Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter w/ Offset - 12" to 16" Tall




Code: CAB-C5GX1216


50 reviews

Retail:$687.08

Our Price: $560.05


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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

20000 lbs GTW

Bolts Over King Pin

Convert-A-Ball


Use your gooseneck hitch to tow your 5th-wheel trailer by hooking up with this coupler adapter. Poly cushions absorb shock for a smooth ride. Adjustable height fits multiple applications. Offset design is perfect for short-bed pickups. 20,000-lb GTW.

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Customer Reviews

Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter w/ Offset - 12" to 16" Tall - CAB-C5GX1216

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (50 Customer Reviews)

Use your gooseneck hitch to tow your 5th-wheel trailer by hooking up with this coupler adapter. Poly cushions absorb shock for a smooth ride. Adjustable height fits multiple applications. Offset design is perfect for short-bed pickups. 20,000-lb GTW.

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by: Pierre B.12/26/2016


This is my first 5th wheel but I have several other gooseneck trailers that I tow on a regular basis. I didn't want to have to switch back and forth so I bought this adapter. I have a long bed but I have a chase rack on it that goes up over the cab. I really didn't want to have to remove it every time I wanted to tow my new toy hauler so I got the offset hitch. Install was very straight forward. Took me about 40 min. to install. The hardest part was getting the bolts in as mine has the long pin box and it was all I could do to reach the holes. I don't have very many miles on it but it tows great. I didn't notice any difference from my other gooseneck trailers. 327967



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by: Dano01/19/2013


This hitch adapter is heavy duty. It's easy for two people to install in under an hour and all parts fit together well. The instructions were well written in English, which is the official language of our country (USA). The offset adapter works great with my 2011 Ram 2500 4x4 which sits higher due to oversized tires. My shipment was received two days after I ordered it without paying any expedited freight charges! Thanks to the Convert-A-Ball and the fine folks at etrailer.com my days of listening to a clanging 5th wheel hitch are over. Thank you etrailer. 63540


Comments

Hi Dano. Is your truck a shortbed or longbed Thanks Bill

-- comment by: Bill - 01/15/2015

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My truck is a 2011 Ram 2500 Crew Cab 4x4 Short Bed.

-- comment by: Dano - 01/20/2015

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by: Bobby02/10/2015


The CAB-C5GX1216 was the perfect fix for my situation, I have a 1997 Dodge ram 3500 Flatbed with a goosneck , i went with this so that i would not have to do away with my goosneck , and to give me more clearance for sharp turns. I would recommend this to anyone that uses a goosneck alot like i do, I had it installed in about 1 1/2 hours. The CAB-C5GX1216 is really well made. Really fast shipping and great service super nice people. What ever you buy from Etrailer you know that you get a great product and a great price. Thanks for all you guys do at etrailer 173170



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by: Robin A08/03/2016


After installing the gooseneck, hooking it up to trailer, I was not impressed on the function of this gooseneck(recommended for short bed truck). Towing my trailer was like pulling the entire railroad pacific behind me.. Lot of tugging jerking. When I arrived to my destination the gooseneck had dropped down in the front giving it a dropped and sideways location instead of the installed and aligned position... Gooseneck was rated for up to 14,000 pounds.. I was towing only 9,000.. My vehicle struggled even though it is a GMC 2500 with all the gear...... 278808



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by: Rick B.04/25/2017


I bought this adaptor about a year ago and I have to say it has been worth every penny that I paid! I have an 8ft bed with a tool box in the back so having the offset worked great, giving me more ability to turn the trailer right where I needed it to get. Install was fairly simple but you'll want at least 1 more person to help since it weighs almost 90lbs. Have a torque wrench handy to. All in all I recommend this to anyone who has a gooseneck ball in the bed of their truck who wants to own a 5th wheel trailer! 371980



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by: Matt V.06/23/2016


I received the Convert-A-Ball within 5 days of placing the order. A friend of mine assisted me with the install. With the weight, it makes it a lot easier with assistance. We had it installed within 45 minutes. I was pleased with the quality of the construction and the detailed instructions. Most of all, I was pleased with the etrailer personnel. This product was suggested to me when I called and I did have to call with a question during install. Both calls were answered professionally and very helpful. 264030



