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Convert-A-Ball products are all about providing convenience and comfort for everyday trailering. The interchangeable ball system is a flawless, patented design that allows a quick and simple switch between trailers. Cushioned ball mounts ensure a smooth towing experience. Make your trailering a breeze with Convert-A-Ball's affordable, innovative products.

  • Makes towing multiple trailers easy
  • Provides for a comfortable ride while towing
  • Surpasses the national standard for hitch balls
  • First manufacturing company of interchangeable hitch products
  • No tools necessary for assembly





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  • Tallest Rise 1-1/4 inch Hitch Ball Mount Availability
  • When measuring for ball mount rise/drop needed you have to measure from the bottom lip of the coupler to the ground and not from the top like you mentioned. That means your trailer height is going to be more like 20 inches instead of 22 inches. That being said the closest ball mount we offer to what you need is going to be the part # C45028 which can do a rise of 5-3/8 inches. Then for a 2 inch ball you would want the part # C40018.
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  • Adjustable Pintle Hitch With Quick Change Balls
  • I believe I have something that may work for you. The Convert-A-Ball Pintle Hook Combo, # PH1 comes with 3 stainless steel balls. They also offer an Adjustable Pintle Mounting Bar, # AMPC2. Purchasing this combination would give you the ability to change balls and to raise or lower as needed. I've attached a diagram of how the system works as well as a video review on a 2012 Ford F-250. The Curt Pintle Hook with 2 5/16" Ball, # C45910-15-20, that you mentioned is adjustable, but currently...
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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 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter for 2018 Ram 3500
  • The reason the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5G is not recommended for use with factory-installed gooseneck prep packages on Fords from 2011-present and Ram from 2013-present is because they use gooseneck hitch ball # RP19311 that has a plastic handle on top that folds into the hitch ball and the Convert-A-Ball # CAB-C5G has a nut on the inside (see accompanying photos) that will damage the gooseneck ball. For that reason the adapter I recommend for your...
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  • Is Sag Caused by Trailer Tongue Weight Considered When Choosing Ball Mount w/the Right Rise or Drop
  • At most the tongue weight of a trailer would cause about 1/2 inch to 1 inch of sag at the ball mount (give or take a little and different for every vehicle). But on a 2016 Ford F-250 the suspension is potentially beefy enough to limit the sag to even less than that. The trailer can be off of level one way or the other (high or low) by as much as 1 inch and still be considered level. For cushioned ball mounts that fit a 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch receiver we have the following options: #...
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  • Solution for Chucking While Towing with Ranch Hitch Fifth Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter
  • Sounds like you are using the Ranch Hitch part # AM3100 to convert a fifth wheel trailer to be towed by a goosneck hitch. This adapter is not cushioned at all. We do have the similar Convert a Ball part # CAB-C5G which is cushioned which would relieve some of the chucking you are experiencing. Or if you have a standard gooseneck coupler and hitch setup you could replace it with a cushioned gooseneck coupler part # CG.
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  • Can Fire Dancer Fire Pit be Used with RV Propane Source
  • The Fire Dancer part # FD500 can connect directly to your RV propane system as long as your RV propane is regulated. To do this, remove the included hose and replace it with a propane adapter hose that has a valve adjust (not included). The adapter hose must have a straight 1/2" pipe thread to properly connect to the fire pit. You'd also need the hose part # 100304-120-MBS and you'd be set.
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  • Can the Offset Convert-A-Ball 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter be Converted to the Straight Adapter
  • You don't have to convert the adapter that you have. It can still be used despite the bed length of the truck. The only thing the offset does is increase the distance between the back of the truck and the trailer which is more likely to be needed on long bed (as well as flatbed) trucks. The offset does not increase the turning clearance. But if you wanted to do it anyway so that you have an option for either the offset or straight adapter you would need replacement boot # C5G-BOOT. It...
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  • Recommendation to Tow 5th Wheel Trailer with 2012 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • I do have a solution for you, however Convert-A-Ball does not recommend using the Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5GX1216 on trucks with beds shorter than 6 feet. The issue with towing a fifth wheel trailer with a 5-1/2 foot bed is the clearance between the trailer and the rear of the truck cab. Even with an adapter like this one that features an offset, the actual pivot point will not change, so there is still going to be a lot of difficulty when making sharp turns. The...
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  • Recommendation to Help Back and Forth Movement in Trailer Hitch While Towing
  • To help alleviate the back and forth chucking you are experiencing with your 2 inch receiver there are a couple of things I recommend doing. First is to use a cushioned ball mount, the Convert-A-Ball, which is designed to reduce this type of movement and additional road shock with its polyurethane cushioning interior; if you take a look at the accompanying diagram it displays the cushioned inside of the ball mount. I will list the different rise and drop available for this ball mount below....
