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Reese Elite Series Under-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Ford Super Duty - 25,000 lbs

Reese Elite Series Under-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Ford Super Duty - 25,000 lbs

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  • Reese
  • Below the Bed
  • Removable Ball - Stores in Truck
  • 2-5/16 Hitch Ball
  • In Bed Release
  • 6250 lbs TW
  • 25000 lbs GTW
  • Manual Ball Removal
Designed specifically for your Ford F-250/F-350/F-450, this gooseneck hitch uses Reese's Elite Series under-bed rail system for a custom fit. Pop-In ball is easy to lock in place and easy to remove for full, unobstructed access to truck bed. Call 800-298-8924 to order Reese gooseneck part number RP30138-26 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Reese Elite Series Under-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Ford Super Duty - 25,000 lbs. Gooseneck reviews from real customers.


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Reese Gooseneck - RP30138-26

Designed specifically for your Ford F-250/F-350/F-450, this gooseneck hitch uses Reese's Elite Series under-bed rail system for a custom fit. Pop-In ball is easy to lock in place and easy to remove for full, unobstructed access to truck bed.


Features:

  • Gooseneck trailer hitch is designed specifically for Ford Super Duty trucks
  • Under-bed design ensures full access to truck bed
    • Included rails and installation kit also work with Reese Elite Series 5th-wheel trailer hitches
      • Adapter kit RP58419 required for use with Signature Series hitches
  • Bolt-in, no-drill installation
  • Pop-In ball fits securely and is easy to insert and remove
    • Lift and turn integrated lever to unlock and remove ball
    • Locks with built-in ball-bearing system
  • 2 Safety-chain hookups included
    • Attach directly to Power Pucks built into gooseneck rails for simple mounting and removal
  • Sturdy, e-coated steel is corrosion resistant
  • Storage bag keeps ball in good condition when not in use
  • Rubber cover keeps ball hole free from dirt and debris when ball is removed


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 25,000 lbs
  • Vertical load limit: 6,250 lbs
  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • 5-Year limited warranty


Pop-In Ball

Designed especially for your newer Ford Super Duty, this under-bed gooseneck hitch provides superior towing capability along with a variety of unique features. The included Pop-In ball uses an integrated, easy-to-access lever to activate the ball-bearing locking system, securing the ball in the hitch. Quickly remove the ball using the same lever and get absolute, uninhibited use of your truck bed. Because this hitch installs in Reese's Elite Series under-bed rails, all that you will be left with upon removal of the ball and safety chain loops are the ball hole and the small Power Puck cavities in your truck-bed floor - no rails, no bolts. And the included rails also fit Reese Elite Series and Signature Series fifth-wheel hitches (sold separately) for ultimate towing versatility.



30126 Under-Bed Rails with 30138 Gooseneck head unit



30138-26 Reese Elite Series Underbed Gooseneck Hitch - 25,000 lbs



RP30138-26 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RP30138-26 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2011 - 2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty 6-3/4 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg

2015 - 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty 6-3/4 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg

2015 - 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty 6-3/4 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg

2011 - 2014 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty 8 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg

2015 - 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty 8 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg

2015 - 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty 8 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg

2011 - 2016 Ford F-450 Super Duty 8 Foot Bed without OEM Prep Pkg




Video of Reese Elite Series Under-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Ford Super Duty - 25,000 lbs


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




Video Transcript for Reese Gooseneck - Below the Bed - RP30138-26 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Reese elite series under bed gooseneck trailer hitch for the Ford Super Duty trucks and this has a 25,000 pound weight capacity. Now this is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2011 and newer Ford F250s, F350s, and F450s Super Duty trucks with either the six and 3/4 foot bed or the eight foot bed and without the factory rail kit. On a custom fit part I always like to recommend for you to go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle and it'll show if this will work for your application. Now this gooseneck trailer hitch it's designed specifically for Ford Super Duty trucks. It's an under bed design. All this portion here would be under the bed.

