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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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  • 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. 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

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


Note: This adapter is not recommended for use with Reese Elite Series gooseneck trailer hitches. It is also not recommended for use with factory-installed towing prep packages from Ford 2011 to present or Ram 2013 to present.


Warning: 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. Also not compatible with any 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"






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


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




Video Transcript for Convert-A-Ball Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters - Adapts Trailer - CAB-C5G Review

Speaker 1: Today, we're gonna take a look at the convertible cushion fifth wheel to gooseneck adapter. Has a 20,000 pound weight capacity. Now this fifth wheel to gooseneck adapter will let you tow your fifth wheel trailer with your gooseneck hitch. Basically, this adapter will bolt to your trailer's kingpin using this locking collar. It'll connect to the gooseball on your tow vehicle. On the inside of this adapter, there's an interior polyurethane cushion to act as a shock absorber for smooth safe ride, helps reduce bounce and vibration and will even minimize wear and tear on both your trailer and your tow vehicle.

The adjustable height of this adapter allows you fit multiple applications. If you loosen these adjustment screws right here, this will allow you to raise or lower the adaptor body. Now if you do go too high, you'll notice the red ring there. Now you want to make sure that red ring on there does not show. The red ring showing would indicate the coupler's too low to be safely connected to the adapter body.So if that red ring is showing, let me lift it up again just to show it to you, that red ring is showing, what you'll need to do is lower the trailer jacks until there's no red showing before tightening these adjustment screws and jam nuts.

Now this is a fail safe kingpin adapter, has a built in positive lock feature here to secure the trailer to your hitch ball. Right here, it's in the open position to go over the gooseneck ball. When you move it over there, it locks it to the gooseneck ball. What's nice is this comes with the steel extension handle that'll let you operate this lock from outside your truck bed. This handle will be on your driver side, so you can just loop it like that.

Then from the outside, just push your handle. Move it to the open position. Move it back to the lock position, very handy, just like that. Also what's nice, put it in the lock position. This extensional handle can be used as a latch, keeping the adapter secure.

Basically, there's a hole right here.If you run this loop on the other end through the hole, put it around the handle and then let it stay like that, it'll keep that handle from going into the open position. Also, if you want added security, that hole is large enough that you could put a padlock through there and then give you extra security that way. That padlocks we do sell separately. Now this adapter is a durable cast steel construction, has a nice rust resistant powder coat finish. Comes, as you can see with the safety chains. Comes with the locking collar we mentioned, that positive lock extension handle's also included, and a nice set of detailed installation instructions on how to install everything. A few specs on this. The towing capacity is 20,000 pounds. Pin weight capacity is 4,000 pounds. Application, it is designed to fit a standard 2 5/16 diameter gooseneck hitch ball. The adjustable height portion, this part here that we move, this'll go anywhere from 12" to 16". That's measured from the top of the gooseneck ball to the base of the kingpin box.The total height with it full collapsed like this from here to here, got a tape measure's gonna be right at about 15 1/2". Now to install this, just briefly, I just want to show you what you would go through. You'll start with this locking collar right here. This'll go over the kingpin and the glocking collar is marked. Right here, it'll say top, front, and that white line there, what you want to do is line that white line on the collar to the exact center of the front of the kingpin box. Then what you'll do is you'll notice there's three Alan bolts. You unscrew those to open it, slide it up on the kingpin, then tight that down over the kingpin, making sure this is at the center. Then with this on the kingpin, your adapter will go right on into that and then once it gets down there, you'll notice there's three indentations right here. That's where these screws will tighten down into there and hold it into place and then tighten down the jam nuts to secure it. So this will attach to this after this is installed on your kingpin.Then once that's all done, now when you do install this, you want to make sure there's a label here that says front and one here that says front. That front label will face the tow vehicle and make sure your red locking handle's on the driver's side of the tow vehicle in the open position. Then it's ready to install, so basically then what you'll do is just raise your trailer with this adapter attached, back your tow vehicle under the trailer, centering the adapter, and then lower the trailer to a leveled towing position. Loosen these adjustment screws and then lower the ball cup over the ball. Then make sure it's all connected properly. Put it in the lock position. When you undo that, you want to make sure as I mentioned before that there's no red showing on the adapter body. Then go ahead and tighten your adjustment screws and jam nuts. You'll be all ready to go. Of course, don't forget to hook up your safety chains. But that should do for the review on the convertible cushion fifth wheel to gooseneck adapter with a 20,000 pound weight capacity.


