1. Welcome to PlowSite. Notice a fresh look and new features? It’s now easier to share photos and videos, find popular topics fast, and enjoy expanded user profiles. If you have any questions, click HELP at the top or bottom of any page, or send an email to help@plowsite.com. We welcome your feedback.

    Dismiss Notice

Gooseneck Hitch?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by JohnnyU, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    I'm looking for an underbed gooseneck hitch. What's the best hitch for the money? I've heard that the B&W Turnover ball is the best on the market, and I've seen them on the internet for $399 with free shipping. I've seen Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite listed for about 200 shipped. Is the B&W worth the extra $200?
    :confused:
     
  2. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    when i was debating between a tag and gooseneck trailer i was really close to ordering that B&W. i really liked how well it integrated into the bed and couldnt tell it was under there.

    i think i found it for 350 bucks i believe
     
  3. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Yea, I think that's what I'll do. I'll just keep an eye on eBay to see if I can find a deal.

    [​IMG]

    It's also 100% made in the USA, I like that. :nod:
     
  4. gamberbull13

    gamberbull13 Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    Go with the bw. There fifth wheel adapter is sweet too if you ever get a camper
     
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I have the B&W and it is great.
     
  6. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    Just be careful what you tow. I have heard that those void warranties on certain trailers. Johnny check out dieselplace, there is alot of write ups on this question. And also write ups on the 5th wheel adapter.
     
  7. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    I've done a fair bit of reading on CumminsForum, but was looking for a bit of a different perspective over here. Thanks for the advice though.
     
  8. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    we have sold a bunch of the b&w over the years. very nice hitch. no problems with any i've installed.
     
  9. sidthss

    sidthss Senior Member
    from GR MI
    Messages: 182

    Sorry for hijack, but no lead, what happened to allied? Just a new name??
     
  10. Rat_Power_78

    Rat_Power_78 Senior Member
    Messages: 176

    I have the Rigid version. Seems to be the same quality as the B&W for less money. Both are rated for the same weight both pulling and vertical load. As already stated, if you ever plan to get a 5th wheel camper, go B&W since they offer the companion hitch.
     
  11. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Either B&W, POP-Up or Curt. The Curt double locker is a good unit, priced close to B&W easy install, very nice look when finished.

    Hidden Hitch, drawtite, reese, sure-pull all the same unit with differant stickers. Cequent group (the DD of the hitch industry) owns all four. They do a lot of off shore manufacturing.
     
  12. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    allied went out of business aug 1 09'. some like minded people, myself included were able to get the best product lines and start over fresh. things are much different now, and much better.

    stop in and see for yourself. new name and new game.
     
  13. sidthss

    sidthss Senior Member
    from GR MI
    Messages: 182

    Ok, thanks, might stop by someday.
     
  14. Brian in MO

    Brian in MO Junior Member
    from NE MO
    Messages: 29

    I think the adapter he is referring to is the b&w companion hitch which is a full fifth wheel hitch that goes in just like the ball (I have one and love it).Not a adapter that goes on your campers kingpin to extend it down to a ball, which can void your campers warranty.
     
  15. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    Your right. I just check my self on DP. Sorry about that.
     
  16. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    Don't forget to check craigslist also. That's where I found mine.

    And go with B&W, can't get a better hitch.

    Put a used on in my 98, and pretty much everyone else I know has B&W. My next truck will be getting a B&W also.

    For a few reasons. Good quality and very easy installation. The flip over ball part to leave a smooth bed floor.

    And the guy that owns the company runs things the right way.
    http://www.rvbusiness.com/2009/03/bw-trailer-hitches-truly-making-a-difference/
     
  17. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    mark what did you type in a cl to find your hitch, i have been looking and cant find anything!
     
  18. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    I used search tempest (allows you to search multiple craigslist city's at once) and I think I just typed in B&W Goosneck.

    You'll probably have a really hard time finding a used one. For our style trucks and a short bed they are pretty rare, I see some for long beds here and there.