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  • Can Convert-A-Ball Multi-Cushioned Gooseneck Trailer Coupler Be Used with OEM Ford Gooseneck Ball
  • A pop-in gooseneck hitch ball is something like the Pop-In Ball for Reese Elite Series Underbed Gooseneck Hitch # RP19315 which you turn and lock into place in your hitch using the lever on top of the ball. This is the same as a ball like what you have in your 2017 Ford F-450.
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  • Will the Gen-Y Gooseneck Coupler Work With a Recessed Gooseneck Hitch
  • I do have an option for you but the Gen-Y Gooseneck Coupler part # 325-GH-7002 is not going to work with a recessed gooseneck hitch but we do have a similar option that may, the Gen-Y Gooseneck Coupler part # 325-GH-7001 which is actually designed for this exact purpose. I have attached for you below a dimensional photo of the gooseneck coupler which should give you the info you need to determine compatibility but if not just let me know. If possible, I also recommend a high-rise gooseneck...
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  • Gooseneck Coupler That is Needed Longer Than 22 inches
  • We do have some options available that are a bit longer than the Bulldog BX1 Gooseneck Coupler Inner Tube # BD1289050300. The Bulldog BX1 Gooseneck Coupler Inner Tube # BD1289020300 has the same diameter and hitch ball spec and it has an overall length of 28.5" which is 6.5" more than the part you were looking at. The only problem is that it is only rated for 25,000 lbs. If you are needing the 30,000-lb weight capacity rating then you can go with the Convert-A-Ball Multi-Cushioned...
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  • Availability of 35,000 Pound Gooseneck Coupler
  • The Convert-A-Ball Multi-Cushioned Gooseneck Trailer Coupler # CG referenced in your question is the highest rated cushioned coupler we have available. It features a towing capacity of 30,000 pounds and a tongue weight limit of 4,000 pounds, so it is definitely under-rated for your trailer that may get up to around 35,000 pounds loaded. The only other gooseneck coupler we have available that has a higher rating is the Bulldog BX1 # BD1289200300, however this is a square coupler for 3...
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  • Recommended Coupler Lock for Big Tex Gooseneck Trailer
  • I was not able to locate specific manufacturer information regarding the couplers that are used on Big Tex Gooseneck Trailers like what you have. With that being said, they do look very similar to the Ram Gooseneck Coupler # GCSQTW-30008 that you mentioned, with its square tube design and crank. If you find that this is what you have, I recommend the Blaylock EZ Lock Gooseneck Coupler Lock # BLTL-55-40D. This coupler lock is designed specifically for Ram gooseneck couplers and features...
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  • What is Considered a Pop-In Gooseneck Hitch Ball
  • A pop-in gooseneck hitch ball is something like the Pop-In Ball for Reese Elite Series Underbed Gooseneck Hitch # RP19315 which you turn and lock into place in your hitch. This is opposed to a ball such as the Remov-a-Ball Gooseneck Hitch Ball # 5973 which is held in place in the hitch with a pin. Gooseneck hitches with a pop-in ball should not be used with the Convert-A-Ball Multi-Cushioned Gooseneck Trailer Coupler # CG.
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  • Can Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler BD0287610300 be Rotated if Outer Tube Holes are on Front
  • Actually it looks like your coupler uses set screws to stay in position and not a pin like # BD0287610300. So you would actually want the coupler to go in like normal, with the handle on the driver's side, so the set screws make contact with the solid metal and not slip into any of the holes. If those are set screws then I recommend using coupler # BD0287690300 which doesn't have any holes in it. If they are pins that go all the way through the tube and not set screws then you can...
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  • How To Use the Convert-A-Ball Multi-Cushioned Gooseneck Coupler With Ram Factory Gooseneck Hitch
  • Yes, I do have options for a Ram 3500 to use with the Convert-A-Ball Multi-Cushioned Gooseneck Trailer Coupler part # CG. The Curt Pop-In Ball for Factory Ford and Ram Underbed Gooseneck Hitches part # C60601 will work just fine. The issue with the Convert-A-Ball Multi-Cushioned Gooseneck Trailer Coupler is not the placement of the lever but rather the construction. The factory pop-in and some aftermarket pop-in gooseneck hitch balls like the Reese Elite Series and Factory Ford and Dodge...
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  • Will Bulldog BX1 Gooseneck Coupler Inner Tube Fit 1989 4-Star Gooseneck Horse Trailer
  • Yes, you can use the Bulldog BX1 Gooseneck Coupler Inner Tube # BD1289020300 for your application but you will need to drill out a hole going through your outer tube for the pin. I confirmed this with my contact at Bulldog and I have attached a clip from the installation instructions for you to check out. If you would rather not go this route then the only other option we have for an inner tube with a 4" diameter that doesn't require the use for a pin going all the way through is the...
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  • Will the Ram Topwing Gooseneck Coupler Inner Tube Work With Another Coupler
  • The Gooseneck Trailer Coupler part # LL2516ST and Ram Gooseneck Coupler part # GCSQTW-30008 both have a 4" wide inner tube with similar topwind handle. Therefore, in theory you should be able to swap the inner tube out between one another. That said, there is no way to confirm this as there are more moving parts than just the handle and inner tube and since they are different manufactures one could have used different components that the other making the two incompatible. I spoke with RAM...
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  • Will the Gen-Y Spartan Gooseneck Coupler Work On Flat-Bed with Recessed Gooseneck and 16" x 16" Door
  • The Gen-Y Spartan Shock Absorbing Gooseneck Coupler part # 325-GH-7001 is designed specifically for recessed gooseneck hitches which are common on flat-bed trucks so it will likely work well. That said, in order to conform you will need to take a look at the dimensions below. However, with the given 16" x 16" door I don't see any issues so you should be good to go.
