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Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter - 12" to 16" Tall - 20,000 lbs

Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter - 12" to 16" Tall - 20,000 lbs

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Use your gooseneck hitch to tow your 5th-wheel trailer by hooking up with this adjustable coupler adapter. Poly cushions absorb shock for a smooth ride. Adjustable height fits multiple applications. 20,000-lb GTW. Call 800-298-8924 to order Convert-A-Ball gooseneck and fifth wheel adapters part number CAB-C5G or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Convert-A-Ball products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter - 12" to 16" Tall - 20,000 lbs. Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters reviews from real customers.
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Convert-A-Ball Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters - CAB-C5G

  • Fifth Wheel Trailer to Gooseneck Hitch
  • Bolts Over King Pin
  • Convert-A-Ball
  • Adapts Trailer
  • King Pin Adapters
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • No Offset
  • Adjustable Height

Use your gooseneck hitch to tow your 5th-wheel trailer by hooking up with this adjustable coupler adapter. Poly cushions absorb shock for a smooth ride. Adjustable height fits multiple applications. 20,000-lb GTW.


Features:

  • 5th-Wheel-to-gooseneck adapter lets you tow your 5th-wheel trailer with your gooseneck hitch
    • Coupler bolts to your trailer's king pin and connects to gooseneck ball
  • Interior polyurethane cushions act as shock absorbers for smooth, safe ride
    • Reduce bounce and vibration
    • Minimize wear and tear on both your trailer and tow vehicle
  • Adjustable height fits multiple applications
  • Fail-safe king pin adapter has built-in, positive-lock feature to secure trailer to hitch ball
    • Steel extension handle lets you slide bar to lock or unlock coupler from outside the truck bed
      • Acts as a latch, keeping adapter secure
      • Can be replaced with a padlock (sold separately) for greater security
  • Durable, cast steel construction
  • Rust-resistant powder coat finish
  • Safety chains included
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Towing capacity: 20,000 lbs
  • Pin weight capacity: 4,000 lbs
  • Application: 2-5/16" gooseneck hitch balls
  • Adjustable height (from top of gooseneck ball to base of king pin box): 12" - 16"
  • Collapsed height of adapter: 15-1/2"
  • 2-Year limited warranty


Notes:

  • Not recommended for use with Reese Elite Series gooseneck trailer hitches
  • Not recommended for use with factory-installed towing prep packages which use a hitch ball with an integrated locking lever.
  • Not compatible with sidewinder king pins.
    • When used together they produce two pivoting points at both the ball and the turret which is a safety hazard.
  • Not compatible with any cushioned or air ride 5th wheel king pin.

Finding the Correct Size Fifth-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter

After backing the vehicle under the trailer, measure from the top of the ball in the truck bed to the base of the pin box on the trailer. This will indicate the height of the adapter that you need.


Convert-a-Ball Collar

Secure Installation

The included collar slides over your fifth-wheel trailer's king pin and is held in place with set screws. Additional, larger set screws that are mounted at the top of the coupler adapter then tighten onto the collar.


Convert-a-Ball Locking Feature

Positive-Locking Feature

This trailer coupler adapter features a simple, secure latching mechanism for safe, easy hookup with the hitch ball. The convenient extension handle grabs the sliding latch so that you can easily lock or unlock the coupler from outside the truck bed. Once the coupler is engaged, hook the handle through the hole in the sliding latch's track to ensure that it remains securely coupled. For extra safety, once the coupler is latched, you can replace the handle with a padlock (sold separately) to secure the trailer to the hitch ball during towing. Use a lock while your trailer is being stored to guard against towaway theft.


Pin Box Length

Note: There are no recommended limits to the length of pin box on which the Convert-A-Ball trailer coupler can be used.




