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Old 12-02-2012, 08:20 AM
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gooseneck hide a hitch, which one?

i own a 2004 ford super duty extended cab with short box. Just bought a 24k triple axle gooseneck trailer with some buddies and no way to haul it, lol.

I already have the firestone air bags in the rear, yes I made sure when I ordered those they work with gooseneck and fifth wheels (firestone RR2550).

Both my buddies have the B&W gooseneck hide a hitch setup. I like this set up but just want to make sure there isn't something better out there.

thanks - PS if B&W is the way to go, where is a good place to pick one up at?
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:05 AM
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Just put a B&W turn over ball on mine! Nice hitch, paid $389 shipped. I think it was on amazon. Just google them and you will find one reasonable.
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I have a B&W in my dually and love it. Just don't leave the turnover ball in the hitch. Moisture will create a tiny bit of surface rust which will seize the ball in there in no time.
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10-4, B&W it is

I found them for 389, no tax, and free shipping on Got-Chrome.com
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i have a B&W turnover ball and i love it.. only thing is the latch is ****ed up so i have to have someone hold it while i turn the ball over
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I love my b&w. and the 5th wheel companion is awesome for towing.


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10-4, B&W it is

I found them for 389, no tax, and free shipping on Got-Chrome.com
Actually Got-Chrome is where I got mine as well.
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B&W is nice but keep it clean in there or it'll get stuck real quick. I have one of the folding balls. I think Buyers brand, can't remember. I have like $80 into mine.
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Got a draw tite in mine and love it. Got it from, got chrome also. B&W has more options, but I ended going with a anderson ultimate fifth wheel for my 5er and it is awsome. check it out for the options

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I had a pop-up (spring-loaded) one on my old truck. It worked very well until the rust started. Every few years required some work to keep it working smoothly. On my new truck I went the other way with a rail and pin on top. 2 main reasons, it came with the bed rails already in it for the 5th wheel and the top side gooseneck is fairly simple to remove (no rust issues from below). I just keep the hitch with my trailer for lack of a place to store it. As far as the bed rails go, I always put 2x4s down when hauling a load in the back so I can get straps under and around the load to make it easier to remove it with tractor/loader and to secure it properly. Also, it is already to go if I need to use a 5th wheel hitch. Big loads go on the trailer so the truck stays pretty.

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