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  • What Type of Latch System Does Gen-Y Pegasus Shock Absorbing Gooseneck Coupler Have
  • The latch mechanism of the Gen-Y Pegasus Shock Absorbing Gooseneck Coupler # 325-GH-7007 that you referenced is the pin style and not the older auto-latch system that it used to have.
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  • Does the Gen-Y Gooseneck Coupler Have An Automatic Locking Mechanism
  • The Gen-Y Gooseneck Coupler # 325-GH-7060 has a self-latching lever automatically engages when hitch ball is in socket, which I believe is the automatic locking mechanism you're referring to.
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  • Which Gooseneck Coupler for 25900-lbs Gooseneck Trailer
  • I have a solution for you, but the Gen-Y Spartan # 325-GH-7002 only has a capacity of 25000-lbs, so you're really going to be pushing it if your trailer is ever close to the GVWR. Instead, I recommend using the Convert-A-Ball Multi-Cushioned Gooseneck Trailer Coupler - Round - 30,000 lbs # CG, which is also a cushioned gooseneck coupler but it has the capacity to safely handle your 25900-lbs GVWR trailer.
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  • Is B&W Extend-A-Goose Coupler Compatable with EZ Lock Gooseneck Coupler Lock?
  • The B&W Extend-A-Goose Gooseneck Coupler - 2-5/16" Ball - 10" Offset - 24,000 lbs # BWTEXA4200 is not compatible with the EZ Lock Gooseneck Coupler Lock Combo - Bulldog/Stallion/Superior/T.E.M. Gooseneck Couplers # BLTL-53-40D2. The Extend-A-Goose coupler does have an integrated lock so you can secure the trailer with a padlock like # ML1KA. You can see this shown at the 1:06 minute mark of the attached video.
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  • Will Gen-Y Gooseneck Coupler w/ Shock Absorption Help With Movement On Hitch Ball
  • Yes, the Gen-Y Gooseneck Coupler w/ Shock Absorption part # 325-GH-7071 replaces the 4" gooseneck coupler on your trailer and helps to cushion the movement on the ball that you mention. The shock-absorbing design works a lot like a torsion axle to cushion the ride when you are driving rough terrain and hitting a lot of bumps. The couplers extended length also works for recessed 2-5/15" hitch balls on a flat bed trailer. I have attached a review video for your reference.
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  • Lock Recommendation for Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler
  • The EZ Lock Gooseneck Coupler Lock Combo part # BLTL-53-40D2 will work with a Bulldog gooseneck coupler like what you have and will provide the best theft protection. I have attached a photo of the above lock installed on a Bulldog gooseneck coupler for you as well. The EZ Lock Gooseneck Coupler Lock Combo is made of a rust proof aluminum and fits tightly to the coupler. It comes with two locks, one for the gooseneck coupler and one for the inner tube. Each lock comes with 2 keys each...
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  • Cushioned Gooseneck Coupler that Can be Used with Ford Gooseneck Pop In Ball
  • There's a ridge on the inside of the Convert-A-Ball Multi-Cushioned Gooseneck Trailer Coupler # CG that will catch on the pop in style gooseneck balls due to the edge present for the lever release mechanisms. This will cause wear on the ball and the coupler and is why it's not recommended. For a cushioned adapter similar that does not have the stipulation we have the Gen-Y Gooseneck Coupler w/ Shock Absorption # 325-GH-7001 which actually features a much better shock system than the # CG.
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  • Replacement Gooseneck Trailer Coupler for Horse Trailer with Round Coupler
  • The most common repair for a gooseneck coupler is replacing the inner tube so if this is what you are looking for then we do have options for you. For this, the Convert-A-Ball Multi-Cushioned Gooseneck Trailer Coupler part # CG would be an excellent option since it is a cushioned upgrade therefore will work to reduce road shock and provide a better ride than a standard gooseneck trailer coupler like you have now. In order to confirm fit, you simply need to verify that the inner diameter...
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  • Can B&W Extend-A-Gooseneck Coupler Be Used In A Reversed Offset Position to Shorten Load Length?
  • I spoke with B&W and they said you are able to use the B&W Extend-A-Gooseneck Coupler # BWTEXA4200 in a reverse offset position.
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  • Can Gen-Y Cushioned Gooseneck Coupler Adapter be Used on Truck with Flat Bed
  • Yes, the Gen-Y Gooseneck Coupler w/ Shock Absorption # 325-GH-7071 will work great on your trailer and with the trucks you mentioned. This was specifically designed to work with flat bed trucks like yours that have recessed ball so it will work great on your setup that has the recessed ball. This version of the coupler has a longer lower section below the shock absorber setup to allow the clearance needed to not interfere with the recessed section of the truck's flat bed.
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  • Gooseneck Coupler Recommendation to Fit 4 inch Outer Tube
  • If you are sure the inner diameter of your outer tube is 4 inches we have the Convert A Ball Cushioned gooseneck coupler part # CG that would work well. This coupler has an outer diameter of 4 inches so it would work well for you. It can also be used with set screw outer tubes like you have.
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  • Replacement Round Gooseneck Coupler For Lakota Horse Trailer
  • I recommend Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler part # BD0289500300 which has a 30,000 lb capacity and set screws. This particular coupler is the inner and outer tube so it would replace the whole coupler on your 2007L Lakota Horse Trailer. It is a 4-1/2" outer tube that would need to be welded on by a professional welder. If you are trying to replace just the inner or outer tube I would need to know the diameter of the tube and the brand if you can find it on a sticker that would be helpful.
