Hi-Rise Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter by Bulldog, Draw-Tite and Reese




Code: 9480


13 reviews

Retail:$1,222.58

Our Price: $656.93


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Product Specs:

Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters

Adapts Truck

Gooseneck Hitch to Fifth Wheel Trailer

Hitch Adapters


Adjustable Height

No Offset

18000 lbs GTW

Connects to Gooseneck Hole

Draw-Tite


Convert your Draw-Tite, Bulldog or B&W gooseneck hitch to a fifth-wheel hitch with this kit. Adapter has round and square gooseneck posts, a 4-way pivoting head for easy trailer hookup, and stabilizer strips for sturdy mounting in your truck bed.

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Customer Reviews

Hi-Rise Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter by Bulldog, Draw-Tite and Reese - 9480

Average Customer Rating:  4.2 out of 5 stars   (13 Customer Reviews)

Convert your Draw-Tite, Bulldog or B&W gooseneck hitch to a fifth-wheel hitch with this kit. Adapter has round and square gooseneck posts, a 4-way pivoting head for easy trailer hookup, and stabilizer strips for sturdy mounting in your truck bed.

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by: Bill R09/13/2017


Other than being heavy to set in the truck bed, the hitch is easy to install into a B&W gooseneck and it stayed well secured without any shifting of the base for a 400 mile round trip towing a10k lb trailer. The 4 degree side to side tilt does not seem necessary and it does make it difficult to properly torque the mounting nut. The side to side tilt also adds a good bit of weight. 431910



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by: Clarke s Service08/14/2017


Not recommended at all in a short box. The hitch sits 5" forward on center axle. Cab clearance is greatly reduced. Hitch doesn't even come close to sitting flat in the truck. Hitch is very sloppy in the Goose Neck receiver. I had to spend a lot of time and money to have the hitch reworked. The only reason I gave a 2 star rating is because of the Great Customer Service at ETrailer!!! Otherwise it would get no stars!!!! 420162


Comments

Clarke,Thank you for your review. This hi-rise adapter is not recommended in a short bed truck. This adapter will not provide enough clearance in tight turning situations. A slider hitch is normally recommended in short bed trucks but Draw-tite does not manufacture a slider version of this adapter. If you have a hide-a-goose setup you can use a convert a ball adapter with an offset. Part number: C5GX1216. This will allow you to use your gooseneck hitch in your short bed truck to tow a 5th wheel. The coupler bolts to your trailers king pin and connects to the gooseneck ball. The offset should give you enough clearance to make tight turns. I have also included a help article for additional reference.

-- Heather A - 08/24/2017

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by: Larry12/11/2016


Fit, finish, instructions and overall quality are top notch. Assembly is easy with basic tools. Customer Service here was great too. Because I was in a real rush to get the hitch, they went out of their way to break it up into two shipments that could be handled by UPS vs having it one package that had to come truck freight. As a result, I got it when I needed it. Thank you very much, Larry. 324071



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by: Fred Sch07/27/2017


What a wonderful experance I have had working with etrailer. The follow-up and concern to make it right, was over whelming. My wife counted five phone calls, to keep us infromed about a lost box, by UPS. When found the box was danaged and a part was missing. The part was FedX to me next day! I know i will be using etrailer again. 411649



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by: Van J.12/07/2016


Simple! Put it together, slip it in the goose neck receiver. Directions are easy to follow and the youtube video is very helpful. 323087



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by: Tim G.08/03/2016


Jennifer S. Was amazing getting my hitch delived... so we could go camping.... the hitch I bought installed in about 30 minutes... it was a hi rise companion hitch... I love it and love both my experienceson with etrailer.... can't say enough about this order... GREAT..... THANKS EACH ONE THE HELPED GET MY HITCH DELIVERED 279035



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by: Harry09/27/2017


Straightforward instructions and easy install. Worked fine and handled our 11k lbs fiver with no problems. Got to destination, took hitch off and I can again use my gooseneck ball and/or have full use of the bed w/out any fiver hitch rails. Highly recommended 436857



