Today we are going to install part numbers 9470 and 4430, a Hide-a-Goose gooseneck hitch, on a 2006 Ford F-250. We will go ahead and lower the exhaust. Now, there is a mount in front of the axle that you reach in from underneath the bed to get to it. Take out two nuts, and you can lower the exhaust that way. And then we will go to the back of this whole assembly and pull it off to the side. The next thing we need to do is to remove the bracket from the vapor tube, which is this object right here - this is your vapor tube, and this is your wire harness. What is going to happen is we are going to take this bracket and we are going to put it sideways and remount it with the provided bracket that comes in the kit. It is bolted onto the side of the frame here, so we have got to take off that nut. You can pull it out. I am just going to rotate it just like this, install our bracket, and what this does is it provides room for the bracket that fits on the outside of the frame to install the gooseneck hitch. We will take our nut-and-bolt assembly from the outside in. Next what we are going to do is take down this shield here - again, to give us some more work room to install the hitch.
All right, next we will start working on our cross rails. We will prepare them - run the nuts up and down the threads a few times to help clean them off, because the powder coat gets on the thread and sometimes jams up in there when you tighten it down. Then we will install our carriage bolts. Just put a nut on there for now, just to keep the bolts from falling out while we install the rails. Then what you want to do is move this one toward the rear and just get it out of the way for now. And we will do the same thing for the front rail. Next we will install our plates, and they line up with the two rivets on the side of the frame here and here. So that will properly position your plate and then your crossmembers right here will bolt up into those. On the drivers side frame, there are no rivets to go by, but there are a couple of existing holes in the frame - that one, and that one. And that will help properly place the bracket on the frame. Next we will put this block on the bracket here and run our bolt through, and then we will install our nut, our lock washer and nut on the other side. And that is all going to be left loose for now. The U-bolt is going to go behind the shock here for your bracket. It might be a good idea, too, to slip this U-bolt in between the wire harness and the vapor tube so it does not get smashed down. All right, next we will install our hardware on our U-bolts.
All right, next we will go ahead and mark out the bed to drill our hole in the bed. And we will find the center of the bed. In this case, we have an 8-foot bed, so we are going to mark off to 48 inches. Then we are going to find the center of our bed. OK, I will take a punch and mark it out, then go ahead and check underneath the bed and make sure we have the right spot. All right, next we will go ahead and drill out a pilot hole, and we will go ahead and follow that up with the 3-1/2 inch hole saw to make room for the hitch head itself. OK, at this point we can go ahead and take off the nuts we have for our bolts. Go ahead and take those off, and we will slide our head assembly between these two rails here. Now, it is a good idea to have an extra set of hands inside the bed of the truck. We will put the ball in the head assembly and so they can grab it by the ball and help support it while you thread the bolts. Once you have the bolts snugged down, go ahead and torque the bolts as specified in the instructions. We will go ahead now and tighten down these two bolts here for the cross arms to the brackets that go into the frame. All right, next we will go ahead and tighten down these carriage bolts that went into the frame here. All right, next we will move on to the 1/2-inch U-bolt fasteners.
All right, next we will install the handle that will go into the spring assembly right here that holds the pin over the hitch ball itself. All right, next what we are going to do is start installing the U-bolts. All right, what we are going to do is actually mark our holes with a 9/16 bit first, and then what we will do is go ahead and drill out from the bottom a 1/4-inch pilot hole and then come back from the top down with a larger 9/16 bit. Tap our U-bolts in, and one U-bolt is going to be longer than the other, so like on some models where the gas tank is in the way, you have a little bit of room for it. Now we will go back underneath and install our springs, washers and the nuts. And this is a lock nut so it will only go in like two threads and stop, and then you have to use a ratchet to go past it, and you will get about two or three threads past it and then you will be fine.
All right, we are going to reinstall our exhaust now. And then right here we are going to put in some spacers right below it to help keep it away from the hitch. And then these two blocks are going to sit on it just like that - just these two 3/8 blocks. All right, on our rear bracket here, we are going to attach our fascia bracket, like so. Run our bolt through it. And let us go ahead and run that together and tighten it up. And then there will be two more pieces of hardware that come with the kit that will go through here and here, and that will line up with the factory holes. One of the last steps is to go ahead and put this exhaust shield back up. When your gooseneck is installed, give it a test. Go ahead and pull the handle out and pull it over to the side. Just pull the handle back out, move it back to center, and it snaps back into place. And with that, that finishes our install of part numbers 9470 and 4430, the Hide-a-Goose gooseneck hitch.