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  • Compatibility of Convert-A-Ball Gooseneck To 5th Wheel Adapter
  • The Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter w/ Offset - 12" to 16" Tall # CAB-C5GX1216 has an offset of 7-1/2 inches. This adapter is designed for use with 6 foot to 8 foot truck beds and allows your trailer to sit back slightly from a standard connection to allow you more turning clearance. This also gives you a cushioned connection for a smoother ride. The amount of clearance will be dependent on your trailer measurements as well as your 2017 Titan XD's gooseneck...
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  • Best Adapters for Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with Gooseneck Hitch in a 2015 Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • The best 5th wheel to gooseneck adapters are the Reese Goose Boxes. There are several Goose Boxes and each fits in place of certain pin boxes. # RP94716 fits Lippert 0719, 1621 and 1621HD as well as Fabex PB-600 Series pin boxes and is rated for 16,000 pounds. # RP94720 fits Lippert 1621, and 1621HD pin boxes and is rated for 20,000 pounds. # RP94716-61301 fits Lippert 0115, 1116 and 1716 pin boxes and is rated for 16,000 pounds. But depending on the width of the trailer the...
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  • Is There A Reese Goose Box for a Lippert 1116 Pin Box
  • I spoke to my contact at Lippert and gave them the serial number on your trailer frame. With this information they were able to inform me that your trailer has a Lippert 1116 wing set. Unfortunately, they do not make a Reese Goose Box compatible with this wing set. However, if you prefer to have a gooseneck hitch ball as your connection point then you can use the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter part # CAB-C5G or part # CAB-C5GX1216. There is also a non-cushioned...
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  • Would the Convert-A-Ball Adapter Work to Tow a 36 ft Trailer with a 2011 Chevy 2500HD Silverado
  • As long as your trailer is below the towing capacities of this Convert-A-Ball Multi-Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter # CAB-C5G, which are 4,000 lbs tongue weight and 20,000 lbs overall trailer weight, you should have no problem using this product to tow your 36 ft fifth wheel camper with your 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500HD that has a B and W turnover gooseneck hitch installed in it. To make sure that the 12 to 16 inches of the # CAB-C5G would be the correct sizes for your...
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  • Recommendation on a 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter
  • The Convert-A-Ball 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter, # CAB-C5G, would be a good option for some who has both a gooseneck and 5th wheel trailer. This adapter has a 20,000 lbs weight capacity. All the needed parts and materials will be included with the adapter. I have included an installation video show how the Convert-A-Ball adapter will install on to a 5th wheel trailer and how to hook-the trailer up to your gooseneck hitch. This adapter will connect to almost any 5th wheel pin box....
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  • Will the Convert-A-Ball Gooseneck Coupler Adapter # CAB-C5G Handle Long Trips
  • You should have no problem using the Convert-A-Ball Gooseneck Coupler Adapter, # CAB-C5G, on a 1,200 mile trip as long as the gross weight of your trailer remains under 20,000 lbs and the pin weight is under 4,000 lbs. We had one customer comment that he has been using his adapter for over 20,000 miles and it is still working great. The only note I would add to this adapter is that there will be a noticeable difference in the ride quality if you are used to towing with a fifth wheel...
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  • 1-7/8" Ball for Adjustable Ball Mount # TK5007
  • Yes. You can use 1-7/8 inch ball # 19260 with the Adjustable Ball Mount # TK5007. The ball mount accepts a ball with a 1 inch diameter shank so if you ever need a different ball size make sure it has a 1 inch diameter shank.
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  • Is there an Ideal 5th Wheel Trailer Pin Height
  • The good news is that most 5th wheel pin boxes and gooseneck couplers are height adjustable as are 5th wheel hitches (but not gooseneck hitches). So you will be able to make some adjustments if the two different trucks have different heights. Basically when the trailer is level you will need about 5 or 6 inches of space from the tops of the bed sides to the bottom of the trailer overhang. The bad news, which isn't really bad news given the above information, is that because all trucks...
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  • Comparing the Nickel Plated and Stainless Steel Convert-A-Ball Interchangeable Ball Set
  • The stainless steel construction of the Convert-A-Ball Interchangeable Ball Set part # 902B is going to be much more weather resistant than the nickel plated steel of the Convert-A-Ball Interchangeable Ball Set part # 900B. There shouldn't be any rust inside the pinhole with the stainless set however, dirt and grime can still get inside and cause the pin to stick which can be present on both the stainless and nickel plated options therefore, I recommend using the Convert-a-Ball Cover part...
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  • Can the Convert-A-Ball Adapter # CAB-C5G be Utilized on a Truck with a Recessed Gooseneck Hitch Ball
  • The Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5G that you referenced is actually one of our most popular options for using a gooseneck hitch to pull a 5th wheel trailer. It has received great reviews and offers 12" to 16" of adjustment (measured from the top of the hitch ball) to help level your towing setup. I have attached an installation video for you to reference.