It ensures you full access for the truck bed. You can put the cover over the hole and then you'll have full access. Then when you need to use the gooseneck ball, you can just drop it in that way. Now it does include the rails, the installation kit. They will also work with the Reese elite series fifth wheel trailer hitches. Now to use with the signature series, Reese signature series hitches it does require an adapter kit, which we sell separately on our website.

It's part number RP58419. This is a bolt in no drill installation. The ball itself is a pop in ball, which will fit securely and it's easy to insert and remove. Basically there's this lever, integrated lever right here that if you just turn it, that'll release the ball just like that. Then when you turn it back you notice it'll lock into place.

You just pop off the cover. We'll go ahead and turn it to open it. Then you can drop it anywhere you want, but there's two holes on each side, drop it anywhere you want. When you release it, you see it's not locked. But if you just turn the ball, it'll hit those holes and lock automatically into place.

Then again to remove it, pull up on the lever removes very simple. It does lock with that ball bearing type system in there you can just see here. Now it does come with the two safety chain hook ups right here, which is really nice. They fit right in, they attach directly to these power pucks which are built into the gooseneck rails. It's very simple mounting and removal. You just again pull the cover off, there's your puck and what you'll notice when you drop this in like that. You notice the lever on the inside right here lifts up. If you just turn that quarter of a turn, it'll lock it into place and then you can use these one on each end here for your safety chains. Then to remove it, you just pull up on this, turn it that quarter of a turn and it'll lift right out. It's very simple to drop them in. Now this is all a nice sturdy e-coated steel construction, it's corrosion resistant. They do even include this nice storage bag that you can put your gooseneck ball in there, keep it in good condition when it's not being used. I showed you the rubber cover there. Let me just pop this out again. This rubber cover, when you're not using it just put that into the hole, that'll keep it from getting any dirt and debris in there and building up and causing fitting problems. Then when that's removed again to give you that full truck bed access. Now a few specs on this, the gross towing weight capacity is 25,000 pounds. Vertical load limit is 6,250 pounds. The gooseneck ball size is the standard diameter of two and 5/16 of an inch. Now it does come with everything shown here. We mentioned the gooseneck ball, the storage bag, the safety chain hook there, the hardware to install everything and even a set of detailed instructions on how to install it. But that should do it for the review on the Reese elite series under bed gooseneck trailer hitch for the Ford Super Duty trucks with a 25,000 pound weight capacity.


Customer Reviews

Reese Elite Series Under-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Ford Super Duty - 25,000 lbs - RP30138-26

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (338 Customer Reviews)

Designed specifically for your Ford F-250/F-350/F-450, this gooseneck hitch uses Reese's Elite Series under-bed rail system for a custom fit. Pop-In ball is easy to lock in place and easy to remove for full, unobstructed access to truck bed.

- RP30138-26
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2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Will try to keep this as real as it gets out there. 2015 F250 XLT Crew Cab 8' Bed Ordered the Reese Elite Gooseneck and Barger 90 degree wiring harness. Received the gooseneck hitch and harness quickly. Free shipping got here in two days. Item came in two boxes. The rails were poorly packaged. Box was basically open and beat to hell, leaving markings on the rails' paint. Didn't bother me, but might others. The pucks were loose in the box and were lucky they did not fall out. The second box with the ball, ball mount, harness and misc. hardware was packed so well it took about 5 minutes to take off all the staples and then each product was individually boxed inside. Wish they would treat the rail box with the same care. Instructions are ok. Used the online install video instead. The video is slightly simplified as getting the nuts on the bolts is a slight challenge for a one man install. I was able to do the entire installation by myself with the exception of the four rail-to-frame bolts. Getting these snugged up to the point of being able to torque took two people simply because the nuts are hidden on the backside of the rail...particularly the driver-side front...which is slightly behind the gas tank, but still accessible. My F250 is factory lifted 4-5" so I did not have to remove the rear wheels, nor did I have to remove the spare tire or heat shield. Lower trucks will need the rear wheels pulled. Installing the ball mounting plate took some doing. Got one bolt on then decided to actually install the ball into the plate from above pulling the plate tight below. I used vice grips to basically keep the plate mounted tight rather than trying to lift it from underneath with one had and bolt it with the other. For me the most time consuming part of the project was getting the darned bed bolts off to lift the right side. Broke the T50 bit they supplied and then two others. Finally gave up and ground off two of the remaining bolts...and ordered replacements. Tip for those doing this on their own, you may want to spray the bolts from under with PB Blaster the day before you intend to install. I forgot and the issue was likely that the bolts were rusted. The wiring harness was a breeze, although I wish a shorter version was available. (Perhaps I missed it). Had to loop/zip tie about 2-3' under the bed. Connecting between the factory connectors did require me to pull the mounting plate. Was a bit tight to just slip the new connector in. Also, working the harness thru the hole in the bed side was a bit tight. Install probably took 10 minutes after getting the holes drilled. Total install time for this slightly skilled guy was about 3-1/2 hours...after the bed bolts fiasco. Oh...and did it all with a cast on the left arm. Ha! Now to see how she tows! 430852



