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post #1 of 17 Old 05-18-2012, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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anyone add the goose neck hitch prep package thierself

just wonder how hard it would be? didn't think about it when I got the truck, but think about it now and wish I did. cant find any install instruction's for it.

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anyone please?

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The prep package is the Goose neck hitch? If so, I had a shop near me install it. I could not beat the price. They installed a B&W hitch. I paid $595, the dealer gave me a price of $1,300 and that was a shop a few miles away from the dealer. The plug was an additional $150 installed. I think that was high.

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There always is confusion on this question because there are a couple options from Ford. I had the hitch PREP package built on my truck from Ford. I think it was a $370 option and it puts the hitch frame in place, plus the bed holes are factory and the cover caps (in addition to electrical plug in the bed for connecting). From there, you can option up for the 5th wheel hitch (over $1000 I believe) or $250 for the ball and chain tie downs for gooseneck. I have found that you can purchase the correct ball and tie downs for less than $200 online (it seems this is a Reese Product).

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this is what I am talking about Hitch Prep Package - 5th Wheel / Gooseneck | The Official Site for Ford Custom Accessories

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That is a $350 option if you have the truck built with it. And, it includes the caps and plug in the bed.

I am not sure of how big a PITA it would be to install after the fact. Someone else will have to chime in. Good luck!

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I can't imagine it would be too difficult...just time consuming.

I would disconnect all the wiring to the bed (lights, etc.) and get 3 or 4 buddies to help you lift the bed off. I would be real surprised if the mounting holes are not already in the frame, it would be easier for Ford to pre-drill them with all the other holes when the frame is made.

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The prep package is the Goose neck hitch? If so, I had a shop near me install it. I could not beat the price. They installed a B&W hitch. I paid $595, the dealer gave me a price of $1,300 and that was a shop a few miles away from the dealer. The plug was an additional $150 installed. I think that was high.
same here, pull al the time, long hauls when i do... it works great.

that is what counts.. when and if I trade it, I will slap a ford blue oval ovedr B&W and get $2500.00 more on my trade in....

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Drawtite and Anderson Goose Conv.

Just FYI got a 2001 350 dually and two saturdays ago install a Drawtite goose and the andersen ultimate 5th conversion. Drawtite=3+ hours on the ground and missed the bed hole by an 1/8". Drawtite and b&w same weight caps 7500 tongue and 30k trailer and andersen ultimate 4500 tongue 23k trailer but Drawtite cheaper and still very well built. 329+free shipping for drawtite and 409+free shipping for the ultimate. Only ten minutes to go back to an open bed Also just ordered a toeready plg for truck but have yet to install. 94 tax and shipping

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Gooseneck

I just installed the Reese supplied kit that mounts under the box and
on top of the frame on my 2011 F350 . Two very heavy supports have
to be slid between the box and top of frame rail. You can either have
a 5th wheel or gooseneck application when the installation is complete.
Is this what you want to know ? I can let u know how it went if you want more info.
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