down the post Again, a 3-inch adjustment. It's a do-it-yourself installation. They say that it should take about an hour or less. This will work with standard 2-5/16 inch diameter gooseneck hitch balls. It is V-19 certified. And to make your install easier, one of the two is going to be required, either a gear puller or a slide hammer.

We have slide hammers here at etrailer.com. You can find that on our website using part number: AM3103. Again, this is designed to fit a standard 2-5/16 inch gooseneck hitch ball. It is designed to work in short bed trucks especially those that need more clearance between the truck and the trailer when towing. The measurement from the bottom of the kingpin plate to the top of the hitch ball, which would be in this portion here when it's inside the coupler area, it's going to measure 11-3/4 of an inch and that's when it's fully collapsed. When it is fully extended, so you have that 3-inch adjustment.

It's going to increase it by 3 inches so it's going to move it to 14-3/4 of an inch. The required clearance between the overhang of the trailer and the top of the side rails of your truck for safe operation is going to be 5 or 6 inches. This is designed for trailers with standard or extended pin boxes. The extended pin boxes longer than 30 inches measured diagonally may need additional reinforcing gussets added to the pin box. This system here is going to offer a capacity of 24,000 pounds for gross towing weight and a maximum of towing weight of 6000 pounds. Again, you have that 3-inch vertical adjustment. You have the set screws out here so you can tighten those down when you get it set to where you need it. The hardware is included that you need, but again, the slide hammer or the gear puller, those are going to be separate. So you got the remote here . the quick-release system. You're also going to have the collar portion here. So this is what we call the split collets. This goes over the indented portion of the kingpin. You're going to have some self-tapping screws and washers and nuts. You're also going to have the wrench here. This is going to help you doing your installation. You got some more washers. And you got the eye bolt. The eye bolt is provided as a way to attach your trailer's breakaway cable to your tow vehicle. So the way this works . again, you have the spinner wrench. The threaded collar is actually set in this portion here. So in the instructions you're going to see where it says you need to locate the threaded portion, that's going to be inside here. So you're going to take that out. The reason why they already installed that into that portion is because they dont want it to get . they dont want the threads to get damaged during shipping. So you just slide that threaded collar over the kingpin and while holding the collar up, you'll place the split collets around the narrow neck of the kingpin and then you'll slide that threaded collar down over the split collets and pull it tight and that's where the slide hammer or the gear puller is going to come in handy. Then you can take the adapter base, which is going to be this black portion here, and you're going to thread it clockwise onto the seated collar. And once then base is tight, you can torque it to the manufacturer's specifications then you can install the four bolts up top. You're going to have eight mounting options but only four bolts need to be installed to get it set correctly. Again, you have the eye bolt for the breakaway cable and a couple of things. The safety chains are going to be sold separately but all the hardware that you need for the installation is included so you should be set to go. When it comes to measuring your truck and trailer for the Ranch Hitch Coupler Adapter, you want to back your truck into position as if you are hooking up your 5th-wheel trailer making sure that the truck and the trailer are both level and then you want to measure from the pin plate which is going to be the bottom of the pin box down to the top of the ball in the bed of your truck. The measurement should fall between 11-3/4 of an inch and 14-3/4 of an inch. If it does fall in between there, then this is going to be a great option for your application. That's going to do it for our review of part number: AM3139. This is the Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter. .


Customer Reviews

Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter w/8" Offset for Short-Bed Trucks - AM3139

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (29 Customer Reviews)

Don't say goodbye to your truck bed. Instead, say hello to the Ranch Hitch fifth-wheel-to-gooseneck coupler adapter. The 8" offset allows more clearance between truck and trailer for short-bed trucks. 24,000 lbs GTW and 6,000 lbs TW.

