Fold-Down Gooseneck Trailer Hitch with Installation Kit - Ford F-150

Fold-Down Gooseneck Trailer Hitch with Installation Kit - Ford F-150

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  • Draw-Tite
  • Above the Bed
  • Removable Ball - Stores in Hitch
  • 25000 lbs GTW
  • In Bed Release
  • Manual Ball Removal
  • 2-5/16 Hitch Ball
  • 6250 lbs TW
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Fold-Down Gooseneck Trailer Hitch with Installation Kit

  • Platform and Ball Rating:
    • Gross vehicle towing weight 25,000 lbs
    • Vertical load weight 6,250 lbs
    • Rails are rated to match manufacturer non-commercial tow rating
  • Fold-down design allows unrestricted use of truck bed when not towing
  • Only seconds needed to raise or lower the ball into position
  • Heat-treated 2-5/16" ball included
  • Integrated, drop-down, spring-loaded safety chain loops
  • Oversize pull ring allows user to raise or lower the ball while wearing gloves
  • Integrated grease fitting is visible and easily accessible

Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installation Rail Kit

  • Has rails rated to match manufacturer non-commercial tow rating
    • Non-commercial towing is defined as any vehicle and trailer combination that does not exceed 26,000 lbs
  • Uses existing holes in vehicle frame
    • No drilling required
  • Bolts on easily - no welding required
  • Does not require raising of truck bed on most models
  • Does not require removal of exhaust for installation
  • Includes spacer shims to protect truck bed corrugation from collapse


8339-4437 Fold-Down Gooseneck Trailer Hitch with Installation Kit - Ford F-150





This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2004 - 2014 Ford F-150 5-1/2 Foot Bed

2004 - 2014 Ford F-150 6-1/2 Foot Bed

2004 - 2014 Ford F-150 8 Foot Bed




Video of Fold-Down Gooseneck Trailer Hitch with Installation Kit - Ford F-150


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installation - 2005 Ford F-150

Today on our 2005 Ford F150, we're going to be installing the Reese gooseneck fold-down trailer hitch, part number 8339-4437. To start, we've already gone ahead and lowered and remove the spare tire and rear wheels. Wellbeing also removed the exhaust muffler and tail pipe to gain easier access up underneath the truck bed. Now our first step is going to be flattening the head channel just forward of the rear axle. There are two areas where the sheet metal is doubled up and will need to be flattened in order for us to put our frame rails in place. Quick tech tip: If you have an air hammer available, it can be very useful in smashing the sheet metal to allow for the frame rail to sit in its proper location.

Next we'll go ahead and put the frame rails in place. However, before we can do that, we'll need to go ahead and remove the vent tube that's attached to the forward hat channels. To do this, we'll simply get underneath it with a flat-bladed screwdriver and pop it out of place. This will get relocated, as it sits in the same position as the forward frame rail. Now we're ready to go ahead and put the forward frame rail in place.

We now this is the forward rail, as it has two additional holes inside the elongated slots on the top of the frame channel. With the forward rail in place, we'll now go ahead and put the rear rail in place. It will sit against the head channel where we just smashed the corrugations in the head channel. Now with both rails in place, we're going to go ahead and remove the jounce bumper. To do this, we'll simply remove the bolt that secures it in position to the frame.

We'll repeat the same process on the passenger side. Now with the jounce bumper removed, it opens up access hole in the bottom of the frame. We'll use this to take our pull wire, 1/2" carriage bolt, and block, and feed them into position so that we can secure the side bracket to the frame. Now with the front in position, we'll go ahead and leave the bolt leader on, as it will assist us when installing a side bracket not to push our hardware back up into the frame. Now we'll go ahead and repeat the same process for the rear attachment point.

Now we can go ahead and install the side bracket. The side bracket will fit up over the frame rails and be secured with a 5/8 flat washer, 5/8 lock washer, and 5/8 nut. We'll go ahead and thread them on finger tight at this time. Now we'll move to the frame fasteners for our side plates. We'll remove the bolt leader and secure them with a 1/2" flat washer, 1/2" lock washer, and a 1/2" nut. Now with all our hardware installed, we can go ahead and tighten it down, and then torque to specifications. Now we'll go ahead and repeat the same process on the passenger side. Now with all our hardware installed, we can go ahead and reinstall the jounce bumper. Now with the side plates torqued to specification, we're going to move to the rear rail and drill out for our head unit. We'll be using the oblong holes and being on the outermost edge, drilling out to a 5/8 hole. We'll do this for both rear rail oblong holes. Now with it drilled out, we're going to get in the truck bed and use our template, part number 6425, which is the metal template not supplied with this install kit, and match it up with the holes that we just drilled out. Then we can utilize the template and take our paint marker to trace out the area that we'll need to cut out. Now with our outline done, we'll go ahead and take a drill bit and drill pilot holes at each of the corners, making it easier for us to cut out the outline with our jigsaw. With our pilot holes drilled, we'll no go ahead and step up to a larger bit so that we can fit the jigsaw blade into the holes. With that done, we'll go ahead and take our jigsaw and cut it out. Now with the template cut out, we can go ahead and take the head unit and drop it into place. Make sure it lines up with the pre-drilled attachment holes. Now with it lining up, to use the hitch as a template, we'll go ahead and drop in the rear attachment points using the 5/8 carriage bolt and U-shaped spacers. The U-shaped spacers will go between the bed and the hitch. The reason we install these is to make sure that you don't smash the corrugation in the bed when you tighten it down. Now we'll go ahead and get underneath. Our attachment hardware will be a flat washer, lock washer, and nut. We'll go ahead and tighten them down hand tight. This will assist us in securing the head assembly so that we can use it as a template to drill out the front row of holes. This will be the two forward attachment points, and the four holes necessary for the U bolt chain hold-down. Now lets go ahead and drill those out also. Now with all our holes drilled out, we'll go ahead and install our forward two attachment bolts. Again, this will be the 5/8 bolts along with the U-shaped spacers in the valley of the bed corrugation, and then we'll drop in the two U bolts. With that done, we can get underneath the vehicle, installing the attachment hardware. Again for the 5/8 head bolts, we'll be using a flat washer, lock washer, and 5/8 nut. And then for our U bolts we'll install a spring, flat washer, and lock nut. Now with all our hardware installed, we can go ahead and tighten it down, and torque to specifications for our attachment hardware. For the U bolt, we'll tighten it down just enough so that we have one thread hanging out the bottom of the U bolt. With everything torqued to specifications, this will complete the install of our Reese Hide-A-Goose gooseneck hitch, part number 8339-4437, on our 2005 Ford F150.


