4" Offset Ball for B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Dodge Ram

4" Offset Ball for B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Dodge Ram

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  • Gooseneck Hitch Ball
  • 2-5/16 Inch Diameter Ball
  • Turnover Ball
  • 20000 lbs GTW
  • B and W
  • Powder-Coated Steel
  • 4 Inch Offset
Designed for use with B&W's Turnoverball gooseneck hitch (BWGNRK1309) for your Dodge Ram or Ram truck, this ball extender moves the pivot point of your trailer 4" rearward to provide additional cab clearance. Call 800-298-8924 to order B and W hitch ball part number BWGNXA4685 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all B and W products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for 4" Offset Ball for B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Dodge Ram. Hitch Ball reviews from real customers.


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B and W Hitch Ball - BWGNXA4685

Designed for use with B&W's Turnoverball gooseneck hitch (BWGNRK1309) for your Dodge Ram or Ram truck, this ball extender moves the pivot point of your trailer 4" rearward to provide additional cab clearance.


Features:

  • Extension provides 4" of additional space between your truck's cab and your gooseneck trailer
    • Works with B&W Turnoverball gooseneck trailer hitch for your Dodge Ram or Ram truck (BWGNRK1309)
  • Square ball base prevents ball from turning in hitch during hookup
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • Offset: 4"
  • Distance from center of locking pin hole to bottom of square base: 1-1/4"
  • Weight capacity: 20,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 5,000 lbs


BWGNXA4685 Offset Ball Diagram


GNXA4685 B and W Turn Over Ball Gooseneck 4" Hitch Ball Extender for GNRK1309







Video of 4" Offset Ball for B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Dodge Ram


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for B and W Hitch Ball - Gooseneck Hitch Ball - BWGNXA4685 Review

Today we're going to review part number BWGNXA4685. This is the B&W 4 inch offset ball for the B&W turnover ball gooseneck trailer hitch, part number BWGNRK1309. This offset ball will move the pivot point of your trailer 4 inches rearward to provide additional cab clearance. This does work exclusively with the B&W turnover ball gooseneck hitch part number BWGNRK1309. The square ball base will prevent the ball from turning in the hitch during hookup, is made of a sturdy steel construction and is made in the USA. The ball size on this is 2 and 5/16ths in diameter and again, the offset from the center of the square base to the center of the ball is 4 inches. Just to give you an idea here, put a ruler on it.

That'll give you your 4 inches. The weight capacity on this offset ball is 20,000 pounds, has a vertical low limit or pin weight capacity of 5,000 pounds. Basically what I want to do here is I also pulled the hitch that it fits on, that BWGNRK1309, and I have it right here on the table. I just want to show you how it does install. This is the gooseneck hitch designed for the Dodge Rams. It has the in bed latch handle that opens and closes to a pin to get into the ball.

If we pull this ball out, you can take this offset ball, drop it right into the square opening, and as you can see it would move the ball's location from here 4 inches rearward to the rear of your vehicle to provide additional cab clearance. Then you just turn the handle and it would lock the pin and lock this into place and then you're ready to go. That should do it for the review on part number BWGNXA4685. This is the B&W 4 inch offset ball for the B&W turnover ball gooseneck hitch, part number BWGNRK1309. .


Customer Reviews

4" Offset Ball for B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Dodge Ram - BWGNXA4685

Average Customer Rating:  4.3 out of 5 stars   (7 Customer Reviews)

Designed for use with B&W's Turnoverball gooseneck hitch (BWGNRK1309) for your Dodge Ram or Ram truck, this ball extender moves the pivot point of your trailer 4" rearward to provide additional cab clearance.

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I bought this to extend the ball close to the axle on my 13 Ram mega cab. I have the B&W hitch installed. It is built really well. Only problem I had was that the shank on the extender do sent fit far enough down in receiver for the pin to latch and had to return it. Just writing the review incase someone else has had this problem. 287294



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Great product easy to install on the Dodge Ram. Just plug everything in. 158342



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Simple to install, solid attachment with zero rattle. Love it! Bought a different anti rattle with a lock built into it, fairly expensive, don't like it at all. 669462



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Just received this item only to find that IT DOESN'T FIT. The hole center on this item is 1 3/4" from bottom of plate and the pin on my B&W hitch is 2" below the top of the hitch (so it's off by 1/4"). I have a Dodge Ram 3500 dually and this is specifically for a Dodge. HOWEVER, apparently a different model # B&W hitch was installed by the previous owner on my particular truck. SO, I need to return this and get the one for a different model hitch (offset ball #BWGNXA4085). This means the offset ball will be sitting about 3/4" above the bed of the truck which doesn't thrill me, so I will probably put a support piece under that part even though I'm sure they will say I don't need it. MEMO TO ETRAILER: You should mention prominently in your description that YOUR specific Dodge Ram may have a different hitch and to measure carefully before ordering. 657763