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   (417 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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High quality. Can't believe how easy to install. Adjusts to your specific set up. Finished in short period of time. Worth the price. 553573



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We love this! So easy now to switch from Horse Trailer to Camper. Was easy to install and works great. 542569



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the product worked well for what I used it for. 574589



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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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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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GREAT product. Well built. Functions perfectly. Everything was/is as advertised !! 560565



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I use this adapter to move 5th wheel trailers in and out of my shop. Easy to put on and take off without a lot of trouble. Good product overall. 550797



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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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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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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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Awesome product. Highly recommend it. Fairly easy to install, just needed to hunt down an 8 point socket to torque the bolts. I've hauled my 24' fifth wheel with it on several long trips and it has worked great. 570236



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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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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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This piece is great! I don’t have to drill any more holes in the bed of my truck to install a 5th wheel. Easily installed in about 30 minutes. I will recommend this to anyone that asks. For those looking to get one, here are the tools you’ll need to install: 19mm crowfoot 1/2” drive, 27mm crowfoot 1/2” drive, 3/8” hex 1/2” drive and a 1/2” drive torque wrench. I installed it by myself. I just back the truck underneath and lowered the kingpin down onto the adapter, after installing the kingpin ring. 563296



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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I bought a newer pickup that had a ball in the bed of the pickup. I purchased your convert-a-ball adapter, and used it last weekend for the first time. I was very pleased with the ease of installing it. my wife and I did it ourselves. It worked perfect. I feel very safe pulling our heavy rv, and using the convert-a-ball. Thanks for your great invention. It was as good as advertised, and more. 84930


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We have had our convert a ball hltch for over a year,and have pulled with it thousands of miles. It has worked well, with no problems at all. We have gotten more than our moneys worth. thanks.

keith h - 07/07/2014

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The gooseneck adapter was very easy to install and works and hauls well. I prefer to haul my fifth wheel with this adapter vs. a fifth wheel plate so I have less holes in my bed and my bed is flat. I have noticed my 2016 Chevy 2500HD rides rougher when hauling. I would recommend this product to someone that wants a cleaner bed and does not want to keep moving their fifth wheel plate in and out. 276832



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the hitch arrived in 3 business days as promised via UPS. It weighing over 70 pounds I expected the cardboard box to be thrashed. The box arrived in perfect shape, great job on packaging . I immediately ran out and and began installing it on my trailer. Things went terrible, I had the white line on the collar facing forward per the video and the instructions; it just wasn't lining up when I slipped the hitch up. Plus it would not go up and seat to the king pin plate. I called customer service and they were going to have a technician call me. I started taking the collar off and that's when I discovered I had installed it upside down?? I flipped it over reinstalled it and the rest of the installation went perfect as per the instructions. If I had not of made that error the whole thing would have only taken about 15 minutes. I felt kinda stupid because the collar is stamped this side up and has an arrow. None the less I called customer service back and told them of my error and cancelled the technician callback request. Great product, love the additional bed space I gained by going to the turnover ball with the etrailer adapter. 251555



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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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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


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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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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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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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Just received the hitch Some of this must be UPS but you guys might need to up your game in the packing department. I can't imagine this hurting this chunk of steel so I'm not too concerned. I have opened the box and all looks good. It would help to have listed out wrench sizes needed for installation prior to receiving the item. That way I could be prepared if I don't own the right sizes. Thankfully I'm old and have many tools younger people don't have. I do have what is needed in my tool box. I did appreciate the videos online. They made me feel much more confident in my abilities to install this product with safety. I own a Ram3500 longbed and will be pulling a 2014 Jayco Eagle 35' 5th wheel. GWV 12060 unloaded. My truck came to me with a Gooseneck hitch built in and I do use the bed on a regular basis. Getting an adapter seemed the logical direction. I did receive a 5th wheel hitch along with the trailer and am planning on keeping it till I know I'm happy with the adapter. Now for installation... I'll need to report back after that is completed. So far I'm going with 3 stars as I withhold my true assessment till I am done and have driven this beast. 435445