C5G1216 Convert-A-Ball Adjustable Fifth-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter - 12" to 16"






Customer Reviews

Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter - 12" to 16" Tall - 20,000 lbs - CAB-C5G

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (509 Customer Reviews)

Use your gooseneck hitch to tow your 5th-wheel trailer by hooking up with this adjustable coupler adapter. Poly cushions absorb shock for a smooth ride. Adjustable height fits multiple applications. 20,000-lb GTW.

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Product was just as advertised. We have pulled with it twice and it performed flawlessly. We are pulling a 35 ft. 5th wheel travel trailer using the convert-a-ball onto our goose neck receiver in our F250 HD 7.3 liter diesel. Ordering through etrailer.com has become a great resource for us. 418680


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We have, ironically, had that convert-a-ball on a unit in storage since the only time we moved it! However, the short time we used the convert-a-ball, the only concern we saw was that, due to the air bag king plate, there was rocking motion front to rear. This is not any fault of the convert-a-ball. When we do put the unit on the road if we can get it repaired then we plan to have the king plate air bag deflated and then weld the upper and lower sections together. In this way, there can be no rocking from braking and starting.
RC - 08/14/2018

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Love it! It is definitely harder to hook up to a goose neck hitch then a slider because you have no give way, but it works pretty slick when hauling. 411150


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Great product! I love towing my 5th wheel now
Cheryl H - 07/28/2018

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This deal that I bought.... Works.. I like this one the best. I look at the other goose neck cuppler that others were trying to sell me. I like how it was easy to just bolt it on the king pin. I own a 2500 Dodge Ram it sets high. And the travel trailer sets low, so all I did was set the springs on top of the axels. Problem solved. We went to Florida to get this travel trailer and where I live in Tennessee and the route we took home,, well we mist the one road and ended up on the dragon tail (Hy 129 ) the twisting and turning the up and down that this road has to offer. Made it to Duck Town where we pick up Hy 68 north and the twisting and turning that this road has to offer before we made it home in Madisonville Tn.. The cuppler didn't loosen up. No wiggles or wobbles. I don't know how many foot pounds of what ever to tighten them bolts to... Because I couldn't read the instructions.... The shippers didn't put the instructions in its own pack nor in a safe place in the cuppler.. The video was a god sent. And I just used cheater bar on the wrench. Problem solved. I'm gonna recheck the bolts just to be sure before we take a trip. But I'm sure there tight. And I'll send you guys a note if I mess up.. But that cuppler is on there and I gonna drill out the pin box and bolt the cuppler to the pin box just for a pice of mine.. Legrand B 288187


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I still like it. Its money well spent. We took the camper out a few more times and October first were fixing to take the camper trailer over the mountains in North Carolina and camp for a few days. So I still say its money well spent.. Legrand Bloomstine
Legrand B - 08/28/2017

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I don't often write reviews, practically never. But this one deserves one. So, I didn't buy it that you could use this adapter without bolting it to the trailer. Just a sleeve around the king pin and the hitch around the sleeve. Didn't buy it. But, they guarantee it to hold as long as you install it to their specks. So I did. Here's how the story goes. I was backing my camper into a garage and forgot to make sure the door was all the way up. You can see where this is going. I hit the door. Rolled out from under the door and discussed with myself, inspected the damage. This is not the impressive part. So distracted with what I've just done, I get everything straight and continue. Now this next part is important, I drive a dually pushing out just under 700hp. I can do doughnuts or sit and roast the tires. Not that I do, but I can. I like my stuff to last. I say that so that you don't brush off the impressive part. Once I got my camper into the garage I put my truck into first and sat there with my foot on the clutch thinking about the damage I'd just done and, absent mindedly, popped the clutch. Now granny gear has enough torque to slow the rotation of the earth, and I just unleashed it onto an unbolted hitch holding my camper above my truck. It snapped so hard that it slammed my head into my seat and broke off some small shavings in my rear end. Not my butt, the rear end of my drivetrain. But, the hitch held!!! Upon inspection nothing moved! Other than flipping my truck over, I don't know how to put anymore strain on it than that. Thank you so much for building a quality product!!! I'm sold! What just cost me a few hundred dollars in parts, broken ac and garage door, could have been thousands. Thanks again. Truly, thank you. 176431


