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Hitch question on my new 6.7

Traded my 6.0 on saturday for a 2012 6.7.. It came with a tow package and at first I thought it already had a gooseneck in it. I asked the dealer and they said it was like a Prep kit of some sort. I've had a B&W on all my other trucks but there is NO way it is going to fit in there with this kit (that looks like a hitch already) without taking the whole thing out. I posted some pics to explain it better. it looks like you could slide a ball down in there after you take out that cap but there is NO way that you would be able to lock the ball down so it wouldnt come out. Plus its only about 2 inches deep. Any of you guys see this or have this??







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Thats really odd. when you take the cap off, what is the material in there? steel? if so could it just be a flipped over ball?

Edit: looked back at the picture and based on the holes it looks like thats not the case. does that inner part come out?

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Thats really odd. when you take the cap off, what is the material in there? steel? if so could it just be a flipped over ball?

Edit: looked back at the picture and based on the holes it looks like thats not the case. does that inner part come out?
It may be able to be punched out. Its not very thick. I was told at the dealer that a B&W or Reese hitch could be put in,but the B&W's ball is square not round. I 'll call B&W Monday morning to see if they know anything
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It takes a "special ford ball" and it cost 200.00 from ford or 160.00 online. No other ball will fit. It is made by Reese.
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You have this installed from the factory:
Hitch Prep Package - 5th Wheel / Gooseneck | The Official Site for Ford Custom Accessories


You need to get this to be able to use it.
Gooseneck Kit | The Official Site for Ford Custom Accessories

Or this:
http://accessories.ford.com/5th-wheel-kit.html

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Thank You so much for the info. This looks to be something that would be a pain after a while. Is it easy to take the ball out so I can have a flat floor or is it pretty much permenant? I wonder if I would just take the hitch out and put in a B&W like I want if the hole in the bed would be in the right spot? I would sooner not have this package
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I haven't messed with one, but one guy I talked to said it's easier to use than his b&w in his old truck.

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The Ford ball (and 5th wheel hitch for that matter) is real is real easy to install/remove. Not only does the kit come with the ball but you also get the safety chain points which go in the two forward holes.
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I wanted this in my truck so I wouldn't have to have the dreaded RAILS for my 5th wheel. It's the 5th wheel prep package like linked above. I'm not sure if you pull 5th wheel, but he Reese Elite that goes there is almost $2K!!! If you just want gooseneck, the ball is available through ford or reese. They did this to do away with the rails. In my opinion, the B&W is too heavy to move and remove.

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I wanted this in my truck so I wouldn't have to have the dreaded RAILS for my 5th wheel. It's the 5th wheel prep package like linked above. I'm not sure if you pull 5th wheel, but he Reese Elite that goes there is almost $2K!!! If you just want gooseneck, the ball is available through ford or reese. They did this to do away with the rails. In my opinion, the B&W is too heavy to move and remove.
I only pull a gooseneck so I just need to locate this Rese hitch. thanks!
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