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Old 10-28-2013, 02:48 PM
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5th rails and gooseneck height

Ok so I didn't get the factory in bed hitch in my 2013 and have been looking at the Reese custom fifth wheel rail kits, we're looking at getting a fifth wheel camper so that will be fine but I also want to get a gooseneck dump trailer and was wondering if the gooseneck hitch that attaches to the rails will be too high for a trailer, I only added 1" higher rear blocks to my 350 and etrailer says it adds 4-6" of height. Just wondering if anyone knows the answer to this. Thanks!
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:34 PM
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I have the rails in mine and I will measure. It does raise the ball some.
Do you not have an adjustable trailer neck?
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I don't have a gooseneck yet I just want to make sure the setup I mentioned will be ok height wise, I see a lot of the necks are 32-39 inches
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Oh you'll be fine. Just get a trailer with an adjustable neck.
OR get this - Gooseneck to 5th Wheel Plate King Pin Adapter Pipe Hitch Trailer Coupler 30 000 | eBay

So you don't have to keep changing hitches and it's so much easier to hitch a 5th wheel.
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:15 PM
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Ok thanks I just wanted to be sure about the height, I've been tossing up the rails or the factory underbed system but bang for the buck is gonna win I think! Thanks
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:19 PM
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With the under bed pucks, idk how you can get a GN to hook up
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I just went through this. Here is what i ended up having to do to level my horse trailer.

DIY gooseneck hitch

Post #7 shows a pic of my rails and new ball installed. More than enough room for my 5th wheel. Pic of it further down that thread on page 2 or 3.

Mine are reese rails, and the rail kit is in the way of most aftermarket gooseneck underbed kits. I bought the Reese drop in gooseneck ball (the goose). It put the ball 4" higher than the hitch I built.

Note: I have stock tire size on factory 20" wheels. No lift.

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Old 10-29-2013, 05:44 PM
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my brothers truck 99 250 cclwb 4x4 has a goose neck ball on 5th rails he has to put the hitch all the way in to make it work right as it raises the ball 4.75" from the bed.
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:55 PM
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See that's what I'm afraid of the added height with the gooseneck hitch on the fifth wheel rails, the flush reese elite hitch might be a worthy investment then
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:21 PM
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I wouldn't worry, it's not a huge issue.

Also, can you get a GN ball for the Elite system?
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