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FEELING YOUR PAIN BRO LOL. THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE LISTED UNDER murphys LAW .I also call mine stupid fees More than I care to reveal...Ps. wow the prices have doubled since my last rv 5th wheel to bed ball in 03
-- comment by: QC - 09/10/2015

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I just wanted to tell the folks at etrailer how great of an experance I had ordering from them. I ordered a 5th wheel to gooseneck adapter. From the time the phone rang until Wayne had taken my order was less than 2 minutes. These people know their stuff and the price was great. The install was flawless, fit perfect. I was kept informed several times by e mail what the status of my order was. My order came a day early even during a holiday week. I am sure glad to have some room in my p/u bed while pulling my 5th wheel. Thanks Wayne and thanks etrailer 133617


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Danny I notice you have a morryde pin box on your trailer. did you change the skid plate over to the morryde RPB77006 gooseneck adapter plate. to use this adapter?
-- comment by: Walter, R - 12/02/2015

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I want to thank Etrailer for the great customer service I received. Emily H, was very helpful in the process of my purchase. The c5g _1216 converter ball adapter was a very well made and sturdy product. And will handle the 39ft toyhauler that I have it installed on. The installation was very easy and simple. So thanks again Etrailer for a great product and fast delivery, and great customer service. Walter, R 233926


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When I first received it I thought it would work out. But after using it for a couple of months, I had to remove it. The ride quality was terrible and the jerky ride while towing was unbearable. Plus the additional stress it put on the frame of my fifth wheel trailer over time would cause even more problems. So I removed it and installed a Curt fifth wheel hitch and now the ride is much better and smoother with no jerkiness. Would not recommend this adapter at all.
Walter, R - 12/16/2016

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Really like it gives me more room in the bed of the truck with my hidden hitch. Saves a lot of time and work it’s heavy....it. Costs more than competitors.. but wouldn’t want to trust my safety with a Walmart brand converter hitch just to save a dollar. Short story long I am pleased with my purchase. 516255



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To be honest this adapter scared the heck out of me as I thought it wouldn't hold up and I was going to lose the trailer. I couldn't see how this adapter was as good or better than my standard 5th wheel hitch in my truck. However I was pleasantly surprised and proven wrong. We bought it because we were taking my father's truck , (Which was equipped to tow a goose-neck trailer), on a fishing trip that extended from Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana with the return back through Montana, Idaho and my home in Nevada. We had one problem and that was when we I tried to remove the adapter so I can tow it with my truck and standard 5th wheel hitch. It took me an hour to remove it with a lot of effort. I was amazed that it was so secure it had seemed to become part of the trailer. Since then I put the adapter back on and abandoned my traditional 5th wheel hitch. I was sold on this item. You cannot go wrong if you are shopping for such an adapter. 390060



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Good it was what I orderd just disapointed that UPS did not deliver it to my address, and not to my neighbor across the street. I was expecting the item on Friday and it arrived Thursday thanks 105988


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it has worked wonderful for us. We got a pickup that can now haul both the camper and the boat So the hitch will be a great asset.It was easy to install and fit live a glove.Only downfall was UPS delivered it to our neighbors house and it took both of us to carry it to my house.
Dennis A - 11/04/2014

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We just installed and pulled a 5th wheel toy hauler 400 miles!! A what a great product, converter was heavy duty, 1 1/2 hours to install and set up. We have been pulling a goose neck horse trailer for years and was so happy that this adapter enabled us to haul this new trailer without any problems. The toy hauler (10,000 lbs empty) pulling was great and tracked straight, even with the 25+ miles per hour of wind all the way home. Just went between 55 and 60 miles per hour no problems. We are pulling the trailer with a 1999 F250 Superduty. Also have to say that etrailers customer service, especially Kim P. was the best!! They now have a new customer for life! 453174



