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

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

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Quickly and easily convert your recessed gooseneck hitch to a sturdy 5th-wheel trailer hitch. 2 Lightweight pieces for fast installation. Wraparound jaw has a locking bar for added security. Pivoting head allows easy hookup and helps limit chucking. 1-833-496-1390 to order Demco gooseneck and fifth wheel adapters part number DM8550046 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Demco products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Demco Recon Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter for Recessed Ball - Single Jaw - 21,000 lbs. Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters reviews from real customers.
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Demco Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters - DM8550046

  • Gooseneck Hitch to Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • Connects to Gooseneck Ball
  • 21000 lbs GTW
  • Demco
  • Hitch Adapters
  • Adapts Flatbed Truck
  • Adjustable Height
  • No Offset

Quickly and easily convert your recessed gooseneck hitch to a sturdy 5th-wheel trailer hitch. 2 Lightweight pieces for fast 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 recessed 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: flatbed truck beds with 2-5/16" recessed gooseneck hitch ball
  • Gross towing weight: 21,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 5,250 lbs
  • Hitch height settings: 11-1/2", 12-3/4", and 14
  • 5-Year limited warranty


Notes:

  • This fifth-wheel hitch is not compatible with rotating pin boxes.
  • Will not work with high-rise gooseneck balls.
  • The top of the gooseneck ball must be 13/16" or closer to the top of the truck bed for the hitch to install.

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.



6169 Head for Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

6316 Gooseneck Base Assembly for Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 21 K

8550046 Demco Recon 2-Piece Gooseneck to 5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - 21,000 lbs

Installation Details DM8550046 Installation instructions



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Demco Recon Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter for Recessed Ball - Single Jaw - 21,000 lbs - DM8550046

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (229 Customer Reviews)

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

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It works, it works pretty good. It’s just super bulky to store when not using cause it’s two pieces so it’s a bit of work because you have to undo all the pins and bolt. Always checking to make sure the nut is at torque. If you have pretty much any flatbed with a recessed 5th wheel hitch you’ll find that this works.




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Fit and finish was awsome, shipping was as advertised. Arrived just in time to go pick up my new trailer this afternoon!!!!


Comments
still works awesome, a little over 50K miles with trailer behind me, had some looseness develop in the pivots but one call to Demco and they sent me a new yoke and pins, tightened everything up and runs quiet now. Im in the process of modifying the original yoke to take bushings.
Raymond - 11/18/2022


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I bought this hitch about a year ago. I was looking for one that would work on my flatbed pickup with a recessed gooseneck ball. The hitch works amazing and has little to no chucking or noise when towing. It’s fairly easy to install and remove from the truck because the head detaches from the base for installation and removal. The built quality seems very good and the finish has been holding up very well over the past year. I highly recommend this hitch if you have a recessed gooseneck ball and need to tow a fifth wheel with your truck. There are two different models. One for a flat bed pickup and one without flatbed so keep that in mind and make sure you find the correct one for your needs. I would definitely buy again and etrailer is always awesome to deal with.


Comments
The Demco Recon adapter for a non flat bed truck is part # DM8550045
Demco Recon Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - Single Jaw - 21,000 lbs
$839.00
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-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 04/20/2022


by:

Due to the offset from the ball, the center of the king pin sits about an inch behind the center of my axle. Good construction, good price. Mounted on a Bradford bed


Comments
Update... grade 5 hardware that came with unit is junk. I have upgraded everything to grade 8 and increased torque on the vertical bolt to 75 ft lbs. No more spinning of the plate
Chris - 07/16/2022


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We have about 20000 miles towing with the hitch so far and have had one problem with our set up. The hitch assembly rotates or slips around, I drilled a hole in the outer frame of the hitch and my truck bed and installed a nut and bolt to keep it from rotating.The base was rotating on the flat bed of truck.


Comments
The base should not rotate on the flat bed when towing. I recommend to make sure you have a good connection between the coupler of the Demco Recon ball coupler and the gooseneck ball of your flat bed. There is a pin that goes under the gooseneck ball. Then the coupler bolt needs to be torqued down to the torque rating in the instructions.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 04/07/2022


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So quick and easy 3&1/2 minutes to unpack set in place another 5 to tighten all of 3 set bolts. As the pictures show 2 boxes ones in great shape other was all tore up but no pieces missing.




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Ordered this hitch for a flat bed truck that I have. Ordered it on Thursday evening and it was at my door step Monday afternoon, I would say that is very timely for how bulky the hitch is. Put it on the truck in 10 minutes and it seems to be very sturdy compared to some of the other options that are out there. Very pleased so far and excited to try it out this weekend




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Holes on neck not drilled right pin will not go thru. Where is quality control


Comments
Thank you for reaching out. We can have this taken care of for you and Customer Service will be in touch.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/17/2022


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It’s a very easy set up. Not hard to transfer from one truck to the other as long as you have a flatbed with the correct ball recess. I use the hitch almost daily to pull my camper around country. The only thing I don’t like are the hitch stay bolts. I’ve added additional nuts to hold them in and red lock tight. Still manage to slowly loosen up.




