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Old 01-19-2014, 05:49 PM
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Super duty gooseneck on OBS

As the title states will a Super duty gooseneck hitch fit an OBS frame?

Father in law has an 02 and he is never going to use the hitch that was in the truck when he bought it so was thinking of trying to slap it on my truck but not sure if it will fit. I was looking at the hitch where it bolts to the frame in the wheel well and it has two bolts where my frame doesn't have a spot for two bolts only one.

Anyway im not sure if it will but just checking cause maybe there is a chance.
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:52 PM
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what brand?
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:57 PM
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There are TONS of hitches. You have Reese rails with custom brackets, non custom, B&W, Curt, etc.
If it's a custom bracket for a SD frame, it won't fit an OBS frame.
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:11 PM
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Its a B&W I believe but its not custom its a bought unit but at a quick glance I saw two mounting bolts on the side and I only have what looks like one mounting point for a bolt on my rail on the side. Granted that could be due to I was looking at the passenger side of the SD and the driver of the OBS but anyway I didn't dig too far into looking at it cause I had other things to get done so just was asking(would save me a chunk of cash if it will fit).

I just figured maybe the SD frame and the OBS frames were different which is why I asked.

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I guess by custom I mean the brackets are fitted, not universal.
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Gotcha that was also in the back of my mind, im gonna check it out more thoroughly tomorrow but figured id ask. Ill post what I find.

If it is specific to a SD frame is there a way to use just the rails and make my own frame plates for my truck?
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Old 01-20-2014, 05:28 AM
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Since you say rails, you mean industry standard rails?

If so, just get the universal bracket kit, and install them.
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Gotcha that was also in the back of my mind, im gonna check it out more thoroughly tomorrow but figured id ask. Ill post what I find.

If it is specific to a SD frame is there a way to use just the rails and make my own frame plates for my truck?
I would imagine not, but quite honestly my b&w cost me 300 and some change, it is designed tested and proven for my truck, when pulling something it is the least of my worries nor is it a liability to others.

I also like saving money when i can, but if youre getting that free, sell it on craigslist, and buy you one made for your truck. that would be my best for sure advice
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Old 01-20-2014, 05:38 AM
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Since you say rails, you mean industry standard rails?

If so, just get the universal bracket kit, and install them.
i believe he means the underbed rails that the b&w turnover ball has that that GN plate mounts to
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Old 01-20-2014, 11:25 AM
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Vannnce nailed it I was referring to the under bed rails(im sure that's the wrong name for them) of the gooseneck. I also considered selling the unit and buying one for the OBS but havnt found any on CL for my year or for an OBS in general plus if I buy from a retail store itll be around 500 right.

Anyway it wouldn't be hard to get some 1/4 inch plate and make my own frame plates for the center to bolt too and then attach it to my frame just need to see how B&W would mount it(don't really want to weld the thing on).

There are already fifth wheel tabs welded to the frame that would use the universal "rails" for that but I don't really want that and would be taking those off, If I need a fifth wheel hookup ill get an adapter to drop into the GN.
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