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Old 12-26-2015, 10:57 PM   #1
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Convert-a-Ball or not. That is the question

Looking for some feedback. I'm a newbie to the 5th wheel and recently purchased my first. . I have a 2012 Voltage 3200 toy hauler. Pin weight: 2360. Empty weight 11,636 with a max weight of 16,500. I really would like to use the bed of my truck when not in 5th wheel mode. My problem is that I've had two back surgeries, if I can avoid it I don't want to lift a heavy hitch in and out of the truck.

Has anyone had or heard any feedback with the "convert-a-ball" 5th wheel to gooseneck? On paper it seems to be a good option for me.

Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter - 12" to 16" Tall - 20,000 lbs Convert-A-Ball Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Adapters CAB-C5G

So far my investigation in the forums have not produced a direction.

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Old 01-05-2017, 03:40 AM   #2
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ANDERSON ULTIMATE 5th WHEEL CONNECTION... you tube it then buy it.. lol... best for gooseneck ball conversion.. the tubes that attach to king pin for G-neck put 4x's the strain on the necks frame and will void any warranty as it's not designed for the angle or strain.


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Patrick, If you don't want to do the convert-a-ball, I use a engine Hoist and it work easy and quick....
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He probably had a chance to figure it out over the year
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He probably had a chance to figure it out over the year
There was a pile of year old questions answered last night.
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Guilty....... new to my voltage but not to hauling and I got bored.!!.. love this site!.. LOL


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Guilty....... new to my voltage but not to hauling and I got bored.!!.. love this site!.. LOL


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I figured you had an early dinner, no football on TV and did get bored. We kid because we care
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I figured you had an early dinner, no football on TV and did get bored. We kid because we care


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I rather enjoyed logging in last night and seeing the flurry!

Was thinking I'll have what you are having. lol
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Yes. I figured it out. I contacted Dutchman, they advised NOT to use the convert-a-ball due to the stress on the pylon. I decided to use a Reese Goosebox along with a B&W Turnover ball. Though the more expensive route, its been working great the last 10 months.
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