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Review of Andersen Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters - Adapts Trailer - AM3100

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Andersen Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters - Adapts Trailer - AM3100 Review

Today we're gonna take a look at the ranch hitch universal 5th-wheel-to-gooseneck straight coupler adapter. This heavy duty adapter will convert your 5th-wheel trailer kingpin to a gooseneck coupler, so it conveniently allows your 5th-wheel camping trailer to be towed with a gooseneck hitch. The adapter here will bolt to your kingpin on your 5th-wheel pin box, and it attaches to the gooseneck cup for in your truck.This part will include everything we've got laid out here on the table. The straight adapter with the remote cable latch and bracket attached; the threaded collar assembly, right up here at the top you can see, here's the threaded collar; and then you'll notice there's two split collar halves that'll go in there, this is what'll go around your kingpin on your pin box; it comes with a spanner wrench that is used to tighten this up to your threaded on and tighten it up to your pin box; and all the mounting hardware you need to install it, and a nice installation manual that'll describe how to install everything and how everything operates.The remote coupler release right here, this is what'll let you engage and release the coupler while standing alongside your truck, so it eliminates having to climb in and out of your truck bed to release it. Basically, there's a pin right in here, so when you pull this handle open, that pin'll slide across, allow it to drop you onto the gooseneck ball. Once it drops on the gooseneck ball, you push that into place, that pin'll slide across and lock it into place.

And then you can just turn this handle to lock it so the handle won't open.It does allow three-inch vertical adjustment, so it allows towing with multiple vehicles. You can see here, three-inch range here, and then you have the set bolts to set it into place to get it level.It is a do-it-yourself installation, takes less than an hour to install it. Again, it's designed to work with standard 2 5/16 diameter gooseneck hitch balls. The part is made in the USA.Specs again, the application for this, to determine if this adapter will work on your 5th-wheel trailer, what you'll wanna do is back your truck into position as if you're hooking up your 5th-wheel trailer, making sure that the truck and trailer are level, and then you'll measure from the pin plate, which is the bottom of your pin box, down to the top of the gooseneck ball in the bed of your truck.That measurement you should get should fall between 11 3/4 and 14 3/4, and the reason they say that is this adapter, when it's fully compressed it's 11 3/4 inches tall, when it's fully extended it's 14 3/4.The required clearance between the overhang of the trailer and the top of the side rails of your truck for safe operation should be at least five or six inches. This will work with trailers with standard or extended pin box, but one thing you do need to make sure is the extended pin box cannot be longer than 24 inches measured diagonally.

Basically, to show you how to measure that, again, if you go to the product page of this part number, there's a picture of how to measure it to make sure it'll work with your extended pin box.Weight capacity on this is 24,000 pounds, tongue weight capacity is 6,000 pounds. They do also offer an optional slide hammer to help ease installation, we do sell that part separately, part number AM3103, and that'll help you install these collars to the kingpin and remove them.The safety chains, we do sell those separately to use on this. And one last note that I do recommend, this adapter is designed to be used with standard static pin boxes only, it's not to be used with a cushioned or air ride pin box.But that should do it for the review on the ranch hitch universal 5th-wheel-to-gooseneck straight coupler adapter.

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