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Old 04-24-2020, 04:14 PM   #1
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Goosenecks: Curt vs. B&W

I am flying home to do some work on the house we are selling and can take a day to get a gooseneck installed in my 2500HD. That way if my wife changes her mind, we are ready to buy the 290RL when we get the truck out here in May. If I miss this window, I can't install anything until August because all my tools will be in storage.

The local Summit Racing sells a Curt hide a ball, in stock. I would have to order a B&W and have no idea when that would come in, so would miss my window. My internet search revealed no deficiencies with the Curt but a lot of get the B&W. So I figured I'd ask my RV friends. Any issues with the Curt? If not, it will get installed next week.
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Old 04-25-2020, 08:35 AM   #2
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Many of the cattle guys I know use the curt disappearing ball on heavy stock trailers the only thing I have heard is after some time the ball may become loose on the pin (I think mainly due to lack of maintenance) that is the only thing I have heard.
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Old 04-27-2020, 07:40 AM   #3
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Look at where each are made and then decide who you want to support. You can easily find the B&W if you call around I would think.
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Old 04-27-2020, 07:47 AM   #4
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Look at where each are made and then decide who you want to support. You can easily find the B&W if you call around I would think.
I just looked it up and Curt says they are manufactured in the USA. Am I missing something? Maybe they buy the parts from China and assemble in the USA?
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Old 04-27-2020, 03:28 PM   #5
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If it were me I would go with B&W you will not go wrong. I have owned the B&W turn over ball hitch made in USA and their service is second to none. Also have a B&W 5th wheel hitch.
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Old 04-27-2020, 05:39 PM   #6
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I have the B&W ball setup in my Ram. Very happy. No issues pulling 12K lb 5th wheel.
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I'm happy with my B&W Turnover ball, just be sure you get the correct mounting kit. They are model specific.
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Old 04-29-2020, 05:56 PM   #8
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Installed the Curt. Seems hefty enough. Not a very complex system. Maybe the B&W is better but I couldn’t find one in stock nearby so Curt got the nod. Now to buy a 5er and Andersen.
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I have the blue ox diamond gooseneck on my gmc and it is great. I use that along with the reese goosbox.
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