- RP30138-26
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The system was easy to install and works great. It leaves for a nice, clean, working area inside the box when the hitch unit isn't in service. Great service by e-trailer as well! 285444



- RP30137
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


The product arrived quickly and fit perfectly! 617634



- RP30140
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


Great quality and bag is a nice plus. 449785



- RP30138
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


I have a 2016 Ford F250. My truck didn't come installed with any hitch equipment other than the stock bumper hitch. I insulted Reese Elite Series rails under the bed and have pulled my 5th wheel just fine since. Recently, I purchased a new 5th wheel trailer and the dealer tossed in an Andersen Ultimate Hitch 2. The only problem is that my truck hasn't been equipped with a gooseneck hitch. This product solves that problem, integrates with my current setup, and is incredibly easy to install. Can't wait to test it out on the road this weekend. Here's my current setup: 2016 Ford F250 Air Lift Air Ride System with compressor Reese Elite Rails with Gooseneck Hitch Kit 448210



- RP30140
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


The product was perfect and works great 138578



- RP30140
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


Looks good, however, it was made in China, something I didn't see on the website. Hope it lasts. 195353


Comments

So far so good. The only problem was finding safety chain hooks that fit the safety hookups. I gave up and used heavy duty d-rings instead.

Fgslr - 05/28/2016

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- RP30137
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


The safety chain loops are not big enough to accept the safety hooks for my 24' stock trailer. Easy to install but they need to reengineer the loops. 22987


Comments

Why cant you just place a second larger link through that hoop that your chain hook will fit in?

-- comment by: LC32 - 12/04/2012

567

It would be possible to use a Quick Link like part # 49135
Safety Chain Quick Link, 1/2"10K
$6.95
.

-- Patrick B - 12/4/2012


- RP30871
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


Excellent hitch works perfectly pulls great the only thing I can tell you is don't let the locking pin dangle when not in use because it will beat the pint off the side of the hitch. this isn't the hitches fault its my fault 571155



- RP30871
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


Great hitch. Very heavy and sturdy. Fits my 2016 F350 with factory puck system like a glove. Very easy drop into pucks and lock into place. The hitch separates into two pieces to make it able to be installed or removed by one person, but two are better. We tow a 16,00 pound 5th wheel with this hitch. 539826



- RP30871
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


Good product. Needed a larger fifth wheel as we upgraded the camper. This one was rated for our needs. 337892



- RP30142
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


Picked up hitch today at shipping depot. Everything was exactly as described. Have purchased this model of Reese hitch prior so am a satisfied returning customer. Have never purchased from etrailer before and they are excellent with great support and notifying of shipping status etc. Great purchase experience!! 503615



- RP30140
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


I bought this product for my 3500 Ram (with puck System) and my Andersen Ultimate fifth wheel hitch. The components install in seconds and removal is just as easy. I would highly recommend this system. 575968



- RP30142
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


Item was received well packaged. All parts were received as expected. I wish I would have taken pictures of box when it was received or as I installed it on my 2015 F250 but rest assured it fit into my Ford with the 5th wheel prep package quite easily. Directions were adequate. My only issue was I did not know if the pre-asembly of the base was torqued correctly. There was no mention of it in the packaging and I do not own a torque wrench so it would have been comforting to know that it was done properly before shipment. However it appeared to be okay and I had no issues towing my 5th wheel the 15 miles from the dealership to my home. Also there is no mention prior to ordering that you need lithium grease to properly lube the moving parts. Make sure you have on hand prior to assembly. Overall, excellent product and I am definitely please with it and highly recommend it. 203214


