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Why Couldnt Convert-A-Ball Fifth Wheel/Gooseneck Adapter Be Used with 2019 Ford F250 Super Duty

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Why cant this be used with the factory installed gooseneck equipment?

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The Convert-a-Ball Adapter # CAB-C5GX1216 that you referenced can't be used with gooseneck balls that have the plastic latch mechanisms on the top of the balls like what you most likely have. These are known as "pop-in" balls. The issue is that the Convert a Ball ends up damaging the release mechanism. [Edit: if the latch is metal it won't be an issue]

We do have the very similar Ranch Hitch Adapter part # AM3139 which you could use as it does not have this fit exclusion. It's the same basic concept and even has the needed offset.

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So does someone make a cushioned adapter that will work with the factory gooseneck in a 2019 ford super duty? Also can you show me what causes the damage to the ball?

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So we looked further into this and if the pop in ball of your truck has a metal latch on top of the ball like the part # C60601 you CAN use it with the Convert a Ball adapters. There's a nut inside the coupler portion of the adapter that we've seen tear up the plastic latches. But the most recent info we have is that if the latch is metal it's fine! So if your ball has a plastic latch you could replace it with the # C60601 and you'd be fine.

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