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Old 05-02-2011, 04:53 PM   #1
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Turnoverball Gooseneck/5th Wheel Hitch

Does anyone have one of the below hitches in your truck?
B&W Trailer Hitches Companion--5th Wheel Hitch/Gooseneck Hitch.
Their web site www.turnoverball.com
I have a short wheel base truck need to pull a horse trailer and 5th wheel
this hitch looks like what I need looking for the opinions/reassurance of other members hopefully others that have one.
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:37 PM   #2
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The versatility of the B&W gooseneck and companion 5th wheel hitch is excellent - we've used this combination since 2001.

Having said that, it is NOT a sliding 5th wheel hitch and cannot be used with some of the other crutch devices available for use with short bed trucks towing 5th wheel trailers. Therefore, depending on the dimensions of your truck and 5th wheel trailer, you may have potential problems with sufficient clearance between the front of the 5th wheel and the back of the truck cab when turning.


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Old 05-02-2011, 07:54 PM   #3
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RustyJC thanks for the reply I will be pulling a Montanna High Country the cap is designed for short wheel base trucks and turning radius so they say?
I was going to have a Pull Rite Slider installed but some one gave me the B&W web site my bed is 82inches this hitch would sure solve my two problems.The web site says short beds ok but a?mark.
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Old 05-06-2011, 06:15 PM   #4
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i had the turnover ball B & W hitch, and i bought the 5th wheel companion hitch from B & W, works great! I had a ford f 250 short bed, no problems turning, but remember the ford short bed is the longest short bed on the market, 6'10" long. I sold the F 250 wednesday and bought a F 350 long bed DRW the same day, all i have to do now is install the hitch.
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Seems like I remember something like this to check if your trailer will miss the cab, if you are wanting use a short bed without a slider:

Set up some type of vertical pole that is higher than the bed depth in the bed exactly over the axle or 1" in front of the axle. Then measure from the pole to the cab. If the distance is 52" or more, you should be ok; less and all bets are off. Some trailers now have cutouts in the front corners to allow sharper turns without hitting anything, and an extended pin box should help, I would think.

Not sure about the 52" tho...but seems I remember that number.

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Joe that seems reasonable. I've read that the distance should be a minimum of 5" more than 1/2 the width of the 5er.
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The B & W set up with a companion hitch is great easy to take the companion hitch off the truck although a little heavy weight wise.

I had this setup to pull a horse trailer and a 5th wheel.

My B & W companion hitch is for sale I also have a 5th wheel gooseneck adapter to sell no longer need either one.

I also have a B &W accessory that moves the ball back about two inches when pulling the gooseneck to give a better turning radius, will sell that too
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The B&W with the Companion 5er hitch is a great way to go as when you remove the 5er part, you have a completely open bed, free of rails.

This is the first time set up of mine in my F350 short bed several years ago while waiting for my new Titanium to be delivered:
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Dave W along with my DW, Susan and our poodlepups, Callie & Molly,2011 Ford F250 6.7 CCLB, 5er Hitch Option w/B&W Hitch,,Ride Rite air bags, 2014 Montana High Country 343RL (38')
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