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

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

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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. Call 800-298-1624 to order Andersen gooseneck and fifth wheel adapters part number AM3100 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Andersen products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter. Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters reviews from real customers.
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Andersen Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters - AM3100

  • Fifth Wheel Trailer to Gooseneck Hitch
  • Bolts Over King Pin
  • 24000 lbs GTW
  • Andersen
  • King Pin Adapters
  • Adjustable Height
  • Adapts Trailer
  • No Offset

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.


Features:

  • Heavy-duty adapter converts 5th-wheel trailer king pin to gooseneck coupler
    • Conveniently allows 5th-wheel camping trailer to be towed with a gooseneck hitch
  • Remote coupler release lets you engage and release coupler while standing alongside your truck
    • Eliminates climbing in and out of truck bed
  • 3" Vertical adjustment allows towing with multiple vehicles
  • Do-it-yourself installation in less than 1 hour
  • Works with standard 2-5/16" diameter gooseneck hitch balls
  • V-19 Certification
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application:
    • Standard 2-5/16" gooseneck hitch balls
    • Measurement from bottom of the king-pin plate to top of the hitch ball when trailer and truck are level: 11-3/4" (when adapter is collapsed) to 14-3/4" (when adapter is extended)
    • Required clearance between the overhang of the trailer and the top of the siderails of your truck for safe operation: 5" or 6"
    • Trailers with standard or extended pin box
      • Extended pin box can be no longer than 24" (measured diagonally)
  • Capacity: 24,000 lbs GTW, 6,000 lbs TW
  • Vertical adjustment: 3"
  • Hardware included
    • Optional slide hammer used to ease installation (AM3103) sold separately
  • Safety chains sold separately
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Notes:

  • This adapter is designed to be used with standard pin boxes only. Do not use with a cushioned or air ride pin box.
  • Any adapter that attaches in this way may void your trailer's warranty.

V-19 Certified for safety and featuring exceptional strength and versatility, this universal adapter converts a fifth-wheel king pin to a gooseneck coupler. This allows you to tow your fifth-wheel trailer without a bulky fifth-wheel hitch. The Ranch Hitch from Andersen Manufacturing is easy to install, even for the inexperienced do-it-yourselfer.


Measuring Your Truck and Trailer for the Ranch Hitch Coupler Adapter

You can perform these steps to determine if the adapter will work for your fifth-wheel trailer.

  1. Back your truck into position as if you were hooking up your fifth-wheel trailer, making sure that the truck and trailer are level.
  2. Measure from the pin plate (the bottom of the pin box) down to the top of the ball in the bed of your truck.
  3. The measurement should fall between 11-3/4" and 14-3/4". (The adapter is 11-3/4" tall when fully compressed and 14-3/4" tall when fully extended.)

Additional Measurements

Five or six inches of clearance between the overhang of the trailer and siderails of your truck is necessary for safe operation.



Diagram of pin box showing where to measure length


Measuring for Pin Box Length

The Ranch Hitch adapter is designed for trailers with a standard or extended pin box up to 24" long (measured diagonally). To find this dimension, you should measure from the centerline of the bottom of the king pin into the back of the pin box as far as you can reach. You may not be able to reach the very back of the pin box itself because the top of it may extend into the trailer. In this case measure to where the pin box disappears into the trailer.



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Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (95 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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Well built, perfect fit, very easy to install, definitely worth it


Comments
Still holding up great, super gooseneck Ranch hitch
William P - 11/02/2021


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excellent service and excellent product the AM3100 is the best choice to go from 5th wheel to gooseneck



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That’s the second hitch I’ve purchased and have enjoyed them both. Have not had any complaints



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Was very impressed with the quality and it’s made in the USA!….



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I haven't had a chance to install, currently-20 wait for a warmup. Anderson products have always worked great. Built well. Factory service great and friendly.



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



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Good product is a pretty good product but can't figure why you changed 1/2to 9/16 drill hole with out flat washers to big for the 1/2 lock washers



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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.


Comments
How does collar system attach to king pin ? Thanks
-- comment by: L T - 11/19/2013

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.

-- Etrailer Expert Patrick B - 11/26/2013


- AM3100
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It fit on the trailer very good and was easy to install



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This is the second time I have purchased the same thing and it went very well each time.



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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.



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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



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It is so good to see that there is still good customer service, the product was just what I need and affordable as well.



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The Ranch HItch 5th wheel adapter AM3100 was everything that we needed and more!! It fit perfectly and was a breeze to install. We will be pulling our "home" around the country when we retire. We didn't want to have the back of the truck to be full of "hitch" with no room for much else. The Gooseneck adapter is the perfect choice for us!! GREAT PRODUCT!!!



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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!



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Easy install and setup. Fit great.



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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



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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!



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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.



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I bought this adapter again because I had one on a previous trailer - and it worked great. I like that it screws on rather than only bolting on. Then I really know it's secure.



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Quick and easy



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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 !



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



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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.



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Good customer service.


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    The Andersen Ranch Hitch adapter, # AM3100, will couple to a 2-5/16 inch ball and it is height adjustable from 11-3/4 inches tall to 14-3/4 inches tall to compensate for the recessed gooseneck ball in your 2004 Ford F-350 flatbed. The 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 should be no problem. On the flat bed you will need to make sure that the opening around the gooseneck ball is at least 6 inches in diameter or 6 inches square. The overall width at the bottom of the adapter is 5-1/2 inches so there will...
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    The problem you had is not related to the length of your truck bed. What really matters is the distance between your truck bedrails and the overhang of your trailer. If the truck you have with a long bed sits lower than your short bed truck and you could adjust more height into your Ranch Hitch part # AM3100 then it could work for you. Typically when the trailer and truck are sitting level you want between 4-6 inches between the bedrails and the trailer overhang. But if your driveway has...
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    Yes, you will need a torque wrench to install the set bolts of the Andersen Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapter # AM3100 to the torque spec indicated in the installation instructions. Some auto parts stores will rent/lend these. I have sent the complete instructions to you in a separate email.
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