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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  • Gooseneck Trailer to Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • Connects to Gooseneck Ball
  • Demco
  • Adapts Truck
  • Hitch Adapters
  • 21000 lbs GTW
  • 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. Call 800-298-8924 to order Demco gooseneck and fifth wheel adapters part number DM8550046 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 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

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: 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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8550046 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 for Recessed Ball - Single Jaw - 21,000 lbs - DM8550046

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (2 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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Best Hitch Out there for flatbed 697865



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Arrived quickly, packaged well. Instructions were easy. Set up is pretty quick. I've only used this once for about a 4 hour drive, but it performed well. Did what its supposed to. No issues. 694338


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