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it is handy, only downside i have is that the hitch can still turn in the bed, and it rides on top of my safety chain pull up hooks. sometimes hard to get it unhooked.


Comments
Easy to hook up to trailer. The only down side is weight when taking out of truck. Solid hitch.
David - 08/04/2022


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Bottom set screw was bit long not go down into hole. Cut 1/2in off fit perfect. '


Comments
I contacted Demco and found that you can purchase a shorter bolt to install it. Cutting the set screw is not a safety issue as long as the set screw is still making contact with the upright when tightened.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 07/19/2022


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Love the transition. This is an amazing tool to use and I love it. Best decision I made for my truck and hauling a 5th wheel with a gooseneck hitch type mount. 2008 4x4 chevy 3500hd diesel duramax 8.5ft bed. Thank you thank you!!!




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Has been working flawlessly for over a year now. I would buy this hitch again. I use this attached to the goose ball on my CM flatbed. Makes hitching and unhitching so much easier compared to using a gooseneck adapter. My 5th wheel is 41ft long and weighs around 18500lbs.




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This Decon Recon fifth wheel worked perfect on my truck flat bed truck. I am pleased with it.

Thank you




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No complaints about the product. It’s exactly as described on etrailer website only problem I had was no instructions. But thankfully easily found on products website. If anyone needs to convert there goose neck to a fifth wheel on a flat bed this is what you need.




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Product was probably fine it just wouldn’t work on my application with the ball being below the deck of the flatbed. Beyond that I was well taken care of




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Put this setup on a 2021 pj flatbed with a recessed gooseneck (believe it's a b&m 30k kit) in it from the factory. The top of the ball is about 1/8"-3/16" lower than the deck. Took a few tries to make everything fit along with some modifications to the set screws. I had to trim off about 1/4" on the bottom set screw to clear my opening. Also I can't set the 5th wheel height to the lowest setting because the upright casting sticks out the bottom of the frame. One could trim that off as well but then you lose the hole for the highest setting. Gonna run in the middle setting and if I have to, I'll trim off the excess to make it sit lower. Bed is on a 2014 Ram 4500. Top of bed to ground with no load is 41.5" at the rear axle. Overall looks like it will work for what I'm doing.




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I love this hitch. Easy to install. Much better than changing the tongue on your rv or putting an adapter on it.




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The hitch itself is firm and sturdy but we had to modify it right out of the box. The bolts that hold the shaft in place were too long and did not fit in the opening of our truck bed. We also had to buy a new gooseneck ball because the ball was too low for the sleeve to reach all the way down the ball. So the ball we had to buy had a one inch tall shaft which made it just barely tall enough to work.

As I mentioned, the hitch is great but the two modifications and hours of trying to figure it out and ordering new parts to make it work was a massive bummer. The two truck bed brands were Knapheide and EBY.




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Overall I am very pleased with e trailer. Timely shipping, and first class service after the sale. Five Stars for e trailer. The four stars are for the product. Hitch is great. Exactly what I needed. Unfortunately Demco needs better quality control. Product came out of their packaging bent up and paint peeling off, and missing parts and paperwork. That’s why they get 4 stars. The Demco Recon hitch itself fully deserves 5 stars. Easy to install, and very rugged. Definitely be back to do business with e trailer.


Comments
I will have our customer service team reach out to you. I recommend touching up the hitch with a rust resistant paint which you will have on hand for regular hitch maintenance.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 01/14/2022


by:

I can’t figure out how to keep it from turning sideways, wish it had a guide that dropped in the hole to keep it from spinning. Seems heavy duty, latches easily,




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4 stars is yes because the base will not sit properly on the floor of the bed The 2 sets screws on the hitch would not clear not clear the recest Box wall head to remove the lower the lower one on the main assembly Other than that works great shipping Although it arrived quickly sooner than expected it looks like the UPS driver got out and threw it out on the road every chance he got poorly packaged . The head of the unit was boxed nicely however the base and the cast iron housing Was packaged poorly I am lucky to not be missing any parts




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Works great on my Krogman bale bed, does not fit on my aluminum CM flatbed.




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I posted a video on My Ticktock account and got a million views in 3 days. People are asking where I got it. On my opinión it’s a great product I think it needs 4 bolts on each corner that can pull down on the bed and pull up on the 2”5/16” ball that way it’s less likely to turn




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First, I LUV IT! Now, if you have a gooseneck hitch in your truck, take care in which of these you get, there's the raised and recessed versions. The simplicity of this is one thing I like so much, as well as it's great cost point and heavy duty strength. Plus keep in mind, this style works exactly like the normal 5th wheel with relation to how it hooks to your RV, unlike the small adapters(blah!) you attach to the kingpin. This is the best option for gooseneck hitch owners to adapt to your 5th Wheel in my opinion.
It is heavy, so make sure you're prepared for that with either a strong back or a 2nd strong person.


Comments
Its been 2 yrs actually. The product is great. As I said before,there are two kinds, the raised and the recessed, BE SURE to order the correct one. It cost me to return the wrong one, so there went any Savings I almost had buying this.
Ronald R - 07/19/2021

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