April 18, 2010Hey guys I`m looking to learn a little about gooseneck hitches, we`re looking at getting a new/used horse trailer (exiss xt300) and we`ve always had bumper pulls in the past, so we need to get a gooseneck hitch installed in our 2000 F250 longbed, I`m curious as to how a gooseneck hitch is installed, does it bolt to the frame rails? Also what brand do you guys prefer? We would like something that allows us to remove or flip the ball so it`s still easy to slide things in and out of the bed. I noticed that the hitch on the trailer is height adjustable, common sense tells me thatthe trailer should ride as close to level as possible, since it`s presently set for a truck much lower than ours I think I should adjust it before we tow it we don`t have all the weight on the rear axle, am I right? Lastly, I noticed a minimal amount of dry rot cracking on the trailer tires, should they be replaced immediatly or can we get another season out of them?
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April 19, 2010Yes the trailer should be as level as possible becuase this speads the load equally over each trailer axle.
as for the gooseneck hitck look at B & W Hitches ( http://www.turnoverball.com/turnover.asp# ).
April 20, 2010Dropped the truck off this afternoon, getting a B&W turnover ball installed tomorrow, if all goes well we pick up the trailer this weekend
April 21, 2010when done be sure to post pics!
April 21, 2010You will like the gooseneck hitch. You can turn around in much less space than a bumper pull rig.
May 19, 2010sorry it took so long to get a couple pics up, thanks for the suggestions on the hitch, we love the turnover ball
September 18, 2010who in the heck cut that ragged hole in your bed? I would be raising cane!
They are supposed to use a hole saw and the fit should be might near perfect