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Demco Recon Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - Single Jaw - 21,000 lbs

Demco Recon Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - Single Jaw - 21,000 lbs

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Quickly and easily convert your gooseneck hitch to a sturdy 5th-wheel trailer hitch. 2 Lightweight pieces for fast, easy installation. Wraparound jaw has a locking bar for added security. Pivoting head allows easy hookup and helps limit chucking. Call 800-298-1624 to order Demco gooseneck and fifth wheel adapters part number DM8550045 or order online at Free expert support on all Demco products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Demco Recon Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - Single Jaw - 21,000 lbs. Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters reviews from real customers.
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Demco Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters - DM8550045

  • Gooseneck Hitch to Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • Connects to Gooseneck Ball
  • 21000 lbs GTW
  • Demco
  • Hitch Adapters
  • Adjustable Height
  • Adapts Truck
  • Offset

Quickly and easily convert your gooseneck hitch to a sturdy 5th-wheel trailer hitch. 2 Lightweight pieces for fast, easy installation. Wraparound jaw has a locking bar for added security. Pivoting head allows easy hookup and helps limit chucking.


  • Trailer hitch adapter converts your gooseneck hitch (sold separately) to a 5th-wheel hitch
    • Lets you tow your 5th-wheel trailer
  • Wraparound, single-piece jaw provides a secure connection
    • 360-Degree jaw-to-king-pin contact
    • Less rattle and more security than slide-bar jaws
  • 3/4" Thick, solid steel locking bar reinforces the connection of your coupled trailer
    • Automatically locks into place when the jaw closes
  • Double-pivot hitch head eases hookup and helps to limit chucking
    • Pivots front to back and side to side
  • 3 Height settings to fit your application
  • Cushioning polyurethane dampeners help reduce noise and absorb road shock
  • Spring-loaded handle with comfort grip allows for simple coupling
    • Tethered safety pin lets you secure the handle in the open or the closed position
  • Sturdy steel construction with rust-resistant black powder coat finish
  • Lightweight, 2-piece design makes installation and removal quick and easy
  • Quick, simple installation
    • Hitch base installs on ball of gooseneck hitch
    • Hitch head secures to base
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: 2-5/16" gooseneck hitch balls
    • Works with up to 5" tall gooseneck balls
  • Gross towing weight: 21,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 4,000 lbs
  • Offset: 3"
  • Hitch height settings: 15-1/2", 17-1/4", and 18"
  • 5-Year limited warranty


  • This fifth-wheel hitch is not compatible with rotating pin boxes.
  • Will not work with high-rise gooseneck balls.

Fifth-Wheel Towing with Your Gooseneck Hitch

There are a variety of adapters on the market that let you tow a fifth-wheel trailer with a gooseneck hitch. You can use a coupler adapter that replaces the pin box on your fifth-wheel trailer and then attaches to the gooseneck hitch in your truck bed. But these adapters often require modifications to your trailer that can void the warranty. Another option would be using fifth-wheel rails that mount directly to your gooseneck hitch, usually by dropping into the hitch's ball hole. But to do this you have to make 2 separate purchases - the adapter plate that has the rails and a standard fifth-wheel hitch.With the Demco Recon, you get a heavy-duty fifth-wheel trailer hitch that mounts in your truck bed by connecting directly to your gooseneck hitch with the included components. No modifications are required to your truck or trailer. And no additional parts are required for the system to work.

Secure Wraparound Jaw with Locking Bar

Single Dimensions

The single-piece, strong wraparound jaw completely surrounds your trailer's king pin for 360 degrees of contact. This wraparound jaw provides a more secure connection than standard 2-piece jaws that close in on the king pin from the sides. The increased jaw-to-king-pin contact on the Recon hitch offers tighter tolerances around the king pin, which minimizes both rattle and chucking, for a smooth, quiet ride.

A 3/4" thick solid steel locking bar spans the area in front of the jaw. This bar provides an added barrier of protection against accidental disconnection so you can have peace of mind that your trailer is secure. The locking bar is attached to the jaw and to the spring-loaded handle. The bar automatically locks when the jaw closes around your king pin.

Double-Pivot, Cushioned Hitch Head

Head and Head Components

The double pivoting, cushioned head improves your towing experience dramatically by helping to reduce jarring and unwanted noise. Built-in pins allow the hitch head to pivot back and forth and side to side. And hookup is easy because the hitch head will automatically pivot to the proper angle when it comes into contact with your pin box.

Polyurethane dampeners help to cushion the movement from the pivoting head and to reduce towing noise. These dampeners are built into the head assembly to cushion the head's side-to-side pivoting.

Easy Installation

This hitch is designed to attach to the 2-5/16" ball on your gooseneck hitch.

Assembling the hitch is quick and easy because of its lightweight, 2-piece design. First, attach the base to your gooseneck ball. A coupler pin is installed underneath the ball and the coupler is tightened to keep the Recon secure. Then simply slide the head assembly into the opening in the base. There are 3 different height settings to choose from - just slide the head up or down to find your desired height.