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Don’t go anywhere else unless you want a headache! 615328



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Pulled a Featherlite 4 horse slant load trailer with a sleeping berth 3 times to Arizona from Illinois this year with a 6' 4" box and had no problem with turning radius because of this ball. Works well! 576940



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Fit right into the hitch to replace original ball. 381666


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  • For your 2017 F-350 short bed, the clearance calculation is the measurement from the cab to ball center minus 1/2 the trailer width. This will give you the minimum clearance. If that number is positive the trailer will not interfere with the cab of the truck, but if it is negative then it will interfere and you need to be extremely cautious. We do have offset hitch balls that are hitch specific to gain more clearance and we also have the B&W Extend-A-Goose Gooseneck Coupler - 2-5/16"...
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  • Difference Between the Three Different B and W Offset Gooseneck Ball Adapters
  • The three B and W Offset Gooseneck Balls are designed for three different applications. The part # BWGNXA4085 is the one that fits nearly all of the Turnoverballs whereas the part # BWGNXA4685 fits the # BWGNRK1309 (newer Ram trucks) and the part # BWGNXA4585 fits the # BWGNRK1257 (newer Toyota trucks).
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  • Best Gooseneck Hitch for a 2017 Ram 1500 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • The correct gooseneck hitch for your 2017 Ram 1500 is the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch part # BWGNRK1309. The Curt Underbed, Folding Gooseneck Trailer Hitch part # C61652 that you referenced will not fit your Ram. The B&W hitch is considered by most to be the best gooseneck hitch on the market. It has a turnover ball design that allows you to store the hitch ball upside down and it has a 30,000 lb towing capacity. It will also allow for a drop in 5th wheel hitch...
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  • B&W 4 Inch Offset Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Ball Compatible with 2017 Ford F-250
  • The 4" Offset Ball for B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Dodge Ram # BWGNXA4685 is only designed to fit with the Ram compatible Turnoverball # BWGNRK1309 so it is not compatible with your 2017 Ford F-250. Your truck should have the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch w/ Custom Installation Kit # BWGNRK1117 or the # BWGNRK1116 and either of these will use the 4" Offset Ball for B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Trailer Hitches # BWGNXA4085. This correct fit offset ball...
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  • Which B&W 4 Inch Offset Will Be Needed on a 2012 Ford F-350 B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch
  • For the 2012 Ford F-350 Super Duty the B&W Underbed Gooseneck Hitch, # BWGNRK1111, the B&W 4 Inch Offset Ball for B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Trailer Hitches, # BWGNXA4085, will be the offset that you would need for your application. The other offset that we sell, # BWGNXA4685, is specifically used on a specific gooseneck hitch that only fits in Dodge Ram trucks. This offset will not be compatible for the gooseneck hitch that fits your Ford F-350.
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  • Offset Gooseneck Ball for 2017 Ram 2500 with B&W Gooseneck Trailer Hitch BWGNRK1384
  • For B&W gooseneck trailer hitch # BWGNRK1384 in your 2017 Ram you can use offset ball # BWGNXA4085. The other one you mentioned, # BWGNXA4685, was designed for the B&W gooseneck hitch # BWGNRK1309 which is for the Ram 1500 so it is not compatible with the 2500 or 3500 Rams. So in other words you will need # BWGNXA4085.
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  • I do have a solution for you, however the Draw-Tite 5" Offset Ball # 19308 mentioned in your question is not compatible with B&W gooseneck hitches. There a few compatible offset balls for your B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch, depending on the specific model that you have. To ensure you get the correct one, you just want to take a measurement from the locking pin hole to the bottom of the square base on your hitch ball. I have included an image that shows where you want to take this measurement....
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  • How To Gain Cab Clearance With The B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch
  • I have exactly what you will need in order to move the hitch ball back, closer toward the tailgate of your 2012 Ram 1500. We currently offer a 4" offset adapter that is specifically designed to work with the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch. I recommend using the 4" Offset Ball for B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch part # BWGNXA4685 as long as the distance from the center of locking pin hole to bottom of square base is 1-1/4". If the the distance from the center...
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  • Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab ST Tradesman Edition