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  • How to Grease Gen-Y Gooseneck Coupler With Grease Zerk
  • If you take a look at the accompanying photo you can see the grease zerk on the bottom of the Gen-Y Gooseneck Coupler w/ Shock Absorption # 325-GH-7062. This is the zerk that was being referenced that you will need to regularly lubricate with a grease gun.
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  • Will the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Gooseneck Trailer Coupler Work With A Recessed Gooseneck Hitch
  • The base of the Convert-A-Ball Multi-Cushioned Gooseneck Trailer Coupler part # CG is 7" long x 5" wide which you can see in the attached photo and that should then allow you to determine if you have room within the recessed gooseneck hitch ball opening on your flatbed. The only other cushioned gooseneck trailer coupler we offer is the Gen-Y Gooseneck Coupler w/ Shock Absorption part # 325-GH-7061 which would require even more clearance so if the Convert-A-Ball Multi-Cushioned Gooseneck...
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  • When Replacing Trailer Gooseneck Coupler with Bulldog # BD0289340317 What Set Screws are Used
  • To install the Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler # BD0289340317 that you referenced will require you to totally remove the outer tube and inner tube of your current coupler and then you'd weld the outer tube of the Bulldog in place of that. Once this is done you'll be using the Bulldog set screwn and pin setup you see on the coupler. So what you have now would not be used at all.
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  • Swapping King Pin Setup on Kaufman Car Hauler Back to Gooseneck Setup
  • I looked up several pictures of the Kaufman 3/4 car wedge and I couldn't find any that showed it having a fifth wheel king pin instead of a gooseneck. The ones I found all had gooseneck couplers which yours could have had swapped to a king pin setup but I'd have to see the setup to be absolutely certain. Most likely the trailer had a gooseneck setup like the part # BD0288660300 you referenced which has an inner and outer tube and a fifth wheel adapter was installed on it like the part...
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  • Mounting Orientation Of Gooseneck Coupler Head # 291300
  • I spoke with my contact at Redline about the Gooseneck Coupler Head, part # 291300. They said the mounting orientation of the pin should not make any difference when installed. My recommendation would be to mount it so that the pin is the easiest to access for you.
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  • Will Holes Need To Be Drilled To Secure Bulldog Gooseneck Inner Tube On Trailer with Set Screws
  • Generally speaking, you can replace just the inner tube portion of a gooseneck coupler without issue. For this, the Bulldog BX1 Gooseneck Coupler Inner Tube part # BD1289050300 is what I recommend so long as the inner diameter on the outer tube of your gooseneck coupler is 4". That said, you will need to drill a hole in your outer tube coupler so you can insert the locking pin though this and the inner tube. The set screws I believe you are referencing are usually just to help snug up the...
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  • Gaining Additional Bed Rail Clearance with Bulldog BX1 Gooseneck Coupler Inner Tube
  • I do not recommend drilling another set of holes into the Bulldog BX1 Gooseneck Coupler Inner Tube # BD1289050300. Doing this would void the manufacturer's warranty and it may also negatively affect the tube's integrity which could lead to damage down the line. I am not sure what model gooseneck hitch you have installed on your truck but another option to add a bit of clearance is to replace the existing gooseneck ball with one that has a rise. For example if you happen to have the...
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  • Availability of Replacement Gooseneck Inner Tube Coupler with 4-1/2 Diameter
  • The only replacement gooseneck coupler inner tube that we carry which has the 4-1/2" outside tube measurement is the Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler # BD0287690300. This is a round coupler that has a weight rating of 20,000 lbs and fits over a 2-5/16" hitch ball. If instead you have a square coupler the only option we have to offer is an entire replacement like with th Ram # GCSQ-25008 which is rated for 25,000 lbs and a 2-5/16" hitch ball. This comes with both the inner and outer tubes which...
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  • Replacement 30K Gooseneck Coupler That is 36 Inches in Length
  • I might have a better solution for you. Unfortunately, # 1289050300 Bulldog BX1 Gooseneck Coupler only is available in a 22 inch length. An option you might want to consider is replacing both the outer and inner gooseneck tubes. The Redline Gooseneck Coupler with Adjustable Height, # GCPN-30008. has an adjustable height range of 30 to 38 inches. This gooseneck coupler is rated a 30K and will mount to the 2-5/16 inch gooseneck ball. The outer tube measures 4-1/2 inches and the inner...
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  • Overall Length of the Bulldog BX1 Gooseneck Coupler part # BD1289020300
  • I went out into our warehouse to measure a Bulldog BX1 Gooseneck Coupler part # BD1289020300 that we have in stock and found that it measures 28-1/2 inches in length.
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  • Installation and Set Bolt Tightening of Convert-A-Ball Gooseneck Trailer Coupler
  • The Convert-A-Ball Multi-Cushioned Gooseneck Trailer Coupler - Round - 30,000 lbs # CG doesn't have a specific torque spec because it is just the inner sleeve. The set bolt torque spec you need would be based on the outer sleeve with the bolts. Based on similar goosenecks this would be in the neighborhood of 125 ft lbs but I can't give you anything specific from the manufacturer.
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  • Could Trailer be Drilled to Allow Install of B&W Extend-A-Goose Gooseneck Coupler # BWTEXA4200
  • Normally drilling is not required when installing the B&W Extend-A-Goose Gooseneck Coupler # BWTEXA4200. Typically this has the correct hole size and location for most trailer applications. But if you need to drill your trailer to give you the correct matching hole size for this you certainly could.
