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. Call 800-298-8924 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. Guaranteed Lowest Price 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 - CAB-C5GX1216

  • Fifth Wheel Trailer to Gooseneck Hitch
  • Bolts Over King Pin
  • Convert-A-Ball
  • Adapts Trailer
  • King Pin Adapters
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • 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 from Ford 2011 to present or Ram 2013 to present.
  • 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. 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







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


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-C5GX1216 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number CAB-C5GX1216. This is the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter with Offset. It can also range in heights from 12 inches to 16 inches. The 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter lets you tow your 5th wheel trailer with your gooseneck hitch. The coupler just bolts to your trailer's kingpin and connects to the gooseneck ball. This system has interior cushions that act as shock absorbers for a smoother, safer ride.

It's going to reduce bounce and vibration, and minimize wear and tear on both your trailer and your tow vehicle. The offset design provides additional clearance when making turns with short bed pickups, so it's not going to be recommended for trucks with beds shorter than 6 feet in length. The adjustable height fits multiple applications. You can see this portion here adjusts. When adjusting, you want to make sure that you can't see any of that red. Then it has the set screws here at the bottom, you just tighten those up to secure this portion in place.

The other portion that adjusts is the actual platform. It moves up and down this post down here. All you have to do is loosen up the set screws and then you can adjust that as needed for a couple more inches of adjustment. The failsafe kingpin adapter has the built in positive lock feature to secure the trailer to the hitch ball. The steel extension handle is going to let you slide the bar to lock or unlock the coupler from outside the truck bed. That's going to be this portion here.

It just gives you that extension so that way, you don't have to be in the truck bed to move it to a lock or unlock position. That just acts as a latch keeping the adapter secure. Once you have it in the position you want to, you just install the looped end or the curved end into this portion down here. It's going to secure the latch in place. You can also replace that with a padlock for greater security.

That is going to be sold separately. You can check out etrailer.com for some options. This is made from a durable cast steel construction with a rust resistant powder coat finish. It's also going to include the safety chains and a bolt-on kit. A bolt-on kit for the 5GX has been provided. You must bolt the C5GX to your kingpin box to prevent the adapter from being able to turn on the kingpin. It's going to offer us a towing capacity of 20,000 pounds with a pin weight capacity of 4,000 pounds. This is designed to work with 2 5/16 inch gooseneck hitch balls. The height adjustment is going to range from 12 inches to 16 inches. It's going to provide us with a 7 1/2 inch offset. Please keep in mind that this not compatible with sidewinder kingpins. When used together, they actually produce 2 pivoting points at both the ball and the turret, which is a safety hazard. The best way to determine the correct size 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter is going to be to back the vehicle under the trailer and then measure from the top of the ball in the bed to the base of the pin box on your trailer. Then this will indicate the height of the adapter that you need. It's going to come with a collar, and this collar just slides over your 5th wheel trailer's kingpin. It's held in place with the set screws that are already attached to that. Additional larger set screws that are mounted at the top of the coupler adapter, which is this portion here, then tighten onto the collar. Because the 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. The offsite design is especially designed for use with truck beds that are between 6 feet and 8 feet in total length. The offset simply allows your trailer to sit a bit farther back than it normally would. That way, you can make turns safely and with confidence. Supplying that extra space between your trailer and truck cab is just going to create the clearance necessary to make tight turns without your trailer hitting the cab of your vehicle. Also, keep in mind that there are no recommended limits to the length of the pin box on which the Convert-A-Ball trailer couple can be used. That's going to do it for our review of part number CAB-C5GX1216. This is the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter with the Offset. .


