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Demco Recon Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - Single Jaw - 21,000 lbs

Demco Recon Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - Single Jaw - 21,000 lbs

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Quickly and easily convert your gooseneck hitch to a sturdy 5th-wheel trailer hitch. 2 Lightweight pieces for fast, easy installation. Wraparound jaw has a locking bar for added security. Pivoting head allows easy hookup and helps limit chucking. Call 800-298-1624 to order Demco gooseneck and fifth wheel adapters part number DM8550045 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Demco products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Demco Recon Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - Single Jaw - 21,000 lbs. Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters reviews from real customers.
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Demco Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters - DM8550045

  • Gooseneck Hitch to Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • Connects to Gooseneck Ball
  • Hitch Adapters
  • 21000 lbs GTW
  • Adapts Truck
  • Demco
  • Offset
  • Adjustable Height

Quickly and easily convert your gooseneck hitch to a sturdy 5th-wheel trailer hitch. 2 Lightweight pieces for fast, easy installation. Wraparound jaw has a locking bar for added security. Pivoting head allows easy hookup and helps limit chucking.


Features:

  • Trailer hitch adapter converts your gooseneck hitch (sold separately) to a 5th-wheel hitch
    • Lets you tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • Wraparound, single-piece jaw provides a secure connection
    • 360-Degree jaw-to-king-pin contact
    • Less rattle and more security than slide-bar jaws
  • 3/4" Thick, solid steel locking bar reinforces the connection of your coupled trailer
    • Automatically locks into place when the jaw closes
  • Double-pivot hitch head eases hookup and helps to limit chucking
    • Pivots front to back and side to side
  • 3 Height settings to fit your application
  • Cushioning polyurethane dampeners help reduce noise and absorb road shock
  • Spring-loaded handle with comfort grip allows for simple coupling
    • Tethered safety pin lets you secure the handle in the open or the closed position
  • Sturdy steel construction with rust-resistant black powder coat finish
  • Lightweight, 2-piece design makes installation and removal quick and easy
  • Quick, simple installation
    • Hitch base installs on ball of gooseneck hitch
    • Hitch head secures to base
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2-5/16" gooseneck hitch balls
    • Works with up to 5" tall gooseneck balls
  • Gross towing weight: 21,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 4,000 lbs
  • Offset: 3"
  • Hitch height settings: 15-1/2", 17-1/4", and 18"
  • 5-Year limited warranty


Notes:

  • This fifth-wheel hitch is not compatible with rotating pin boxes.
  • Will not work with high-rise gooseneck balls.

  • Fifth-Wheel Towing with Your Gooseneck Hitch

    There are a variety of adapters on the market that let you tow a fifth-wheel trailer with a gooseneck hitch. You can use a coupler adapter that replaces the pin box on your fifth-wheel trailer and then attaches to the gooseneck hitch in your truck bed. But these adapters often require modifications to your trailer that can void the warranty. Another option would be using fifth-wheel rails that mount directly to your gooseneck hitch, usually by dropping into the hitch's ball hole. But to do this you have to make 2 separate purchases - the adapter plate that has the rails and a standard fifth-wheel hitch.With the Demco Recon, you get a heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch that mounts in your truck bed by connecting directly to your gooseneck hitch with the included components. No modifications are required to your truck or trailer. And no additional parts are required for the system to work.


    Secure Wraparound Jaw with Locking Bar

    Single Dimensions

    The single-piece, strong wraparound jaw completely surrounds your trailer's king pin for 360 degrees of contact. This wraparound jaw provides a more secure connection than standard 2-piece jaws that close in on the king pin from the sides. The increased jaw-to-king-pin contact on the Recon hitch offers tighter tolerances around the king pin, which minimizes both rattle and chucking, for a smooth, quiet ride.


    A 3/4" thick solid steel locking bar spans the area in front of the jaw. This bar provides an added barrier of protection against accidental disconnection so you can have peace of mind that your trailer is secure. The locking bar is attached to the jaw and to the spring-loaded handle. The bar automatically locks when the jaw closes around your king pin.


