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Okay guys;I've got a question for a neighbor.:dunno:

He wants know if he can buy a gooseneck hitch to put in a short bed truck. I think the bed is around 5 1/2' . He would be pulling a stocktrailer/horse trailer type thing with it.


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If the trailer has a hitch all the way to the front of the trailer, without a lot of side overhang, yes.
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But if it is recessed at all, no way. Or if it has a wide square front, look out.
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My cousin has a Dodge with the short bed, 6' maybe? I don't know their sizes. Anyway, he pulls both a gooseneck flatbed and a horse trailer with a square nose. Not sure where the ball is mounted, but he has no problems. Well, other than the first time he used it he busted out rear window cause he was used to hooking up in a long bed...DOH!!!!
 

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I have a B & W in my F350 shortbed w/ a toolbox. My Truck Like Cat said, depends on the type of gooseneck the trailer has. Now one of those livestock/horse trailers or a RV type, I would have to remove the toolbox due to somewhat sharp turns I think. B & W's have a removable ball (like a reciever hitch).

http://www.turnoverball.com/

They have offset mounts that place the ball around 3-5" further back in the bed. One of these thingamagigs
 

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Thanks guys. I think he might be in business. The stock trailer has a very rounded front end so he is probably good to go.
 

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Thanks guys. I think he might be in business. The stock trailer has a very rounded front end so he is probably good to go.
Have him back under it before he buys the hitch. Just to eyeball the truck/trailer a bit. Different angles too to see what things look like when turning. Oh, and if his truck has a lift kit on it, that creates a whole nother box of problems to deal with.

Remember, the standard ball will sit mostly over the rear truck axle and just a touch forward of it. :fing32:
 

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I have a B & W in my F350 shortbed w/ a toolbox. My Truck Like Cat said, depends on the type of gooseneck the trailer has. Now one of those livestock/horse trailers or a RV type, I would have to remove the toolbox due to somewhat sharp turns I think. B & W's have a removable ball (like a reciever hitch).

http://www.turnoverball.com/

They have offset mounts that place the ball around 3-5" further back in the bed. One of these thingamagigs
Their turn over ball is a fantastic product.. and the set up went in my truck easy.. Installed at home on the floor... Nothing but good things to say about it.. :thThumbsU I also bought the compainion fifthwheel hitch.. another fantastic piece.. spendy but ohhh so worth it...
 
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