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Center Section for B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Hitch - 30,000 lbs

Center Section for B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Hitch - 30,000 lbs

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Pair this center section with a custom mounting kit (sold separately) to get a sturdy hitch for towing your gooseneck trailer. Store the removable ball upside down in the hitch when you aren't towing to get total bed access. Call 800-298-1624 to order B and W accessories and parts part number BWGNRC816 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all B and W products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Center Section for B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Hitch - 30,000 lbs. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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B and W Accessories and Parts - BWGNRC816

  • Gooseneck Hitch
  • Hitch Only
  • Turnover Ball Gooseneck
  • B and W
  • 30000 lbs GTW

Pair this center section with a custom mounting kit (sold separately) to get a sturdy hitch for towing your gooseneck trailer. Store the removable ball upside down in the hitch when you aren't towing to get total bed access.


Features:

  • Heavy-duty hitch head pairs with custom mounting kit (sold separately) to create a gooseneck trailer hitch
  • Complete truck bed access when you're not towing
    • Remove ball from hitch, flip it upside down, and drop it back into hitch for storage
  • 5/8" Thick, spring-loaded, steel locking pin on end of handle goes all the way through ball to secure it in place
    • Access handle at rear driver's-side wheel well
  • Single-piece, machined ball socket provides rugged durability
  • Square ball base prevents ball from turning in hitch during hookup
  • "Corners only" fit of stowed ball prevents grime buildup inside of hitch
  • Specially designed accessories (sold separately) make it easy to customize the hitch to fit your needs
    • Tow a 5th-wheel trailer with the B&W Companion hitch adapter
    • Add a ladder rack that leaves your truck bed side rails free
  • Spring-loaded safety-chain hookups are built in
  • Simple installation
    • Custom installation kit (sold separately) required
    • 4" Diameter hole must be cut into bed
  • Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 30,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 7,500 lbs
  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


GNRC816 B and W Turn Over Ball Under Bed Gooseneck Hitch Center Section

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Video Transcript for Review of B and W Gooseneck Hitch - Center Section - BWGNRC816

Hello everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today we're gonna take a look at the center section for the BMW Turnover Ball Under Bed Gooseneck Hitch. It has a 30,000 pound weight capacity. Now you'll pair this center gooseneck section with a custom installation kit for your vehicle to get a nice sturdy hitch for towing your Gooseneck Trailer. Now, again, this is only the center section of the Gooseneck Hitch, and it will not work without using the installation kit.

What I do recommend for you just go to our website, use the fit guide, put in your year, make and model vehicle, and it'll show you the required installation kit for your application to install this Gooseneck Hitch to your vehicle. Now with the BMW Turnover Under Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch, you get the best of both worlds. So when you go to tow, the turnover ball creates a nice sturdy, dependable connection with your Gooseneck trailer. And then when you're done towing, you can actually just stow the ball upside down in the hitch to get full truck bed or full bed access, and a nice clean appearance. To show you, all you have to do is pull out your handle, pull it back, and it holds it in the open position.

And then just take your turnover ball, flip it over. You have a little handle here that you hold onto, line it back up with the hole. Once it lines up, just drop it into place, release the handle, and it's locked in there. Now you'll have full truck bed access when you're not towing. They do have a pin on here.

It's a 5/8 inch thick spring loaded steel locking pin. It's on the end of this handle. So when you release it, it goes all the way through the ball and it secures it in place. Now this handle will be accessible at your rear driver's side wheel well. So if you're ready to go tow, all you have to do is pull that handle out, move it, and it'll lock it open.

Again, pull the ball open, drop it right into place, release it, and you're locked, ready to tow. They do use a nice single piece machine ball socket, provides rugged durability, and it is a square ball base. Let me just open this and take it out to show you. You can see it has a nice square ball base that prevents the ball from turning in the hitch during hookup. And if you notice that it has a corners-only design, the corners are chamfered. And the reason they do that, it allows it to fit right in there, makes it very easy, eliminates any buildup on the corners. Lots of times when you have 90 degree corners, it makes it hard to insert in there. This way, they've chamfered it off. And it inserts into it very easily. Now they do also offer specially designed accessories that we sell separately on our website. That'll make it easy to customize this hitch to fit your needs. In other words, if you also want to tow a fifth wheel trailer, BMW does make a companion hitch adapter and basically what that is, is that's a fifth wheel hitch that you can drop in your truck bed. It has a post in the middle. That square post will drop right in place. And then you can release it and lock that into place, and then tow a fifth wheel trailer. Again, that's sold separately on our website. This does come with this spring loaded safety chain hookups right here, they are built in. And this is a very simple installation. As we've mentioned earlier, does require a custom installation kit for your specific vehicle to install this. And it, you do need to cut a four inch diameter hole in your truck bed, be able access the ball, and then four 1/2 inch diameter holes for the safety chain U-Bolts to fit through. These parts are all powder coated steel, very sturdy and corrosion resistant. It comes with the hardware, a nice set of instructions. They are made in the USA, specs on this hitch again, the gross towing weight capacity is 30,000 pounds. Tongue weight capacity is 7,500 pounds. And the ball diameter is your standard gooseneck ball size two and 5/16 inches. But again, it's locked in place for towing. Just to show you again, pull out the handle, pull it back, holds it open, flip it right over, drop it back into place, and it's locked there and you have full truck bed access. But that should do it for the review on the center section for the BMW Turnover Ball Under Bed Gooseneck Hitch with a 30,000 pound weight capacity..


