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Old 04-24-2011, 06:57 AM
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2011 Ford gooseneck/5th Wheel prep package

Would you go with the prep package from Ford or have a "after market" gooseneck hitch to put in? I have a 24' gooseneck trailer and will be hauling anything from a tractor to packs of lumber, which would be the best one to get for the job?
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:43 AM
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I would get as much done by the factory as possible!

That way You will have less to mess with, just makes sense to me.....

PLUS they can't say Sheet about anything to do with Warranty,If they Installed it :~)

I Know nothing Should happen ,But if it did it would be on Them Not You!

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Old 04-24-2011, 07:50 AM
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My dad has the factory goosneck hitch his 11, his thought behind that was pretty much what lead foot said.
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:03 AM
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If you are not going to use a 5th Wheel and Only use the Gooseneck ball. I prefer the B&W Turn over ball. If you are carefull who you buy it from it can be about $100-$150 cheaper than the Ford Factory prep and ball.

Even after you buy the Ford Factory Prep. You still need to get the Ford or Reese Ball for your gooseneck.
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:13 AM
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I had a B&W gooseneck hitch priced and with installation it was over $500. So Ill probably just get it with the prep package from Ford.
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:22 PM
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The B&W TurnOver Balls are $399 plus the install fee, Usually a $100.
The Ford Factory Prep is $395 and then you still need to buy the ball and the safety chain loops which Etrailer is selling for $275. So your total there is $670

The B&W ball when not in use, Flips over and stores in the hole in the bed. The Ford ball is removed and put in a bag behind your back seat when not in use. I'd just as soon leave the greasy ball in the bed when not in use.
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:31 PM
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Thanks for the info. I may go with the B&W now.
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Ill tell you I have the factory prep package and its really nice. The bed is all stamped out where the ball goes and the hooks, the plug is already installed in the bed side and its really nice and clean.

I agree with let the factory do as much as they can.
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:20 AM
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I put in my own. When you buy B&W you pay for a name. I bought a PopUp hitch for $300 shipped. All the guys at work who have B&W's want to buy a PopUp now because the design is so much better. You don't have to get in the bed to pull the ball out, you just pull the handle in the wheel well and it pops up, you push it in and it goes down. Rated for 30,000 towing with 7,500 lbs tongue. Install was easy because Ford prestamps the bed for the hole. Don't waste your money. I've had 27,100 pounds behind me and no problems from the hitch. At least check them out. They make a great product for less money.
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Old 04-25-2011, 03:38 PM
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I've heard the Ford setup is well attached. IMO, it beats having someone else install it aftermarket. If you really want to the ball to store out of the way without having to remove it, then you'll need to go aftermarket.
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