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (71 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 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. 704452



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Relatively easy and straightforward to install. Pulls well like my gooseneck equipment trailer. 405540



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Easy to install. Super easy to use. Hook up is so simple and fast. Best purchase that I made after buying my 5th wheeler. This Convert a Ball Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adjuster have not weathered at all over the last year. They are both still in prime condition, no rusting. 694109



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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. 341235



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I received the Convert-A-Ball within 5 days of placing the order. A friend of mine assisted me with the install. With the weight, it makes it a lot easier with assistance. We had it installed within 45 minutes. I was pleased with the quality of the construction and the detailed instructions. Most of all, I was pleased with the etrailer personnel. This product was suggested to me when I called and I did have to call with a question during install. Both calls were answered professionally and very helpful. 264030



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Ordered CAB-C5GX1216 Gooseneck adapter on a Thursday and had it at my house on Monday in Ohio. Took about an hour to install it by myself. Very well made heavy duty adapter. Have not towed with it yet but did have it hooked up to the truck to adjust height off of bed. Flip the Red lever to lock or unlock,very easy to use. 225761



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The CAB-C5GX1216 was the perfect fix for my situation, I have a 1997 Dodge ram 3500 Flatbed with a goosneck , i went with this so that i would not have to do away with my goosneck , and to give me more clearance for sharp turns. I would recommend this to anyone that uses a goosneck alot like i do, I had it installed in about 1 1/2 hours. The CAB-C5GX1216 is really well made. Really fast shipping and great service super nice people. What ever you buy from Etrailer you know that you get a great product and a great price. Thanks for all you guys do at etrailer 173170



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Excellent product with good instructions. Well engineered and installed in little more than one hour. Looking forward to pulling our new Montana 33' with this hitch. Now I can use my gooseneck hitch for stock, flatbed and RV trailers all...and my pickup bed is still open. Yahoo. Thanks, Jim 221877



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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. 386125



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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. 63540


Comments

Hi Dano. Is your truck a shortbed or longbed Thanks Bill

-- comment by: Bill - 01/15/2015

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My truck is a 2011 Ram 2500 Crew Cab 4x4 Short Bed.

-- comment by: Dano - 01/20/2015

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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. 616810



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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. 652831



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After installing the gooseneck, hooking it up to trailer, I was not impressed on the function of this gooseneck(recommended for short bed truck). Towing my trailer was like pulling the entire railroad pacific behind me.. Lot of tugging jerking. When I arrived to my destination the gooseneck had dropped down in the front giving it a dropped and sideways location instead of the installed and aligned position... Gooseneck was rated for up to 14,000 pounds.. I was towing only 9,000.. My vehicle struggled even though it is a GMC 2500 with all the gear...... 278808



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I bought this adaptor about a year ago and I have to say it has been worth every penny that I paid! I have an 8ft bed with a tool box in the back so having the offset worked great, giving me more ability to turn the trailer right where I needed it to get. Install was fairly simple but you'll want at least 1 more person to help since it weighs almost 90lbs. Have a torque wrench handy to. All in all I recommend this to anyone who has a gooseneck ball in the bed of their truck who wants to own a 5th wheel trailer! 371980



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I wish I would have installed this years ago. Took it on its 1st trip up the Northern Coast of California, pulled so nice, and when we got to the camp ground I had nothing in my bed. I installed it by myself in about 2 hours, took it off and on about 4 times. It took me the longest to tap the threads 2 of the bolts I could get the nuts and lock washers on but 2 had to be threaded. I had drill bits and taps so that was a no cost, I would suggest that if you have to thread holes go buy good drill bits and a tap, do it right. After it was completed and I did a test drive backed it into my side yard and I could not get the trailer off the ball, I thought it was stuck, it was not I just didn't notice how much the cushion travels I thought I was lifting the trailer to high. Anyhow I love it and it was reasonably priced. 576662



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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. 327967


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After a year in still very satisfied and glad I went this route.