    Double-Pivot, Cushioned Hitch Head

    Head and Head Components

    The double pivoting, cushioned head improves your towing experience dramatically by helping to reduce jarring and unwanted noise. Built-in pins allow the hitch head to pivot back and forth and side to side. And hookup is easy because the hitch head will automatically pivot to the proper angle when it comes into contact with your pin box.


    Polyurethane dampeners help to cushion the movement from the pivoting head and to reduce towing noise. These dampeners are built into the head assembly to cushion the head's side-to-side pivoting.


    Easy Installation

    This hitch is designed to attach to the 2-5/16" ball on your gooseneck hitch.


    Assembling the hitch is quick and easy because of its lightweight, 2-piece design. First, attach the base to your gooseneck ball. A coupler pin is installed underneath the ball and the coupler is tightened to keep the Recon secure. Then simply slide the head assembly into the opening in the base. There are 3 different height settings to choose from - just slide the head up or down to find your desired height.


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    Once you have chosen your desired height, use the included pin to secure the head to the base. Finally, tighten the bolt to eliminate any movement and rattle.



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8550045 Demco Recon 2-Piece Gooseneck to 5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - 21,000 lbs

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Customer Reviews

Demco Recon Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - Single Jaw - 21,000 lbs - DM8550045

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (118 Customer Reviews)

Quickly and easily convert your gooseneck hitch to a sturdy 5th-wheel trailer hitch. 2 Lightweight pieces for fast, easy installation. Wraparound jaw has a locking bar for added security. Pivoting head allows easy hookup and helps limit chucking.

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I just received my Demco Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter today. Installed it, hooked up to my first 5th wheel camper I just purchased, and pulled it home from about an hour away. Installation, hook up, and pulling was very easy and I am very pleased with the hitch. My rig is a 2007 GMC 2500 HD pulling a 2007 Sunnybrook Bristol Bay 3150 RL.


Comments
Hitch is still working great!
Henry - 08/07/2021


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I wish I had known in advance that the hitch was coming in 2 parcels and that they wouldn't arrive together, but the hitch itself is great! Assembly is simple and I can quickly disassemble into 3 pieces for easy storage in a bay. Although it states that the top plate is 15 1/2" above bed, it is actually 16 1/2" at the lowest setting and I ended up adjusting my pin box to compensate so everything rides level. All things to be expected. It is much easier than hitching up to a gooseneck, especially since my tool box blocks the view of the hitch. It rides smooth with no discernible bucking on the road. I highly recommend this hitch and especially the people that I bought it from. etrailer has been great to deal with. Pics will follow when the weather clears.


Comments
Ive owned it and used it for a year now and still highly recommend it to anyone with a Gooseneck hitch in their rig. Id add some pics showing how level everything sits, but not sure how to do that now.
William - 01/28/2021

I will add the photo you emailed me, thank you!

-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 1/28/2021


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Working great after a year. Have pulled two different 5th wheels - both over 38'. Still some slight chucking, but nothing like my old hitch. Love the security of the slider bar and the 360 degree contact. I usually leave it in the truck, but will split it into two pieces when I need the full bed.



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I was a little skeptical at first but this hitch is awesome! Super easy to install and adjust the height. No issues at all pulling our 5th wheel.



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The hitch is easy to ensemble. Great design. Pulled my trailer great! But when I hooked up the second time to the trailer the roll pin that goes in the locking bar fell out. Wasn't a really big deal. But if I hadn't had any tools and a 1/4" bolt with a lock nut I probably won't have been able to hook up. Maybe they could change that. The best adapter from gooseneck to fifth wheel.But all in all very happy with it.


Comments
This product is far superior than the rest of the other adapters. It mounts on the gooseneck easy and even if I didnt have a gooseneck trailer or gooseneck hitch on my truck this product is better than any other fifth wheel than that Ive had in the past. Plus it gives me the best of both ways to haul any trailer.??
Roger W - 05/19/2020


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Outstanding product! Exactly what I was needing. Fits perfectly under my BackFlip Truck bed cover. Pulled a 38' footer with no problems behind a 2016 Ram 2500 with a B&W Turnaball gooseneck hitch. Thanks Ya'll!



