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Removing Gooseneck Ball

Hey guys, just got this truck from a dealer and can't quite figure out how to remove the ball from the bed. It has a hole next to it, and both the ball and this plate with the hole are both a little loose. What am I missing?
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Drivers side fender well is there a lever to pull out I have a Reese on my truck and there is a lever to release the pin.


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No lever :/ I'm baffled!
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Mine was a bw I'm sorry. On the plate on the frame see if it has a brand name or something and try out google maybe come up with something. It's possible that it isn't a turnover ball.


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I tried that, couldn't find anything. I'm gonna do some more looking and fiddling around with it
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Shooting in the dark here, but is there anything through the hole that you can push on to release the ball?


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I got a good one, you tried putting some wrenches and turning it? I had a similar hitch the ball was a screw in type

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Looked at yours again then looked at mine, try looking at these piks I'm not sure your hole is full cut out



Just put a pry bar or something in that hole and pull it up the ball falls into it, it lays flat

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Looked at yours again then looked at mine, try looking at these piks I'm not sure your hole is full cut out



Just put a pry bar or something in that hole and pull it up the ball falls into it, it lays flat
My guess is you have one like that ^^^^^ and someone didn't cut the hole big enough to let that flap come up, when they installed it. If that's the case you'll have to somehow cut the hole big enough to get that flap up so you can fold the ball out of the way.

What year is it this on? Also get under your truck and see if there is a pin or something holding the ball in place.

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Biggest thing is to get under the truck and check it out.
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