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Reese Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch - 25,000 lbs

Reese Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch - 25,000 lbs

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Want the hitch ball to rotate a little to help avoid the gooseneck getting bound up
  • Have 5th wheel rails in your truck and want to use them to haul your gooseneck trailer
  • Have a gooseneck coupler that's a little short and need some extra height in your truck to get hooked up

No, if you:

  • Haul a trailer that weighs 25,000 lbs or more
Easily transition from fifth-wheel towing to gooseneck towing with this heavy-duty hitch. Built-in safety-chain loops double as easy-to-use handles. Mounts to standard, above-bed fifth-wheel rails (sold separately). 1-833-496-1390 to order Reese gooseneck hitch part number RP58079 or order online at Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Reese Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch - 25,000 lbs. Gooseneck Hitch reviews from real customers.
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Reese Gooseneck Hitch - RP58079

  • Reese
  • Fixed Ball - Centered
  • Gooseneck for Fifth Wheel Rails
  • 25000 lbs GTW
  • Fixed Ball
  • 2-5/16 Hitch Ball
  • 6250 lbs TW

Easily transition from fifth-wheel towing to gooseneck towing with this heavy-duty hitch. Built-in safety-chain loops double as easy-to-use handles. Mounts to standard, above-bed fifth-wheel rails (sold separately).


  • Above-bed gooseneck trailer hitch is simple to install and remove
    • Fits standard 5th-wheel base rails (sold separately): Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley
      • Use pull-pin lock plates (RP58093 - sold separately) to lock hitch to rails
  • Built-in safety-chain loops also function as easy-to-use handles
    • Note: some states require safety chains to be attached to a separate connection point than to the hitch
  • Durable, heat-treated ball
  • Hitch ball rotates to reduce binding with gooseneck coupler
  • Black powder coat finish resists corrosion


  • Gross towing weight: 25,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 6,250 lbs
  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • Tab Measurements:
    • Tab measures 5/32" x 1-1/2"
    • Distance between the tabs left to right (same rail): 8-1/2"
    • Distance from outside to outside of the tabs left to right (same rail): 11-1/2"
    • Distance from center of one tab to the center of the other tab (left to right): 10"
    • Distance between the tabs front to back (opposite rails): 21-15/32"
    • Distance from outside to outside of the tabs front to back (opposite rails): 22-13/32"
  • Limited lifetime warranty

58079 Reese Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch - The Goose - 25,000 lbs

6002 Draw-Tite 25K Gooseneck Trailer Hitch

Installation Details RP58079 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Reese Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch - 25,000 lbs - RP58079

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (95 Customer Reviews)

Easily transition from fifth-wheel towing to gooseneck towing with this heavy-duty hitch. Built-in safety-chain loops double as easy-to-use handles. Mounts to standard, above-bed fifth-wheel rails (sold separately).


I haven’t had a chance to use this yet but it is built very solid and definitely has some weight to it. I have no doubt that this hitch is everything you could expect from a REESE gooseneck application, if you break this you have bigger problems than just a broken hitch.


The hitch works well, but be aware that the height of the ball is much higher than a regular in bed gooseneck hitch.


So far so good. Decent instructions. Arrived quickly. Easyish installation. Happy with the product. Excited to use it soon.


We still use our Ford F-350 to tow our trailer. We could no longer could use the 5th wheel attachment in the bed of the pickup. The new goose neck ball fits perfectly on the rails. Easy to install, easy to remove. A perfect companion with gooseneck trailers. ETrailer has everything you would need to outfit your rig. There customer service will go beyond to help you make the right choice.


Alot cheaper than a flush mount hitch, I already had a fith wheel mounted. The only things I was worried about was the mount being loose and movement with the ball. I've towed a 25' horse trailer with 3 horses approx 15k, and a 20' lowboy trailer with a small skidsteer and mini Ex approx 25k. The hitch is solid no movement, the handles make a great place to attach safety chains the ball swaps out fast just a circle clip. IMO its makes alot of sense to go this way especially if you plan to get a fithwheel.


We recently were interested in ordering the Reese Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch from and wasn't certain that it would fit our Reese rail system. We contacted Kimberly at and she contacted the Reese Manufacturer to confirm that the Trailer Hitch would fit our model. We were extremely satisfied with both the product and the exceptional service.