Comments

I am thoroughly pleased with my purchase one year ago of this hitch. We have towed our 32 crusader across the country and back via different routes with no issues. I have read where others find it heavy to lift in and out of the truck bed. I would too except I remove the hitch plate to lighten the load so that I am lifting two relatively lite pieces instead of one heavy piece. We take the 5th wheel out on the road about every two months so I am happy with how I can separate the two in order to lift them in or out of the truck bed.Extremely easy to install, less than 5 minutes. I am totally satisfied with this product.

Joe S - 06/12/2016

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- RP30140
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


Great products, excellent website providing information to make your selection easier. Shipping was prompt and merchandise arrived before expected in great shape. Thanks Juanita! I'll be back. 194659



- RP30140
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


This product is a perfect fit for my truck. Im happy with this product. Thank u 541166



- RP30137
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


After I ordered the ball hitch I thought it would be at least a week before I received the order but to my surprise 3 days later the item was here. Excellent service and no damage and the correct item. Thank you 212332


Comments

This is a very handy piece of equipment that i.use but normally use the 5th wheel hitch. When I pull a gooseneck I remove the 5th wheel hitch and install the gooseneck hitch within minutes..

Earl - 07/15/2016

19430

- RP30140
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


Received my order promptly. Order was delivered in excellent condition and is everything I expected. This was a great company to do business with. 489542



- RP30137
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


Good price and delivered quickly. Was everything the discription said it was! I will be telling folks to use etrailer to buy there needed products!! 546389



- RP30871
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


Works great. Handle could use slight tweaking to not push against bed cover. Locks in well and feels secure. Tight coming out but that is a good thing as it is not sloppy. 360644



- RP30871
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


I have owned B&W, Curt and Reese Hitches for 5th wheel trailers. When I recently purchased a toy hauler I needed a heavy duty hitch for the 20,000# load. I decided to spend the extra money and get the Reese because of previous good experience and fitting the installed pucks in my F350. The Reese felt very light when I unpacked it. The parts are all made in China or Mexico. Assembly and installation took 25 min. The release mechanism feels cheap. It is difficult to make sure the pin is fully seated in the hitch. 2x it looked seated and I was able to install the locking pin and the trailer came out of the hitch! I always do a test pull in forward and reverse before pulling out onto the road. First time it came out I caught it on the test pull, second time it looked good w the test pull but 30' down the driveway it came out and crushed my bedside and tailgate. I would recommend the B &W or Curt before buying the more expensive but inferior Reese. 397426



- RP30140
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


Excellent. VERY heavy duty And easy to put in/remove. Wish safety chain attachments were not as thick. Hard to find large enough safety chain hooks to fit over... 464653



- RP30144
by:

Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


My entire experience with etrailer.com was excellent. I spent numerous hours researching the hitch and tonneau cover set up I wanted for my 2014 Ford F250. The majority of my time was on the etrailer.com website reviewing Q&A, installation guidance and videos, and expert advise. I chose the Reese Elite Series 5th wheel hitch and the BakFlip F1 tonneau cover. Both products arrived within 10 business days. Installation was as easy and straightforward as expected. The BakFlip F1 really dresses up my F250 and the BakFlip technology makes it very easy to use and gives me full access to my truck bed as needed. The Reese hitch has performed flawlessly. 132420



- RP30140
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


The Reese Elite Series Pop-In Ball Kit was perfect fit for my 2014 RAM 3500 with the factory installed gooseneck prep kit. Once it arrived, my wife and I had no problem installing and removing any of the components from the kit. Being able to put all parts in the handy carrying bag is a bonus to. As for etrailer.com, delivery was faster than expected and much appreciated. The video and reviews on the website for this product (not to mention the price) were the main reasons why I purchased this product and purchased it from etrailer.com. If I had one con, it would be that ball hitch needs a sleeve to protect it from being dinged or scratched in the carrying bag, but no big deal. Thanks etrailer.com! 178262