Customer Reviews

Fold-Down Gooseneck Trailer Hitch with Installation Kit - Ford F-150 - 8339-4437

Average Customer Rating:  4.0 out of 5 stars   (3 Customer Reviews)


- 8339-4437
by:
2011 Ford F-150

The product is awesome ! But there should be option for the 5 inch extention, instead of the ball ,which you need if you have a F150 5.5 box. now I have a ball that is useless. Would be awesome if I could return just the ball! 299763



- 8339-4437
by:

very pleased with the service and the gooseneck hitch installed just like the video explained I would highly recommend this hitch keith nc 249047



- 8339-4437
by:
2013 Ford F-150

easy purchase with fast shipping and good install instructions. would recommend to anyone. 226688


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  • Do the Safety Chain U-Bolts of the Draw Tite Gooseneck Hitch Go In Front or Back of the Ball
  • The safety chain u-bolts on the Draw Tite Gooseneck Hitch part # 8339-4437 that you referenced should be in front of the gooseneck ball. Or on the same side of the gooseneck ball as the cab of the truck. I checked both sets of installation instructions and couldn't find anywhere where it showed the u-bolts behind the gooseneck ball. Also, this is a fold down style of gooseneck hitch. There are no offset balls that are compatible with this style of hitch.
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  • Gooseneck Hitch Extension Needed for a Ford F-150 Crew Cab to Keep the Trailer from Hitting the Cab
  • If you have the Fold Down Gooseneck Hitch, # 8339-4437, in the bed of your F-150 Crew Cab pickup and are towing a gooseneck trailer that is too wide to make 90 degree turns, you will have to make some changes to be able to tow your trailer. The first thing you should do is measure to determine the clearance needed to successfully complete a 90 degree turn with your truck and trailer. Measure from the center of the gooseneck ball to the back of the cab. Next measure the width of the widest...
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  • Gooseneck and 5th Wheel Hitches with Offset to Tow a Trailer with a 2012 Ford F-150 w/5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • If you are towing both 5th wheel and gooseneck trailers then what I recommend for the gooseneck trailers is B&W gooseneck hitch # BWGNRK1104. Then you could add the 4 inch offset ball, # BWGNXA4085, and the 10 inch Extend-A-Goose coupler, # BWTEXA4200. However, the pivot point of the trailer will still only be 4 inches back from its original position meaning that you will get 4 inches of true offset, not 14. If your gooseneck trailer is a V-nose then the 4 inches might be enough to...
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  • Does Installing the Reese Fold-Down Gooseneck Hitch Part # 8339-4437 Require Cutting Truck Bed
  • A hole will need to be cut into the truck bed in order to install the Reese Fold-Down Gooseneck Hitch, part # 8339-4337. A template is available, part # 6425. The template would take any guesswork out of cutting the bed. A paper template is included with the installation instructions.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel To Gooseneck Adapter For 2013 Ford F-150 With 6-1/2 Ft Bed
  • If you decide to change over to a gooseneck system on your 2013 Ford F-150, there may be a couple of issues. With a 6-1/2 ft bed on your truck, if you use a gooseneck adapter like the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter, part # CAB-C5G, you run the risk of hitting your cab when executing turns. You will also want to check with the trailer manufacturer to see if there are any warranty issues when installing adapters on the trailer. Using an adapter would then require...
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  • Gooseneck Hitch Recommendation for 2012 Ford F-150 5-1/2 foot Bed
  • For your 2012 Ford F-150 5-1/2 foot bed the best gooseneck solution is the B and W Turnoverball hitch part # BWGNRK1104 with the offset hitch ball part # BWGNXA4085. We can't guarantee how much turning clearance you have since your trailer has a round nose but this is the best option available.
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  • Is Template Required When Installing Gooseneck Hitch On 2006 Ford F-150
  • The Draw-Tite Fold Down Gooseneck Hitch Installation Template, part # 6425 is listed as an essential tool when installing a Draw-Tite, Reese and Hidden Hitch Fold Down Gooseneck Hitch like part # 8339-4437 for your 2006 ford F-150. Even though it is not required, it will remove the guesswork when installing a gooseneck in the bed of your truck. I would recommend it just for peace of mind. When installing the hitch you want to make sure everything is lined up just right so there will...
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  • Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 2011 Ford F-150 Long Bed
  • The correct installation kit for a 2011 Ford F-150 and gooseneck hitch # 8339 is Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installation Rail Kit, # 4437. This kit fits the following: 2009 - 2011 Ford, F-150, New Body Style, Regular Cab w/6.5 and 8 ft. Beds 2009 - 2011 Ford, F-150, New Body Style, SuperCab w/6.5 and 8 ft. Beds 2009 - 2011 Ford, F-150 SuperCrew, New Body Style, w/6.5 ft. Beds You may also need a template for easier installation, # 6425. According to Draw-Tite, the correct hitch...
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