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Old 08-08-2014, 12:10 AM   #1
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Determining brand of Gooseneck hitch

Is there a way to tell what brand of hitch we have. We have a hideaway Gooseneck hitch in our truck and trying to figure out if it's a B&W. It doesn't have a name that we've been able to find. We were looking at purchasing a B&W fifth wheel that works with the Gooseneck hitch. We just got our truck back after having engine replaced and we're anxious to pickup our new camper. This would be simpler solution and we wouldn't have to make an appointment with service that could be out a few weeks we could go down tomorrow and pick up. Here is a picture of the hitch I sent to dealer to see if they could determine brand. They can't tell either just hate driving 6 hours and not knowing for sure. Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:52 AM   #2
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That looks like a B&W, but I cannot be 100% sure. I think the "turnover ball" concept is a B&W thing? I am not sure that Resse and the others do that?
Our you could go this route and not worry about the brand of hitch you currently have;


Convert the 5ver to gooseneck. Mine works great, pulls awesome and I found the whole shebang on CL for $150.00
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:47 AM   #3
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Look over each rear tire of the truck frame apparatus such as in these pics. Mine is a B&W Turnover Ball hitch.
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Without the ball, it looks like this from the top.
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Well, I left out a word or 2 and Tapatalk fails when I try to edit. I hope the pics help.
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SweetT, can we see a picture of the hitch hole from the bed? Mr. Dan's last picture should tell you if you have it or not.

But, Mr. Dan also makes a good point- the B&W hitches usually have their info on the side. You can look in from a wheel well and usually see if it is a B&W or not.
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Old 08-08-2014, 10:54 AM   #6
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Thank you all for your help but nothing anywhere says B&W. You guys are awesome trying to help us newbies. everyone have a great camping weekend.
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I believe the B&W has a square shank as shown in above post, the REESE/DRAWTITE have a round shaft. A HI-RISE conversion hitch will work on these.
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:06 AM   #8
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I have a hauler bed that has a turnover ball hitch that is NOT B&W. It was fabricated by the bed manufacturer as he built the bed. HOWEVER, it is compatible with the B&W system, as I use the B&W Companion Hitch for the 5th wheel (much less strain on the pinbox than using a pinbox converter which is not recommended by MOST RV manufacturers and may void your frame warranty).



The easiest way to determine if you have B&W compatible system is to borrow a B&W Ball and try it on your hitch.

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SweetT,

The B&W spring loaded roll pin should be in the center of your ball. Yours looks offset.

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I almost forgot to update, it is a B&W. It all worked out and our fiver is home. Thanks again for your help.
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