Pierre B - 12/31/2017

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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. 349652



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Thank you. Exactly what i ordered. Arrived on time as you had stated. 729612



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They are Very helpful and fast shipping. 699035



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Got the hitch with grate shipping .Will up date when I get installed 688302



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Great unit a lot of adjustment. 651634



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I like it. Installation was simple! The adapt-a-ball allows me to tow my fifth-wheel camper without worrying about knocking out the back window in the cab and I didn’t have to install a fifth-wheel plate. A friend asked about it and later bought one on my recommendation. 635509



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I was unable to attach the hitch plate to the adapter due to unfinished manufacturing process that left a seam of extra metal during the casting. I had to find die grinder small enough the fit inside the hitch plate to remove the metal which was tedious. 628795



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Great wiring and hitch. Be sure to purchase yours from these people, you won't be dissapointed. 612933



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Have put on 1800 miles on a single trip with several stops for a few days and unhitched and rehitched. All working well 608853



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Very pleased with this 5th wheel to goose neck adapter. Heavy duty & no problems whatsoever. Very easy latch system. 603780



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very fast service. the gooseneck adapter is exactly what I needed 585489



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Better than I expected, the offset and height adjustment was exactly what I needed. Thanks for providing a great product. 568875



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Works great no problems. 558973



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I love this adapter. I have a short bed truck. Without this extender, I could not pull my Fifth wheel travel trailer. I just went and looked at the video about again to look at the process for leveling. It is very easy to understand. 547050



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Work great sorry didn't get chance to take pictures everything went pretty quick. Got the job done. 513388



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Heavy duty product and well made. Straight forward installation. Highly recommended. 490282



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great so far have to install yet.Bryan w customer service was 5 star talked to him on phone wensday afternoon. told him i wanted to leave for florida soon it was delived friday morning have not saw service like that in a long time thanks 470161



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Easy to use , great conversion !!! 413670



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Easy to assemble, very good instructions, fairly easy to adjust. Haven't had any questions to call about with written instructions and the video on the web site. Thank you for ease of ordering. That was very nice for a change. 390277


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After about a year its not bad, plenty strong, the only problem is turning radius. It could be better. I have adjusted it several times and in different ways, it just doesnt seem any better. Thats the only problem I have.

Jeff V - 06/07/2018

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The product was on the money. It came a day early. You guys and Customer Service were excellent. It was my first order and we were extremely pleased. My father owned a restaurant and would tell everyone if you have complaints on the food or service let the owner/cook know if you liked everything tell everybody. We will. Keep it up my brother! 370720



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Product arrived as advertised and on time, very satisfied. 370647



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Easy installation and works great. 369869



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Great product worked very well on my ford 250 360347



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The installation was not very hard the set back is perfect for my fifth wheel and truck also Etrailer was awesome to work with to make sure I receive exactly what I needed 346164



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This is the 2nd unit I've purchased and have been extremely happy. It is very easy to install, and works great. 338052


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Everything is great. The wire harnesses and components all are in good condition. The Convert-a-ball gooseneck is a great product. This is the second one Ive purchased. We haul our 6 horse gooseneck and our camper most every weekend during the summer to the many horse shows and our fair we participate at. We even got in 2 weekends camping without the horses. Having this set makes it very easy to haul with either of our pickups.

Steve S - 02/05/2018

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Great product and service 333511



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Easy Hook Up - No 5th Wheel Saddle to remove when you want the bed of your truck back for other use, you simply flip your goose neck ball over - very stable on the road even in High Wind situations - with 8" offset it gives you extra turning radius with the Cab of the Truck - doesn't bind when you are backed into low or high spot, which happens with the King Pin of lower cost fifth wheel hitches - ininstallation instructions were very Good 323875



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Brittney was great to help me with the exchange from the straight model to the off-set model. It was delivered today and I was able to change it out and get it back to the UPS store all today for a return. Thank You It's going to work great. 323757



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I did not expect to receive item in less than 48 hours. Great job! Have not used product yet. Waiting on new truck to arrive. Big savings over local hitch dealer. 309987


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I really like it. I dont have to take out a fifth wheel after every trip so I can use my truck to haul things. Hooks up easy, pulls great!