- RP30142
by:

Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


Item shipped fast (2 days transit to Texas). Well packed & installed in the bed of the truck within 5 minutes (2013 F-350 with pre-installed 5th wheel pkg). Haven't towed yet, but from what I have read, should be no issues. 93889



- RP30137
by:

Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


The product worked as advertised. what was the most impressive part of the purchase was Michelle's service. Thanks to her delivery of trailer was made on time. 180035



- RP30137
by:

Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


Very good product. 494328



- RP30137
by:

Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


Yes I ordered my product on a Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock and I got it on Saturday afternoon before 1 o'clock I have never dealt with anybody as fast as these guys I will definitely be back 589538



- RP30140
by:

Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


Excellent customer service. They were out of the item I originally ordered. Sales contacted me immediately and showed me other similar products. I was able to purchase an even better product than I originally ordered. I’ll use etrailer.com for my future trailer needs. 549300



- RP30137
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


Arrived quickly, exactly as described, excellent service 562420



- RP30137
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


I literally got hooked up at etrailer.com The price was great and rapid delivery at no cost. 128005



- RP30845
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


So far so good..it was difficult to figure which hitch fit my truck, but when I did..price was great, shipping was free, and now I have what I need.. 191428



- RP30142
by:

Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


I have installed this hitch 4 times. It is a solid piece. With a little care in the mounting adjustments, there are no rattles or noises, even when the camper is not connected. The only problem I have is the instructions indicated drilling 4 3" inch holes in the bed. A 2 1/4" set of holes is more appropriate. They leave too much room for installation error. I mount the rails below and use a pointed bolt from the bottom to mark the hole location to drill the bed. Other than that - I think this is a great hitch. 125537


Comments

Fantastic! I would recommend this hitch to anyone who wants a quality product.

Dmaxcc6spd - 04/16/2015

10853

- RP30142
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


I have a 2013 F350 and it came with a 5th wheel hitch Prep Package. Your Reese Elite Series Pre-Assembled 5th wheel Trailer Hitch, 18000 lbs fits perfectly. The installation was quick and easy. We took a trip to Glacier National Park and it works great. Thank You, The Halls 102041



- RP30140
by:

Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


I bought the Reese Elite pop-in ball for my 2013 Ram3500 and put it to use with a heavy load. It fits perfect and is easy and fast to install or remove. I am very happy with it and can't understand why anyone would want a different system. The safety chain hook-ups are good also, but require a large hook as a smaller hook won't work. I will recommend this product to anyone. 194495



- RP30137
by:

Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


Love it! 594529



- RP30140
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


I recently purchased a 2016 Ram 3500 with 5th wheel tow package already present on truck. I wanted an additional goose neck product and looked at various suppliers online and found etrailer products offered for sale. After to speaking with Heather who answered all my questions as well as reviewed feedback from customers I chose to go with the Reese gooseneck kit. I received the product within the shipping date provided to me and I went out to install it. It took me all of 3 mins to install with no issues. I did my best to remove, shake and couldn't get them to budge. It took me a total of 5 mins to remove the parts and storing them back under the rear seat. The parts fit perfect, look great as well as we're the cheapest price I could find. Their online video is all the install instructions you need! I will definitely use etrailer in the future. Thanks Heather! 296158



- RP30137
by:

Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


Wanted to leave a message about all my experiences with etrailer. I purchased a new Ford F-350 Super Duty in August and wanted a lot of aftermarket items for it. I accidentally found etrailer on the internet while searching. They have everything I was looking for. Their pricing was very competitive with free shipping on a lot of items. The last item purchased was a Reese gooseneck ball and safety chain hookup. It’s a great item, very easy to install and shipped the next day. I’m very pleased with etrailer. 571867