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Very fast delivery and exactly what I ordered. 399018



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The people at etrailer are very helpful. She put my order in as I was on the phone with her and she sent me an email about 1 hour after that letting me know it had shipped. The product came in about 4 days with there free shipping. The item was just as I expected. I would buy from them again. I am very happy with the service, shipping and value of the product. Thank you so much etrailer.com 198155



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This product is great and just what I was looking for at the time. It was fairly easy to attach to the king pin to convert it to a goose neck ball which is what I already had in my truck bed. It attaches rely solid and can easily meet the 24000 lb rating I am sure. Being a short bed truck this hitch had the 8" offset which has the same effect as a 5th wheel slider hitch. The only problem with the offset is it puts the angular body of the trailer hitch closer to the side walls of the bed. Also when I remove the offset portion it also helps deter theft as there is nothing to hitch to! I have since bought a long bed diesel truck so I will be buying the straight adapter soon. 371861



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After having this on my (small) 5th wheel travel trailer for more than 2 years, I have discovered the major problem with it... Because the hitch point is so much lower, it has created unusual leverage over the kingpin box and now my trailer frame is cracking :( Your trailer must be VERY shored up around the kingpin box to resist the extension of torque by essentially making your kingpin box much longer. I loved the idea of not having a 5th hitch in the box of my truck and the removable gooseneck ball instead, but I now know that a complete change-out of the kingpin box to a gooseneck hitch would have been more reliable. I am now in Mexico with a cracked trailer frame due to this :( 325391



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I should have taken 5th whedel of trailer for easier installation but didn't have anyone to help remove it weighs quite a bit after installing gooseneck.. Still have it and no problems. 341123



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I still have to drill four holes and I had to rent a puller for $6.00 but so far I am impressed with how easy the installation was, but ask me again in two weeks when I have to move my fifth wheel, But for the price, and design compared to other adaptors, I have no complaints. Just not sure how well it will work with the offset. 91062


Comments

Works great, for what I need. I do prefer the fifth wheel hitch, but did not want to put the rails in my truck for that hitch. I do have to use the backup balls and my camera for the goose neck hitch but its not too bad.

Mike S - 01/22/2015

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I have been using the Ranch Hitch #3100 Straight Adapter for 3 years. Converting the 5th wheel to goose neck was awesome. Much easier to hook up and a smoother, quieter pull. After purchasing a new trailer I noticed that the trailer was too close to the cab of my short bed truck. I found the Ranch Hitch #3139 with 8" offset adapter. It installs easy and gives me 8 more inches away from my truck cab. Excellent! Turning corners is much more comfortable! 111386


Comments

How do I install this? Do I have to drill holes? How long does it take?

-- comment by: Randy - 05/30/2014

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There is a threaded collar that goes around the king-pin. The Ranch hitch is threaded on to the collar and tightened to 400 ft. lbs. Then you will either drill 4 holes into the pin box and install bolts, or use four 1-inch tack welds to weld the Ranch Hitch to the the pin box. This is a relatively permanent install.

-- Patrick B - 6/4/2014


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Installed this hitch adapter on a small-ish fifth wheel trailer (2007 arctic fox 21-5R). I've waited to review now that I've finished pulling the trailer through the Canadian Rocky mountains to Vancouver island and back ~4000km or 2500 Miles. The hitch installed fairly easily in about 2 hours, with careful attention to centering and torque specifications. The hitch performed as it should throughout my recent trip, no problems with function whatsoever. The only downside I see with this hitch adapter is the need to raise the trailer a few inches higher each time you hitch/unhitch, in order to clear the gooseneck ball. Also, when nearing a full 90 degree angle between truck & trailer, the pin box may rub against the bed rails. This is partly due to the ride height of my truck. Otherwise, excellent solution for avoiding the Fifth wheel hitch in your truck box! Picture attached, dodge 3500 regular 6 foot box (levelling kit, 35" wheels) with arctic fox fifth wheel trailer. No modifications to trailer other than the ranch hitch adapter with offset for short box truck. 154339



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Very heavy and solid. Quick install time. No disappointments, even shipped quick. Trailer pulled nice as well. Would recommend to anyone. I bought this because my Mega cab already had a gooseneck ball in the bed and I found a fifth wheel camper at a steal of a price. Adapter was extremely cheap in price but still a sturdy quality product. Converted the camper to gooseneck, and can still convert back if needed. Scott from PA. 636706



