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Is there a clear "best" aftermarket gooseneck hitch?

Discussion in 'Heavy Duty' started by Phylodog, Apr 1, 2020.

  1. Phylodog

    Phylodog Senior Member Supporting Member

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    Unfortunately my 2500 didn't come with a gooseneck hitch so I need to install one. I've never towed a gooseneck so I don't know anything about them, is there a clear winner as far as aftermarket hitches go?
     
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    B & W Period
     
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    B&W is the industry standard, my last truck I installed the flip over made by popup hitch. My current truck has the curt, I liked them all. Most people will recommend b&w.
     
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    Yup, B&W turnover ball.....
     
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    PaulTGarrett Grumpy old man

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    If I decide to get a 5'er toy hauler I'm going with the B&W. Pretty much every review I have seen puts it at the top of the list. I already have their gooseneck flipover. I just WISH the RV manufacturers would give us a goose option instead of the 5'er... I don't want to stack adapters on top of adapters or have to strip out my bed every time I want to hook the trailer up.
     
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    I have the Curt OEM style #60614. If you are doing a self install the nuts that go between the frame and bed on welded to a long metal plate that makes getting them in there and tightening them a snap. Took me about 2 hours to install the hitch myself. A friend recently had a B&W professionally installed on an F250 by a B&W dealer and it took them 5 hours with a lift.

    With any hitch that has a removable ball, I always take it out and store it wrapped in a cloth under the rear seat. Leaving them in for an extended period of time invites getting the ball rusted into the socket.
     
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    B&W, made in Kansas, not China, and super stout.
     
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    The Reese Goosebox is warranty approved for many 5th wheels. No wacky adapters necessary.
     
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    I had looked at the Goosebox a while back but think it must have just been new on the market and a lot of the reviews were back and forth. Thanks for mentioning it, I'll take another look at it!
     
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    Thank you gentlemen
     

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