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by: Adam K06/24/2015


I bought this for a 1996 Long bed Chevy dually with goose neck ball and a 2006 Springdale 5th wheel.The product came with in a week of ordering. Customer service was great with answering my question before the final order was placed. The order did not arrive with installation instruction, I needed to call customer service and they e-mailed to me with in ten minutes. I would suggest including installation instructions and maybe other sale fliers. Over all a great team to work with. Adam 206873



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by: Harry12/10/2016


Easy Hook Up - No 5th Wheel Saddle to remove when you want the bed of your truck back for other use, you simply flip your goose neck ball over - very stable on the road even in High Wind situations - with 8" offset it gives you extra turning radius with the Cab of the Truck - doesn't bind when you are backed into low or high spot, which happens with the King Pin of lower cost fifth wheel hitches - ininstallation instructions were very Good 323875



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by: Dennis H05/29/2017


I have ordered many items from etrailer they always arrive fast this gooseneck to 5th wheel adapter installed easy and did the trick for me built very strong. The staff at etrailet is always very helpful. 386125



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by: Brian L01/28/2013


We ordered this to convert a 5th wheel to goose neck,it was less expensive then buying a 5th wheel it self it was easy installation (about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. we towed our new gooseneck trailer home about 150 miles towed like a dream ,smooth ride no whip of any kind. ordering it was simple,questions we answered to make an informed dissisution.if i had to do this sale again,i would e-trailer made it easy. 64327



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by: Steve W.03/07/2017


Owned a year now GREAT product. Made very well. Installed in 40 minutes in dealership parking lot. Trailer towed beautifully thanks to cushion in system. 349652



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by: Ron03/07/2015


It was a pleasure dealing with etrailer.com. The website had all the info I needed. Once I decided on what I wanted, ordering was quick and easy. The adapter showed up within a week and was installed on my trailer within a half hour. The following weekend I towed it a total of 500 miles and had no problems. I'm 100% satisfied with this company and product! 177421



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by: Jim P04/21/2017


The product was on the money. It came a day early. You guys and Customer Service were excellent. It was my first order and we were extremely pleased. My father owned a restaurant and would tell everyone if you have complaints on the food or service let the owner/cook know if you liked everything tell everybody. We will. Keep it up my brother! 370720



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by: Wesley garrot05/05/2015


I have a 3500 dodge mega cab with ram box 2012. It works great pushed camper back an lifted it up do it will not hit my cab are side of my bed. You need it so get this one. 190219


Comments

Did you need to do anything special. Looking to use this in a 2015 3500 Mega Cab with the Ram box. Worried that the frame of the pin box is going to hit my tool box.

-- comment by: John L - 02/26/2016

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by: Ron A.09/16/2015


Ordered CAB-C5GX1216 Gooseneck adapter on a Thursday and had it at my house on Monday in Ohio. Took about an hour to install it by myself. Very well made heavy duty adapter. Have not towed with it yet but did have it hooked up to the truck to adjust height off of bed. Flip the Red lever to lock or unlock,very easy to use. 225761



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by: Tim S02/12/2017


Product took about 2 hours to install by myself. Shipping was fast and free. I hooked our fifth wheel camper up to move it and make sure everything worked. I still need to park it on the level and check me adjustments as I set it as high as i could and we live on a grade. Using a 2008 Dodge dually mega cab. 341235



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by: Poppa Jim08/26/2015


Excellent product with good instructions. Well engineered and installed in little more than one hour. Looking forward to pulling our new Montana 33' with this hitch. Now I can use my gooseneck hitch for stock, flatbed and RV trailers all...and my pickup bed is still open. Yahoo. Thanks, Jim 221877



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by: Buckeyes06/30/2015


Just got this installed DIY style. Took about 4 hours, removed the king pin box to ease the pain of drilling holes. Laying it flat on the ground was much simpler then drilling them upward. Took the trailer for a spin around the block and on the HWY seemed like a comfortable ride. 208412



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by: DIANA H.12/04/2012


WE RECIEVED THE HITCH AND INSTALLED IT IN NO TIME.I PULLED A 34' FIFTH WHEEL WITH 2 SLIDES TO THE MOUNTAINS AND BACK WITH NO ISSUES WITH THE HITCH. IT WORKED GREAT.WE HAD SEVERAL SWITCH BACKS AND STEEP GRADES AND I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS HITCH TO ANYONE. I WAS WELL PLEASED! 60606