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Center Section for B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Hitch - 30,000 lbs - BWGNRC816

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (1759 Customer Reviews)

Pair this center section with a custom mounting kit (sold separately) to get a sturdy hitch for towing your gooseneck trailer. Store the removable ball upside down in the hitch when you aren't towing to get total bed access.

- BWGNRC816
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The object of ordering on line is to find great deals vs local merchants. Well my experience ordering with etrailer went like this. Ordered a turnover goose neck hitch at etrailer. I entered the year, make, model and 4 wheel drive for a 2017 Ford F-250 4x4 and up pops the hitch for this vehicle and once again the page prompted me to put the info again so I did. The product took 7days to ship out and another 8 days before I would receive it. The price of the hitch was $312 dollars. Got halfway through the installation only to discover there are 6 cross members and brackets needed to complete this hitch that are not in the box but all the nuts and bolts for it are there. After a call to etrailer found out those missing pieces are part of a kit for the kit that I order for an extra $227 dollars. So you need a kit for a kit, cross members and brackets missing from the kit, really, who does this? Really aggravated now and don't want the hassle of trying to return installed parts with a restocking fee and all the other bull, I decided to just cut my losses to get this truck rolling and purchase the additional kit. But for those of you looking for a complete hitch, Draw Tite has a complete, no additional kits for around $350 bucks. My bill with etrailer was $539 dollars vs $600 at a local merchant parts and labor. Won't be ordering or recommending anyone to order with etrailer. Very disappointed.


Comments
I understand your frustration. The gooseneck hitch install rails are sold separately from the hitches themselves. If you input the year, make and model of the vehicle in the fitguide on our website, youll see the available alternatives for your vehicle, including the install kits.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 01/26/2018


- BWGNRC816
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Arrived very quick.



- BWGNRK1116
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Review from a similar Turnoverball in Accessories and Parts


Great sturdy product. My used 2012 F-250 came with one and now have one on my 2020 F-250, I think it's a better product than the Ford factor hitch. The installation video is VERY helpful. Torquing the bolts requires a lot strength and flexibility due to the awkward positions you have to get in but it can be done with patience and prayer. Just plan on dropping the exhaust as shown in the video. As is consistently the case e-Trailer's customer service is second to none. We've already used it several times to pull at 16' gooseneck dump trailer and it works very well.


Comments
Great hitch, Ive purchased a second gooseneck trailer and have confidence when towing with this hitch.
Kale - 03/31/2021


- BWGNRK1320
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Review from a similar Turnoverball in Accessories and Parts


This thing is awesome!! Well designed and can be installed at home. I have not towed with it yet but that will change soon. Would state that two things, 1st torquing this to spec will require the right tools. Second make sure you have a new/ sharp hole saw. When installing mine I had a used while saw that walked a little. Just a cosmetic issue and the spray in Berliner will fix!!


Comments
Only way to go! I have used this with my Reece Goosebox and love it. With over 4,000 miles pulling and 9,000 miles on the truck total I have not complaints at all. Would recommend to ensure you grease the ball every time you hook up!!
Daniel - 05/23/2021


- BWGNRK1108
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Review from a similar Turnoverball in Accessories and Parts


ETrailer was really helpful when I called them with a question. Was installing pretty easy but since I have a older truck bed wasn’t exactly straight so put 2x4 under floor jack and was able to raise it enough to install my rails underneath without it hitting shock like it was first doing. Took few hours but looks good. Haven’t used it so can’t give a rating for how well it actually tows heavy loads. I plan on towing my gooseneck trailer with tractor which should be around 25k pounds.


Comments
Works great, I have no complaints. Will buy again for any other truck I have that needs one.
Nicolas - 04/15/2021


- BWGNRK1012
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Review from a similar Turnoverball in Accessories and Parts


Between the videos and the instructions it was very easy to follow. If you’re like me and don’t want to cut your fender liners I simply removed the front bed bolts and jacked one side up to slide in the mounting rails. The only fender I had to cut was the drivers side to allow for the latch pin lever. I really like just how “flush” the hitch really is once you turn over the ball. Overall very impressed with the hitch so far and have already recommended the hitch to other family members and friends.