1st time ordering from etrailer. I received exactly what I ordered and it arrived when they said it would. They followed up with me to make sure the gooseneck hitch fit on my 5th wheel rails, and made sure I was happy. I will be doing business again with etrailer They have the best pricing on what I need, timely delivery , no damage, no hassles.


Very nice quality piece, tight fit, hammer the pins in go.


It fit and works perfectly haul my International Dozer all around with a gooseneck trailer


Hitch is perfect~

Still great
Sandy - 10/02/2021


Fit was very snug. Perfect.


I purchased a gooseneck hitch. It arrived earlier than expected. I installed it with my existing rails from my 5th wheel.hitch. It worked great. Dana 's help was excellent. I highly recommend etrailer.


Works well, as designed. Pins were a bit hard to pin in. althought could be placement of the rails very nice quality and able to convert to my Fithwheel and Gooseneck quite easily.


Arrived on time and works well allowing me to switch from a fifth wheel to a gooseneck quickly. You may have to adjust the trailer hight if you share it with a truck that has the ball in the bed as this will be a little higher.


Great product. Fit like a charm. 10 min. And I was pulling my trailer. Fast delivery. Very happy. Would highly recommend E-trailer.

Still very happy with product.
Mike P - 09/12/2017


nice heavy duty unit , ball does spin with a bit of effort,i wonder if i should take the off pull the ball and grease it

The ball is made to spin a bit to avoid binding with the gooseneck coupler. The hitch ball is not designed for removal but you will need to lubricate the ball with a white grease such as part # 58117
White Grease Hitch Ball Lube
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 09/13/2017




The Gooseneck Hitch is great . Last hitch got damaged in a wreck . Thanks for the great delivery time . I needed it fast in order to not loose customers . Thanks for your service !


Fast excellent service.


Product is exactly as Rebecca described it, just what I expected. She's great at product knowledge.
I haven't mounted the 5th wheel brackets yet, so I can't show any pictures.



Works great, drops into my rails. This is my second one. I love that this latest model has handles on the side to pull it out from the rails


The hitch showed up on time and fit right into my fifth wheel frame rails, all necessary hardware was included. I can't wait to put "The Goose" to work!


Product exactly as described, price very competitive and super fast shipping. I highly recommend


Great Product, Fits rails just fine. Would recommend. Bought it, and 3 days later had it cheaper, they refunded the difference. Super Company!

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See what our Experts say about this Reese Gooseneck Hitch