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by: Ben08/12/2017


I ordered this hitch, when it came in the box was damaged and parts missing. Called them had the missing parts in a few days. Hitch is great and was the best price around. etrailers is an excellent company to do business with. 419335



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by: Scott T06/03/2017


The reason I didn't rate it higher is it doesn't sit real flat in the bed and bangs around a little when starting and stopping. Otherwise I would be happier if it was easier to remove. 388284



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by: Scott C.08/11/2017


Good product but the way it gets shipped the main part gets dinged and marred. Paint scratched off, the warning decals were damaged. 418909


Comments

Thanks for your review, Scott. I have contacted customer service to send new warning decals to you.

-- Laura E - 08/19/2017

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by: Kevin06/26/2017


So far everything that I have purchased for my HD 2500 from each trailer has worked as described satisfied 399241



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by: Steven lampe08/12/2016


Just as i wanted and ordered. Recieved 1 day before promised.. No issues here.. Thanks 282982



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by: Jerrid R.08/19/2017


Arrived on time box was destroyed 2 bolts & nuts missing 422429


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Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter w/8" Offset for Short-Bed Trucks




Code: AM3139


25 reviews

Retail:$519.99

Our Price: $494.99


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Product Specs:

Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters

Adapts Trailer

Fifth Wheel Trailer to Gooseneck Hitch

King Pin Adapters


Adjustable Height

Offset

24000 lbs GTW

Bolts Over King Pin

Andersen


Don't say goodbye to your truck bed. Instead, say hello to the Ranch Hitch fifth-wheel-to-gooseneck coupler adapter. The 8" offset allows more clearance between truck and trailer for short-bed trucks. 24,000 lbs GTW and 6,000 lbs TW.

Video of Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter w/8" Offset for Short-Bed Trucks


Customer Reviews

Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter w/8" Offset for Short-Bed Trucks - AM3139

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (25 Customer Reviews)

Don't say goodbye to your truck bed. Instead, say hello to the Ranch Hitch fifth-wheel-to-gooseneck coupler adapter. The 8" offset allows more clearance between truck and trailer for short-bed trucks. 24,000 lbs GTW and 6,000 lbs TW.

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by: Steve Alberta10/03/2014


Installed this hitch adapter on a small-ish fifth wheel trailer (2007 arctic fox 21-5R). I've waited to review now that I've finished pulling the trailer through the Canadian Rocky mountains to Vancouver island and back ~4000km or 2500 Miles. The hitch installed fairly easily in about 2 hours, with careful attention to centering and torque specifications. The hitch performed as it should throughout my recent trip, no problems with function whatsoever. The only downside I see with this hitch adapter is the need to raise the trailer a few inches higher each time you hitch/unhitch, in order to clear the gooseneck ball. Also, when nearing a full 90 degree angle between truck & trailer, the pin box may rub against the bed rails. This is partly due to the ride height of my truck. Otherwise, excellent solution for avoiding the Fifth wheel hitch in your truck box! Picture attached, dodge 3500 regular 6 foot box (levelling kit, 35" wheels) with arctic fox fifth wheel trailer. No modifications to trailer other than the ranch hitch adapter with offset for short box truck. 154339



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by: Tommy S12/28/2013


I have been using the Ranch Hitch #3100 Straight Adapter for 3 years. Converting the 5th wheel to goose neck was awesome. Much easier to hook up and a smoother, quieter pull. After purchasing a new trailer I noticed that the trailer was too close to the cab of my short bed truck. I found the Ranch Hitch #3139 with 8" offset adapter. It installs easy and gives me 8 more inches away from my truck cab. Excellent! Turning corners is much more comfortable! 111386


Comments

How do I install this? Do I have to drill holes? How long does it take?

