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Old 11-28-2012, 12:44 PM   #1
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I am looking at a Ford F250 Crew Cab Short Bed. It has what I presume to be a goose neck fitting - its like a ball sticking up from the middle of the bed. As I want to tow a fifth wheel can I attach the hitch to the fitting or will I have to change it.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:25 PM   #2
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There are hitches available that attach to the gooseneck ball in the box and provide a standard fifth wheel attachment. That would be the prefered set up . The adaptors that bolt to the 5th hitch and then go straight down to the ball are not recommended by many 5th makers and insome cases void the frame warrenty.
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I have a keystone Fuzion Touring Edition II. I bought it from CW. I have an extended gooseneck adaptor that bolts to the trailer, over the king pin. I use it and love it. It was less expensive and carried the same payload.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:02 PM   #4
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FWIW - I do not know how short a short box bed is for Ford but on my GMC Crew Cab teh bed is to short to back a fifth wheel safely without slider. Most places wanted $300.00 and up for the slide adapter for my hitch - I found one (new) on the internet for $159.99 and free shipping. I tried it and now I do not have to worry about hitting my back glass in a slow - sharp turn.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:24 PM   #5
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Look into B&W Companion, not sure if they make a hitch for short bed but they make one heck of a hitch none the less and if you do a search you will see nothing but satisfied customers!
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Thanks for the info folks. I will investigate further. It is on a dealers lot but no dealer at the time.
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Thanks for the info folks. I will investigate further. It is on a dealers lot but no dealer at the time.
That B&W I mentioned would be able to be removed, leaving the bed open. Don't know it's a turnover ball hitch in the bed but check that out also.
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