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  • Diameter of Dome on Buyers Products Gooseneck Coupler
  • Just to clarify, are you simply talking about the outer diameter of the top of the coupler or are you asking about the inner diameter of the coupler where the 2-5/16" gooseneck ball resides? If there is a different dimension you need please let me know that as well so I can be sure to get you the measurement you are looking for.
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  • What Size Outer Gooseneck Hitch Tube Accepts Convert-A-Ball Multi-Cushioned Trailer Coupler CG
  • The Convert-A-Ball Multi-Cushioned Gooseneck Trailer Coupler # CG will work in your gooseneck hitch so long as your outer tube is round with a 4-inch inside diameter and it has bolts to secure this inner tube component. Most gooseneck trailer outer tubes have 2-bolts to secure an inner tube like the # CG at the correct height. Note this coupler tube does not have a hole for a safety pin. The internal cushioning assembly in this coupler prevents having a safety pin hole. My contact at...
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  • Highest Weight Capacity 3 Inch Gooseneck Hitch Ball
  • The Gooseneck Coupler Head with Pin, 3" Ball # WF2 does have a 40,000 lb capacity, though I checked and was unable to find any reference to a recommended hitch ball to use with this coupler head. That said, the highest rated 3" gooseneck hitch ball we offer is 30,000 lbs such as the B&W 3" Hitch Ball - 2" Diameter x 3-1/4" Long Shank - Raw - 30,000 lbs # BWHB94008. This is not a ball that can be used for a 40,000 lb capacity; when you are towing the capacity is going to be based on...
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  • Installation of B&W Extend-A-Goose Gooseneck Coupler
  • Yourr trailer's coupler uses set screws to hold the tube in place instead of a cross pin. In this case you'll still use the set screws in the same fashion they're being used to install the Extend-A-Goose # BWTEXA4200 and you won't use a cross pin through the pin holes.
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  • B&W Defender Gooseneck Trailer Coupler Extended and Retracted Height Dimensions
  • You are correct, I spoke to my contact at B and W and they informed me that the # BWGNC4251 that you referenced has a total of 11 inches of adjustment. The inner tube measures 6.312 inches when retracted and 17.312 inches when fully extended. However we do not recommend towing with more than 12 inches of the trailer coupler exposed.The outer sleeve measures a total of 20 inches. Depending on where the outer sleeve is welded onto the trailer will determine the exact overall height.
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  • Installing the Three Inch Ball Gooseneck Coupler # WF2
  • To install the Gooseneck Coupler Head with Pin, 3" Ball # WF2 I recommend welding the coupler so that the pin is easy to access from the driver's side of the vehicle. There is no right or wrong way to orient the pin, but the driver's side is how most gooseneck hitches operate. The welding of the cast metal requires a professional.
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  • Why Doesn't Convert-A-Ball Multi-Cushioned Gooseneck Trailer Coupler # CG Have Mounting Screws
  • The Convert-A-Ball Multi-Cushioned Gooseneck Trailer Coupler # CG that you referenced is an inner tube portion of a gooseneck hitch. The outer tube would have the set screws that secure it in place. I attached a picture that shows it installed for you to check out as well.
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  • Gooseneck Trailer Coupler Inner Tube Only with 4 Inch Diameter
  • The 4-1/2 inch diameter is correct. The gooseneck coupler # BD0287690300 is not designed to fit inside of another tube because it is meant to be welded directly to a trailer. So it was built with the 4-1/2 inch diameter all the way down. For a 20K inner tube only that does fit inside another tube and has a 4 inch diameter we have # BD0287610300 and # BD1289170300. We also have other capacities, each with a 4 inch diameter outer tube that I have linked for you. The only one in the list...
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  • Dimensions of Gen-Y Gooseneck Coupler w/ Torsion # 325-GH-7061
  • I forwarded your question to Gen-Y and they sent me back the dimension picture that I attached below this message for you to compare to your setup.
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  • Recommended Heavy Duty Gooseneck Coupler For Clearance and Adjustability
  • It sounds like you want vertical adjustability for 30K gooseneck coupler. It appears you may be seeking 30 inches of vertical travel and we don't have anything with that capacity. The normal range is 7-8 inches but the retracted heights can vary. We have the following options for you: Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler- Round - 30,000 lbs # BD0289500300 with 8 inches vertical travel with a retracted height of 29-1/3 inches. Ram Gooseneck Coupler - Topwind - Square - 30K # GCSQTW-30008 with...
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  • Can Bulldog BX1 Gooseneck Coupler Inner Tube Be Used w/ Outer Tube That Uses Set Screws
  • When using the Bulldog BX1 Gooseneck Coupler Inner Tube, # BD1289050300, with your outer tube, you will not need to use the pin, just the two current sets screws will do.
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  • Coupler Needed For 3 Inch Gooseneck
  • If you are looking for jus the coupler head, we have the Redline Gooseneck Coupler Head with Pin 3 Inch Ball # WF2. If you need the coupler with the inner and outer tube, we offer the Bulldog BX1 Gooseneck Coupler, Square, 3 Inch Ball # BD1289200300.
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  • Is the 30,000 Pound 2-5/16 Inch Gooseneck Coupler Head Weldable
  • The 2-5/16 inch Gooseneck Coupler Head with 1/2 inch Lock Pin, 30,000 lbs., item # 291300, is cast construction and will require that a qualified weldor with experience in welding cast materials be utilized to attach the coupler to your equipment. Welding a cast part can require a number of different processes to make sure the part is securely connected and not weakened by the welding process. Some times heating the part is required depending on its makeup. Other times the part needs...
