So you bought a brand new truck along with a gooseneck hitch prep kit. When you take it to a friend’s house to show off, he mentions something that makes your heart sink.
“Don’t you have a 5th wheel trailer?”
In your excitement, you forgot that the utility trailer you were so eager to hook up your shiny new toy to wasn’t a gooseneck, and now you don’t know what to do.
Luckily, we here at Camco Wheel & Axle have got you covered. We carry a wide assortment of truck accessories, adapters, and couplers. We’ve also got just the right adapter you need without having to take that walk of shame back to the dealership to see if you can get a refund or a switch out.
What you need is a 5th wheel to gooseneck adapter.
What is a 5th Wheel to gooseneck adapter?
Simply put, this adapter attaches a locking collar to your trailer kingpin, allowing your trailer to connect to the gooseneck ball attached to your towing vehicle.
I have a gooseneck trailer already. Do I need this adapter?
While you may not need one for the time being, if you ever have to purchase a 5th wheel trailer in the future, you would have to remove the gooseneck hitch. This could be a costly project and possibly result in a lot of damage to the bed of your truck and the gooseneck frame, while also requiring an experienced welder to fix a 5th wheel hitch to the bed of your truck.
It would be simpler and less expensive to buy a 5th wheel to gooseneck adapter instead. Besides, as the saying goes, gooseneck trailers are more for business; 5th wheel trailers are for fun. The adapter gives you the ability to adapt to whatever trailer you want (or need) to use.
Will the 5th Wheel to gooseneck adapter add more stress to the frame of the 5th wheel?
Yes, using this particular adapter may add additional stress to the trailer frame. We would recommend that you contact the manufacturer of the trailer and ask if the trailer can be used with a 5th wheel to gooseneck adapter.
However, this particular adapter has an interior polyurethane shock absorber that can ensure a safe and smooth ride. It can also help reduce bouncing and vibration, and as an added benefit, it can minimize both wear and tear on your utility trailer and tow vehicle.
Additional services may be needed if the utility trailer has an extended pin box or requires additional support. In that case, it’s time to call that experienced welder who knows how to reinforce the trailer frame.
At Camco Wheel & Axle, we have all the utility trailer parts, truck accessories, adapters and couplers you need to get back on the road.
There’s a reason why we are considered the Rio Grande Valley’s number one in total vehicle solutions. With over 30 years of experience, Camco Wheel & Axle has the expertise and accessories you need for your utility trailer, whether it is a 5th wheel or gooseneck adapter or other utility trailer part.