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Fast shipping. Charles was very helpful and patient with all my questions. Hitch is built very stout. 568275



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order came in on time. just one hour to install. with help from friends. so far its going well. adjusted height. looks good. can't wait to get on the road. great company 510142



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The product functioned well. We had a huge problem with bees living in the hitch area. 495841



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I found the item easy to mount and well built. Looking forward to putting it to use. 439870



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The hitch i ordered came quick. The finish on the hitch was badly scratched. It wasn't from the shipping the package it was sent in wasnt damaged. 399980



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Beefy/well constructed hitch converter . 373168



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Product shipped right away and arrived way sooner than I was anticipating. Installation was easy - however the only thing that needs to be accounted for is the length of the shaft. It made the trailer ride tipped back and had to do some modifications to make it work perfectly. Construction of the product was good and it did exactly what I needed to accomplish Would recommend . 358743



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Purchased this gooseneck hitch to convert my fifth wheel travel trailer to a gooseneck. This product is easily attached to the fifth wheel king pin and attaches very solid. The hitch release cable makes it simple to secure and release from your ball. I am very satisfied with my choice in purchasing this product and would highly recommend it. I have purchased this and other products from etrailer and have always received the best service. 347375



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This is a great product. I did a lot of research prior to choosing this model, but it has been very satisfactory in every category. E-trailer, was a great place to buy. Fast service and great follow up. 345978



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Just what I ordered, very pleased 297774



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Very easy to install and the directions were very easy to understand and follow. 282783



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The offset should have been about two inches longer. I can still get the front of the trailer into the back of the cab on a jcaknife. Works good?? 269659



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Hitch is great and a breeze to install. I cant say enough about the service I received from etrailer. I ordered the wrong hitch (my fault) so I called etrailer they immediately sent me a return authorization and shipped me the correct hitch. They shipped the replacement hitch on Thursday morning I received it Friday. Thats awesome. Thanks etrailer. 233210



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CUSTOMER SERVICE IS UNBELIEVABLE. I ORDERED THE ITEM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND IT WAS AT MY DOOR FRIDAY MORNING. THIS IS NOT MY FIRST ORDER AND IT WILL NOT BE MY LAST. YOU GUYS KEEP UP THE WORK, I HAVE NOT INSTALLED IT YET BUT I AM REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO IT, THANKS RON, JACKSON TN. 212471


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Installation was easy, just followed the directions. I have used it for a year and I am very pleased with it. Really love how easy it is to connect.

RON F - 07/18/2016

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great product,we installed the hitch in less than 30 minutes.This hitch allows you to haul additional items in the bed unlike a bulky fifth wheel hitch,once you detach the trailer you can remove the ball from your bed in 10 seconds.Thanks,will recommend your product to others. 144023



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great product,we installed the hitch in less than 30 minutes.This hitch allows you to haul additional items in the bed unlike a bulky fifth wheel hitch,once you detach the trailer you can remove the ball from your bed in 10 seconds.Thanks,will recommend your product to others. 144022



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Product works great. Me and my 14 year old son put it on our camper in about 30 minutes. If you can't bolt it to the camper hitch system like the directions recommend, make sure you weld it on as the alternative directions say. 100293



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Prompt delivery, Excellent quality, Included instructions - very detailed and easy to follow. Will recommend. 32874



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The folks at etrailer arranged faster shipping that advertised at no charge and the adapter arrived lots quicker than expected. The product is obviously better than the former adapter. Lots heaver and the ball receiver is easier to center above the ball. Two EXCELLENT pieces of advice were included in the instructions. One was about bracing the hitch to prevent damage or coming loose from the trailer. The best advice regarded surging, or chucking. My previous adapter did both and neither a trailer manufacturer nor the RV people who sold and installed it could diagnose or fix the problem. This issue for me is important in that I have 3 fused vertebrae and stenosis. As usual, RanchHand is leading the pack! I have a RanchHand "cowcatcher" bumper and it has done the job really well also. Excellent product, Superb Advice! Many Thanks! Truman Powell Tyler, Texas 22844