  • The brackets that you have referenced, # RP58186, are only part of a 5th wheel hitch installation kit. If you have a gooseneck trailer, you are going to need a gooseneck trailer hitch, not a 5th wheel hitch. For a 5-1/2 foot bed the only option is # BWGNRK1309. The installation kit is included. An offset ball, # BWGNXA4685, is recommended to provide 4 more inches of clearance. A Sidewinder is for a 5th wheel trailer, not a gooseneck trailer. It replaces the pin box on a 5th wheel trailer...
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  • Best Gooseneck Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 Short Bed
  • For a gooseneck hitch for your 2015 Silverado 2500 by Chevrolet that has a short bed that also offers an offset gooseneck ball you would want the Hide-A-Goose Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch with Installation Kit # 9465-56. And then for a 5 inch offset gooseneck ball you would want the #19308.
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  • B&W Gooseneck Hitch Fit for 2016 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel 5-1/2 ft Bed
  • Gooseneck hitch fits for the 2016 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel are limited to those trucks that do NOT have the OEM air suspension system. All bed lengths, 5-1/2-foot, 6-foot and 8-foot, have this same fit limitation regarding the air suspension. This was not the case with the 2015 model year. B&W Gooseneck hitch # BWGNRK1309 is a confirmed fit for your truck so long as it does not have the air suspension. Since you have the short bed you may need to use B&W's Offset Ball # BWGNXA4685 which will...
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  • B&W Gooseneck Turnover Ball Adapter for 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 with 6-1/2 Foot Bed
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  • Offset Gooseneck Ball Adapter Recommendation for B and W Turnoverball Goseneck Hitch
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  • Does B&W Gooseneck Hitch Fit 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed and Air Suspension
  • I spoke with my contact at B&W and she said their # BWGNRK1309 Turnover Ball gooseneck hitch is compatible with your 2015 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 short bed with air suspension though you'll need to re-route one of the air lines as discussed in part 5 on the instructions. If you find you need additional clearance between the trailer and the rear bumper of the truck, or between the front of the trailer and the rear of the truck cab, B&W offers a gooseneck ball wit a 4 inch offset, part #...
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  • Will a B and W Hitch on a 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 8 Foot Bed also Fit a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 6 Foot Bed
  • The B and W Goosenck Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck hitch that you referenced # BWGNRK1394 is indeed a fit for the 1998 2500 Dodge Ram 2500 with an 8 foot bed, and was considered a fit for the 1994 - 2001 Dodge Rams with either a 6 foot bed or an 8 foot bed. It also fit the 2000-2002 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 6 and 8 foot bed trucks. Unfortunately, this hitch is not confirmed as a fit for your 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 with the 6 foot bed. The correct B and W hitch for your 2010 Dodge Ram...
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  • Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for a 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel with Air Suspension and 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • There is one gooseneck trailer hitch for the 2015 Ram 1500 with the 5-1/2 foot bed and air suspension package. It is B&W Turnover Ball hitch # BWGNRK1309. I have linked a video review of this hitch for you. Since you have such a short bed you may also need the offset ball # BWGNXA4685 and/or an alternate gooseneck coupler that offers 10 inches of additional clearance, # BWTEXA4200.
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  • Solution for Offset Gooseneck Adapter That Causes Tailgate Interference
  • Since the gooseneck adapter part # CAB-C5GX1216 that you have already has an offset built into it you can't use another offset adapter like the part # BWGNXA4685 that you referenced. This would put too much strain on the pin box of your trailer. Your best option would be to go with the # CAB-C5G instead of your current adapter as it doesn't have an offset built into it and should bring your pin box further away from your tailgate.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2011 Ram 3500 Short Bed Crew Cab with B&W Gooseneck Installed
  • The B&W 4 inch offset ball # BWGNXA4085 or # BWGNXA4685 depending on your gooseneck hitch model will give you additional clearance when using a gooseneck trailer. When converting the gooseneck ball to a 5th wheel hitch, you cannot use the B&W 4 inch offset because you would be using an adapter to secure another moving adapter and it will simply allow too much movement for your application. For a better option for security, I recommend using either the stationary # BWRVK3500 or the...
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  • Gooseneck Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Ram 1500 Ecodiesel 5-1/2 foot Bed
  • The B and W Turnover Ball hitch part # BWGNRK1309 is a confirmed fit for your 2015 Ram 1500 with an EcoDiesel engine. Since your truck has a such a short bed you are going to want to use the offset adapter part # BWGNXA4685 as well. Hopefully the nose of your trailer is very narrow as well since you won't have a whole lot of room for clearance.
