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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:07 pm    Post subject: Gooseneck Hitch Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I would like to put a gooseneck hitch onto my 1999 ford f350 and am looking for suggestions on which brand of hitch to put on. I don't have to worry about the bed being in the way because it is already off of the truck to undercoat the frame so a ridged frame one would work. Any Suggestions?
 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Gooseneck Hitch Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I would go with the B W turn a ball.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:49 am    Post subject: Re: Gooseneck Hitch Reply to specific post Reply with quote

S2710 wrote:
(quoted from post at 19:38:45 04/03/12) I would go with the B W turn a ball.
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I'll second that motion!
 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:45 am    Post subject: Re: Gooseneck Hitch Reply to specific post Reply with quote

One of our local farm stores was selling these type of hitch plates for around $100. I'm assuming your F-350 is a flatbed.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:16 am    Post subject: Re: Gooseneck Hitch Reply to specific post Reply with quote

PJH wrote:
(quoted from post at 10:45:39 04/04/12) One of our local farm stores was selling these type of hitch plates for around $100. I'm assuming your F-350 is a flatbed.
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Is that one of those that simply bolts to the bed of the pickup box? A TRUE gooseneck hitch bolts to the FRAME. No way would I use one of those plates.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:05 am    Post subject: Re: Gooseneck Hitch Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It's gotta bolt THROUGH the bed to the frame or UNDER the bed, I'd think.

Only an idiot would bolt a gooseneck to the bed. It would tear out of there the first time you hooked to anything.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Gooseneck Hitch Reply to specific post Reply with quote

B&W turn over ball!
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:51 am    Post subject: Re: Gooseneck Hitch Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I've made several of my own. 8"x3/4" plate bolted to 1/2" angle iron, bolted to the frame. Drill hole in center of plate for shank of ball, nut welded to bottom of plate, use a pipe wrench to take ball on and off.

That being said, if I were gonna buy one, I'd go B&W.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Gooseneck Hitch Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I guess you could mount it any way you wanted to, but anyone with any sense would bolt it directly to the frame. I certainly wouldn't want anything but a true gooseneck hitch. . .
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:07 am    Post subject: Re: Gooseneck Hitch Reply to specific post Reply with quote

What's a "true gooseneck hitch" in your eyes?

For decades, people were just laying a 3/4" to 1" flat plate of steel across the frame rails on their truck, welding it down, punching a hole in the middle, and installing a ball.

That is a TRUE gooseneck hitch. These no-drill hide-a-ball things didn't come along until about 15 years ago.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:39 am    Post subject: Re: Gooseneck Hitch Reply to specific post Reply with quote

mkirsch wrote:
(quoted from post at 08:07:52 04/06/12) What's a "true gooseneck hitch" in your eyes?

For decades, people were just laying a 3/4" to 1" flat plate of steel across the frame rails on their truck, welding it down, punching a hole in the middle, and installing a ball.

That is a TRUE gooseneck hitch. These no-drill hide-a-ball things didn't come along until about 15 years ago.


I have to laugh Laughing Did several this way years ago and just welded the ball to the plate.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:46 am    Post subject: Re: Gooseneck Hitch Reply to specific post Reply with quote

mkirsch wrote:
(quoted from post at 08:07:52 04/06/12) What's a "true gooseneck hitch" in your eyes?

For decades, people were just laying a 3/4" to 1" flat plate of steel across the frame rails on their truck, welding it down, punching a hole in the middle, and installing a ball.


My GN hitch is an 10" piece of 1/2" thick channel iron welded between the frame rails. Gets the job done and has hauled many a heavy load.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:37 am    Post subject: Re: Gooseneck Hitch Reply to specific post Reply with quote



I have a "Hiddin Hitch in one, and a "B&W" turn a ball, in the other. I prefer the "B&W".
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Gooseneck Hitch Reply to specific post Reply with quote


The way I looked at it when I bought the B&W, was that IF the hitch failed for whatever reason, and somebody got hurt because of that failure, I wanted to be able to say "I didn't build it".
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Gooseneck Hitch Reply to specific post Reply with quote

How do you tell the "max load" on a hide-a-way hitch... just curious, have one too but never pulled anything of sizable weight with it.
 
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