- RP30137
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


etrailer.com customer service was excellent. No complaints. However, I couldn't give a 5 due to the fouled up UPS delivery. I paid for 3 day shipping on the 31st. I received my tracking number and it indicated I'd receive my Gooseneck hitch-ball kit on the 4th. I didn't receive it on the 4th. I called you and you told me it wouldn't get here until the 5th due to the holiday. However, UPS didn't manage to deliver my package until 2:00PM on the 6th. Your customer service refunded the extra charge for the 3 day service, so no foul there. But UPS really dropped the ball. Anyway, etrailer did hold up their end, so thank you. Yes, I'll be back..... Anyhow, etrailer is great, UPS, not so much. 465355



- RP30142
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


Since this unit comes fully assembled it was a snap to install in the under bed mounting unit. The only issue I had was how the product was received. The box fell completely apart when the UPS driver was taking it out of his truck. He said it was damaged before he got it. Luckly everything was still in the box. 175843



- RP30140
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


called and got information on a product i was wanting to purchase. Staff very knowledgeable. Placed my order for a rush and it was shipped out at noon the very same day. Received it in 2 days and was just what i had wanted. Was missing the storage bag but i contacted etrailer and they shipped out the item the same day i called to report it missing from shipment 409105



- RP30140
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


Nice Product, Geat delivery. The Safety chain pucks are to large for all of the hooks I could find, so I added 1/2" closed loop links and solved the issue. 381826



- RP30137
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


Outstanding product. Would recommend to anyone pulling gooseneck trailer. 443657


Comments

Excellent product for pulling my horse trailer. Would recommend to all cowboys pulling with a Ford F350.

R. K - 10/18/2018

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- RP30142
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


My Reese Elite 5th wheel hitch arrived UPS. 143lbs and used a hand dolly to take off the truck and wheel to my garage. Came packaged ok. Pre-assembled and everything was included. Read the Manual, which for older people helps, showing lube and parts, install info etc...referring back to the manual/instructions. Used a wooden table(same height as my tailgate) to wheel it right up to the gate and slid the hitch on a piece of cardboard(from the box) into the position of the puck system. Moving the base first then the hitch plate next. The hitch install was simple and easy. Did not need any help. I did call customer service and made a slight 1/4 turn adjustment to two legs for a tighter fit. There again referring to the manual/instructions provided with the hitch. Very pleased with the hitch over all. It served its purpose and I believe will give us many years of service. We pull a 5th wheel gvwr of 11769lbs and completed over 1200 miles of safe towing. Pleased with my purchase. Thank you. 159385



- RP30142
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


I have a 2013 F-350 which came with the fifth wheel preparation package. As advertised, this Reese Elite series Pre-Assembled 5th wheel hitch dropped right in. Had it installed in about 30 minutes. very well constructed. Can't wait to try it out. 101648


Comments

The 5th wheel hitch works as advertised. I have been using it to pull my 36ft. Montana. Absolutely no problems. Highly recommend this product.

Robert K - 09/26/2014

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- RP30137
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


It came ahead of schedule and in perfect condition. I'm very happy with the product. 661152



- RP30845
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


Great hitch to convert your Reece elite puck system to a gooseneck. Plastic cover is pointless and doesn’t stay down, but it’s not needed anyway. 660919



- RP30142
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


Ordered before business hours on Monday got it Wednesday, couldn’t be happier 660241



- RP30142
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


5th wheel works great. Little tight to remove from Ford bed mounts. I use it with the sidewinder on my 5th wheel. Latches easily. I would recommend highly . 654861



- RP30142
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Review from a similar Reese Elite Series in Gooseneck


Solid proven product at a good price. Shockingly delivered by my regular UPS driver. Really heavy though. Careful lifting it. As always trailer comes through with quick shipping and great products. 641024