  • Will the Reese Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch, # RP58079 Fit In Place of a 20K Reese Hitch
    The Reese Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch, # RP58079, is designed to fit in Reese above the bed rails that a 5th wheel hitch would normally fit in. As long as the mounting slot distance between the rails (where the hitch will attach) is approximately 22 inches, and the side to side distance between the inner most mounting slots is approximately 10 inches on center, it will fit. I have included a link to the installation details for you. The hitch itself is rated for 25K but if the truck...
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  • Reese Fifth Wheel Rail to Gooseneck Hitch Adapter # RP58079 Recommendation for a 1996 C2500 Chevy
    The Reese Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Adapter # RP58079 that you referenced should install in the fifth wheel rails you have in the bed of your 1996 Chevy Truck and provide you with a gooseneck hitch. My sister uses this product in her truck and it works well. I attached a review video for this product for you to check out also.
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  • Height Above Truck Bed of Reese Above-Bed Rail Mounted Gooseneck Adapter Plate # RP58079
    The plate itself is 3 inches thick. A standard bed rail is 1-1/4 inch thick, so when mounted in a standard bed rail, the top of the plate would be 4-1/4 inches above the upper corrugation of the bed floor, as shown in the photo I have edited for you. The hitch itself is rated at 25,000 lbs, and a pin weight capacity of 6,250 lbs, but you will be limited to the capacity of your truck if it is lower.
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  • How Much Clearance is Needed Between the Bed Rails and Trailer of a Gooseneck Trailer Setup
    They say 4-6 inches is the amount of clearance you will want between the bed rails of your truck to the trailer. Since you said you live in the hills you might want to try and be on the high end of that to be safe.
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  • Adapting 5th Wheel Rails to Tow Gooseneck Trailer
    I am not completely sure which fifth wheel hitch you have. If you have the Reese # RP30051, which uses the industry standard fifth wheel hitch mounting rails, the # RP58079 gooseneck hitch you referenced would work absolutely perfectly for you. To determine if your bed rails are industry standard, compare the distances of the mounting slots to the photo I have edited for you. To be compatible with the Reese RP58079, your rails should have slots that are 22 inches apart front-to-back on...
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  • Can Reese Above-Bed Gooseneck Hitch # RP58079 in 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Tow 32-Foot Cattle Trailer
    The Reese Above-Bed Gooseneck Hitch # RP58079 mounts in your existing 5th wheel base rails to allow towing a gooseneck-equipped trailer. This unit has a vertical load limit (tongue weight) capacity of 6,250-lbs and a gross towing weight rating of 25,000-lbs. Fifth wheel base rails are not specifically load-rated; the same base rails will be used with a 15K hitch and with a 20K hitch. The limiting factor for pulling your cattle trailers will be your Ram tow rating. According to my research...
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  • Will the Reese Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch
    The Reese Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch, # RP58079, can be installed using any industry standard 5th Wheel base rails. This gooseneck hitch will connect to the base rails using included pull pins and clips. This hitch has built-in safety chain loops and has a gross towing weight 25,000 lbs.
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  • Is 7-3/4 inches of Clearance From Truck Bed Rail to Gooseneck Hitch Overhang Adequate
    We recommend 6 inches as the minimum clearance between bed rails and trailer overhang so your clearance of 7-3/4 inches would be just fine. The picture you sent in does trouble me. If that is a picture that shows your trailer attached to your gooseneck hitch it would appear you have some problems. For one the gooseneck hitch is way too far behind the rear axle (it is supposed to be right above rear axle) and the nose of your trailer looks very nose high.
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  • Installation of Base Rails on a 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 with a Custom Made Flatbed
    Yes, you can use the base rails you initially had installed on your 2008 Dodge Ram pickup, but you will likely need to have custom brackets made so your base rails can fit properly on your flatbed. The reason you may need custom brackets made is flat beds tend to sit higher off the truck frame than a standard bed. If this is the case with your bed, the current frame brackets will not be tall enough to attach the base rails. Also, if your bed is taller than your old bed, you will need...
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  • How Does Adding Cargo Affect Trailer Tongue Weight
    The tongue weight of your horse trailer will certainly increase when the horses are on board but by how much will just depend on where exactly they're situated inside the trailer (along with their actual weights). Tongue weight refers to the vertical weight that's being pushed onto the the bed of your truck via the gooseneck ball. So the further up towards the front of the trailer the horses are, the more weight they're going to add to this particular number. If you already have industry-standard,...
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  • Recommended Adapter for Towing Gooseneck Trailer with Reese 5th Wheel Base Rails
    As long as the base rails for your Reese 22K Classic 5th Wheel Hitch are standard, above-bed rails, I recommend using the Reese Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # RP58079 to tow your gooseneck trailer. This is designed to mount directly to existing fifth-wheel rails and will provide a 2-5/16 inch ball and a towing capacity of 25,000 pounds. I have attached the written installation instructions and a video demonstration on this product that you can also check out.
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  • Does Reese Gooseneck RP58079 Come With Installation Hardware?