Comments
I’ve had this hitch for about a year and use it daily around the farm from moving cattle to hauling hay to moving equipment around and just like the first day she works like a charm. Very good investment and still highly recommend for anyone looking for a good reliable hitch!
Jake A - 09/05/2020


- BWGNRK1016
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Review from a similar Turnoverball in Accessories and Parts


I normally don’t write reviews But this gentlemen Rodger with etrailer made ordering my B&W under bed turnover ball hitch kit fast and easy. From the date it shipped to the day I received it. I was very impressed with good efficient professional service. You have a great team. Thank you.



- BWGNRK1067
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Review from a similar Turnoverball in Accessories and Parts


Great hitch, great directions for install. I haul hay in my truck so turnover ball is great. I would not hesitate to buy another and install it on any truck!



- BWGNRK1016
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Review from a similar Turnoverball in Accessories and Parts


Loved the quick shipping. Only had a few days to get this and it arrived with 1 day to spare. Had it installed at the dealer's, took a couple of hours. Hauled a heavy trailer over 400 miles with no problems. Worked great.


Comments
Had this hitch installed on a 2019 GMC Sierra Denali. I was very satisfied with both the hitch and the shipping. Just traded the Denali for a 2020 Chevy 3500 Dually last week which came with the gooseneck package so no longer have the hitch.
William W - 10/29/2020


- BWGNRC800
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Review from a similar Turnoverball in Accessories and Parts


As a retired machinist, I impressed with the functionality and quality of this made in the USA product. I'm adapting this to fit my 2019 Mercedes Sprinter Cab Chassis to pull my 5th wheel. I'll end up with a 7' flatbed and a 7' sleeper cab !



- BWGNRK1320
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Review from a similar Turnoverball in Accessories and Parts


Hitch is well built!!!!Was easy to install. The video they provide is spot on! Very satisfied all the way around! Would definitely buy again. I used a clamp to drill the pilot hole. Everything lines right up. B&W is a great product. Installed this in a 2021 Ram 2500!



- BWGNRK1111
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Review from a similar Turnoverball in Accessories and Parts


Great hitch! For the most part it was an easy install. I have air bags on my truck so I had to work around that but all in all, it wasnt to bad. It goes without saying that if you’re going to install a gooseneck style hitch, going with the B&W is the only way to go. Quality in workmanship, longevity, and a proven product. Ive used the heck out of this hitch from hauling a 5 horse living quarters trailer to a 42’ spread axle 12-ton flat bed hauling signal mast arms. This hitch didnt flinch, flex or skip a beat! The release mechanism for the turn over ball has worked flawlessly!



- BWGNRK1016
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Review from a similar Turnoverball in Accessories and Parts


Great product and easy installation. Used hitch continuously for the past year pulling gooseneck trailers moving equipment and have had no problems. I would recommend this hitch to all my coworkers. It is nice to have full use of the truck bed when hitch is not in use.



- BWGNRK1116
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Review from a similar Turnoverball in Accessories and Parts


It has worked just as it should. I’d recommend it to anyone. Our truck has the bed delete option, so installation was very easy and quick. It is well designed and very sturdy. I think it will very likely outlast the truck. If I had another truck that needed a gooseneck hitch, I’d choose this same option.



- BWGNRK1309
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Review from a similar Turnoverball in Accessories and Parts


The fit of the assembly is good however some of fasteners were missing; 2-1/2” x 2 1/4” bolts, 2-1/2” flat washers (45 minute trip to hardware store). Snap ring not installed on bottom of the locking mechanism (very hard to install it after the assembly is in the truck and another trip to the hardware store for snap ring pliers)



- BWGNRK1115
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Review from a similar Turnoverball in Accessories and Parts


Installed on 2020 F150 5 1/2’ bed. It went almost flawless. I had 2 issues that need to be pointed out in the instructions. The crossover angle bars need to be put in a certain way in order to roll them up in place. I did the back one wrong and couldn’t get it back out so I had to loosen the bed so I could get it in place. Make sure the open end is down ^ and holes to the inside towards the center. The only other issue I has was to remove the tire to get the ball release bar in place. I have pulled a 30 ft GN with 5 large round bales of hay and had no problems. If you want a GN in your SB Ford this is the one



- BWGNRK1384
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Review from a similar Turnoverball in Accessories and Parts


The B&W Turnover ball is great and functioning as expected. I've been towing a 12,000 lb fifth wheel all summer using this and the Andersen Ultimate Fifth Wheel Hitch. I installed the turnover ball on a 2018 Ram 2500 following eTrailer instructions video. The video was very helpful, but be sure to use a carbide hole saw designed for metal instead of the general purpose hole saw used on the video to drill the hole in the bed of the truck. Seriously. Trust me on that one.