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  • How to Use a Reese 16K 5th Wheel Hitch with an Under Bed System
  • In order to achieve your goal of using the Reese 16K 5th Wheel Hitch with an under bed mounting kit on your 2015 Ford F-250 with the 6-3/4' bed you are going to need to use both the Reese Elite Series 5th Wheel Install Kit part # RP30126 and the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter part # RP30156. This is the only option for you to use the Reese 14K Classic with an under bed mounting system.
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  • Comparing Goose Box to 5th Wheel Pin Box and Hitch Regarding Articulation and Capacity
  • The Reese Goose Box # RP94720 has an integrated air back and shock system that will help on rough terrain. It works very much the same as some pin boxes like the Trailair Flex Air- 21,000 lbs # RP94720 . The issue you will find is that your trailer weight given is greater than the pin boxes we carry. The Goose Box is only rated for 20K and our pin boxes max at 21K. For the capacity you are seeking, I recommend the Curt A25 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch- 25,000 lbs # C16180 which has a...
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  • Recommended Underbed Goosneck Hitch for 2017 Ford F-250
  • There is an underbed gooseneck hitch which will allow you to mount a fifth wheel in your 2017 Ford F-250, though the Reese Elite Series Under-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # RP30138-26 is not a fit. Instead I recommend the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # BWGNRK1117 (if you have a 4 wheel drive without the factory rail kit) or # BWGNRK1116 (if you have a 2 wheel drive without the factory rail kit). Not only will this gooseneck hitch give you a towing capacity of 30,000...
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  • Installation Instructions and Video for the Reese Elite Under-Bed Gooseneck Fifth Wheel Rail Kit
  • I have attached the install instructions for the Reese Rail kit part # RP30138-26 that you referenced. They are in two install links though. One for the Rail kit part # RP30126 and for the gooseneck portion as well part # RP30138. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well. The bed of the truck does need to be lifted off the frame slightly.
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  • Availability of OEM Gooseneck Trim Ring for a 2016 Ford F-350
  • If you are talking about the Trim Rings # RP58458 on the OEM puck system installed on your 2016 Ford F-350 , which is the same as the Reese # RP30138-26, then there are no trim rings available. We do however have the Cover # RP30136 which plugs of the gooseneck hitch hole when not in use if that is what you are looking for instead.
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  • Underbed 5th Wheel Install Kit with Gooseneck Hitch for a 2017 Ford F-350 King Ranch
  • Reese Elite Series 5th wheel installation kit with gooseneck hitch # RP30138-26 only fits up to the 2016 Ford F-350 and will not fit a 2017 but there are other options for the 2017 for both a gooseneck hitch and underbed 5th wheel install kit. If you have a 2-wheel drive model you can use B&W kit # BWGNRK1116-5W. This is a gooseneck hitch that accepts the Companion hitch, # BWRVK3400-5W for a short bed or # BWRVK3500-5W for a long bed. If your truck is a 4x4 then the install kit is...
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for a 2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Towing a 36 ft Layton Toy Hauler
  • Anytime you have the choice between a gooseneck hitch and a fifth wheel hitch to pull a fifth wheel trailer, I always recommend a fifth wheel hitch. The fifth wheel hitch will provide more clearance between your truck and trailer, especially when making sharp turns with your truck. The fifth wheel hitch will also provide more stability for the truck and trailer when towing. With a fifth wheel hitch, the king pin on the trailer can attach directly to the hitch. With a gooseneck hitch,...
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  • Install Instructions and Video for Reese Elite Rail Kit part # RP30138-26
  • I attached a link to install instructions for the # RP30138-26 that you referenced plus an install video that will walk you through the entire process.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch to Use with Reese Elite Under-Bed Gooseneck on 2012 Ford F-350
  • The Reese Elite Series Under-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # RP30138-26 referenced in your question, which is confirmed to fit your 2012 Ford F-350 with the 8 foot bed, can also be used to mount the Reese Elite line of 5th wheel hitches. For this I recommend the Reese Elite 18K # RP30142 or the higher rated # RP30871 that has a 26,500 pound towing weight capacity. These are excellent 5th wheel hitches that feature a forged single-piece jaw that completely wraps around the king pin for...
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  • Gooseneck Hitch Needed for 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty with 5th Wheel Prep Package
