Andersen Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters AM3100 Review

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Review of Andersen Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters AM3100

Today we'll be reviewing part number AM3100. This is the Rapid Hitch Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter. The heavy duty adapter is going to convert your 5th wheel trailer kingpin to a gooseneck coupler. It's going to conveniently allow the 5th wheel camping trailer to be towed with a gooseneck hitch. It's going to feature the remote coupler release that's going to let you engage and release the coupler while standing alongside your truck bed. It really eliminates the need of being able to climb in and out of the truck bed.

It makes it a little bit easier. It's got a couple of mount holes on it so you can secure it in whatever position it's going to best suit your application. This is a do-it-yourself installation so it should take about one hour or less. It's going to have a three inch vertical adjustment that's going to allow towing with multiple vehicles. You can see this portion here slides up and down. It's also got indicator lines 00:00:53 on this portion here that's going to allow you to know which setting is correct and to make sure you have this set in the right position. It's go two set screws here, two set screw threaded holes for the set screws to be installed that way you can keep it at the adjusted height that you need.

This is designed to work with standard two and five-sixteenth inch diameter gooseneck hitch balls. It's V-19 certified. The measurement from the bottom of the kingpin plate to the top of the hitch ball when the trailer and the truck are level would measure three or eleven and three-quarters of an inch and that's when the adapter is collapsed. It will also extend to fourteen and three-quarters of an inch and that would be when the adapter is all the way extended up. The top of the hitch ball is going to sit about this point here so it's not all the way to the bottom, just to the top of that hitch ball. The required clearance between the overhang of the trailer and the top of the side rails of your truck for safe operations, that's going to be about five or six inches.

The trailer width standard or extended pin boxes, the extended pin box can be no longer than twenty-four inches and you need to do that measurement diagonally. This is going to offer a capacity of twenty-four thousand pounds of gross towing weight with six thousand pounds of tongue weight. Again, it's going to feature that vertical adjustment of three inches. The hardware that you need for the install is included. You've got the collar to go around the kingpin. You've got all the lock washers, the screws, the set screws, the bolts, the nuts, everything that you need for your installation is going to be provided. If you need an optional slide hammer to make your installation a little bit easier that is going to be sold separately with part number AM3103.

Then also the safety chains are going to be sold separately. You can find those at with part number AM3109. When it comes to measuring your truck and trailer for the Ranch Hitch Coupler Adapter, a couple of steps that you can do to determine if the adapter will work for your 5th wheel trailer. You can back your truck into position as if you we're hooking up your 5th wheel trailer making sure that the truck and the trailer are level. Then you can measure from the pin plate which would be the bottom of the pin box down to the top of the ball in the bed of your truck. The measurement should be between eleven and three-quarters of an inch and fourteen and three-quarters of an inch. The adapter itself is eleven and three-quarter inches tall when fully compressed and fourteen and three quarters of an inch tall when fully extended. If you can set, if you can get it to fall in between those two measurements then this would be a good application for you. That's going to do it for our review of part number AM3100. This is the Rapid Hitch Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter. .

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