Todd H - 10/23/2017

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Very good service,polite and helpful.Thank you Ellen. 305995



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Great product 300472



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It came within a couple of days and it was very easy to install. I did it alone and in less time than they stated. It has worked great! Wish I would've known about this site sooner! 291858



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Haven't had but one problem, and that's that it sits lower than my fifth wheel hitch, and I had to turn around in a 4 way on a back road. I caught the edge of my truck bed with my hitch frame. 278301



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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. 270164


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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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  • The Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th Wheel Trailer to Gooseneck Hitch Adapter you mentioned, part # CAB-C5GX1216 will offer 7-1/2 inches of offset, and will increase the distance between the front of your fifth wheel and the rear of your truck cab when the trailer is in a straight line behind the truck. It will also provide more clearance between the rear bumper and the front of the fifth wheel, under the trailer loft. Keep in mind, the offset adapter is not meant to increase the clearance...
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  • Recommended Gooseneck To 5th Wheel Adapter With Offset To Rear For Greater Turning Clearance
  • For a gooseneck to 5th wheel adapter with an offset, I recommend the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter w/ Offset - 12" to 16" Tall # CAB-C5GX1216. This adapter has a 7-1/2 inch offset for clearance and a built in shock absorber with polyurethane cushion on the interior. Another option is the Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter w/8" Offset for Short-Bed Trucks # AM3139. This does not have the internal cushion, but it does have an 8...
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  • Adapter To Be Able To Tow Fifth Wheel Trailer Behind 2017 GMC 2500 With Curt Gooseneck Hitch
  • To get extra clearance towing your fifth wheel trailer with a gooseneck hitch in your truck is to use an adapter like part # CAB-C5GX1216. This adapter bolts to your fifth wheel king pin and connects to the gooseneck ball. Another option is to swap out your pin box and use a Goose Box. You just need to know what the make and model of your king pin is. Then check out the attached link for the Goose Boxes we offer. Or you can let me know what pin box you have and I will make a recommendation...
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  • Available Adapter to Tow 5th Wheel with Gooseneck Hitch in 2015 GMC Sierra 2500, 6-1/2 Foot Bed
  • There are some adapters that will allow you to tow your 5th wheel trailer with your gooseneck hitch while still leaving your toolbox installed on your truck, but unfortunately there are not any 5th wheel hitches that will fit in the 10 space between the gooseneck ball hole and the toolbox on your truck. To keep the toolbox installed while towing, you will want to use an adapter like the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-To-Gooseneck Adapter with Offset # CAB-C5GX1216. This adapter will...
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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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  • Recommended Gooseneck Hitch to 5th Wheel King Pin for Horse Trailer and Short Bed Truck
  • For your 2003 Silverado 2500 with 6 foot bed and gooseneck hitch, I recommend the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter w/ Offset - 12" to 16" Tall # CAB-C5GX1216. There unfortunately isn't a better option for the offset you need for best turning clearance and you may still have some restrictions based on the placement of that king pin. The Demco Recon Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - Single Jaw - 21,000 lbs # DM8550045 is a great option if you only need...
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  • Installation of Convert-A-Ball Offset 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter CAB-C5GX1216
  • The Convert-A-Ball Offset 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5GX1216 secures to you 5th wheel trailer's king pin with 3 bolts that hold it in place flush against the bottom of the pin box. If you refer to the linked photo you'll see these bolts. I would first make sure this coupler is properly secured to the trailer's king pin. Next I would check that you have the height adjustment at the correct position that keeps the trailer level when it is hitched. The adapter has a height adjustment...
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  • Is Pin Box Drilling Required to Install Convert-A-Ball 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter CAB-C5GX1216
  • You will need to bolt the offset 5th wheel to gooseneck adapter # CAB-C5GX1216 to the trailer pin box. The offset necessitates bolting on the adapter to handle the extra stress. Using the offset version does not provide any addition clearance when making tight turns because it does not move the pivot point back. So if bolting it on is not an option for you, using the regular version, # CAB-C5G, would be the way to go since you will not have to bolt it on. I have included a couple of...
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  • Convert-A-Ball 5th Wheel Adapter Compatibility with 2015 Ram Short Bed with Factory Gooseneck