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Once you have chosen your desired height, use the included pin to secure the head to the base. Finally, tighten the bolt to eliminate any movement and rattle.

6169 Head for Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches

6201 Gooseneck Base Assembly for Demco Recon 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 21K

8550045 Demco Recon 2-Piece Gooseneck to 5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - 21,000 lbs

Installation Details DM8550045 Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions DM8550045 Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

Demco Recon Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - Single Jaw - 21,000 lbs - DM8550045

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (167 Customer Reviews)

Quickly and easily convert your gooseneck hitch to a sturdy 5th-wheel trailer hitch. 2 Lightweight pieces for fast, easy installation. Wraparound jaw has a locking bar for added security. Pivoting head allows easy hookup and helps limit chucking.

- DM8550045

I just received my Demco Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter today. Installed it, hooked up to my first 5th wheel camper I just purchased, and pulled it home from about an hour away. Installation, hook up, and pulling was very easy and I am very pleased with the hitch. My rig is a 2007 GMC 2500 HD pulling a 2007 Sunnybrook Bristol Bay 3150 RL.

Hitch is still working great!
Henry - 08/07/2021

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Very quick shipment. The box did come damaged some but that was shippers fault not etrailer fault. The product was by far the best option To fit my budget and needs. Wouldn’t wanna try any other hitch. Installed in less than 15 min and was hooked up and towing in less than 30.

I love it. Would buy again tomorrow if I needed to
Brandon - 12/19/2021

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Working great after a year. Have pulled two different 5th wheels - both over 38'. Still some slight chucking, but nothing like my old hitch. Love the security of the slider bar and the 360 degree contact. I usually leave it in the truck, but will split it into two pieces when I need the full bed.

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I wish I had known in advance that the hitch was coming in 2 parcels and that they wouldn't arrive together, but the hitch itself is great! Assembly is simple and I can quickly disassemble into 3 pieces for easy storage in a bay. Although it states that the top plate is 15 1/2" above bed, it is actually 16 1/2" at the lowest setting and I ended up adjusting my pin box to compensate so everything rides level. All things to be expected. It is much easier than hitching up to a gooseneck, especially since my tool box blocks the view of the hitch. It rides smooth with no discernible bucking on the road. I highly recommend this hitch and especially the people that I bought it from. etrailer has been great to deal with. Pics will follow when the weather clears.

Ive owned it and used it for a year now and still highly recommend it to anyone with a Gooseneck hitch in their rig. Id add some pics showing how level everything sits, but not sure how to do that now.
William - 01/28/2021

I will add the photo you emailed me, thank you!

-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 1/28/2021

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The Demco Recon is easy to set up on my B&W turn-over ball gooseneck hitch. I went with this combination since the Demco Recon is not as heavy as the B&W Companion so I can remove the 5th wheel setup by myself. The Demco is a quality constructed product that I am looking forward to may years of service with. The only recommendation I would have is to have the torque specs for the ball capture pin and the plate yoke bolts on the unit. I just wrote the specs on the unit in silver Sharpie so I would not need to look it up every time. Installed in a 2014 Ram Mega Cab diesel 4x4 which leaves enough room for an RDS 80 gallon aux fuel tank at the front of the bed.

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The hitch is easy to ensemble. Great design. Pulled my trailer great! But when I hooked up the second time to the trailer the roll pin that goes in the locking bar fell out. Wasn't a really big deal. But if I hadn't had any tools and a 1/4" bolt with a lock nut I probably won't have been able to hook up. Maybe they could change that. The best adapter from gooseneck to fifth wheel.But all in all very happy with it.

This product is far superior than the rest of the other adapters. It mounts on the gooseneck easy and even if I didnt have a gooseneck trailer or gooseneck hitch on my truck this product is better than any other fifth wheel than that Ive had in the past. Plus it gives me the best of both ways to haul any trailer.??
Roger W - 05/19/2020

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Very impressed with my order. Etrailer tracking nad delvery is the best I have ever seen. I followed my order from the time I placed it until final delivery on their web site, awesome. Will give fowwow up after installation

works great. no prolems at all.
James - 04/10/2022

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Item was 200 lbs- no where does it say that! I’m old retired flt attendant- live alone & that was NOT an easy adapter… horrible. I’ve used fifth wheel to gooseneck adapters b4- this item was a nightmare. Impossible to Redbox & send back- will need help… on top of that I did not read the 8 pages of DETAILS. Like I have to pay for return of this monster- hurt my back & shoulder trying to Redbox- had go to library & PRINT MY OWN LABEL1 to ZERO STARS

I see that customer service is already working with you. The shipping weight is located underneath the price of the item.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 12/10/2021

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Product arrived fast, had it installed and towing within 30 minutes, set screw jam nuts on height adjustment slightly hard to get to but happy with the quality. Towing my 5th wheel around to test I noticed it felt much tighter with less chucking and bouncing than my last rail style hitch.

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Fast shipping, great service and the hitch very easy to install.

