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Does The Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter Require Bolting To King Pin


there is nothing mentioned about drilling holes in the pin box on trailer in the video. Was thinking to purchase new trailer and have never used 5th wheel , but know i need this , or similar , but question the drilling. thanks


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I have linked the product information video for the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter w/ Offset # CAB-C5GX1216 below that states at the 2:10 "A bolt-on kit for the 5GX has been provided. You must bolt the C5GX to your kingpin box to prevent the adapter from being able to turn on the kingpin." Convert-A-Ball requires only 1-2 holes be used to prevent the hitch from turning and you can choose to drill the hole and tap for 1/2-13 bolts or use the included nuts that are included with the bolt kit.

The installation video of the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter # CAB-C5G does not use the bolt kit as it is not required with that adapter. Since it is a straight adapter and does not have the offset it does not need the extra strength the bolt kit provides to the offset adapter.

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