Today in our 2012 Ford F-350, we're going to be installing the Draw-Tite Hide-A-Goose Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch, part number 9460-48. Our first step is going to be to lower the rear exhaust tailpipe. To do this, I've found it's easiest to go ahead and remove the rear bracket fasteners and three flange fasteners, and go ahead and remove the tailpipe from the truck. Next, we'll remove the hangers here. First, we'll spray them with some spray lubricant, and then remove the rubber isolators. This will allow us easier access in between the frame ramps.
Today we are going to be working on this 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty and we are going to be showing you how to install part number 9460-48 from Draw-Tite. As you can see we have already removed the spare tire just to get it out of the way because we are going to need to access up underneath here. Next we are going to have to remove the heat shield. We are going to take off the bolts located here and here. There should be two at the top of the frame as well. Now we are going to remove our exhaust bracket at this location here. If you can see, there is an exhaust bracket back here towards the front of the vehicle we are going have to remove that one too by removing the two bolts that are holding up the exhaust bracket from the cross member. 00:45
Today, on this 2006 Ford F-250 Diesel, we will be installing Hide-a-Goose part number 9460-48. The first thing we want to do in preparation of installing our gooseneck assembly is go ahead and lower your exhaust down. Depending on your model year, this being a 2006, we just need to remove the rear most hanger here, but I actually want to take the whole bracket down off of the frame rail because we are going to be installing a new bracket piece to help lower the exhaust once the gooseneck is installed. There is just one bolt to the side of the frame we just want to set that off to the side because we will be reusing that bolt and flange nut assembly there. Now that we have the exhaust lowered, we can go ahead and slide our cross members into place. You do want to note that the two cross members that come with the installation kit are different. The front cross member has two extra holes here in the middle whereas the rear one does not. So, before we slide those into place we do want to install our carriage bolts into position because once we rails in place we will not be able to get the carriage bolts into place. We are going to be using 5/8 carriage bolts in these positions here. 1:05
Today on this 2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty we will be installing Hide-A-Goose part number 9460-48. Before we get started we need to do a couple of things in preparation. First thing we are going to do is go ahead and lower the spare tire and get it out of our way. We also want to remove the heat shield from this section directly over the exhaust and over the axle well. And then we also need to lower the exhaust off of its rear most hanger. With those three things done we can actually go up inside the bed and start by drilling our hole in the bed. We need to check with the directions to verify the appropriate length that you need to mark and drill your hole at. On this particular long bed model we are going to be measuring from the end of the bed here. My dimension on this long bed model will be 46-3/16 inches. We just want to center that mark in between the wheel wells. 00:51
Today we are going to install part numbers 9460 and 4430. This is a Hide-a-Goose install kit for a 2008 Ford Super Duty pickup. This is a diesel version with a 6-foot bed. Next we are going to create some working room beneath the vehicle. We are going to take off this heat shield temporarily, and we are going to lower our exhaust system, too. That way we will have plenty of room to work with to put the head assembly between the two rails. This is the second exhaust bracket we need to lower, too. Once you have the secondary one down you can go ahead and actually pull the exhaust down a little bit out of the way to give you some more working room. Next, go ahead and loosen up the bed on this truck. It gives us a little bit easier working space underneath the vehicle. And once we get all the components installed underneath we can set the bed back in. We are just going to loosen the bed up, put some blocks in it, and maybe raise it 1-1/2 inches or so. Next, we will go ahead and mark off the bed so we know where to drill the hole. What you want to do is find the center rib and measure back on the bed, per the instructions. On our 6-foot bed, in this particular case, it is 47-7/8 inches. So from the back edge of the bed itself you want to mark off 47-7/8 inches and then you want to center it in between the fender wells. It is kind of handy to use these edges of the bed itself. We are looking at 24-1/2 to the center. And what we will do next is go ahead and punch our mark, just enough so we can see a dimple on the bottom side of the pickup, because we will save drilling the hole for one of the last things we need to do. We just loosened the bed and we have got it propped up with these blocks right here. And on the 6-foot bed, it looks like it is a little bit tail heavy, so we have got plenty of space up in front.