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I was really skeptical of this product being able to hold onto the fifth wheel pin without coming loose or holding itself in place without it moving in some way. I installed it in about 20 min. rechecking the set screws and alignment. Hooked onto the trailer and pulled 8 1/2 hrs rechecking it once and it never budged a bit. It was really tested on some of the highways which were nothing short of being acceptable of pot holes and just horrible jolting from these chuck holes pulling a 16K fifth wheel. I was impressed to say the least and wouldn't hesitate to give it 5 stars out of 5. The holes in fifth wheel wheel attachment weren't used which I'm sure would give even more stability if there were concerns. 544701



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I recently bought a 36ft 5th wheel toy hauler and needed a way to pull it, we didn't really want to install a 5th wheel hitch because we didn't want the extra holes in the bed of the truck so we bought this. I was nervous at first but this hitch adapter work very well. It mounted to the 5th wheel easily and sat right on the gooseneck ball that came built into our truck. It also disconnected from the truck with ease. We have left it hooked onto the camper for now for quick movement if needed. 312825


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I am still using the goose neck adapter, I now take it off if my camper is parked for a while just to reduce stress on the front end of the 5th wheel. I would recommend!
Lindsey - 11/01/2017

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the king pin/goose neck adapter is just the item I needed. I didn't find another one on the web that I felt met my needs. Your order staff was very helpful in explaining the adapter and the subsequent followup on trying to find the package because of UPS losing it. According to your tracking number it arrived in Canada in 3 days which was fine. UPS in Canada obviously doesn't share their American cousin's feeling on prompt and efficient service as it took another 20 plus days for me to receive it. In summary...your service was super....UPS....not so much. 560143


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I installed the adapter on my 5th wheel and put just under 12,000 kms 7200 miles on it without incident. I just bought a larger 5th wheel and have installed it on it and expect the same service from it. It is easy to install if you follow the instructions and take a look at the you tube videos. One thing I did do was added some Locktite 262 to the treads as some of the roads I was travelling were rough.
Paul C - 08/31/2019

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The Product installed with no problem. I just got back from a 900 mi. round trip to Utah. I was in elevations from 1000 ft above sea level to 9000 ft. above sea level. I It hooks up very easy and is very good compared the my old system. I would have given it a Excellent except that it (rotated) turned about 1/4 of an inch.on the king pin as you can see on the Photos. I will be drilling holes in the King Pin Extension and putting in the four bolts before I take it out again. I was suprised that I did not receive the optional bolts nor was I asked if I wanted them. .I did order on line so I accept responsibility for it. At no time did I feel any safty issues. I had replaced the suspension on my trailer with the easy ride system and combined with your Convert-A-Ball Cushioned System my wife said there was a huge emprovement and I also felt a big difference it the Truck. It is a well engineered product and my raiting will go to Excellent after I put in the four Bolts. You can send me the bolts or I will get my own. Attached are some photos of my Truck and Trailer. The Trailer is a 2000 Forrest River Sierra Sport Toy Hauler. I bought it new. 9200 Dry. (2) 6500 lb Axels 1900 lb. on the Pin (est) If Questions, Feel free to call Have a Great Day JoeB 141891


Comments
How do you plan on installing the 4 additional bolts?
-- comment by: Carlos G - 07/27/2014

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In the installation instructions Convert-A-Ball discusses the optional installation of additional bolts. However, these bolts are available only for the customer to contact the manfucturer, and are not sold individually. To gain access this is usually done by disassembling the pin box, or by drilling access holes in the plate, but this all depends on the configuration of your pin box, and if this adapter is intended to be a temporary or a permanent solution.

