Andersen Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters - Adapts Trailer - AM3139 Review

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Review of Andersen Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters AM3139


Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20638Order #TC0791104070 Today, we'll be reviewing part number: AM3139. This is the Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter with the 8-inch Offset. It is designed for short bed trucks. The heavy duty adapter is going to convert your 5th-wheel trailer kingpins to a gooseneck coupler. It's going to conveniently allow 5th-wheel camping trailer to be towed with the gooseneck hitch. It's got the 8-inch offset so that is designed for short bed trucks. It's going to provide some extra clearance between the overhang of your trailer and the cab of your truck for easier turning.

It's also going to feature the remote coupler release that's going to let you engage and release the coupler which is this portion here while standing alongside your trucks so there's no need to have to climb in to the truck bed and underneath your gooseneck to detach its coupler. You can do it with remote access. So it's just going to limit that need to climb in and out of the truck bed. This is going to offer a 3-inch vertical adjustment. This is going to allow towing with multiple vehicles.

You see how this portion here just slides up and down the post Again, a 3-inch adjustment. It's a do-it-yourself installation. They say that it should take about an hour or less. This will work with standard 2-5/16 inch diameter gooseneck hitch balls. It is V-19 certified. And to make your install easier, one of the two is going to be required, either a gear puller or a slide hammer.

We have slide hammers here at etrailer.com. You can find that on our website using part number: AM3103. Again, this is designed to fit a standard 2-5/16 inch gooseneck hitch ball. It is designed to work in short bed trucks especially those that need more clearance between the truck and the trailer when towing. The measurement from the bottom of the kingpin plate to the top of the hitch ball, which would be in this portion here when it's inside the coupler area, it's going to measure 11-3/4 of an inch and that's when it's fully collapsed. When it is fully extended, so you have that 3-inch adjustment.

It's going to increase it by 3 inches so it's going to move it to 14-3/4 of an inch. The required clearance between the overhang of the trailer and the top of the side rails of your truck for safe operation is going to be 5 or 6 inches. This is designed for trailers with standard or extended pin boxes. The extended pin boxes longer than 30 inches measured diagonally may need additional reinforcing gussets added to the pin box. This system here is going to offer a capacity of 24,000 pounds for gross towing weight and a maximum of towing weight of 6000 pounds. Again, you have that 3-inch vertical adjustment. You have the set screws out here so you can tighten those down when you get it set to where you need it. The hardware is included that you need, but again, the slide hammer or the gear puller, those are going to be separate. So you got the remote here . the quick-release system. You're also going to have the collar portion here. So this is what we call the split collets. This goes over the indented portion of the kingpin. You're going to have some self-tapping screws and washers and nuts. You're also going to have the wrench here. This is going to help you doing your installation. You got some more washers. And you got the eye bolt. The eye bolt is provided as a way to attach your trailer's breakaway cable to your tow vehicle. So the way this works . again, you have the spinner wrench. The threaded collar is actually set in this portion here. So in the instructions you're going to see where it says you need to locate the threaded portion, that's going to be inside here. So you're going to take that out. The reason why they already installed that into that portion is because they dont want it to get . they dont want the threads to get damaged during shipping. So you just slide that threaded collar over the kingpin and while holding the collar up, you'll place the split collets around the narrow neck of the kingpin and then you'll slide that threaded collar down over the split collets and pull it tight and that's where the slide hammer or the gear puller is going to come in handy. Then you can take the adapter base, which is going to be this black portion here, and you're going to thread it clockwise onto the seated collar. And once then base is tight, you can torque it to the manufacturer's specifications then you can install the four bolts up top. You're going to have eight mounting options but only four bolts need to be installed to get it set correctly. Again, you have the eye bolt for the breakaway cable and a couple of things. The safety chains are going to be sold separately but all the hardware that you need for the installation is included so you should be set to go. When it comes to measuring your truck and trailer for the Ranch Hitch Coupler Adapter, you want to back your truck into position as if you are hooking up your 5th-wheel trailer making sure that the truck and the trailer are both level and then you want to measure from the pin plate which is going to be the bottom of the pin box down to the top of the ball in the bed of your truck. The measurement should fall between 11-3/4 of an inch and 14-3/4 of an inch. If it does fall in between there, then this is going to be a great option for your application. That's going to do it for our review of part number: AM3139. This is the Ranch Hitch Universal 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Coupler Adapter. .


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