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After I placed my order it was shiped right on time. A very fast response. Was in good condition.I don't have it installed yet. But will beused on my 5th wheel trailer. 12242


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  • Can An Offset Gooseneck Hitch Ball Be Used With An Extended 5th Wheel To Gooseneck Adapter
  • It sounds to me like you have a 5th wheel to gooseneck adapter like the Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter part # AM3100 already installed on your 5th wheel trailer. To answer your question, yes, a 5th wheel to gooseneck adapter is compatible with an offset gooseneck hitch ball. It is important to not that an offset gooseneck adapter, such as part # AM3139, should not be used with an offset gooseneck ball. However, as gooseneck hitch balls are specific to the...
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  • Can I Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer While Using a Gooseneck Adapter with a Short Bed Ram 2500
  • In order to tow a 5th wheel trailer using a Ram 2500 with the 6-1/2' bed you will need to use either a sliding 5th wheel hitch or a rotating pin box. The 5th wheel to gooseneck adapters that you are referring to will not work on a short bed truck because you will not have turning clearance between the cab of the vehicle and loft of the trailer. There are options out there such as the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter part # CAB-C5GX1216 or the Ranch Hitch Universal...
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  • Fifth Wheel Trailer Adapter to Tow the Trailer with a Gooseneck Hitch in a 2014 Ram Short Bed
  • We don't carry a Reese adapter in that style but I do have a solution for you. Since your 2014 Ram is a short bed I suggest the Andersen # AM3139 adapter because it has an offset. The offset will help with clearance when executing sharp turns. If you also need the safety chains to work with the adapter use # AM3109.
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  • Convert-A-Ball 5th Wheel Adapter Compatibility with 2015 Ram Short Bed with Factory Gooseneck
  • The Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter w/ Offset - 12" to 16" Tall # CAB-C5GX1216 is not recommended for use with factory-installed towing prep packages from Ford, GM, Dodge (Ram), or Nissan. There are a few reasons but none of them impact the actual function of the adapter. The first is ball wear. The factory systems use a lever on the top of the hitch ball that wears over time and can leave you unable to remove the ball. I've attached a photo from the manufacturer...
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  • Offset Gooseneck Compatibility with Ford OEM Gooseneck Hitch
  • Unfortunately there is not an offset ball option compatible with the Ford Factory hitch. The only gooseneck hitch with that offset option is the B&W Turnoverball. To give you additional clearance when towing, I recommend the B&W Extend-A-Goose Gooseneck Coupler - 2-5/16" Ball - 10" Offset - 24,000 lbs # BWTEXA4200. If you are towing a 5th wheel with this gooseneck hitch, then the Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter w/8" Offset for Short-Bed Trucks # AM3139....
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  • Fifth Wheel to Gooseneck Hitch Adapter Recommendation for 2017 Nissan Titan XD
  • The most popular adapter we offer for converting fifth wheel trailers to gooseneck hitches is the Convert a Ball part # CAB-C5G which will attach to a pin box and give the trailer a gooseneck coupler to attach to the gooseneck ball of your Nissan Titan XD. I attached an install video for more info for you to check out.
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  • Adapter to Allow Towing 5th Wheel Trailer with Gooseneck Hitch in 2004 Ford F-350
  • There are several types of adapters to allow towing a 5th wheel trailer with a truck that is equipped with a gooseneck hitch. These vary in the amount of stress they will place on the trailer frame and also in the ride quality they deliver. Some offer a permanent long-term solution while others are suitable for short-distance or one-time use to move a trailer to its new location. I suggest you start with a review of the article linked at right, which shows and explains the various types...
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  • Will Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement Improve Bucking on Ford F-150 with 5th Wheel Trailer
  • A lot of the bucking and feedback issues you are having when towing your 5th Wheel with your 2016 F-150 may be happening as a result of the 8 inch Ranch Hitch Offset # AM3139 you referenced in your question. The offset you are using pushes the tongue weight of your setup further back, which can result in a lot of the movement you are experiencing. Other than switching to an actual 5th Wheel Hitch, such as the B&W Companion w/ Slider, part # BWRVK3400-5W, which is an adapter hitch that...
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  • Will Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter AM3139 Fit 2004 Ford F350