-- Rachael H - 7/29/2014

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I did as I said I would do and I drilled four hole in the pin box and installed four bolts. I feel much more confident in the system. I am very happy with it at this time. To drill the holes I removed the pin box and used the adapter for a pattern, I then drilled the holes by hand. 1/2 in Drill
Joe B - 07/17/2015

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Joe, what is the box length of your Ram?
-- comment by: Raymond L - 10/21/2015

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Raymond L.: My Ram is a 3500 4X4 SRW It has the 8Ft bed. I pulled the same Toy Hauler with two different Quad Cab PUs over the years with 6-12 ft. beds. One 2WD and one 4X4 before this one. I ordered this P/U as a Std. Cab. It is set up like a Laramie inside. towing I get 10-13 MPG. Empty 22 MPG It tows at any speed I want in the Mountains.
-- comment by: JoeB - 10/26/2015

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Researched several products similar to this and this was the best. Received it in a few days. Exactly what I needed for my camper. Installation was easy. YouTube video was very helpful. Will recommend to anybody. 35775


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what is distance from rear bumper and lower front of fifth wheel. also it looks like you ,are at a skew with your adapter, is that with all the weight lowered on to the truck. if not how well does it tow like that.
-- comment by: donnie h - 09/13/2015

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The space between is about 2-1/2 feet. Plenty of room. That is how my hitch sets fully, its mostly due to me running 315s on my tires. But Ive pulled it all around the south and even up to the Great Lakes. Never once had a problem
-- comment by: John W - 09/21/2015

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thankyou for your answers
-- comment by: donnie h - 09/23/2015

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Installation is a breeze. I'm a short but stocky guy so installing it by myself wasn't hard at all. I just lowered the trailer to where I had enough leverage to hold the adapter up and be able to tighten the bolts down with the other hand. Torqued everything down to spec and was on the road in no time. Pulled off after 50 miles and retorqued everything as any good transporter does. This is where my review gets bad. The bolts that hold the adapter to the kingpin couple failed. They crushed on the ends and damaged the threads. Keep in mind, I followed the torque specs TWICE. I didn't have the twisting issues that others have had. It took me 30 min with a pull bar and a piece of pipe to get the bolts backed off enough to get the adapter off the kingpin coupler. Today I spent 30 min working ONE bolt completely out of the adapter and this is what I found. I am in contact with etrailer to get it resolved. The bolts and the inner threads are damaged. Hopefully this is just a lemon and I will get a replacement hassle free. Other than this, this is a great design and towed well. 233183


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Great product but the bolt crushing problem is a major one that I am working directly with Convert-a-ball to get fixed. They admit it is on their end and we are working on
Joe N - 12/05/2016

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john is my mechanic i was looking for a hitch for my 5th wheel so as also being able to keep my turn ball on . we found this. i ordered it . it is amazing it was so easy to put on that my son thought he did something wrong. this is one hell of an invention for the person that thought of it thanks. now i can use both trailers anytime i want and not mess with removing parts. 553927



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Product arrived as described. Was very easy to install, took about 30-45 minutes including reading the instructions. It would be nice if the bolts to secure the hitch to the collar, as well as the bolts used to adjust the height were a standard bolt head vrs a square head. Other than that very easy & straight forward. I like this adapter much better than having the traditional 5th wheel hitch taking up room in the bed of my truck. 500661



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Bought a truck with a heavy duty gooseneck hitch. Found a fifth wheel we wanted to buy. I ordered the CAB-C5G with 3 day shipping. It was here in 3 days! The unit was very heavy and the packaging was very well done. I read the instructions and gathered up the tools needed for the installation. We drove about 125 miles with it still in the box not knowing exactly what was going to happen. The seller and I took about a half hour to install it on the trailer and a few more minutes to adjust it in his driveway. Once we got it out on the road we noticed the trailer was front high. We took about 20 more minutes in a parking lot to make the final adjustments. My truck is a 2011 GMC 3500 single wheel so it is pretty high. On the road we experienced no problems on the 125 mile trip home. I was a little skeptical about how this would feel going down the road but after a little while we were doing the speed limit at 70 mph on route 93 South in NH coming out of VT. We stopped after 50 miles or so to check the torque on the bolts and it was fine. This adapter was supposed to be a short term fix until I could figure out a fifth wheel setup with the given hitch, but I think I just may like this on a longer term. With the fold over ball, I can use the bed of the truck without having to remove a big heavy hitch. This adapter is HEAVY DUTY, emphasis on heavy! Hooking up you have to have the trailer a little higher than normal to clear the ball height. Also yo do not have the luxury of the 5th wheel to guide you in if you're a little off. Mostly pros with this unit, can't come up with any cons. Great product and I would recommend it. 377549