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  • 9 Inch Offset Extended Square Gooseneck Coupler Compatibility with 3 Car Trailer
  • Using an offset coupler depends on the weight capacity. You can absolutely use a 9 inch offset coupler if it can handle the capacity of your 3 car trailer. We do not carry a square offset coupler, so I can't give you the part you are seeking. The only offset gooseneck coupler we currently have is the B&W Extend-A-Goose Gooseneck Coupler - 2-5/16" Ball - 10" Offset - 24,000 lbs # BWTEXA4200. This adapter will work with a trailer that has up to that 24K capacity. Unfortunately it is...
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  • Replacement Gooseneck Coupler for Trailer with Set Screws
  • The tube part # BD1289050300 that you referenced is not designed for use with set screws. It is designed for a pin that runs through it and the outer tube. Best option we have would be to go with the Bulldog Gooseneck coupler part # BD0289500300 which comes with a new outer tube that you could replace your trailer's with.
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  • Offset Recommendation for 2017 Ram 2500 Short Bed with Factory Gooseneck Trailer Hitch
  • We do have a possible solution for you but there isn't a hitch ball like the Reese # RP30140 that offers an offset to the factory gooseneck hitch in your 2017 Ram 2500 short bed. Instead I recommend using the B&W Extend-A-Goose Coupler # BWTEXA4200 on your gooseneck trailer. It'll give you 10 inches of offset which is way more than you'll get from a hitch ball. It fits on standard 4 inch diameter gooseneck outer tubes.
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  • Tube Thickness and Extended/Retracted Height for the Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler # BD0289800300
  • I went out into our warehouse and grabbed a Bulldog Coupler part # BD0289800300 to measure and found that the outer tube is .2 inches thick and the inner tube is .3 inches thick. The height range for this coupler is 8 inches. When retracted all the way it is 32 inches tall and when extended it is 40 inches.
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  • Torque Specs for Set Screws on B&W Extend-A-Goose
  • When installing the B&W Extend-A-Goose Gooseneck Coupler # BWTEXA4200, the trailer sleeve set bolts should be torqued down to 125 foot pounds. I have attached the complete install manual below that you can also look through.
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  • Wall Thickness Of Outer Tube On Ram Gooseneck Coupler
  • The Ram Gooseneck Coupler w/ Load Bearing Pin - 8" Adjustment - Round - 2-5/16" Ball - 25K # GCPN-25008 has a wall thickness of 0.21 inches on the outer tube. The inner tube has a wall thickness of 0.24 inches. I reached out to the manufacturer to get these precise measurements for you.
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  • Is there an Offset Ball for the Ford Factory Gooseneck Trailer Hitch
  • I wish I had better news for you but there isn't an offset ball that fits the Ford factory gooseneck hitch. However, depending on the design of your gooseneck coupler you may be able to use the B&W Extend-A-Goose # BWTEXA4200. This coupler features a 10 inch offset for more clearance. I have linked a video review of this coupler for you.
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  • Lock for Ram Gooseneck Coupler With Round Tube
  • The InfiniteRule Hitch Lock is designed for goosenecks with a 4" round outer tube, and the RAM goosenecks have a 4-1/2" round outer tube like the Ram Gooseneck Coupler # GCPN-25008. For the most security I recommend the Blaylock EZ Lock Gooseneck Coupler Lock Combo - RAM Gooseneck Couplers # BLTL-57-40D2. This has a coupler latch lock and set screw lock and comes with a pair of padlocks for the best way to secure your gooseneck. You also have the option of getting the coupler...
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  • Can Gooseneck Trailer be Leveled After Coupler is Attached
  • You should make sure your level is trailer before coupling the Bulldog BX1 Gooseneck Coupler # BD1289140300 because as you can see by the cut out of the linked manual for this coupler: "The load bearing pin must be fully insough both the inner and outer tubes and the retaining pin installed inserted through both the inner tubes and outer tubes in order for the coupler to support its rated load." This would not allow you to adjust the height of the coupler with a fully supported load.
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  • Purpose Of Offset Holes On B And W Extend-A-Goose Gooseneck Coupler
  • I called my contact at B&W about the Extend-A-Goose Gooseneck Coupler, part # BWTEXA4200. They told me that the offset holes are so that the adapter can accommodate couplers that have the pin in different locations, and will not affect the towing of your trailer. I have attached a link to a product review video you can check out.
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  • Extend-A-Goose Coupler to Increase Clearance with 2018 Ram 3500 Factory Gooseneck
  • There is not an offset gooseneck ball available for the 2018 Ram 3500 with factory gooseneck but the B&W Extend-A-Goose Gooseneck Coupler # BWTEXA4200 that you referenced can be used so long as your trailer has a 4-inch diameter outer tube. This coupler will give you 10-inches of offset.
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  • Replacement Gooseneck Coupler Recommendation for Setup that Uses 3.5 inch Inner Tube
  • The only solution we'd have would be an all new outer and inner coupler like the Ram Gooseneck Couple part # GCSQ-25008 as we don't have anything that is designed for a 3-1/2 inch square inner tube. Everything we offer is for 4 inch square tube.
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  • Replacement Gooseneck Trailer Coupler for Horse Trailer
  • We have a number of gooseneck couplers available, like the Bulldog BX1 # BD1289050300. I've linked our complete selection for you to find the correct replacement that matches what you need.
