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Offset 5TH Wheel Adapter For a 1996 Newmar American Star 5th Wheel Pulled with 2002 Ram Pickup

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I have a 1996 Newmar American star 32 Ft Fifth.Im wanting to change my pin box but, My pin box width is 8 3/4 inches wide and is box tubing cut an an angle its adjustable and slides in an out.Id like to change my pin box over so I can use a sidewinder style hitch being Im my truck is a short bed quad cab dodge truck 02 to be exact.Is there anything I can do to help and change over to a newer style pin box to give me more of a ion of aftermarket bin boxes for this trailer truck combination.

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With your pin box on your 1996 Newmar American Star 32' 5th wheel no longer being used I recommend using a Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter w/ Offset # CAB-C5GX1216. This will allow you to connect to a gooseneck ball in your 2022 Dodge Ram. This has a 7-1/2" cushioned offset that will increase your turning radius.

If you already have 5th wheel rails in your ram the Curt Spyder Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Fifth Wheel Rail # 16085 will mount to the rails giving you a gooseneck ball.

If you do not have any hitch in your Ram we have the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # BWGNRK1394 fits the 2002 Ram 2500 and 3500 with either a 6-1/2' bed or 8' bed. If you have a different truck please let me know what truck you have and I can identify a gooseneck hitch that will fit your truck.

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