  • The Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler, part # AM3139 you referenced would be a fit for your 2004 Ford F350 Super Duty. This is a heavy duty coupler with a weight capacity of 24000 lbs and a tongue weight capacity of 6000 lbs, and has a remote coupler release and fits standard 2-5/16 inch gooseneck balls. If clearance on tight turns is what you are hoping to accomplish, this adapter will give you a minimal amount of additional clearance on turns. It will not allow you...
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  • What is Height Adjustment Range for Andersen Ultimate Connection Adapter part # AM3139
  • The Andersen Ultimate Connection Adapter part # AM3139 that you referenced is height adjustable from 13-1/2 inches to 16 inches. I attached a picture that shows more info on this adapters dimensions as well as shows where the maximum height adjustment line is. The height is set using the two set screws that thread through the outer tube of the adapter and then squeeze the inner tube.
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  • Is There A Reese Goose Box for a Lippert 1116 Pin Box
  • I spoke to my contact at Lippert and gave them the serial number on your trailer frame. With this information they were able to inform me that your trailer has a Lippert 1116 wing set. Unfortunately, they do not make a Reese Goose Box compatible with this wing set. However, if you prefer to have a gooseneck hitch ball as your connection point then you can use the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter part # CAB-C5G or part # CAB-C5GX1216. There is also a non-cushioned...
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  • Measuring for Clearance to Tow a 2011 Sierra 5th Wheel Trailer with a 2008 Dodge Ram Crew Cab
  • When using 5th wheel installation kit, # RP50140-58, the king pin will be centered over the rear axle, so that 36 inch measurement you provide is correct. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. In order to determine how much clearance you will have or need, there is a simple formula. First, you take the 36 inches and subtract from that half the width of the 5th wheel overhang, in this case we will say it is 49 inches. So 36 minus 49 equals -13. You need...
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  • How To Determine Which Fifth Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter To Use on a Ford F-250 Long Bed
  • Usually on a Ford F-250 long bed (8 foot) truck an offset gooseneck adapter is not necessary, but you can measure to see if you would need one. To determine the clearance needed on your F-250 long bed, you need to take the width of your trailer and divide by two. Then measure from the gooseneck hitch ball in the truck to the back of the truck cab. That dimension should be 4 inches more than your first measurement for correct clearance. For example, if your trailer measures 96 inches...
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  • Why Cant Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel Adapter be Used with Ford Factory Prep Package
  • The Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5GX1216 referenced in your question is not recommended for use with the factory-installed towing prep packages from Ford because of the plastic lever that is located on top of the hitch ball in your truck bed. This is the tab that is used to install and remove the hitch ball. The Convert-A-Ball Adapter has a nut inside the unit that will cause damage to the plastic tab over time, so they simply are not compatible. I instead...
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  • Availability of Adapter for B&W Companion to Fit Round Gooseneck Receiver on a 2006 Ford F-350
  • I believe you are referring to a Tow Ready gooseneck hitch which was rebranded as "Draw-Tite" like part # 9460-49. There is a solution for you to use the sliding B&W Companion # BWRVK3400-5W in the short bed of your 2006 Ford F-350 but unfortunately there are no adapters for it to fit the round gooseneck receiver you currently have. Instead you will need to install the B&W Gooseneck Hitch # BWGNRK1108-5W which has the squared receiver you are needing. If you would rather not swap...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Hitch Adapter for a Short Bed Truck
  • As long as you have a standard extended pin box that does not measure to be more than 24" long (see photo) then I recommend using the Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter part # AM3139. This adapter has an 8" offset which will be ideal for short bed trucks. It also has 3" of vertical adjustments if you will be towing with multiple vehicles. The adapter is very easy to install which should take around an hour but you will need the slide hammer part # AM3103 for installation....
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  • How Many Bolts are Used to Attach the Andersen Ranch Hitch to a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • You will use 4 grade 8 bolts (included) to attach the Ranch Hitch # AM3139 to the trailer pin box. There are 8 holes in the base of the Ranch Hitch but you will only use the 4 best located holes for your trailer. The adapter is also threaded onto a special piece that fits around the trailer king pin so it is held on to the trailer in more than 1 way for additional security.