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by: march h07/10/2016


Heavy duty. Two man job to install. Needed longer bolts but manufacturer was very helpful. Tows great, totally satisfied with product and service. I tow a 33foot Carri- lite fifth wheel rv (14000 lbs) with a 2016 F350 4x4 super cab with an 8 foot bed. 270164


Comments

Terrific product. Had to get longer safety chains. Trailer tows great. After sale service is great.

march h - 07/11/2017

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by: Kerry12/09/2016


Brittney was great to help me with the exchange from the straight model to the off-set model. It was delivered today and I was able to change it out and get it back to the UPS store all today for a return. Thank You It's going to work great. 323757



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by: Jeff V.06/07/2017


Easy to assemble, very good instructions, fairly easy to adjust. Haven't had any questions to call about with written instructions and the video on the web site. Thank you for ease of ordering. That was very nice for a change. 390277



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by: John S.04/16/2015


Could not believe how fast I received my kit after ordering it - 2 days. Just finished installing it and it has been everything as advertised. I'm ready to do the final adjustment with my truck under the rv. 185467



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by: Bill C08/02/2016


Haven't had but one problem, and that's that it sits lower than my fifth wheel hitch, and I had to turn around in a 4 way on a back road. I caught the edge of my truck bed with my hitch frame. 278301



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by: Cord Gray01/24/2015


the product is great and extremely helpful. Shipping time was super fast. Receipt box 1 in 2 days and box 2 in 3. I highly recommend this company. I plan to order from them again!! 171143



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by: James S09/06/2016


It came within a couple of days and it was very easy to install. I did it alone and in less time than they stated. It has worked great! Wish I would've known about this site sooner! 291858



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by: Darrel P.10/21/2012


Ordered on Monday night, received on Thur. afternoon. Great job on service. Product was what it looks like & heavy duty, Install time was 30-min or less. I would buy again. Great Job . 57769



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by: Ken E.11/17/2012


This adapter worked great,only took about 30 minutes to install,took longer to drill holes than to install adapter,pulled camper about 50 miles home and it worked really good 59593



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by: Bob Killian02/26/2017


The installation was not very hard the set back is perfect for my fifth wheel and truck also Etrailer was awesome to work with to make sure I receive exactly what I needed 346164



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by: Todd H.10/23/2016


I did not expect to receive item in less than 48 hours. Great job! Have not used product yet. Waiting on new truck to arrive. Big savings over local hitch dealer. 309987


Comments

I really like it. I dont have to take out a fifth wheel after every trip so I can use my truck to haul things. Hooks up easy, pulls great!

Todd H - 10/23/2017

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by: John R. Anthony04/23/2012


Great product, I really like it because it doesn't take any room up in my pickup bed. It also gives me room between my cab and camper with the offset. 38059



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by: Jeff J.07/06/2015


Very easy installation! Prompt delivery! Great Video for install.. Installation took an hour. I will recommend this product in the future 209648



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by: Larry03/11/2016


Works great, was just what I was looking for. Easy install, and it adds a little space between the cab corners and camper corners. 240595



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by: Jeffery D02/04/2015


Not to hard to install and looks great on the 5th wheel. Takes up so much less space than the old 5th wheel hitch. 172394



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by: Steve S.02/02/2017


This is the 2nd unit I've purchased and have been extremely happy. It is very easy to install, and works great. 338052



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by: James G06/17/2016


Really great customer service product is everything they said it would be and it arrived in a very short time. 262114



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by: Lynn Lusk08/04/2011


Thank you for your follow up on our order. Yes, we were pleased with the product and the delivery. 21116



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by: Dr Paul07/14/2017


Relatively easy and straightforward to install. Pulls well like my gooseneck equipment trailer. 405540



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by: Bevin02/01/2013


The hitch worked just like etrailer said it would. It was simple and I love it. 64765



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by: Dale B.04/21/2017


Product arrived as advertised and on time, very satisfied. 370647



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by: Jeff c10/12/2016


Very good service,polite and helpful.Thank you Ellen. 305995



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by: Iznuthin Fabrication02/16/2015