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I installed this adapter mainly to free up space in my pick up bed. It did this very well. It's solid design and adjustable height make it very useful and quick install. I replaced a B&M Companion fifth wheel hitch. It doesn't quite have as good a ride as the B&M unit but very close and the the and the additional bed space more than make up for the ride. When I'm finished towing my 5er I simply turn the ball back over into B&M goose neck hitch and the bed is again clean and flat and ready for the next task. No more having to lift the heavy fifth wheel hitch which pretty much takes a fork lift or hoist to get out of the truck. I'm a real happy camper now and so is my 70 year old back. 830338



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I made this move/purchase prior to getting the Anderson Ultimate Hitch and sold it after one trip with the 5th wheel. I got a ton of porpoising while driving with this hitch, and wasn't happy with the performance. I know many folks who use this, but in my setup, it wasn't quite what the Dr ordered. Much happier with the Ultimate Hitch now, though the person I sold this to is tickled pink with it's performance. 825062



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So far so good.We won't get this installed until we pickup the trailer on Tuesday the 31. But out of the box it looks like what I expected. 822893



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Cheapest price I could find it for .. extremely fast shipping... Got exactly what I needed and expected .. easy to install and work great for towing my fifth wheel camper with my truck that had a goose neck ball in it .. saved me from buying and adding a fifth wheel plate... 822100



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Great hitch. We only move the trailer once annually and pull gooseneck daily. My this product fit our needs perfectly. 821814



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I was wondering if this would work with my old 1995 Holiday Rambler 5th wheel camper. My new truck came with a gooseneck hitch so I really did not want to go buy another expensive 5th wheel hitch. This adapter was the answer. Economical and strong. I have used it to tow the trailer in excess of 6,000 miles. No problems at all. Nice strong tight connection. No more hitch bang because of a loose fit. Great Product, economical, easy to install. Highly Recommended. 816682


