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Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter w/ Offset - 12" to 16" Tall

Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter w/ Offset - 12" to 16" Tall

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Use your gooseneck hitch to tow your 5th-wheel trailer by hooking up with this coupler adapter. Poly cushions absorb shock for a smooth ride. Adjustable height fits multiple applications. Offset design is perfect for short-bed pickups. 20,000-lb GTW. 1-833-496-1390 to order Convert-A-Ball gooseneck and fifth wheel adapters part number CAB-C5GX1216 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Convert-A-Ball products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter w/ Offset - 12" to 16" Tall. Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters reviews from real customers.
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Convert-A-Ball Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters

  • Fifth Wheel Trailer to Gooseneck Hitch
  • Bolts Over King Pin
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • Convert-A-Ball
  • King Pin Adapters
  • Adapts Trailer
  • Adjustable Height
  • Offset

Use your gooseneck hitch to tow your 5th-wheel trailer by hooking up with this coupler adapter. Poly cushions absorb shock for a smooth ride. Adjustable height fits multiple applications. Offset design is perfect for short-bed pickups. 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
  • Offset design provides additional clearance when making turns with short-bed pickups
    • Not recommended for trucks with beds shorter than 6'
  • 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:

  • Application: 2-5/16" gooseneck hitch balls
  • Towing capacity: 20,000 lbs
  • Pin weight capacity: 4,000 lbs
  • Height: 12" - 16"
  • Offset: 7-1/2"
  • Safety chain overall length: 25-1/2"
  • 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.
    • Any adapter that attaches in this way may void your trailer's warranty.
  • 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. Because this adapter is designed with an offset, the top lip of the adapter must also be bolted to the base of the pin box to ensure proper positioning.


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.


Offset Design

This coupler adapter is specially designed for use with truck beds that are between 6 feet and 8 feet in length. The offset allows your trailer to sit a bit farther back than it normally would so that you can make turns safely and with confidence. Supplying that extra space between your trailer and truck cab creates the clearance necessary for you to make tight turns without your trailer hitting your cab.



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.



C5GX1216 Convert-A-Ball Adjustable Fifth-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter with 7-1/2" Offset - 12" to 16"

Replaces 5GX1214 and 5GX1416

Item # CAB-C5GX1216





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Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter w/ Offset - 12" to 16" Tall - CAB-C5GX1216

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (773 Customer Reviews)

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

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I ordered a 5th wheel to gooseneck 7 1/2" offset adapter. I didn't receive it for 10 days due to weather delay. When I did receive it I've got 2 of the same item, The boxes were labeled incorrectly. Now I have to go through the problem of sending the extra one back and wait on the correct item to be delivered, I sure hope there are no weather delays, I need this SOON! Other than this issue I have always had good experiences with ordering through etrailer. I will also do a follow-up review when I receive the correct item.


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It is very unfortunate that this has happened. I have sent your information over to our customer service department for them to better assist you.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 04/18/2022


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Well, it works, But thats all. I bought it as a quick fix for a stuck goose ball in the bed of my truck. I tow a 2018 Jayco Eagle 5th wheel and needed an option in a pinch. The geometry of this device created a lot of chucking and bucking while towing not to mention the extra leverage on the frame. I towed with it 3 times before finally managing to remove the goose ball, and installed a B&W Companion with OEM hitch points. Night and day difference. I would only recommend this adapter if you have no other choice.




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I received this hitch about a year ago, it arrived with in a week of ordering it. The instructions were simple to understand. It did say it will take two person to install. I was able to install it by myself with in a few hours, What I like about this hitch is that I still have use of my truck bed when unhook when traveling and I don’t have a fifthwheel to haul around. My camper pulls great with this hitch with no complaintion at all. It’s a great hitch.




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CAVEAT EMPTOR! Don’t cheese out - get what you really need
Not appropriate for every application but the information provided does not make it clear




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This is my first 5th wheel but I have several other gooseneck trailers that I tow on a regular basis. I didn't want to have to switch back and forth so I bought this adapter. I have a long bed but I have a chase rack on it that goes up over the cab. I really didn't want to have to remove it every time I wanted to tow my new toy hauler so I got the offset hitch. Install was very straight forward. Took me about 40 min. to install. The hardest part was getting the bolts in as mine has the long pin box and it was all I could do to reach the holes. I don't have very many miles on it but it tows great. I didn't notice any difference from my other gooseneck trailers.


Comments
After a year in still very satisfied and glad I went this route.
Pierre B - 12/31/2017


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Great product!I had a couple concerns and the people at convert a ball were very courteous and knowledgeable. They addressed my Conan’s it works beautifully.