  • The 5th wheel prep package kit for a 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty will include 4 pucks for installing a 5th wheel hitch as well as a center hole for a gooseneck hitch ball. This is a similar kit as the Reese Elite Series Under-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # RP30138-26 which fits a 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty. To tow a gooseneck hitch with the factory prep package on your 2017 F-350 you will simply need the Reese Elite Series Pop-In Ball Kit # RP30137. I attached a review video for you...
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  • Recommended Gooseneck Hitch and Automatic Slider for 2015 Ford F-250 Short Bed
  • The Reese Elite Series Under-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # RP30138-26 is confirmed to fit your 2015 Ford F-250 short bed if you do not have the factory rail kit. This will allow you to pull gooseneck hitches and provides a gross towing weight of 25,000 pounds. You can then use the Reese Elite Series Underbed Rail Adapter # RP30156 referenced in your question to provide industry-standard, above-bed base rails for standard 5th wheel hitches. This adapter is in fact compatible with the...
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  • Install Video for Reese Elite Rail Kit RP30138-26
  • You just happened to click the wrong link. I attached the link to this page for the install video. It's the link that has the thumbnail of the back of a white truck. It should be the lowest one.
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  • Reese Elite Series # RP30138-26 Underbed Fifth Wheel Rails/Gooseneck Hitch for 2014 Ford F250 Diesel
  • I wanted to make sure the DEF tank on your Diesel wouldn't cause fit issues, and Reese assured me that the Reese Underbed Install Rail Kit, part # RP30138-26 is indeed compatible with your 2014 Ford F250. If your friend's fifth wheel hitch fits the pucks provided by the Ford prep package, it'll fit the pucks provided by the # RP30138-26 you asked about. For wiring, I'd recommend the Hopkins Endurance # 41157. The wiring harness would plug inline with the wiring harness feeding the...
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  • Availability of Reese Elite Under-Bed Gooseneck Rail Kit for a 2013 Ford F-350 Short Box
  • Good news! The under-bed kit for your 2013 Ford F-350 short bed is the # RP30126. If you did not also snag the gooseneck assembly top plate then you will need to purchase the # RP30138 to complete the setup. Together they are part # RP30138-26, which you had referenced. I have linked all the above mentioned products and their individual costs to this page for your viewing and purchasing convenience.
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  • Is there Enough Clearance on a Short Bed Truck to Make Tight Turns with a Gooseneck Trailer
  • With a short bed truck, you may need to go with a gooseneck ball with an offset if there is one available for the hitch you have. This will give you extra clearance when making tight turns. To determine if you can safely make tight turns, there is a formula you can follow. Measure the distance from the center of the gooseneck ball to the back of the truck cab. Call this measurement A. Next, measure the width of the trailer overhang and divide by 2 to get half, measurement B. If A is...
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  • Using Reese Elite 5th Wheel Hitch RP30871 with Fifth Wheel Prep Pkg on 2015 Ford Truck
  • The under-bed rail portions are a bit different. The Ford underbed rails include a gooseneck hitch, while the aftermarket kit would only provide that if you specifically used the # RP30138-26 add-on kit. The Ford 5th Wheel prep package is indeed compatible with the Reese # RP30871 fifth wheel hitch you referenced. I've confirmed this with my Reese representative. There's also an adapter available, part # RP30156 that would allow you to use a Reese or other rail-mounted hitch that's...
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  • Will Demco HiJacker for Ford Factory Prep Package Fit Aftermarket Underbed Kit for 2015 Ford F-250
  • Technically yes, you can use Demco HiJacker # DM8550024 with Reese Elite Series underbed installation kit # RP30138-26 on your 2015 Ford F-250 short bed. However the aftermarket Reese kits have a button bolt that holds the pucks to the rails under the bed of your truck. That bolt is not there when a factory system is installed. The head of the bolt will cause the depth of the puck to be less causing the locking pins from the hitch to bottom out. According to our contacts at Demco you...
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  • Underbed Fifth Wheel Hitch, Rail Kit and Air Bag System for 2016 Ford F-350
  • The Firestone Ride Rite kit part # F2597 that you referenced is compatible with in-bed hitch rail kits like the Reese Elite Series Under-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # RP30138-26. If your truck has a short bed you'd want the slider hitch to fit the rail kit, part # RP30144. If you have a long bed truck you'd want the stationary hitch part # RP30142 for an 18k hitch or part # RP30871 for a 26.5k hitch. For a 7-way to install in the bed of your truck to make connecting your trailer lights...
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