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Why Isn't Convert-A-Ball Cushioned Adapter Recommended for Ford Factory Tow Package


why is this item not recommended for ford factory tow package?


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The Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter w/ Offset # CAB-C5GX1216, along with the standard adapter # CAB-C5G, are not recommended for the Ford factory tow package because the Ford gooseneck hitch ball has a plastic tab on the top like what you find with the Reese Elite Series Pop-In Ball Kit # RP30137.

You can use this adapter if you swap out your hitch ball to one that doesn't use the plastic tab like what you find with the Curt # C60692 or the B&W # BWGNXA2061 for your 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty. I recommend the B&W option because it uses a handle to secure the hitch ball plus the safety chain connections are easier to utilize if you want to swap out what came with your OEM system.

Please note that you also need to use longer safety chains for any of the OEM tow packages. We recommend using the Fulton part # FCHA0070324 (you need 2 of them) because they are 42" long with a massive weight rating of 45,200 lbs.

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