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Can Convert a Ball Fifth Wheel to Gooseneck Hitch be Used with Short Bed Truck

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Can the goosneck hitch be used with a short bed truck?

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In most short bed situations the Convert a Ball Fifth Wheel Adapter part # CAB-C5G will not give enough clearance to make a tight turn unless the trailer has a narrower than normal nose.

Here is the formula to determine if you'd have enough clearance:

(A + B) - C = Clearance
A = Distance from the gooseneck ball to the truck cab
B = Offset used, (for here zero)
C = Width of the nose of the trailer divided by 2.

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