As advertised very heavy duty built like a tank 174922



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by: Tony03/30/2017


Great product worked very well on my ford 250 360347



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by: Mark Ezell03/06/2016


Just what I needed well satisfied thanks 239836


Comments

Couldnt ask for anything better

Mark E - 03/06/2017

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by: Guy M.08/01/2017


Easy to use , great conversion !!! 413670



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by: Greg boydston04/20/2017


Easy installation and works great. 369869



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by: Mike06/01/2016


fast delivery.. easy to install! 255043



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by: Dale Money01/18/2017


Great product and service 333511



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by: Mike w09/27/2016


Great product 300472



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by: mike06/04/2015


Works well. 200581


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  • Comparing Convert-A-Ball to Reese Goose Box 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter
  • In a battle of Convert-A-Ball vs Reese Goose Box, in my opinion the Reese Goose Box wins hands down. The Reese Goose Box 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Air Ride Coupler Adapter, # RP94622, replaces the pin box on a trailer and is equipped with a fully enclosed air bag and dual shock absorbers to provide cushion and absorb road shock. This is also the only adapter that is endorsed by Lippert Components Inc. and will not void the warranty on their trailer frames. Goose Box # RP94622 is designed...
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  • It sounds like you're having a clearance issue between the tops of the truck bed rails and the bottom of the trailer overhang, rather than a front-to-back clearance issue between the overhang and the back of the truck's cab. Both the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Offset Adapter # CAB-C5GX1216 and the no-offset adapter # CAB-C5G have a height adjustment range of 4-inches. This dimension is referenced from the top of gooseneck ball to the base of the king pin box. Height...
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Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter




Code: AM3100


22 reviews

Retail:$479.99

Our Price: $455.99


Quantity: 


Product Specs:

Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters

Adapts Trailer

Fifth Wheel Trailer to Gooseneck Hitch

King Pin Adapters


Adjustable Height

No 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. It offers 24,000 lbs towing capacity with 3" vertical adjustment for towing a fifth-wheel trailer with a gooseneck hitch.

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Customer Reviews

Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter - AM3100

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (22 Customer Reviews)

Don't say goodbye to your truck bed. Instead, say hello to the Ranch Hitch fifth-wheel-to-gooseneck coupler adapter. It offers 24,000 lbs towing capacity with 3" vertical adjustment for towing a fifth-wheel trailer with a gooseneck hitch.

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by: Dean K04/08/2011


Product shipped/arrived timely from eTrailer; installation instructions provided by Anderson Manuf are very clear/easy to follow. Hitch is very easy to install. Attached to 30' fifth wheel, 11,000lbs tow weight and immediately pulled the trailer thru steep hill country without any hesitation. Pulling cattle trailers/heavy hay trailers, i know heavy duty hitches when i see them and this is a great product; HIGHLY recommended. Remote latching mechanism is a great feature; it too is very solid/secure 11335



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by: Angelique M06/06/2016


As always, a great product from etrailer.com! This company is fantastic. Very helpful, with a wide selection of products and fast shipping. I have been a customer for a couple of years now, and always make this my first stop when looking for parts and products for my camper and trailer. You will not be disappointed in the service, and if you have any questions Renee will be glad to hunt down the answers for you. Thank you again etrailer.com! 258384



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by: Chris05/11/2017


Received product 5-10-2017 Installed on 5-11-2017 Gave a test run and seems good fella good and looks great. I like the 24000 and 6000 lbs feature think it is stronger of course. 379188



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by: Jason M.07/22/2013


Seems to be a very well built product. Good price and shipped fast. Fairly simple to install, I recommend having a friend or two around to help tighten everything down. Also I preferred to bolt rather than weld ( unless you have a closed off pin box), you never know when you may need to go back to fifth wheel in a hurry. 90774


Comments

How does collar system attach to king pin ? Thanks

-- comment by: L T - 11/19/2013

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There is a threaded collar that is fitted to the king pin. You would slide the coller up on the king pin. While holding the collar, you will take a split collet and fit that where the jaws normally grab the king pin. You will slide the threaded collar over the split collet and using either a pulley puller or Andersens hammer to seat the collar fully onto the split collet. I have added a pictorial of this portion of the instructions to the photo gallery and linked it here as well. The base of the adapter threads onto the collar and is tightened to ~1200 ft. lbs. The process for getting that much torque is outlined in the instructions and uses the included spanner wrench and a 4 foot cheater pipe. Finally, you will use either the inlcuded four Grade 8 bolts or four 1 inch tack welds to finish securing the adapter to the pin box. If you want to be able to remove adapter, make sure you can access the inside of the pin box so you can use the bolts vs. welds.