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  • Gooseneck Hitch for 2013 Ram 1500 with Rambox, 6-1/2-Foot Bed and Air Suspension
  • Short-bed Ram trucks with the Rambox feature are not ideal for 5th wheel towing due to the reduced clearance inside the bed, between the Rambox and the trailer pin box, but some have done it. Sometimes such setups require a Sidewinder replacement pin box on the trailer which moves the actual pivot point to the rear by 22-inches. We do offer the B&W gooseneck hitch kit # BWGNRK1309 which fits your 1500 with 6-1/2-foot bed and air suspension package. This is reviewed in the linked video....
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  • Gooseneck Hitch Fit for 2016 Ram 1500 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed, EcoDiesel Engine and Rambox
  • I see you were checking out gooseneck hitch fits for your 2016 Ram 1500 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed, EcoDiesel engine and Rambox. The Rambox feature is not ideal for towing due to the reduced clearances in the bed but some have done it successfully. Short bed truck also make 5th wheel and gooseneck towing tougher. For a gooseneck, so long as you do not have the factory air suspension package you can use the excellent B&W kit # BWGNRK1309. You will probably want their offset extension ball for...
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  • Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Recommendations for a 2013 Ram 1500
  • I will be happy to help select a gooseneck trailer hitch for your 2013 Ram 1500. There are a couple of options. First, if the truck does NOT have the air suspension package I recommend the B&W gooseneck hitch # BWGNRK1309. It will fit any bed length provided the truck does not have air suspension. If the truck does have the air suspension package I recommend Curt hitch # C607-658. It fits 6 and 8 foot beds but not the short 5-1/2 food beds. Both of the above hitches also come with...
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  • Recommended Gooseneck Hitch for 2014 Ram 1500 w/ 5-1/2 Foot Bed and Air Suspension
  • According to the nice folks at B&W hitches, their # BWGNRK1309 Turnover Ball gooseneck hitch is compatible with your truck. It is compatible with trucks equipped with the air suspension, but you'll need to re-route one of the air lines as discussed in part 5 on the instructions. If you find you need additional clearance between the trailer and the rear bumper of the truck, or between the front of the trailer and the rear of the truck cab, B&W offers a gooseneck ball wit a 4 inch offset,...
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  • Recommended Custom Fit Gooseneck Hitch for 2014 Ram 1500 Short Bed
  • For your 2014 Ram 1500, I recommend the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch w/ Custom Installation Kit - 30,000 lbs # BWGNRK1309. This is a custom fit for your truck and comes with all the hardware and brackets needed for installation. You may want to consider the 4" Offset Ball for B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # BWGNXA4685 which is a confirmed fit for this hitch and will give you extra turning clearance with your gooseneck trailer which is a perk with a...
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  • Recommended Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch For 2004 Chevy 2500 With B&W Underbed Gooseneck Hitch
  • For a 5th Wheel, you don't need the 4" Offset Ball for B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # BWGNXA4685 to tow a 5th wheel. It is recommended to give you greater clearance with a gooseneck trailer on your 6-1/2 foot bed truck. For a 5th wheel, it is recommended to use a sliding 5th wheel hitch. The hitch made for your system is the B&W Companion 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Dual Jaw - 20,000 lbs # BWRVK3400-5W. This will give you the clearance you need to make turns giving...
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  • Can the 4" B&W Offset Ball be Used with the Extend-A-Goose Gooseneck Coupler
  • Yes, you can use the 4" Offset Ball for B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Trailer Hitches # BWGNXA4085 or part # BWGNXA4685 (for Dodge Ram B&W gooseneck hitches) with the B&W Extend-A-Goose Gooseneck Coupler # BWTEXA4200. I reached out to my contact at B&W who confirmed this for me.
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  • Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for a 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • For your 2014 Ram 1500 with the 5-1/2 foot bed EcoDiesel you can use B&W hitch # BWGNRK1309. This hitch will fit as long as the truck does not have the air suspension package. Using offset ball # BWGNXA4685 will provide 4 more inches of clearance since you have such a short bed.
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  • Can Convert-A-Ball 5th Wheel Adapter be Used with Offset Gooseneck Ball
  • I spoke with my contact at Convert-A-Ball regarding the 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter w/ Offset # CAB-C5GX1216 that you referenced. He did state that there is no issue with using this model with an offset ball like the B&W # BWGNXA4685 as far as the two components working together. The offset that the ball provides in addition to the offset on the Convert-A-Ball adapter will not affect the adapter's performance. The only issue you may have has more to do with the trailer's pin weight...
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