-- comment by: Randy - 05/30/2014

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There is a threaded collar that goes around the king-pin. The Ranch hitch is threaded on to the collar and tightened to 400 ft. lbs. Then you will either drill 4 holes into the pin box and install bolts, or use four 1-inch tack welds to weld the Ranch Hitch to the the pin box. This is a relatively permanent install.

-- Patrick B - 6/4/2014


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by: Mike S07/23/2013


I still have to drill four holes and I had to rent a puller for $6.00 but so far I am impressed with how easy the installation was, but ask me again in two weeks when I have to move my fifth wheel, But for the price, and design compared to other adaptors, I have no complaints. Just not sure how well it will work with the offset. 91062


Comments

Works great, for what I need. I do prefer the fifth wheel hitch, but did not want to put the rails in my truck for that hitch. I do have to use the backup balls and my camera for the goose neck hitch but its not too bad.

Mike S - 01/22/2015

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by: RON FAIRCHILD07/17/2015


CUSTOMER SERVICE IS UNBELIEVABLE. I ORDERED THE ITEM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND IT WAS AT MY DOOR FRIDAY MORNING. THIS IS NOT MY FIRST ORDER AND IT WILL NOT BE MY LAST. YOU GUYS KEEP UP THE WORK, I HAVE NOT INSTALLED IT YET BUT I AM REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO IT, THANKS RON, JACKSON TN. 212471


Comments

Installation was easy, just followed the directions. I have used it for a year and I am very pleased with it. Really love how easy it is to connect.

RON F - 07/18/2016

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by: Steve W12/15/2016


After having this on my (small) 5th wheel travel trailer for more than 2 years, I have discovered the major problem with it... Because the hitch point is so much lower, it has created unusual leverage over the kingpin box and now my trailer frame is cracking :( Your trailer must be VERY shored up around the kingpin box to resist the extension of torque by essentially making your kingpin box much longer. I loved the idea of not having a 5th hitch in the box of my truck and the removable gooseneck ball instead, but I now know that a complete change-out of the kingpin box to a gooseneck hitch would have been more reliable. I am now in Mexico with a cracked trailer frame due to this :( 325391



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by: Truman Powell08/26/2011


The folks at etrailer arranged faster shipping that advertised at no charge and the adapter arrived lots quicker than expected. The product is obviously better than the former adapter. Lots heaver and the ball receiver is easier to center above the ball. Two EXCELLENT pieces of advice were included in the instructions. One was about bracing the hitch to prevent damage or coming loose from the trailer. The best advice regarded surging, or chucking. My previous adapter did both and neither a trailer manufacturer nor the RV people who sold and installed it could diagnose or fix the problem. This issue for me is important in that I have 3 fused vertebrae and stenosis. As usual, RanchHand is leading the pack! I have a RanchHand "cowcatcher" bumper and it has done the job really well also. Excellent product, Superb Advice! Many Thanks! Truman Powell Tyler, Texas 22844



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by: Tom M04/24/2017


This product is great and just what I was looking for at the time. It was fairly easy to attach to the king pin to convert it to a goose neck ball which is what I already had in my truck bed. It attaches rely solid and can easily meet the 24000 lb rating I am sure. Being a short bed truck this hitch had the 8" offset which has the same effect as a 5th wheel slider hitch. The only problem with the offset is it puts the angular body of the trailer hitch closer to the side walls of the bed. Also when I remove the offset portion it also helps deter theft as there is nothing to hitch to! I have since bought a long bed diesel truck so I will be buying the straight adapter soon. 371861



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by: Bruce S.03/02/2017


Purchased this gooseneck hitch to convert my fifth wheel travel trailer to a gooseneck. This product is easily attached to the fifth wheel king pin and attaches very solid. The hitch release cable makes it simple to secure and release from your ball. I am very satisfied with my choice in purchasing this product and would highly recommend it. I have purchased this and other products from etrailer and have always received the best service. 347375