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    The Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter part # CAB-C5G and Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter part # AM3100 can possibly void the warranty of the trailer frame. That said, this would be up to the manufacturer and not a question we can answer. This is all of course assuming the trailer manufacturer warranty is still valid. If you are looking for an option that won't void the trailer frame, we can however confirm the Reese Goose Box 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck...
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  • Troubleshooting Chucking with Rota Flex Pin Box and Fifth Wheel Gooseneck Adapter
    Chucking and bucking is not typically the fault of the pin box and is more commonly associated with the fifth wheel hitch or adapter used. We have spoken with Lippert before about the Rota Flex pin box and hitch adapters and they do not recommend the use of these two together. This is due to the forward and rearward movement in this pin box. You should go to a standard fifth wheel hitch and you'll have a much safer and smoother ride quality. What length of bed and gooseneck hitch do...
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  • Tools Needed to Install Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter
    To install the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5G referenced in your question you will just need a 3/8 inch allen wrench, a 1-1/8 inch wrench and torque wrench with a 3/4 inch 8pt socket. I have attached a couple images from the installation instructions along with an installation video that you might also find helpful.
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  • Comparing The Convert-A-Ball Goosneck Adapter To The B&W Companion 5th Wheel Hitch
    The Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter - 12" to 16" Tall - 20,000 lbs, # CAB-C5G, is a good adapter, but every adapter has it's weak points. They add unnecessary stress to your hitch and trailer frame and some manufacturers recommend adapters like this not be used with their pin boxes, but they do work well for the weekend getaway from time to time as long as the manufacturer approves its use. The B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs, #...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Adapter for Recessed Gooseneck Hitch on 2006 Dodge 1 Ton Dually Flat Bed
    Since the gooseneck hitch is recessed we have limited options. Normally a recessed gooseneck hitch in a flat bed offers very limited clearance, so I recommend the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter - 12" to 16" Tall - 20,000 lbs # CAB-C5G. This adapter will give you an adjustable height from the top of the gooseneck ball to the base of the king pin of 12-16 inches. Another option is the Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter # AM3100, but...
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  • Will Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter Fit Recessed Gooseneck Ball on Flatbed
    You can use the Convert-A-Ball adapter # CAB-C5G with your flat bed and gooseneck hitch that is recessed below that plate. The 16 inch square opening is more than enough for the adapter. The adapter has a pin weight capacity of 4,000 pounds and towing capacity of 20,000 pounds. If you need more capacity I recommend the Ranch Hitch # AM3100 and safety chains # AM3109. It has a pin weight capacity of 6,000 pounds and gross trailer weight capacity of 24,000 pounds.
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  • Convert-A-Ball Gooseneck Fifth Wheel Adapter Pin Box and Fifth Wheel Trailer Compatibility
    The Convert-A-Ball 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5G will work with your 2008 Gulfstream Canyon Trail and OEM 1621 pin box set up as long as you don't have the Elite Series or an OEM under bed gooseneck hitch in your tow vehicle. Make sure to back up your truck under the trailer and measure from the top of the ball in the truck bed to the base of the pin box on the trailer as well. If this measurement is between 12" - 16" then you're all set. The direct replacement for a worn out...
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  • Will Convert a Ball Fifth Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter part # CAB-C5G Fit with 22 inch Tall Bed Rail
    Pin boxes typically sit down below the top of the bed rails so your rails being taller than the extended height of the Convert a Ball part # CAB-C5G shouldn't be an issue. The shadow in the picture I attached makes it somewhat hard to see but you should be able to tell that the pin box is down below the top of the bed rails and the adapter still works. Another point to consider is that fifth wheel hitch heights are never as tall as 22 inches. Most are between 13 and 17 inches in height...
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  • Best Adapters for Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with Gooseneck Hitch in a 2015 Ram 2500 Short Bed
    The best 5th wheel to gooseneck adapters are the Reese Goose Boxes. There are several Goose Boxes and each fits in place of certain pin boxes. # RP94716 fits Lippert 0719, 1621 and 1621HD as well as Fabex PB-600 Series pin boxes and is rated for 16,000 pounds. # RP94720 fits Lippert 1621, and 1621HD pin boxes and is rated for 20,000 pounds. # RP94716-61301 fits Lippert 0115, 1116 and 1716 pin boxes and is rated for 16,000 pounds. But depending on the width of the trailer the...
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  • Install Instructions for the Convert-A-Ball 5th-to-Gooseneck-Adapter # CAB-C5G
    The Installation Instructions for the Convert-A-Ball Cushoined 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5G says to tighten down the cap screws to approximately 100 ft. lbs. Keep in mind that you will need someone to help hold the adapter while someone else tightens the cap screws since the adapter weighs over 50 lbs. If you are wanting some added security for peace of mind, you can use the Master Lock Padlocks # 141T to help deter theft of your adapter. I have included a demonstration...