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  • Recommended 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter For Flatbed Truck Towing Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • To determine if the Ranch Hitch Fifth-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter with 8 Inch Offset, # AM3139, that you referenced will allow you to tow your fifth wheel trailer without hitting the back corner of your truck bed, you will need to know the distance between the center of the gooseneck ball to the back corner of your truck bed. By using this coupler adapter, you will gain 8 inches from the center of your gooseneck hitch ball to your fifth wheel trailer. Based on the measurements that you...
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  • Is an Offset Adapter Needed to Tow a 5th Wheel with a Gooseneck Hitch on a 2011 Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • You will need to do some measuring to determine if you will need an adapter with offset or not, or if you will even be able to tow a 5th wheel trailer with your gooseneck hitch. Here is how to determine if an offset would be required. First, measure from the center of the hitch in the bed of the truck, and add any amount of extension from the front of the trailer to the center of the king pin on your fifth-wheel trailer. If the king pin is recessed under the front of the trailer subtract...
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  • Fifth Wheel to Gooseneck Trailer hitch Adapter Recommendation for a 2007 Dodge Ram Short Bed
  • Measuring is going to be very important when determining the safest way to tow a fifth wheel trailer. The first step is to make sure that the trailer can be used with an adapter. Some 5th wheel manufactures state not to. Once you have verified you can use an adapter, you will need to measure for height needed by backing the truck under the trailer as if you were going to hook up. Make sure both trailer and truck are on flat, level ground. Measure from the top of the ball to the bottom...
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  • Can a Ranch Hitch Offset 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter be Used on a 2010 GMC 1500 Crew Cab
  • You can use the Ranch Hitch Fifth-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter with 8 Inch Offset, # AM3139, to tow your fifth wheel trailer with your 2010 GMC 1500 Short Bed. This coupler adapter will provide additional clearance when turning than what you would have with a coupler adapter without an offset, however, it is not designed to prevent contact between your truck cab and trailer when making a 90 degree turn. If you are looking for a product that will allow you to safely execute a 90...
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  • Adapters for Towing 5th Wheel Hitch with Gooseneck Hitch in Short Bed 2007 F-250
  • Unless your 5th wheel trailer has a sharply tapered nose to improve its turning clearance you will not have enough space between the trailer and the truck cab by using the Convert-A-Ball Adapter # CAB-C5G. There are offset adapters such as Convert-A-Ball # CAB-C5GX1216 and the Ranch Hitch # AM3139 but these still do not give enough clearance to make 90-degree turns with a 5-1/2-foot (68-inch) short bed pickup. A very short bed (5-1/2-foot) truck like yours cannot even use a sliding type...
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  • Replacement Cable Release for Ranch Hitch Adapter AM3139
  • For the Ranch Hitch part # AM3139 that you referenced we have the part # AM3112 which is the remote cable system for the Ranch Hitch.
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  • Gooseneck Adapter for a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado Duramax Towing a 1990 Alpenlite 29.5 DL
  • Towing a fifth-wheel trailer with a 6 foot bed truck and gooseneck hitch will normally require the use of an offset adapter, like the Ranch Hitch Offset Adapter, # AM3139, that you referenced, to allow turning clearance when in tight situations. I attached a drawing that I put together to show you how to measure to determine if an adapter is needed or not. You can add 8 inches to the clearance measurement with the # AM3139 adapter. If an offset is not needed then I would recommend going...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Ford F250 Super Duty with Short Bed
  • With gooseneck adapters like the part # AM3139 that have an offset built into them you cannot use an offset adapter like the part # 19308 that you referenced. The reason for this is that it will end up putting too much stress on the pin box of the trailer. Although we have never heard of any instances where an adapter like this caused an issue for a trailer's pin box when used long term we are aware that they don't recommend these for permanent long term use for the reason you listed....
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