Comments
Used converter all last season and very happy with it, it’s great to use my gooseneck hitch for my fifth wheel and not have fifth wheel hitch taking up box space
Phillip - 06/20/2022


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I have a short bed so I assumed the offset was needed for cab clearance. The off set has a major design flaw. It needs to be drilled through and pinned or welded to prevent it from rotating while backing up. Trust me, we tightened the bolts to the point of denting the post and it still rotated while backing up allowing it to strike my bedside causing significant damage. The offset went in the trash and I used the large flanged adapter successfully after that with out the offset. I then discovered the late model 2018 trailer had plenty of room and cleared the shortbed cab with out the offset anyways! I was trying to fix a problem that didn't exist. Some days you can't win. lol..
Sorry, I can not recommend the offset with out pinning or welding it. But the straight Goose neck adapter works fine.


Comments
I reached out to the manufacturer about the rotation that you experienced. They advised that the front and rear adjustment bolts come partially pre-tightened however will need to be tightened to 110 foot pounds during installation. This can be overlooked or forgotten when the height adjustment is made.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/18/2021


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Great product, only reason I gave 4/5 is the safety chain was too short and holes for safety chains too small.




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Bought this to convert 5th wheel camper to gooseneck. Hardest part of the install is drilling and tapping the holes to attach to kingpin plate. But once finished and used for the first time, absolutely love it! Camper pulls much smoother than when it was 5th wheel




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I could not use it on the new 5th wheel I bought. Still have it and I am trying to sell it.




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I have ordered many items from etrailer they always arrive fast this gooseneck to 5th wheel adapter installed easy and did the trick for me built very strong. The staff at etrailet is always very helpful.




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worked excelent for the year that i owned this trailer. sinse have sold the whole traler and this hitch and was a definite point of sale to the new buyer. thanks


Comments
we have since sold the trailer i bout this for but with that said i absolutely loved the conversion while i had it. made life easier and the long road trips so much more comfortable.
Jarrod - 01/26/2022


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Owned a year now GREAT product.
Made
very well. Installed in 40 minutes in dealership parking lot. Trailer towed beautifully thanks to cushion in system.




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I was not explained about having to drill holes in my fith wheel hitch. This was difficult to do and when done it was not level, very difficult to take trailer off truck, had to use a jack. I had to redo and had to add spacers between fithwheel and gooseneck. This might have been better if I had not got the 7 inch offset, this tended to pull the bolts out of the fith wheel platform. I had to redo this hitch three times.




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Terrible product!!! I installed it just like the instructions described. I have a 40' toy hauler and it was super jerky down the road and the offset rotates with the trailer so it digs into the side of the truck be since now the king pin is longer. Even with [see installation instrucitons for correct torque]ftlbs the set screws don't hold and it slides down. Strongly advise against using this product! At least now I can have an $800 boat anchor!




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Easy to install, worked great




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This hitch adapter is heavy duty. It's easy for two people to install in under an hour and all parts fit together well. The instructions were well written in English, which is the official language of our country (USA). The offset adapter works great with my 2011 Ram 2500 4x4 which sits higher due to oversized tires. My shipment was received two days after I ordered it without paying any expedited freight charges!
Thanks to the Convert-A-Ball and the fine folks at etrailer.com my days of listening to a clanging 5th wheel hitch are over. Thank you etrailer.


Comments
Hi Dano. Is your truck a shortbed or longbed Thanks Bill
-- comment by: Bill - 01/15/2015
My truck is a 2011 Ram 2500 Crew Cab 4x4 Short Bed.
-- comment by: Dano - 01/20/2015


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Wow what a great product! Instructions were great and very easy to install. I did it by myself in under a half hour. Looks very strong and better than expected. Arrived in just a few days.




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Arrived quickly. Easy to install




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The service I received from Justin was EXCELLENT. He is knowledgeable, helpful and friendly.. A winning combo!




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Product took about 2 hours to install by myself. Shipping was fast and free. I hooked our fifth wheel camper up to move it and make sure everything worked. I still need to park it on the level and check me adjustments as I set it as high as i could and we live on a grade. Using a 2008 Dodge dually mega cab.




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Heavy duty. Two man job to install. Needed longer bolts but manufacturer was very helpful. Tows great, totally satisfied with product and service. I tow a 33foot Carri- lite fifth wheel rv (14000 lbs) with a 2016 F350 4x4 super cab with an 8 foot bed.


Comments
Terrific product. Had to get longer safety chains. Trailer tows great. After sale service is great.
march h - 07/11/2017


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Roger was very helpful! He went the extra mile to find exactly what we needed. it wasn’t easy! We haven’t traveled with it yet, so we can’t comment about that, but Roger was very helpful to us when we were about to decide there was no solution!! it’s people like this that bring return customers!!




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So far so good. The order was processed perfectly. I just got the Convert a ball cushioned 5th wheel to goose-neck adapter with offset. I haven't even opened the boxes yet but when I do I'm sure I will have the same sense of satisfaction I get whenever I open something I've ordered from E-trailer. My satisfaction level right now is 100%. I will share photo's of the install.




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Easy install, great looking and excellent quality



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