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Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Adapter that can be Adjusted Over 15 Inches When Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer

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Just got 5th wheel camper, 35 ft. Using 1 ton reg cab 4w drive dualy chevy with goose neck at bed level at axle. Camper dealer put 15 inch adapter. Problem camper hits side of bed coming down into our driveway. Can I get adapter more than 15 inches?

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We carry a couple different gooseneck-to-fifth-wheel coupler adapters that are adjustable greater than 15 inches, but we will first need to determine the compatibility of these adapters with your gooseneck hitch or fifth wheel pin box.

The Convert-A-Ball Coupler Adapter, # CAB-C5GX1216, that you referenced is adjustable up to 16 inches and the other option is the Hi-Rise Adapter, # 9480, which is essentially a fifth wheel hitch that works with a gooseneck hitch. This would require you to remove your current coupler adapter. This adapter works with B and W Turnover Ball, Hide-A-Goose by Reese or Draw-Tite and Under-Bed by Bulldog gooseneck hitches. The weight capacity of this adapter is 18,000 lbs.

It is important to keep in mind that your trailer should be level when towing. If increasing the height of your king pin or coupler adapter causes your trailer to not be level, then more issues may arise.

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