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Took about two hours to install. Of course that includes taking the old goose neck adapter off the camper. Looks nice and I will be trying it out from Anchorage, AK to Louisiana, in September.

No complaints. Very pleased with the hitch. Much better than the 5th wheel trailer to goose nec ball adaptor I was using.
David - 07/21/2020

I would like to add to my 1 year review. Installation was very straight forward and simple. The only thing I did different was to drill a 716 hole on each side rail, into the channel beam that my gooseneck ball is mounted in. This added a little security to the mount but mainly, made it a bit more of a challenge to steal the unit. I do have to take the two bolts out to remove the hitch but only adds about 10 minutes to the process.
David - 07/21/2020

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I was a little skeptical at first but this hitch is awesome! Super easy to install and adjust the height. No issues at all pulling our 5th wheel.

- DM8550045

Years ago I had a product similar to the gooseneck to 5th wheel hitch (gooseneck to gooseneck ball) although it worked it wasn’t easy to connect to the trailer. The hitch’s ability to be separated into two parts makes it a one person installation to the pickup. I use the demco recon hitch to pull an older 38’ fifth wheel I recommend this product, and would buy it again.

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by: 02/19/2021

Outstanding product! Exactly what I was needing. Fits perfectly under my BackFlip Truck bed cover. Pulled a 38' footer with no problems behind a 2016 Ram 2500 with a B&W Turnaball gooseneck hitch. Thanks Ya'll!

- DM8550045

Hitch works great, easy to hook up the camper. I have a short bed truck and didn’t have any problems making turns when we drove through town or backing in the driveway. Ships out in two packages, set up isn’t a problem. Pretty self explanatory, if you’re loading or unloading from the truck either have someone help or break it down to at least two pieces. It’s pretty heavy all assembled. I would recommend this hitch versus drilling holes or welding on a gooseneck adopter to your trailer.

- DM8550045

I installed the Demco Recon Gooseneck to 5th Wheel Hitch yesterday. The Hitch was installed on a Reese Remove A Ball Hitch and fit perfectly after cutting the rubber mat in the bed of my 2012 GMC Sierra 3500hd Duramax Diesel Dually. I will be hauling a Keystone Avalanche 5th Wheel.

- DM8550045

Great hitch! Smooth towing! Easy install and hook up. Retailer customer service is top notch! I will continue to use them!

- DM8550045

Super Happy. Easy to install and remove. Has taken all that we have thrown at it and then some. The delivery of it was a different thing. The delivery Co. just backed up and rolled the hitch out into our yard, they did the same thing to the hitch box we ordered from Ebay so it was not etrailers fault. Super fast on shipping it out.

Works great if I can find it. Once you get something that works better than expected word gets out and everyone thinks that its theirs. going to secure it in my shop somehow. Even my kids inlaws use it without asking.
GERN - 04/15/2021

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Love it, lots easier to load and unload than a conventional fifth wheel hitch,very happy with my purchase.

- DM8550045

Love this hitch. Had a couple of other gooseneck hitches and this one if the best. I'm able to install and remove super easy, with no help. I carry 3 tandem bikes around with a special build bike rack. Removing the main hitch and keeping the base works out perfect for transporting all 3 bikes.

- DM8550045

Very happy and excited we order and got our hitch within 10 days Pat you were very professional and knowledgeable, my husband had it in the truck within 20 minutes my son (Brent Huffman)came over and they had it lowered and torqued and the camper hooked up within 25 minutes my son bought his hitch from you last month and he told us how pleased he was with you’re service thank you again we love it Pam Meek I will be submitting to the price pledge with the receipt from camping world

- DM8550045

Really like the hitch; particularly the 3 piece breakdown to make it easier to get in and out of truck bed. The weld on the nut and bolt system that stabilizes the yoke broke but was able to reweld it myself. Also the plastic bump cushion broke off but this doesnt have a major impact on performance.

4000+ miles and hitch is doing great.
Bruce R - 08/17/2021

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Absolutely love this hitch. I needed something that would work with the Atwood folding goose ball in the truck I purchased, and thanks to etrailer I found this. The fact that it is three separate pieces make it easy to install and remove. Also like how the plate comes all the way around the back of the pin, as opposed to two pieces that meet in the center. When you hitch up and the lever is locked in place, and you can visually confirm that the plate is around the pin, there is no question that you are good to go. I feel completely safe using this hitch.

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From start to finish my experience with etrailer was top notch. I studied all the videos on deciding my hitch choice and more than happy. Took approx.1 hour to install completely, now ready to start using. The heavy duty quality was more than expected. Thanks again. Santa K (Kevin) P.S. ordered 2 days later on my door step

Great ! A bit heavy but very easy to take out and reinstall each use as I use my bed every day. I see other hitches but for my ball to hitch application its the best.
Kevin - 03/04/2020

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Love the 5th wheel so was easy to install might have taken 30 min just have to fine tune it. Plan on going to Houston TX in a couple of months that will be the test 500 and something miles one way.

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