  • The Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter w/ Offset - 12" to 16" Tall # CAB-C5GX1216 is not recommended for use with factory-installed towing prep packages from Ford, GM, Dodge (Ram), or Nissan. There are a few reasons but none of them impact the actual function of the adapter. The first is ball wear. The factory systems use a lever on the top of the hitch ball that wears over time and can leave you unable to remove the ball. I've attached a photo from the manufacturer...
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  • Gooseneck Adapter to Provide Additional Clearance Between 2006 Dodge Mega Cab and 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Where exactly is the 5th wheel contacting the bed? If its contacting the rear of the cab, then you will need to look into a sliding fifth wheel hitch or a fixed fifth wheel hitch with a sidewinder pin box as long as you have a short bed truck. The Ranch Hitch Offset Coupler Adapter, # AM3139, that you referenced will give you additional clearance when turning, but it is not designed to completely eliminate contact between your trailer and truck cab. If the trailer loft is hitting the...
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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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  • 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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  • How To Determine Which Fifth Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter To Use on a Ford F-250 Long Bed
  • Usually on a Ford F-250 long bed (8 foot) truck an offset gooseneck adapter is not necessary, but you can measure to see if you would need one. To determine the clearance needed on your F-250 long bed, you need to take the width of your trailer and divide by two. Then measure from the gooseneck hitch ball in the truck to the back of the truck cab. That dimension should be 4 inches more than your first measurement for correct clearance. For example, if your trailer measures 96 inches...
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  • Dimensions of the Demco 5th Wheel Base Rails Adapter Part # DM6140
  • Yes, the Demco 5th Wheel Base Rails Adapter part # DM6140 will fit the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch part # BWGNRK1111 on your 2015 Ford F-250. There is no drilling required to install this adapter. All you need to do is release the handle for the hitch ball and drop the adapter into the gooseneck hitch ball opening. The overall dimensions of the adapter plate are 36" long (side to side) x 28" wide (front to back). I have attached a review video of the adapter for...
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  • Will an Offset 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter Provide Turning Clearance to Tow 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The offset 5th wheel to gooseneck adapters such as # CAB-C5GX1216 won't give you any extra clearance for turning. What it does is provide more distance between the back of the truck and the trailer. It doesn't change the pivot point of the trailer so clearance can still be an issue. Also this adapter does not work with the Ford prep package because of the plastic latch on top of the ball. There is a nut inside adapter # CAB-C5GX1216 that tears up the latch on the ball. With a 5th wheel...
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  • Recommended Gooseneck to 5th Wheel Adapter for Flat Bed Truck with Recessed Ball and Short Bed
  • Yes, the Demco Recon Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter # DM8550046 will work with the 16 x 12-3-4 inch recessed opening on your flat bed and it's designed specifically for 4 inch tall gooseneck balls. With that being said there isn't any kind of offset on this hitch to provide clearance for sharper turns so a better option may be with an adapter like the Convert-A-Ball # CAB-C5GX1216 that features a 7-1/2 inch offset. This will actually bolt onto the king pin of your 5th...
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  • Install Instructions and Install Video for Convert A Ball Fifth Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter
  • I attached a picture that shows the installation instructions for the Conver a Ball Adapter part # CAB-C5GX1216 that you referenced as well as an install video for you to check out.
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  • Adapter for Towing 5th Wheel with Goose Neck Hitch in Short-Bed Ram 3500 with Rambox
  • The Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5GX1216 allows a 5th wheel trailer to be pulled by a gooseneck-equipped tow vehicle. This particular adapter provides 7-1/2-inches of offset for a bit more cab-to-trailer clearance and it incorporates internal polyurethane cushions that act as shock absorbers. Do note it is not compatible with Sidewinder/Revolution pin boxes nor with any air ride cushioned 5th wheel pin boxes. The Convert-A-Ball Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Adapter for B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Towing Flagstaff 5th Wheel
  • One reason the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter with Offset # CAB-C5GX1216 may not work for you is the clearance needed with your short bed truck to execute a sharp turn with your 5th wheel trailer. The Companion Slider Hitch # BWRVK3400 you currently have offers an additional 12 inches of travel for the king pin to move back, away from the cab of the truck. The Convert-A-Ball adapter only offers a 5 inch offset, and does not offer much help with turning clearance...
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