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  • Recommended Replacement Inner Sleeve For Gooseneck Trailer
  • One inner tube I recommend is part # BD1289050300. This tube has a 30,000-lb weight capacity, s designed for a 2-5/16 inch ball, and has a vertical range of adjustment of 8-inches. I have attached a link to the gooseneck inner tubes we offer you can check out. As long as you find the right diameter tube you can use any of them.
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  • Dimensions of the B&W Extend-A-Goose Gooseneck Coupler From the Bend in Upright to Bottom
  • In regards to the B&W Extend-A-Goose Gooseneck Coupler part # BWTEXA4200, the distance from the bend in the upright to the bottom of the coupler is right at 9". I went out to our warehouse to measure this for you and created a diagram as well.
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  • Will Extend-A-Goose Gooseneck Coupler Work In Recessed Opening In Truck Bed
  • The B&W Extend-A-Goose Gooseneck Coupler, part # BWTEXA4200 you referenced is designed to be able to attach to the inner tube on a gooseneck trailer and provide an additional 10 inches of clearance from your truck cab for your trailer. This adapter will fit a standard 4 inch diameter outer tube on the gooseneck, and has a weight capacity of 24,000 lbs. It is designed to fit a standard 2-5/16 inch ball. I have attached a couple of photos of this adapter and you can see the dimensions....
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  • Is Convert-A-Ball Multi-Cushioned Gooseneck Coupler Compatible with B&W Turnoverball
  • Yes, the Convert-A-Ball Multi-Cushioned Gooseneck Trailer Coupler # CG that you referenced is compatible and will work well with your B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch. This will replace the standard coupler on your trailer and its cushioned polyurethane construction will act as a shock absorber for a smoother ride and less wear on your equipment. It features a 30,000 pound towing weight capacity.
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  • Will the B&W Extend-A-Goose Coupler Fit a Vertical 4” Square Coupler
  • To be able to use the B&W Extend-A-Goose Gooseneck Coupler # BWTEXA4200 you will need a round gooseneck coupler. Your square coupler will not be compatible. You can use the Redline Gooseneck Coupler # SAC2516-I to replace your square gooseneck coupler. This will be compatible with the B&W Extend-A-Goose. It comes with an Inner and Outer tube so you will replace the Inner tube with the B&W Extend-A-Goose. This will require welding. I recommend hiring a professional welder who has done...
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  • Gooseneck Coupler Recommendation to Weld to a 3 inch Square Tube
  • Yes, you could weld the 2-5/16" Gooseneck Coupler Head # 291300 to the bottom of a 3 inch outer diameter tube. Check out the picture I attached that shows the dimensions of this coupler.
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  • Best Offset Option for Fifth Wheel Towing with 2014 Ford F-150 5-1/2 ft Bed
  • An offset that doesn't pivot will always give you better cab clearance. The # BWTEXA4200 does move the trailer 10 inches back but when you are making a tight turn (when you'd need it the most), that offset moves to the side and actually brings the trailer back nearly to where it would be without the offset. So an offset on the hitch ball side that doesn't move like the # BWGNXA4085 would give you a more "true" offset when needed. For your 2014 Ford F-250 with a 5-1/2 foot bed you'd...
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  • Gooseneck Trailer Coupler Like # BDGN240200 Is Difficult To Operate
  • Since the # BDGN240200 is a weld-on application. I am not sure if it would be easy to just change out the coupler on your trailer as it will require cutting and grinding to prep for the new weld. You may simply want to try some white lithium grease to see if that frees up the current mechanism a bit and makes it easier to unhook the trailer. It is designed to allow you to move the lever to open the jaws and pull the vehicle out. If that does not help you may want to consider either...
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  • Replacement BX1 Bulldog Coupler Recommendation to Replace Damaged Coupler
  • The only solution we have for a broken Bulldog BX1 gooseneck coupler would be replacing the entire thing with a new one with part # BD1289050300 like you referenced.
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  • Replacement Inner Gooseneck Trailer Coupler Tube that Doesnt Use Load Bearing Pins
  • As far as an inner tube only, the BX1 coupler # BD1289170300 is the only option. It sounds like you need one that is held in the outer tube with set screws such as # CG or # BD0287690300. Coupler # CG has a 4 inch diameter tube and # BD0287690300 has a 4-1/2 inch tube. The other option is to replace both the outer and inner tube with # BD1289040300, # BD1289030300, # BD1289000300, # BD1289080300, # BD1289070300, or # BD1289140300. These are all BX1 couplers for 2-5/16 inch balls...
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  • Recommended Adapter With Offset For Gooseneck Car Hauler Trailer
  • If you have a 4-inch outer tube on your gooseneck I have a solution for you. I recommend the B&W Extend-A-Goose Gooseneck Coupler, part # BWTEXA4200. This adapter will fit inside the 4-inch outer tube and gives you 10-inches of offset as well as 8-inches of vertical adjustment. This has a weight capacity of 24,000-lbs and a vertical load limit of 6,000-lbs.
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  • Length of Bulldog 20K Round Gooseneck Coupler
  • I went to the warehouse to take a measurement of the BX1 20K Round Gooseneck Coupler # BD1289170300 and found it was a total of 28 inches from end to end. This coupler has a 4 inch outer diameter and weight carrying capacity of 20,000 lbs.
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  • Can a Hole be Drilled in Gooseneck Trailer Outer Tube to Install Adjustable Coupler
  • You would need to contact the trailer manufacturer to see if you can safely use the trailer after drilling a hole for an adjustable coupler such as # BD0287610300. the outer tube would have to have one to use this type of coupler so provided there was a hole and the trailer manufacturer was fine with adding one then you could use it. The outer diameter of the coupler tube is 4 inches so the inner diameter of the outer tube needs to be slightly larger for it to fit. Another option,...