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  • How Tight to Torque Down Install Bolts of Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter
    The installation instructions for the Convert-A-Ball 5th Wheel Adapter, part # CAB-C5G, specify that the cap screws should be tightened evenly, making sure the main body of the adapter moves upward toward the pin box until firmly seated. Then they should be torqued to 100-ft-lbs. Next the jamb nuts should be tightened until firmly in place, followed by attachment of the safety chains.
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  • How to Install and Tighten Covert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter
    The allen head screws that hold the collar to the king pin on the trailer do not have a torque spec. You will tighten them down evenly using the appropriately sized allen wrench. Slide the locking collar over the the trailer king pin. Before tightening allen-head screws, rotate the collar so that the locator notch on the front of the collar is in the exact center of the front of the king pin box. Tighten each of the allen-head screws evenly, making sure the allen head screws rest on...
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  • Which Gooseneck Adapter, Andersen Ranch Hitch, Colibert, Or Convert-A-Ball for a Recessed Gooseneck
    The Convert-A-Ball Multi-Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapters are going to be your best choice if they will work with the recessed gooseneck hitch on your Hillsboro flat bed. I took some measurements and found that the coupler is overall 7 inches wide at the base where it sets on the hitch ball. From the front of the housing where the handle is located to the center of the hitch ball the measurement is 5 inches and then 2 inches to the back side of the coupler from the center...
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  • Recommended Gooseneck Adapter for 2004 Holiday Rambler with Venture Pin Box
    The Venture Pin Box on your 2004 Holiday Rambler Presidential will work with a gooseneck adapter. I recommend the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter - 12" to 16" Tall - 20,000 lbs # CAB-C5G. If you have a short bed truck, then I recommend using the offset # CAB-C5GX1216 instead.
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  • Can the Offset Convert-A-Ball 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter be Converted to the Straight Adapter
    You don't have to convert the adapter that you have. It can still be used despite the bed length of the truck. The only thing the offset does is increase the distance between the back of the truck and the trailer which is more likely to be needed on long bed (as well as flatbed) trucks. The offset does not increase the turning clearance. But if you wanted to do it anyway so that you have an option for either the offset or straight adapter you would need replacement boot # C5G-BOOT. It...
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  • Fifth Wheel to Gooseneck Hitch Adapter Recommendation for Pop Up Gooseneck Hitch
    I looked up your Pop Up gooseneck hitch and it's basically a standard gooseneck hitch so the # CAB-C5G would be a great option. It will attach to the pin box of your trailer and then provide a gooseneck coupler for the ball to attach to.
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  • Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer Using an Adapter for a B&W Gooseneck Hitch
    Ideally you would use the B&W Companion hitch # BWRVK3500-5W which mounts in the ball hole of your B&W gooseneck hitch. The problem with adapters such as # CAB-C5G is that they put additional stress on the trailer. This is a result of the connection point between the trailer and the hitch being greater than using a 5th wheel hitch. The convert-A-Ball adapter will work but it is not what I would use if it were me. Another option is to use the Curt X5 adapter # 16310 and then most any...
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  • Would the Convert-A-Ball Adapter Work to Tow a 36 ft Trailer with a 2011 Chevy 2500HD Silverado
    As long as your trailer is below the towing capacities of this Convert-A-Ball Multi-Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter # CAB-C5G, which are 4,000 lbs tongue weight and 20,000 lbs overall trailer weight, you should have no problem using this product to tow your 36 ft fifth wheel camper with your 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500HD that has a B and W turnover gooseneck hitch installed in it. To make sure that the 12 to 16 inches of the # CAB-C5G would be the correct sizes for your...
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  • Gooseneck Ball Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Ram 3500 for Use with Convert a Ball Adapter
    The adapter can't be used with the factory rail kits as the Convert a Ball damages the release lever on top of the gooseneck ball. If you do not have the factory hitch prep package you'd want the B and W Tunoverball gooseneck hitch part # BWGNRK1314. I attached install videos for both hitch setups as well.
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  • Lock Recommendation for the Convert A Ball Fifth Wheel Gooseneck Adapter
    To lock the Convert A Ball part # CAB-C5G you could easily use a pad lock set like the part # 141T that we offer. If you check out the very end of the review video I attached for this product you will see how the padlock would get used on this adapter.
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  • Bolt Installation for Convert-A-Ball 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter
    For the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5G and the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter w/ Offset # CAB-C5GX1216 can be attached using the bolt holes. The bolt kit comes with the offset adapter but not the straight adapter. The instructions say no need for bolts on that adapter but will provide you with the hardware at no additional charge. I've attached the installation instruction photos to assist.
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