    Definitely a good idea to know what you're getting and yes, the hardware shown in the photo does come with the Reese Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # RP58079 so you'll be all set.
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  • Can Ball of Reese Gooseneck Adapter part # RP58079 be Removed
    The ball of the Reese Gooseneck Adapter part # RP58079 is not designed to be removed. If you wanted the ball removed from the bed of the truck you would need to remove the entire assembly.
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  • Can Reese Above Bed Gooseneck Hitch adapter part # RP58079 be Used with Reese Goose Box
    Yes, you can use the Reese Above Bed Gooseneck Hitch adapter part # RP58079 with a Reese Goose Box fifth wheel to gooseneck adapter! This kit would also fit perfectly with the B and W rails you have installed in your truck as well.
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  • Can a Gooseneck Plate Be Used On Rails Which Have Reese 15K 5th Wheel Hitch
    The Reese 15K 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch uses above bed industry standard base rails so if you need to tow a gooseneck trailer you can remove this hitch and install the Reese Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch part # RP58079.
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  • Actual Weight of Reese Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch RP58079
    The Reese Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch - 25,000 lbs, part # RP58079 weighs 43.3 lbs. This includes the adapter, ball, and hardware. Without the ball or hardware, the gooseneck hitch weighs approximately 37 lbs.
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  • Should Ball Spin On Gooseneck Plate For Fifth Wheel Rails
    One of the gooseneck trailer hitch adapters we offer is part # RP58079. This holds the ball in place with a clip and the ball will spin. We offer two gooseneck trailer hitch adapters from Reese that will allow you to hook your gooseneck trailer up while using fifth wheel rails. The other adapter is the one you came from, part # 49080 and it has the ball welded in place. If the weld has broken and allows the ball to move, it would be dangerous and you should stop using it immediately. I...
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  • Recommended Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch For 2000 Ford F-350
    When comparing the difference between these two gooseneck hitches you will find they have a lot of similar features. Both the # 16085 and # RP58079 are designed with a towing capacity up to 25,000-lbs and have a vertical load limit of 6,250-lbs. Both mount to industry-standard fifth wheel rails. The hitch I recommend is the # RP58079. The hitch ball included with this hitch is held in place with a snap-ring and that alows the ball to rotate which helps reduce binding with the gooseneck...
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  • Using a Gooseneck Hitch in a 2008 Ford Super Duty that Already has 5th Wheel Rails in the Bed
    I do have a solution for you. First, the short answer is that an under bed gooseneck hitch cannot be installed because the 5th wheel install kit brackets occupy the same space which cannot be shared with both a gooseneck hitch and 5th wheel rails. In order to use a gooseneck hitch in your 2008 Ford Super Duty with the Reese above the bed rails you can use a gooseneck plate. I recommend Pro Series gooseneck hitch # 49080 because it is a great value. Or, if you like the Reese brand, you...
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  • Is Hitch Ball for Pro Series 25K Gooseneck Plate # 49080 Welded to Plate
    The hitch ball for the Pro Series 25K Gooseneck Plate # 49080 referenced in your question is welded into place and cannot be removed. If you are looking for a similar gooseneck plate that attaches to 5th wheel base rails but with a removable hitch ball I recommend taking a look at the Reese Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # RP58079. The ball for this system locks into place with a snap ring. This not only allows the ball to be removed if needed but also lets it rotate when you're towing...
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  • Troubleshooting Reese Fifth Wheel Rail to Gooseneck Adapter with Play in Ball
    You'd want to inspect the hitch ball and the base of your # RP58079 that you have to determine if there is any wear. If the ball shank seems worn then you'd want to replace it with the part # 19310 that you referenced. If the base is worn you'd need to replace the entire part # RP58079. If the base is worn you'd want to verify too that you aren't exceeding the 25k capacity of the plate. Welding the ball would not be ideal either as it will void the warranty of the adapter.
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  • How Much Does the Draw-Tite 36675 For Toyota RAV4 Weigh
    The Draw-Tite # 36675 for your 2020 Toyota RAV4 weighs 32-lbs.
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  • Are Additional Parts Needed to Install the Reese Gooseneck Hitch # RP58079 on a 2005 Ford F-350
    If the Reese Above-Bed Gooseneck Hitch, # RP58079, will fit in the rails that you currently have installed on your 2005 Ford F-350, then you will not need any additional parts. The mounting tabs on this hitch measure side to side 10 inches from center to center and front to back 21-15/16 inches center to center. You will want to measure the mounting holes in your rails to see if this hitch will fit. This hitch is designed to fit standard fifth wheel base rails from Curt, Draw-Tite,...
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  • Can Gooseneck and Fifth Wheel Hitch Be Installed in Truck Bed At Same Time
    There is not a bracket kit that would allow both a fifth wheel and a gooseneck hitch to be installed together, however there are solutions that might allow you to swap back and forth, depending on what you currently have installed. If you have nothing installed in your truck bed at this time, you can use the # RP30035 kit you mentioned to install 5th wheel rails. Install the 5th wheel into the rails when needed, and when you need to tow a gooseneck, remove the fifth wheel and install an...
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