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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-07-2002, 12:05 PM
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Gooseneck Hitch Installation

I have a 91, Dodge W250 (Std cab), 4x4, Diesel PU with no mods. I want to install a gooseneck hitch in the bed of my truck in order to pull a 14,000 ib. GTW gooseneck trailer. I have considered purchasing one online. My question is how hard is it to remove the bed to install the hitch. Also are there any recommendations on hitches?

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Re: Gooseneck Hitch Installation

I think they are made to install without removing the bed.
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Re: Gooseneck Hitch Installation

i feel dumb asking this, but do those 5th wheels connect to the frame as well as the bed? it seems like they'd have to be to avoid tearing up the bed mounts but some of them just look like 3/8" plate bolted to the bed.
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Yes, they bolt through the floor to frame brackets.

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Re: Gooseneck Hitch Installation

gotcha, thanks for clearing that up! so i guess that makes the bed part of the frame then, huh? probably helps that crazy frame flex that crewcab long beds tend to have [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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The bed is already solidly attached to the frame. Only the cab and grill are on rubber mounts. The bed does not have rubber mounts between it and the frame, it's bolted straight to it.
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Re: Gooseneck Hitch Installation

i'll be damned, i've never noticed that! [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

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