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  • Will Extend-A-Goose Coupler Allow 90 Degree Turns With Square Nose Trailer
  • When you install the B&W Extend-A-Goose Gooseneck Coupler, part # BWTEXA4200, it will provide an additional 10 inches of clearance from your truck cab for your trailer. You may be able to execute turns with the extender installed but you probably will not be able to execute a 90 degree turn. The BWTEXA4200 is designed to fit in place of a 4 inch outer diameter inner tube on a gooseneck coupler. There are no restrictions on the brand it will fit. I have attached a link to a product...
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  • Does B&W Extend-A-Goose Gooseneck Coupler Add Stress to Tube
  • By nature, there is always going to be stress on the vertical tube when towing with a gooseneck but the B&W Extend-A-Goose Gooseneck Coupler # BWTEXA4200 is not going to cause additional stress that makes using your gooseneck unsafe. You only need to make sure you follow the guidelines for installation (see accompanying cutout of part of the install manual) as well as abide by the coupler's capacities, which are 24,000 lbs towing and 6,000 lbs vertical load. I have added a link to...
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  • Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a Gooseneck Hitch in a 2011 GMC Sierra
  • It sounds like your truck has a gooseneck hitch and your trailer has a 5th wheel king pin. In order to tow a 5th wheel trailer using a gooseneck hitch you will need an adapter. I recommend the Andersen Ranch Hitch # AM3100. I have included a link to a video review of this adapter for you.
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  • Will Convert-A-Ball Multi-Cushioned Gooseneck Trailer Coupler Stop Shake and Stabilize a Trailer
  • The Convert-A-Ball Multi-Cushioned Gooseneck Trailer Coupler, # CG, fits inside of an outer tube that has a 4 inch inner diameter. If the outer tube on your existing trailer has an outer tube with a 4 inch inner diameter and it uses safety pins to secure to the outer tube, it will fit. It has a 4,000 pound pin weight capacity and 30,000 pound gross trailer weight capacity. The cushioning will help some with the shaking you are experiencing, and a little less with the stabilization when...
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  • How Does the B and W Defender Gooseneck Hitch Install on a Trailer
  • As long as you have an outer tube installed on your gooseneck trailer that is designed to fit an inner tube with a 4 inch diameter the # BWGNC4250 would install pretty easily on your trailer. If not, then you would want the # BWGNC4251 instead as this comes with the outer tube that would get welded to your trailer by a qualified welder. If you didn't want any adjustability with your gooseneck coupler you could always weld the # BWGNC4250 directly to your trailer. Also, the claim...
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  • Material of Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler Head
  • The Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler Head # BDGN240200 is cast steel. And yes, I recommend the welding to be performed by an experienced welder.
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  • Gooseneck Inner Tube Coupler Only that is 4 Inches Square
  • We do have a square inner tube only gooseneck coupler that has a 4 inch width. Take a look at # BD0288660300. The other option is # BD1289210300. Atwood model # AT70896 is meant as a replacement for inner and outer tube coupler 75401.
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  • Gooseneck Coupler Hitch Ball Locking Head
  • Yes. The Gooseneck Coupler - 24K # BDGN240200 will work on some square tubes as well. It is designed for 3 inch or 4 inch diameter round tubing and has a built in grease zerk. If you need more surface area for the weld, then the Buyers Products Gooseneck Coupler Head for 4" or 4-1/2" Tubing - 2-5/16" Ball - 30K # 3371808010 may be a better option for you.
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  • Recommended Coupler for Bulldog GN24 Coupler
  • I spoke with my contact at Bulldog and he informed me that there isn't really a great way to lock the Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler Head # BDGN240200. What you will need to do is jack your trailer high enough that no one could hook up to the trailer and then lock the jack handle in such a way that the trailer can't be lowered. For a cable lock that would work well to lock the handle you could use the Master Lock Python Cable Lock # 8419DPF.
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  • How Far Is Convert-A-Ball Coupler Inserted Into Outer Tube Of Gooseneck On Trailer
  • The Convert-A-Ball Trailer Coupler, part # CG does not have the holes as you mentioned for height adjustment. This coupler uses the 2 set screws on your coupler for securing the tube inside your trailer 4 inch\ outer tube. You will want to have your truck and trailer level and take some measurements of your existing tube from the underside of the trailer to the coupler, and then use that measurement when you install this coupler.
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  • Max Distance Behind Gooseneck Ball for Trailer Turning Clearance
  • For your 1993 Dodge Cab and Chassis with 10 foot bed, the distance from the hitch ball to the back of the bed needed would depend on your trailer as they are all slightly different. You would need to measure from the center of the ball to the farthest rear edges of your truck bed and then measure from the center of your gooseneck coupler that same distance to see if there is an impact point. If you need to gain a little space, we have the B&W Extend-A-Goose Gooseneck Coupler - 2-5/16"...
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  • Ram Factory Gooseneck Compatibility with Aftermarket Flatbed
  • If you install an aftermarket flat-bed that is 6-7 inches higher than the stock bed, you would need to create a recessed pocket for your gooseneck hitch to be used which many of the aftermarket companies account for. It is not uncommon on flatbed truck beds to have that recessed gooseneck. The only thing to be aware of is the turning clearance needed for your flat bed when using a gooseneck trailer. You will want to make sure you account for the pivot point to ensure you will be able...
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  • Size of the Set Screw on the Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler # BD0289340317
  • The set screw on the Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler # BD0289340317 has a 3/4" diameter with a 1-1/8" hex style head. I have attached the installation details for you to check out.