- BWGNRK1384
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Review from a similar Turnoverball in Accessories and Parts


This was my first order I placed with et etrailer. If one work could say it I guess it would perfect! I ordered on a Tuesday arrived on Thursday. I Placed the order got conformation and a name and contact to call if I had any issues, once it arrived I got another email letting me know if had been delivered. The installation video was perfect made it’s easy to install just followed the steps. When I need any trailer related items I will use them. As far as the B&W hitch i put it in a 2017 Ram 2500 with Ram boxes. The fit and quality of the hitch and design is what I have come to expect from B&W. I got this hitch to pull a gooseneck horse trailer. If your wondering if it will work with Ram Boxes it will.



- BWGNRK1057
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Review from a similar Turnoverball in Accessories and Parts


A lot of people told me I could not put a goose neck hitch on a 1/2 ton truck. My 2018 Silverado handled the hardware just fine and it pulls an 8,000 lb 3 horse full tack room trailer with ease. I have a 6.5 foot bed - would not recommend this on a 5 foot bed b/c if you jackknife while backing up you will smash your back window. I also recommend installation by a company that does this type of install regularly. I drove an hour to Ocala and had it done at The Hitching Post. They were fair with pricing and easy to work with. Lastly you want to keep a pair of vice grips in your truck to pull up the rollover ball when it is flat. Hay and dust gets in the cracks and it is difficult to pull it up with just your fingers. Overall I highly recommend.


Comments
1 year later. I feel the same as above. I would not change anything in my post above.
Mark - 02/26/2021


- BWGNRK1314
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Review from a similar Turnoverball in Accessories and Parts


I removed the factory “puck system” ball to install this one. Install was easy once I had the OEM hitch removed. I use weekly with ball and B&W Companion fifth wheel. I’ve never had any problems with it.



- BWGNRK1020
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Review from a similar Turnoverball in Accessories and Parts


Very heavy duty goose ball. Love that the bed is mostly free of obstructions when not using the hitch. Install took 2.5 hours for two of us and we did have access to a hydraulic lift. I couldn’t imagine trying this install alone or without the lift mostly because of how heavy this hitch is and the bolts/nuts you need to be able to reach and torque down. The worst part was drilling a 4” hole in the bed of a new truck, very nerve racking! I also like that this is custom fit for my truck and there were no hes that needed to be drilled in the frame, everything lined up perfectly. The etrailer install video was key, very informative and so much better than the instructions that came with the hitch. Delivery of the hitch was fast, only 4 days after ordered.



- BWGNRK1116
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Review from a similar Turnoverball in Accessories and Parts


This hitch was more complex to install than older models, but fit the truck well. The only problem is that body material will have to be modified to get the release lever to operate. All in all a very heavy duty hitch. I have not found any hitch that is comparable, and I have probably logged nearly 500,000 trailer miles with 9 trucks over 40 year’s with loads up to 15, 000 pounds. This is my 2nd B&W gooseneck hitch.



- BWGNRK1313
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Review from a similar Turnoverball in Accessories and Parts


I found the youtube videos to be very helpful when installing this hitch on my own. The hitch is very high quality and will last the lifetime of the truck. thanks for making a great product.


Comments
I used the B&W turnoverball all the time. Its in great condition and I havent had any problems with it. Ive even recommended it to several friends.
Jared P - 09/03/2021


- BWGNRK1100
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Review from a similar Turnoverball in Accessories and Parts


1997 ford f250 Works great, except the turnover part, the ball hits the sway bar. Install was not as easy as stated but that's probably because the kit was more of a universal fit for my truck and I had to do a lot of drilling.



- BWGNRK1308
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Review from a similar Turnoverball in Accessories and Parts


Received the hitch kit for a 2012 Ram 2500 Mega Cab in about 4 working days. The product is very well built and heavier duty than I thought. After receiving it I installed it this morning with just some basic tools and instructions. I did watch a few videos online but I followed the instructions that came with it step by step and didn't have any issues. All in all, from taking wheel liners out to finished it took about 2 1/2 hrs. I am really impressed with the end product. No major modifications were required and no major tools were needed. My truck is however lifted so getting under it and not removing the tires was a advantage. I would defiantly recommend this kit to anyone looking for a high-rated kit. Next up is to order the Companion 5th wheel to go with it. Thanks for making things so easy to find etrailer!


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