-- Patrick B - 11/26/2013


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by: Doug P.08/25/2016


The hitch was shipped the same day it was ordered. It arrived in five days in excellent condition and with no parts missing. It took me longer to install it because I had to remove the king pin box component to drill the bolt holes and mount the bolts to provide the additional support I wanted. An excellent product and a good price. 287365



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by: Doug s09/03/2014


Recently purchased my first covert a ball hitch it arrived chuckle and installed in under an hour works well 149930



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by: Frank R05/03/2013


I recieved your shipment in seven days (FREE) was able to install it myself in about 2 hours with help to lift the 5th wheel down to floor level to drill six holes mounted the spacers as per instructions printed out. put the goose neck back in place and the (easy) job was done ! 78770



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by: Garry S.01/08/2014


I have pulled my camping trailer approx. 300 hundred miles since I installed the adapter. It works great. Installation was pretty simple, the only difficult part was drilling the four holes thru my fifth wheel box. E-trailer service and shipping were great! 112247



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by: Tom B.03/23/2012


Very easy to install had to use weld methed on king plate like very well would buy again. Price very good shipping good. 34939


Comments

I have an Ultra-Fab trailair air ride kingpin system on my fifth wheel. Can the gooseneck adapter be installed on that type of system?

-- comment by: Deriek E - 08/14/2013

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According to Ultra-Fab, the Trailair pin boxes are not to be used with any kind of gooseneck adapter where the pin box is adapted to attach to a gooseneck ball. You can however adapt the truck to accept a 5th wheel hitch. Your best bet would be a fifth wheel hitch that anchors into a gooseneck like the Draw-Tite Hi-Rise, part 9480 or a Curt Fifth Wheel Adapter plate like C16210 or 16310.

-- Patrick B - 8/19/2013


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by: Mark02/13/2013


Installed in about ten minutes, ( I used a bearing puller to seat the bushings ) five minutes to tack weld it into place and done. Pulls better than a fifth wheel hitch IMO. Seems to be made very well. Took two days for deliver. Very satisfied 66241



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by: Brandon S09/27/2017


Installed on my fifth wheel. Easy to follow instructions, total time was about an hour. The lock is easy to place, install and use. Be advised: if your king pin box is enclosed, you will need to weld this product on. 436914



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by: John P.08/23/2013


A friend and I installed the gooseneck adaptor with no trouble at all. The first time I pulled my trailer, I didn't think it was behind me. It made the pull so easy. Thanx so much..... 96509



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by: Bryan T.04/17/2017


WOW, how easy was that. With a little help to tighten up unit before bolting to plate, it is a one person job. Cant wait to try it out. 368732



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by: Rob M12/10/2012


Really like the cable to release the lock. Would like see the set bots to be a hex head to make it easier to torque down properly. 61041



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by: Zsolt Vagi11/18/2016


Works like charm. This is the best way to fifth wheel. No messing with a big heavy bridge in the bed of the truck. 317664



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by: Dave G04/02/2014


Way to easy to install. Took About 30 Min. start to finish. Keystone 278 RKS pulls like a million dollars 123404



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by: Bob11/11/2016


Great product and excellent service. I will use etrailer for all my future needs. Thanks 315889



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by: Steve F04/10/2017


Works great. Easy to install. Only thing, no safety chains came with the hitch. 365277



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by: Lucas Q07/15/2013


Good product, built well, easy installa tion. 89633



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by: Chuck09/17/2017


great product.Installed easy works great 433453



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by: Paul11/16/2017


Easily installed and works great. 452420



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by: Cody l12/03/2014


Great costumer service!!!! 163317


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  • Comparing 5th Wheel Trailer to Gooseneck Hitch Adapters for a 1996 Ford F-250 Long Bed
  • As you have mentioned, there are several 5th wheel trailer to gooseneck trailer hitch adapters available. They can be looked at in a good, better, best type of format. Starting with the best we have the Goose Box from Reese. The Goose Box will replace the existing pin box on the trailer with one that has a gooseneck coupler on it rather than a king pin. The Goose Box adapters will only fit on certain model pin boxes. Goose Box # RP94622 fits Lippert 0719, 1621 and 1621HD and Fabex PB-600...
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