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  • Troubleshooting 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter Installation on 1997 Dutchman 28-Foot Trailer
  • Trying to tow a 5th wheel with a short bed truck always poses a challenge for clearance. The two best solutions to the trailer/cab clearance issue are either to replace the standard pin box on the trailer with a Sidewinder type for use with a fixed 5th wheel hitch or to use a sliding 5th wheel hitch with a standard pin box. I have linked an article concerning options for towing a 5th wheel with a gooseneck hitch and also one concerning Sidewinder pin boxes. Sidewinder pin boxes move...
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  • Adapter to Convert Fifth Wheel Pin Box to Gooseneck for Towing with Ram Box Truck
  • Since you have a B and W Turnoverball hitch installed in your truck that means you have a gooseneck hitch already. Then for an adapter for your fifth wheel hitch we have the # CAB-C5G which will bolt to your trailer's pin box and give you a gooseneck hitch. Normally when somebody wants to tow a fifth wheel trailer with a Ram Box truck we have to recommend a Sidewinder pin box on the trailer, but they are not compatible with B and W Companion hitches so that route would require you...
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  • Effect on Trailer Ride Quality When Using a 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter Like # CAB-C5G
  • Any type of adapter used to couple different types of trailers and hitches - like the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5G - will have an effect on ride quality because it introduces additional connection points. In the sense that "the best adapter is no adapter" additional mechanical junctions will always lead to more potential for noises, vibration, jarring and chucking. I do not mean to suggest that such an item is not suitable for short-distance transport...
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  • Recommendation for 5th Wheel Hitch on 2012 Ram 2500 Diesel with Gooseneck Hitch
  • For your 2012 Ram 2500 with a 6 foot 3 inch bed, I'd recommend the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter w/ Offset - 12" to 16" Tall # CAB-C5GX1216 . This uniquely designed coupler system will convert your gooseneck hitch to fit with your 5th wheel kingpin. The offset ball allows you better turning clearance in your short bed truck. This system will allow you to get the most turning clearance out of your Atwood under-bed gooseneck hitch. These types of adapters can...
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  • Recommended Gooseneck Adapter to Mount 5th Wheel Trailer to Gooseneck Hitch on Flat Bed Truck
  • I do have a solution for you, however there isn't a Reese Goose Box available that is designed to replace the RBW 7028 pin box on your trailer. Your best option then is to go with a gooseneck adapter that actually bolts over the king pin (instead of replacing it). For this I highly recommend the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5GX1216 because it features a 7-1/2 inch offset to provide you with more clearance and an interior polyurethane cushion that will...
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  • Recommended Way to Tow 5th Wheel Trailer with 2012 Ford F-250 That Has B&W Turnover Ball
  • It sounds like your 2012 Ford F-250 long bed pickup has the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # BWGNRK1111. This gives you a great way to convert for 5th wheel towing. You can add the B&W Companion 5th wheel hitch # BWRVK3500 which drops right into the gooseneck ball hole in the bed. This 20K 5th wheel offers beefy 1-inch-thick dual jaws for excellent king pin contact and a fully-articulating head for easier hitching. Unlike adapters that can introduce extra stress into...
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  • Hitch Mounting Plate Compatible with Convert-A-Ball Pintle Hook Combo
  • The Convert-A-Ball Pintle Hook Combo with 3 Stainless Steel Balls # PH1 is not a fit for the Curt mounting plate # C48339. The holes will not align as the center will be off by 1/16 inch with the 3-5/16 inch width center on center. Instead I recommend the B&W Pintle Hook Mounting Plate for 2-1/2" Hitches - 16,000 lbs # BWPMHD14202, the Buyers Products 3 Position Pintle Hook Mount for 2-1/2" Receiver - 20K # 337PM25812, or the Reese Titan Forged Pintle Hook Mounting Plate for 2-1/2" Trailer...
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  • Bolt Installation for Convert-A-Ball 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter
  • For the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5G and the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter w/ Offset # CAB-C5GX1216 can be attached using the bolt holes. The bolt kit comes with the offset adapter but not the straight adapter. The instructions say no need for bolts on that adapter but will provide you with the hardware at no additional charge. I've attached the installation instruction photos to assist.
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  • Is Pin Box Drilling Required to Install Convert-A-Ball 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter CAB-C5GX1216
  • You will need to bolt the offset 5th wheel to gooseneck adapter # CAB-C5GX1216 to the trailer pin box. The offset necessitates bolting on the adapter to handle the extra stress. Using the offset version does not provide any addition clearance when making tight turns because it does not move the pivot point back. So if bolting it on is not an option for you, using the regular version, # CAB-C5G, would be the way to go since you will not have to bolt it on. I have included a couple of...
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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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