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  • How Does B&W Extend-A-Goose Gooseneck Coupler # BWTEXA4200 Install on Trailer
  • The B&W Extend-A-Goose Gooseneck Coupler # BWTEXA4200 that you referenced installs on your trailer in place of the standard inner tube. The Extend-A-Goose slides into the goose neck trailer's larger outer tube (4-inch diameter is standard). This is certainly something you can do yourself provided that the coupler's 50-lb weight is not an issue. This coupler can be removed and re-installed as needed. It provides an additional 10-inches of clearance thanks to its angled design. The height...
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  • Gooseneck Coupler to 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter Recommendation
  • You have some options in converting the gooseneck coupler on the trailer to be used with a 5th wheel trailer hitch. But, there is not an adpater that will replace the inner tube of the Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler, # BD028900. What you can do is replace the whole assembly, inner and outer tube, with Bulldog Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Coupler Adapter, # BD0289590300. This coupler fits the trailer the same as a gooseneck coupler with inner and outer tubes. It is adjustable. The only feature...
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  • Is There a Gooseneck to 5th Wheel Adapter That Does Not Require Permanent Modification to Pin Box
  • Yes, you should check out the Hi-Rise Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter # 9480. This fifth wheel hitch will install into the gooseneck hitch of your truck and allow you to hitch up to a fifth wheel trailer. This unit will work with the following hitches: B&W Turnover Ball Hide-A-Goose by Draw-Tite or Reese Under-Bed by Bulldog I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out as well as an FAQ on fifth wheel towing.
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  • Bulldog Inner Tube Gooseneck Coupler Availability that is 4 inches In Diameter
  • Since you need a 4 inch diameter pipe the best option we have is the part # BD0287610300 as it has a 4 inch outer diameter whereas the # BD0287690300 that you referenced would be too wide at 4-1/2 inches. Or the part # CG would work too as it is 4 inch diameter and has no pin holes.
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  • What are the Torque Specifications for the Set Bolts on Pro Series Gooseneck Coupler # PS0287790300
  • I spoke with my contact at Pro-Series and he informed me that you will need to torque down the set bolts to 125 ft/lbs on this Pro Series Gooseneck Coupler, part # PS0287790300.
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  • Will a Replacement Gooseneck Coupler Bolt On or Need to be Welded On a Livestock Trailer
  • You will most likely want to install a coupler with an outer and inner tube, like the Pro Series Gooseneck Coupler, item # PS0287790300 on your trailer. The installation of this type of coupler gives you the ability to tow the gooseneck trailer with different height vehicles and will not cost any more than just welding the tube in place. All of the replacement gooseneck couplers that we carry are designed to be welded in place by a qualified weldor. A local welding shop should have no...
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  • Recommended Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler Inner Tube
  • If you are just needing the inner tube for your Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler, I recommend looking at the Bulldog BX1 Inner Tube # BD1289020300. This base assembly is made of durable steel and features large bottom locking plates for fast and easy hookup. It has the same 25,000 pound weight capacity as the full assembly you were looking at and is designed for a 2-5/16 inch ball size. The tube's outer diameter is 4 inches and its overall length is 28-1/2 inches. The range of vertical adjustment...
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  • Offset Gooseneck Compatibility with Ford OEM Gooseneck Hitch
  • Unfortunately there is not an offset ball option compatible with the Ford Factory hitch. The only gooseneck hitch with that offset option is the B&W Turnoverball. To give you additional clearance when towing, I recommend the B&W Extend-A-Goose Gooseneck Coupler - 2-5/16" Ball - 10" Offset - 24,000 lbs # BWTEXA4200. If you are towing a 5th wheel with this gooseneck hitch, then the Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter w/8" Offset for Short-Bed Trucks # AM3139....
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  • Does the Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler BD0289340317 Come with Release Cable
  • The cable to operate the release on the Bulldog Gooseneck Coupler part # BD0289340317 is not included because it is not needed. It is only for convenience as you can still operate the coupler lock with just the handle. If you do want to add a cable then you would need to use the one off your old coupler or modify something to work for you as we do not carry these.
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  • Does The Convert-A-Ball Multi-Cushioned Gooseneck Trailer Coupler # CG Allow For Height Adjustment
  • The Convert-A-Ball Multi-Cushioned Gooseneck Trailer Coupler, part # CG, will slide up in the 4 inch inner diameter tube that is on the trailer. It can be adjusted for height by using the set screws on the gooseneck trailer tube.
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  • Recommendation for 4-1/2 Outer Diameter Inner Tube for Gooseneck Trailer Coupler
  • We have one gooseneck coupler inner tube that is 4-1/2 inches in diameter: # BD0287690300. You could trim the coupler some but on a 33 inch tall coupler like this if you wanted to shave off like 20 inches that would be way too much. How much are you needing to trim off? I can run the amount by my Bulldog contact and see if it is acceptable.
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  • Replacement Bulldog Coupler Recommendation for 2002 PJ GF2 Trailer
  • Thanks for the picture. From seeing that I can tell that the replacement inner leg you need is the part # BD0288660300 as this is the same style but the newer version.
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  • Could Bulldog BX1 Gooseneck Coupler Fit 1989 4 Star Gooseneck Horse Trailer
  • The Bulldog BX1 Gooseneck Coupler Inner Tube # BD1289020300 that you referenced has an outer diameter of 4 inches and is designed to fit the standard size of 4 inch outer gooseneck tubes. If that's what you trailer has this will fit and work well. The pin hole that secures the tube is 3/4 inch in diameter which your outer tube will need to have as well.
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