Is the Reese bed hitch same as factory? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
General 6.7 Discussion General 6.7 Discussion

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-02-2013, 05:18 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 872
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Is the Reese bed hitch same as factory?

So I've decided to install the factory style gooseneck/5th wheel hitch in my truck, I was looking on Etrailer and saw that Reese had the same identical hitch, is that what the factory bed hitch is?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 09-02-2013, 12:09 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Wildwood, MO
Posts: 63
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yes, I've got one in 18k. Shop around the internet by Reese part # and you'll save a lot of $$
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 09-02-2013, 12:33 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 872
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Ok, I thought it was the factory hitch, I might call ford tomorrow to get a price from them also
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 09-02-2013, 06:06 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: May 2013
Location: HOOVER, AL
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
B&W HAS ONE ALSO TWICE THE QUALITY.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 09-02-2013, 06:20 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Nacogdoches, TX
Posts: 11,009
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The new Ford Factory hitch, and Dodges also, are Cequent products, who owns Reese, Bargman, and others.
B&W are very very nice. 2X THE QUALITY? Idk about that.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 09-02-2013, 06:38 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 872
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Ok I just looked up the b&w, alot cheaper than the Reese as for quality I don't have any experience with 5th wheel hitches so I can't add anything there
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 09-02-2013, 07:17 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Nacogdoches, TX
Posts: 11,009
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
On top of the B&W hitch (it's a GN), you need their Companion hitch (5th wheel) that slides into the GN receptacle. It's about $1000.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 09-02-2013, 07:17 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 128
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
We have both the ford factory hitch and I have a b&w in my truck and hands down the b&w is superior. You don't have to drill 5 large holes in the bed and also everything stays in the bed, the ford one you have to remove the ball and the hooks and store in a tool box or in the cab. The ford hitch just seems like an after thought by ford if you ask me but they do both work.


Sent from AutoGuide.com App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 09-02-2013, 09:00 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: May 2013
Location: HOOVER, AL
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by jesilvas View Post
On top of the B&W hitch (it's a GN), you need their Companion hitch (5th wheel) that slides into the GN receptacle. It's about $1000.
B&w has released a fifth wheel that goes in the factory mounts if the truck had the fifth wheel prep
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 09-03-2013, 02:10 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 872
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Yup that's the one I saw that I would get if I went with b&w
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors