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2008 ford f450 with ford drop down gooseneck, what i need to install 5th wheel hitch?

im gettin ready to buy a 5th wheel camper and need to get a fifth wheel hitch. ive never had a fifth wheel on anything ive owned so not sure what i need. any input would be great. i found a reese hitch localy for $90 but i think i need to buy rails which are more then the hitch . i was hoping the fifth wheel hitch some how bolted to the plate for the gooseneck? but have a feeling im wrong sorry for the newbie questions haha
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Go to b&w's website. Search b&w gooseneck hitches


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I doubt that's a Ford GN hitch, they weren't offerend until '11 as far as I remember.

Do you have a fold over type GN?
It may be a PopUp, Curt, or B&W, but no way to know, and just going to B&Ws site won't help.

If you have the style that fold's down into a box with a plate on the bed surface, it'll be hard to get anything to work.

Most common fifth wheel set up is this
Fifth Wheels - Reese - The rails bolt to the bed and also to brackets that are bolted to the frame. The issue is that you may or may not be able to install these over/around/beside existing GN hitches.
Fifth Wheels - Reese - This and many other hitches just drop into the rails and are pinned in.


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Oh I bought the truck used and figured the gooseneck was factory. It flips down yes, damn that sucks gonna have to buy Rails I guess. If I have to ill remove the gooseneck
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Can you get a pic of it?
You don't have to get rails. Some gn hitch companies have 5th wheels that adapt to their hitch, like b&w.

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Can you get a pic of it?
You don't have to get rails. Some gn hitch companies have 5th wheels that adapt to their hitch, like b&w.

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Thanks for checkin this out guys!! Here's a pic, like I said I really don't know how these mount. I have the means to drill I to this plate or what ever to mount anything if needed
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That's what I figured it was.
Never installed one so idk what brand it is or how it installs.
I doubt there's a fifth wheel hitch to mate to it.
The rails might install around it. Go look at the rail kit instructions. There's a picture of where it goes.

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You should be able to buy an adaptor for the trailer to make it a gooseneck


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