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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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We bought a 2001, 29' Keystone Montana 5th wheel,pulled by a 2008, F-450 with a gooseneck ball in the bed. I researched between the typical 5th wheel mount and the gooseneck conversion. YOUR videos and website gave me the most information, was clear even for a newbe like me and sealed the deal. The dealership that I purchased the 5th wheel from had never heard of this product and wanted to charge me about $125 installation for theirs because of the need to drill and weld. I told them about your product, gave them the You Tube and etrailer.com link. I bought yours and had it delivered to my house. The dealer was amazed at the ease of putting the unit on the 5th Wheel hitch and didn't charge me anything for the labor. I think they will be ordering product from you! Anyway, we have used it for only 2 weeks, it seems perfect in every way. Thank you so much for the ease of ordering, understandable videos, great website and order followup. The only suggestion I would have is to explain the difference in purchasing an offset unit vs. straight (like the one I bought) I was a bit jumpy about not knowing specifically which one I needed and why. Thanks for the great work, I am extremely pleased and I have been telling everyone about your company!!! 83825


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Youd only need the offset if your truck was a short bed.

-- comment by: Dennis W - 05/11/2015

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107122956 Unfortunately I won't be installing this until January when I pick up my trailer in Florida. The ordering and shipment came through fine and I am confident everything will be good to go! 574828



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Quick & easy installiation 574468



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Fast shipping, easy to install. Works g reat. 634972



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Man this product worked excellent. It's been a little over a year in haven't had any issues. Love it. 629717



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faster delivery then jimmy johns thank you orederd friday got it monday thanks 629057



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Had more people tell me that the goose would break the frame on the trailer. I been using it religiously and my tow unit is a 97 ram! I feel that the goose unit is a hole lot better in ride and saved room for other things 627895



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I was very happy with the Goose neck adapter. Easy install (20 min) and well built. It makes the camper easy to level and balance. I'd absolutely buy another if I needed to. 625270



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This hitch works good but it had a little slack after every trip until I drilled the fifth wheel plate and bolted it together 622112



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It solved my problem of not having fifth wheel hitch in vehicle. It was easy to install and pulled my 34 ft. R.V. with ease. No jerking with take offs and handled good going down road. It is a great hitch to convert king pin to ball hitch. Very pleased with it. 622102



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The gooseneck is very easy to install and is easy to hook up. The 5th wheel seems to pull easier and doesn't jerk the truck as much. 614859



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The adapter is very well made however I find it extremely difficult to line up with the ball in the middle of the bed without having an assistant watching it so I can get it to drop directly over. The safety chains require you to crawl into the bed this is not easy unless you are an athlete. Having the bed accessible when the fifth wheel is no longer hooked up is a benefit. I am considering going back to my champion fifth wheel plate. 603034



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Item as described ,works great and thank you for fast delivery and service 598593



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Had the large 5th wheel with the hitch for two trips. Traded truck and trailer in June. The Hitch worked great on the two trips was easy to install originally. Sorry to say it is now for sail we went with a small pull trailer. 595192



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great product, great value, easy to install, exactly as advertised, videos were very helpful, order with confidence, THANKS 594007



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This product did exactly as advertised and more. It allowed me to haul my 15000 pound RV trailer without having to buy a fifth wheel hitch setup for my truck. Later on in the year, I detached it and hooked it up to my aunt's fifth wheel trailer and hauled it home for her. Worked like a charm. I was able to install and uninstall it all by myself. 593502



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Received today, installed in 15 minutes. Thanks again fast delivery 590793



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i recieved product .have not used yet.looks like it came with every thing .im using it on a skyline nomad 2000 26 footer.dont have pics sorry .snowing here so have to wait till snow quits .. 589261



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EZ to install (about 30 minutes). I love it. 585885



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Works perfectly. Some additional help in selecting would be nice. Consider using the offset model for a short bed truck, as in our case the 5th wheel is too close to the cab on the short bed, just right on the long bed. Need to be careful in tight turns to not to hit the back of the cab. 584652


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  • Adapting a Gooseneck Hitch to Tow a 5th Wheel Trailer with a 2011 Ford F-350
  • The hole for gooseneck balls are not all the same. The Companion hitches such as # BWRVK3050, which was designed for flat bed trucks, only fit B&W Turnover Ball gooseneck hitches. For a gooseneck ball that sticks up from the bed (and is not recessed in a cavity like on a flat bed truck) you can use the Demco Recon hitch # DM8550045. It clamps around a 2-5/16 inch gooseneck ball. I have included a link to a video review of this hitch for you. Another option is to adapt the trailer...
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  • Slider Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-250 with Factory Rail Kit
  • The Curt hitch part # C60700 that you referenced is an aftermarket style gooseneck hitch for your 2017 Ford F-250. That means that your 2017 Ford F-250 you need an adapter like the part # CAB-C5G to tow a fifth wheel trailer.
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  • Recommended Gooseneck Hitch Ball to 5th Wheel Trailer Adapter
  • The Fifth Wheel Trailer King Pin # 337KP20050 is a weld on king pin to make your trailer compatible with 5th wheel hitches. If you want the gooseneck trailer to 5th wheel king pin adapter, you can use the Ram Gooseneck to 5th Wheel Trailer Coupler Adapter Inner Tube - Square # KPG5-Q30IP or round # KPG5-R30IP. If you have a gooseneck hitch installed in your truck and you have a 5th wheel trailer, then you will want the Demco Recon Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter # DM8550045...
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  • Solution for Chucking While Towing with Ranch Hitch Fifth Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter
  • Sounds like you are using the Ranch Hitch part # AM3100 to convert a fifth wheel trailer to be towed by a goosneck hitch. This adapter is not cushioned at all. We do have the similar Convert a Ball part # CAB-C5G which is cushioned which would relieve some of the chucking you are experiencing. Or if you have a standard gooseneck coupler and hitch setup you could replace it with a cushioned gooseneck coupler part # CG.
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  • Recommended 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter for 2018 Ram 3500
  • The reason the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5G is not recommended for use with factory-installed gooseneck prep packages on Fords from 2011-present and Ram from 2013-present is because they use gooseneck hitch ball # RP19311 that has a plastic handle on top that folds into the hitch ball and the Convert-A-Ball # CAB-C5G has a nut on the inside (see accompanying photos) that will damage the gooseneck ball. For that reason the adapter I recommend for your...
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  • Gooseneck to 5th Wheel Adapter for 2006 Ram 3500 with Valley Stow-A-Ball or Similar Gooseneck Hitch
  • In 2006 Ram trucks did not come with a factory gooseneck hitch. That would have been a dealer option. Based on your picture it appears to be a Valley Stow-A-Ball hitch or something very similar. What I recommend to tow a 5th wheel trailer is to use the Demco Recon # DM8550045. This hitch attaches to a standard 2-5/16 inch gooseneck ball regardless of brand. It is rated for 21,000 pounds, and since it has an actual 5th wheel hitch head it provides a safer connection than other adapters. Another...
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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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  • 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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  • Best Fifth Wheel Towing Solution Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-350 with B and W Gooseneck Hitch
  • Sounds like you have a fifth wheel to gooseneck adapter installed on your trailer like the Convert A Ball # CAB-C5G. While these adapters typically work great for people (we've yet to hear of an issue), the trailer manufacturers don't like these adapters at all and will say they put undue stress on the trailer frame therefore voiding the warranty. Since you have a short bed truck and a B and W Turnoverball gooseneck your best option is to take off the adapter leaving you with a standard...
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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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  • Will the Convert-A-Ball Gooseneck Coupler Adapter # CAB-C5G Handle Long Trips