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by: Brenda B05/27/2015


The people at etrailer are very helpful. She put my order in as I was on the phone with her and she sent me an email about 1 hour after that letting me know it had shipped. The product came in about 4 days with there free shipping. The item was just as I expected. I would buy from them again. I am very happy with the service, shipping and value of the product. Thank you so much etrailer.com 198155



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by: Scott D03/26/2017


Product shipped right away and arrived way sooner than I was anticipating. Installation was easy - however the only thing that needs to be accounted for is the length of the shaft. It made the trailer ride tipped back and had to do some modifications to make it work perfectly. Construction of the product was good and it did exactly what I needed to accomplish Would recommend . 358743



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by: Richard B02/12/2017


I should have taken 5th whedel of trailer for easier installation but didn't have anyone to help remove it weighs quite a bit after installing gooseneck.. Still have it and no problems. 341123



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by: Josh A12/06/2015


Hitch is great and a breeze to install. I cant say enough about the service I received from etrailer. I ordered the wrong hitch (my fault) so I called etrailer they immediately sent me a return authorization and shipped me the correct hitch. They shipped the replacement hitch on Thursday morning I received it Friday. Thats awesome. Thanks etrailer. 233210



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by: Albert08/01/2014


great product,we installed the hitch in less than 30 minutes.This hitch allows you to haul additional items in the bed unlike a bulky fifth wheel hitch,once you detach the trailer you can remove the ball from your bed in 10 seconds.Thanks,will recommend your product to others. 144023



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by: Albert08/01/2014


great product,we installed the hitch in less than 30 minutes.This hitch allows you to haul additional items in the bed unlike a bulky fifth wheel hitch,once you detach the trailer you can remove the ball from your bed in 10 seconds.Thanks,will recommend your product to others. 144022



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by: Lacey P.09/17/2013


Product works great. Me and my 14 year old son put it on our camper in about 30 minutes. If you can't bolt it to the camper hitch system like the directions recommend, make sure you weld it on as the alternative directions say. 100293



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by: Pat S02/26/2017


This is a great product. I did a lot of research prior to choosing this model, but it has been very satisfactory in every category. E-trailer, was a great place to buy. Fast service and great follow up. 345978



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by: John Hay04/22/2011


After I placed my order it was shiped right on time. A very fast response. Was in good condition.I don't have it installed yet. But will beused on my 5th wheel trailer. 12242



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by: Blake06/28/2017


The hitch i ordered came quick. The finish on the hitch was badly scratched. It wasn't from the shipping the package it was sent in wasnt damaged. 399980



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by: Darrell goswick07/08/2016


The offset should have been about two inches longer. I can still get the front of the trailer into the back of the cab on a jcaknife. Works good?? 269659



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by: K. Massey03/01/2012


Prompt delivery, Excellent quality, Included instructions - very detailed and easy to follow. Will recommend. 32874



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by: Richard10/06/2017


I found the item easy to mount and well built. Looking forward to putting it to use. 439870



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by: Andy f08/11/2016


Very easy to install and the directions were very easy to understand and follow. 282783



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by: Brent06/25/2017


Very fast delivery and exactly what I ordered. 399018



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by: Jim04/27/2017


Beefy/well constructed hitch converter . 373168



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by: Richard09/22/2016


Just what I ordered, very pleased 297774


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  • Comparing the Ranch Hitch Gooseneck Adapter and the Draw Tite Hi-Rise Adapter
  • The Ranch Hitch part # AM3139 is a great solution for towing a fifth wheel trailer with a truck that has a gooseneck hitch. The advantage to this over the Hi Rise part # 9480 is that the gooseneck hitch in the truck does not matter. As long as there is a 2-5/16 inch ball in the bed of the truck this adapter will fit it. The Hi Rise has a more specific fit. It can only fit B&W Turnover Ball, Hide-A-Goose by Draw Tite or Reese, or Under-Bed by Bulldog. If you had one of these hitches this...
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