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Super Happy. Easy to install and remove. Has taken all that we have thrown at it and then some. The delivery of it was a different thing. The delivery Co. just backed up and rolled the hitch out into our yard, they did the same thing to the hitch box we ordered from Ebay so it was not etrailers fault. Super fast on shipping it out.


Comments
Works great if I can find it. Once you get something that works better than expected word gets out and everyone thinks that its theirs. going to secure it in my shop somehow. Even my kids inlaws use it without asking.
GERN - 04/15/2021


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Really like the hitch; particularly the 3 piece breakdown to make it easier to get in and out of truck bed. The weld on the nut and bolt system that stabilizes the yoke broke but was able to reweld it myself. Also the plastic bump cushion broke off but this doesnt have a major impact on performance.


Comments
4000+ miles and hitch is doing great.
Bruce R - 08/17/2021


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Took about two hours to install. Of course that includes taking the old goose neck adapter off the camper. Looks nice and I will be trying it out from Anchorage, AK to Louisiana, in September.


Comments
No complaints. Very pleased with the hitch. Much better than the 5th wheel trailer to goose nec ball adaptor I was using.
David - 07/21/2020

Comments
I would like to add to my 1 year review. Installation was very straight forward and simple. The only thing I did different was to drill a 716 hole on each side rail, into the channel beam that my gooseneck ball is mounted in. This added a little security to the mount but mainly, made it a bit more of a challenge to steal the unit. I do have to take the two bolts out to remove the hitch but only adds about 10 minutes to the process.
David - 07/21/2020


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Very quick shipment. The box did come damaged some but that was shippers fault not etrailer fault. The product was by far the best option To fit my budget and needs. Wouldn’t wanna try any other hitch. Installed in less than 15 min and was hooked up and towing in less than 30.



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Hitch works great, easy to hook up the camper. I have a short bed truck and didn’t have any problems making turns when we drove through town or backing in the driveway. Ships out in two packages, set up isn’t a problem. Pretty self explanatory, if you’re loading or unloading from the truck either have someone help or break it down to at least two pieces. It’s pretty heavy all assembled. I would recommend this hitch versus drilling holes or welding on a gooseneck adopter to your trailer.



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Love this hitch. Had a couple of other gooseneck hitches and this one if the best. I'm able to install and remove super easy, with no help. I carry 3 tandem bikes around with a special build bike rack. Removing the main hitch and keeping the base works out perfect for transporting all 3 bikes.



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Absolutely love this hitch. I needed something that would work with the Atwood folding goose ball in the truck I purchased, and thanks to etrailer I found this. The fact that it is three separate pieces make it easy to install and remove. Also like how the plate comes all the way around the back of the pin, as opposed to two pieces that meet in the center. When you hitch up and the lever is locked in place, and you can visually confirm that the plate is around the pin, there is no question that you are good to go. I feel completely safe using this hitch.



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Works perfectly. Locks up easily. I have pulled my 5th wheel about 5,000 miles so far and it performs just like advertised. And I can take it out of the truck bed when not in use. I can recommend this product!!!



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Bolted right in my truck no issues everything seems to be very solid and well made


Comments
The hitch does great easy to use and does good i pull a 35 ft 5th wheel with it to the beach with no issues it is also easy to take out truck and put back in
Preston - 06/09/2020


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I installed the Demco Recon Gooseneck to 5th Wheel Hitch yesterday. The Hitch was installed on a Reese Remove A Ball Hitch and fit perfectly after cutting the rubber mat in the bed of my 2012 GMC Sierra 3500hd Duramax Diesel Dually. I will be hauling a Keystone Avalanche 5th Wheel.