  • You should have no problem using the Convert-A-Ball Gooseneck Coupler Adapter, # CAB-C5G, on a 1,200 mile trip as long as the gross weight of your trailer remains under 20,000 lbs and the pin weight is under 4,000 lbs. We had one customer comment that he has been using his adapter for over 20,000 miles and it is still working great. The only note I would add to this adapter is that there will be a noticeable difference in the ride quality if you are used to towing with a fifth wheel...
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  • Can the Convert-A-Ball Adapter # CAB-C5G be Utilized on a Truck with a Recessed Gooseneck Hitch Ball
  • The Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5G that you referenced is actually one of our most popular options for using a gooseneck hitch to pull a 5th wheel trailer. It has received great reviews and offers 12" to 16" of adjustment (measured from the top of the hitch ball) to help level your towing setup. I have attached an installation video for you to reference.
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  • Adapter to Convert Fifth Wheel Pin Box to Gooseneck for Towing with Ram Box Truck
  • Since you have a B and W Turnoverball hitch installed in your truck that means you have a gooseneck hitch already. Then for an adapter for your fifth wheel hitch we have the # CAB-C5G which will bolt to your trailer's pin box and give you a gooseneck hitch. Normally when somebody wants to tow a fifth wheel trailer with a Ram Box truck we have to recommend a Sidewinder pin box on the trailer, but they are not compatible with B and W Companion hitches so that route would require you...
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  • Towing a Keystone Toy Hauler 5th Wheel Trailer with a Gooseneck Hitch
  • I spoke with my contact at Lippert who said that your Lippert pin box 381769 is also known as their 1116 pin box # LC1270271. Although there are (discontinued) Reese Goose Boxes that will fit your 1116 pin box none of them are rated for 20K like you are asking about. I recommend going with an adapter like the Convert-A-Ball Adapter # CAB-C5G which connects your 1116 pin box to a gooseneck hitch ball and has that 20K weight rating you are looking for. This essentially turns your pin box...
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  • Is there an Ideal 5th Wheel Trailer Pin Height
  • The good news is that most 5th wheel pin boxes and gooseneck couplers are height adjustable as are 5th wheel hitches (but not gooseneck hitches). So you will be able to make some adjustments if the two different trucks have different heights. Basically when the trailer is level you will need about 5 or 6 inches of space from the tops of the bed sides to the bottom of the trailer overhang. The bad news, which isn't really bad news given the above information, is that because all trucks...
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  • Recommended Gooseneck Adapter to Mount 5th Wheel Trailer to Gooseneck Hitch on Flat Bed Truck
  • I do have a solution for you, however there isn't a Reese Goose Box available that is designed to replace the RBW 7028 pin box on your trailer. Your best option then is to go with a gooseneck adapter that actually bolts over the king pin (instead of replacing it). For this I highly recommend the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5GX1216 because it features a 7-1/2 inch offset to provide you with more clearance and an interior polyurethane cushion that will...
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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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  • Towing 5th Wheel Trailer Using Lifted 2011 Ford F250
  • Lifted trucks aren't good tow vehicles for fifth wheel trailers for a couple of reasons. Adding the lift kit could have an impact on the towing capacity of the vehicle. I'd recommend contacting the manufacturer of the lift kit to find out what adding the kit has done to the truck's towing capacity. Secondly and probably more importantly, the stock tires on your truck were about 32 inches in diameter. Your 37's have added 5 inches in tire height or a 2-1/2 inch increase in ride height....
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  • Recommended Way to Tow 5th Wheel Trailer with 2012 Ford F-250 That Has B&W Turnover Ball
  • It sounds like your 2012 Ford F-250 long bed pickup has the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # BWGNRK1111. This gives you a great way to convert for 5th wheel towing. You can add the B&W Companion 5th wheel hitch # BWRVK3500 which drops right into the gooseneck ball hole in the bed. This 20K 5th wheel offers beefy 1-inch-thick dual jaws for excellent king pin contact and a fully-articulating head for easier hitching. Unlike adapters that can introduce extra stress into...
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