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Gooseneck Hitch on 6.5 Foot Truck Bed Compatibility with 5th Wheel Camping Trailer

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I just bought a 1994 Damon challenger fifth wheel and i want to convert it to a goose neck that I can use with a 6.5 foot bed can that be done and if so how

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From my research it looks like you may have a pin box compatible with the 1621 bolt pattern. If so, then the Reese Goose Box # RP94720 for 20K capacity or # RP94716 for 16K capacity will give you the connection to your gooseneck along with the air ride comfort but will not give you additional turning clearance. If you can give me the information on your pin box I can help confirm a fit but I've also attached an article to assist.

For additional turning clearance I recommend the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter w/ Offset - 12" to 16" Tall # CAB-C5GX1216. This will allow a fixed mounted pin box to convert to a gooseneck hitch. It will give you 7.5 inches offset to allow greater turning clearance for your 6.5 foot bed.

Another option is to use the Demco Recon Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter - Single Jaw - 21,000 lbs # DM8550045 which will connect to your gooseneck hitch ball and give you a 5th wheel hitch compatible with most pin boxes. This hitch will give you a 3 inch offset for additional turning clearance.

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