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Great service helping with my 5th wheel trailer hitch problem



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Love the 5th wheel so far.it was easy to install might have taken 30 min just have to fine tune it. Plan on going to Houston TX in a couple of months that will be the test 500 and something miles one way.



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Fairly easy install, have had no issues so far. Hauled 2 different 5th wheel campers.



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This hitch works great! Easy to install and remove to clear the truck bed.



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It arrived today, I had it installed in my truck in less than 30 minutes, and meets all of my expectations. I would recommend this unit and the team at etrailers to all of my friends.



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Very impressed with my order. Etrailer tracking nad delvery is the best I have ever seen. I followed my order from the time I placed it until final delivery on their web site, awesome. Will give fowwow up after installation



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From start to finish my experience with etrailer was top notch. I studied all the videos on deciding my hitch choice and more than happy. Took approx.1 hour to install completely, now ready to start using. The heavy duty quality was more than expected. Thanks again. Santa K (Kevin) P.S. ordered 2 days later on my door step


Comments
Great ! A bit heavy but very easy to take out and reinstall each use as I use my bed every day. I see other hitches but for my ball to hitch application its the best.
Kevin - 03/04/2020



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This 5th wheel hitch that connects to the gooseneck ball was the right answer for us we didn't like any of the conversion adapters to convert a 5th wheel hitch into a gooseneck hitch, so this was the answer for us. We have driven across the country and back pulling our 5th wheel trailer using your hitch. It has preformed excellently. The only issue we have had is the king pin sticking when you try to unlock it.



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Strong stout product, good 21k rating, instructions are eazy to understand, looks like it will last for long time of use. Nice that it breaks down for removal.


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    The Demco Recon Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter part # DM8550045 is indeed the best option aside from modifications to the truck or trailer. In regards to compatibility with a Mor/ryde Pin Box, it will work yes. That said, if you have a model with rotating turret then you'd need to lock this out but that is all. The majority of Mor/ryde Pin Boxes don't have a rotating turret so you should be fine but either way it can be made compatible.
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  • Will Demco Recon Gooseneck 5th Wheel Adapter Spin Around on Gooseneck Ball
    The Demco Recon Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter # DM8550045 referenced in your question uses a coupler at the base to securely attach to a standard 2-5/16 inch diameter gooseneck ball. Top and side coupler bolts hold it in place so that it doesn't move around on the bed or rock back and forth. I have attached an image from the install manual just so you can get a better picture of this. The only thing you will want to check on your Blue Ox Diamond Hitch is the height of...
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  • Recommendation for Lightweight Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch for Short Bed 2017 Ram 2500
    The Demco Recon Gooseneck Hitch Adapter # DM8550045 referenced in your question is designed to attach to an existing gooseneck hitch ball on the truck. It is indeed a nice lightweight option but it likely won't provide the needed cab clearance to make tight turns with your short bed Ram 2500. Without adding to or replacing the pin box on your trailer (I do agree with your wife that the Anderson hitch isn't the most secure option), you will need to go with a sliding fifth-wheel hitch...
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  • Lightweight 5th Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 Long Bed
    The best lightweight option we have to tow a fifth wheel trailer is the Demco Recon Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter part # DM8550045 which will attach to a standard height gooseneck hitch ball, the Curt Pop-In Ball part # C60601. This is a great, secure option that would not require any adapters. If you wanted to use the Andersen Ultimate Connection 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch System with Adapter part # AM3200 you'd need the Demco 5th Wheel Rail Adapter part # DM6206.
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  • Can the Demco Recon # DM8550045 be Used on a Truck with a 6-1/2 foot or 5-1/2 foot Bed
    Technically you can use the Demco Recon # DM8550045, that has a 3" offset, on a truck that has a 6-1/2 foot or 5-1/2 foot bed, but you will not have the trailer-to-cab clearance for tight turns like you would with an 8 foot bed. If you had industry standard base rails then I would recommend using a sliding 5th wheel hitch, or a stationary hitch along with a Reese Sidewinder like part # RP61421. Since you have a gooseneck hitch there are a few options available but they are mainly for...
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