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Curt Pop-In Ball for Factory Ford and Ram Underbed Gooseneck Hitches - 2-5/16" Diameter Ball

Curt Pop-In Ball for Factory Ford and Ram Underbed Gooseneck Hitches - 2-5/16" Diameter Ball

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2-5/16-Inch diameter ball fits securely in your Ford Super Duty or Ram factory-installed underbed gooseneck trailer hitches and is easy to insert and remove. Chrome-plated steel is durable and corrosion resistant. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch ball from Curt. Curt Pop-In Ball for Factory Ford and Ram Underbed Gooseneck Hitches - 2-5/16" Diameter Ball part number C60601 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch Ball - C60601

  • Gooseneck Hitch Ball
  • 2-5/16 Inch Diameter Ball
  • Pop-In Ball
  • Curt
  • 30000 lbs GTW
  • Chrome-Plated Steel

2-5/16-Inch diameter ball fits securely in your Ford Super Duty or Ram factory-installed underbed gooseneck trailer hitches and is easy to insert and remove. Chrome-plated steel is durable and corrosion resistant.


Features:

  • Hitch ball is designed for use with factory-installed underbed gooseneck hitches
    • Ford Super Duty
    • Ram
  • Pop-in ball fits securely in hitch and is easy to insert and remove
    • Lift integrated lever to unlock and remove ball
    • Locks with built-in ball-bearing system
  • Chrome-plated steel is durable and corrosion resistant


Specs:

  • Capacity: 30,000 lbs
  • Diameter: 2-5/16"


60601 Curt Pop-In Gooseneck Ball for Factory Ford Super Duty and Dodge Ram Gooseneck Hitches - 2-5/16" Diameter Ball





Video of Curt Pop-In Ball for Factory Ford and Ram Underbed Gooseneck Hitches - 2-5/16" Diameter Ball

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




Video Transcript for Curt Pop-In Ball for Factory Ford and Ram Underbed Gooseneck Hitches Review

All right, today we're going to show you a Curt Pop-In Ball, for factor Ford and Ram Underbed Gooseneck hitches, part number C60601. A couple of specs about the ball itself, is first off this ball where your coupler mounts on to is 2-5/16. Okay, this is also rated for 30,000 pounds of gross trailer weight as well. Now, to install and remove your ball, it's all contained in one unit. You can see here there's a little tab that comes up and what that does is unlocks the bearings at the bottom here. If you can see me, I can actually move these bearings back and forth, they actually lock into place.

Now, if I take it and make sure the lever matches the contour of the ball, these bearings down here don't move and it's locked into place. We'll go ahead and put it into our hitch here. Make sure the levers up and it falls right into place. Lock it, put that lever down and it stays into place. Now, a few other specs to know about this hitch ball is that this is designed for 2011 and newer Ford Super duty factory hitches and also 2014 newer Ram hitches. As a bonus, this will actually work with the Curt underbed gooseneck hitches as well, as what we have here.

This is a great replacement in case yours is lost, or damaged, or borrowed. With that, that'll finish it for the Curt Pop-In Ball for factory Ford and Ram Underbed Gooseneck hitches, part number C60601. .


Customer Reviews

Curt Pop-In Ball for Factory Ford and Ram Underbed Gooseneck Hitches - 2-5/16" Diameter Ball - C60601

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (37 Customer Reviews)

2-5/16-Inch diameter ball fits securely in your Ford Super Duty or Ram factory-installed underbed gooseneck trailer hitches and is easy to insert and remove. Chrome-plated steel is durable and corrosion resistant.

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Works as it should. However if I didn’t already have the stock receiver I would have put a turnover ball gooseneck on the truck. My old F-250 had a B&W turnover ball gooseneck in it and it was great. Didn’t have to store the ball someplace or clean out the hole ever time I need to put in the ball. 680648



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great product, good people to deal wit h. 849024



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Gooseneck ball fit as it should. Not exactly like the one I had with the “puck” kit but I called 3 trailer dealerships, Napa, looked online and this is the only one that I could buy just the ball not the whole kit. In general, buy a B&W hitch next time to avoid this all together. 818323



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The C60629 gooseneck ball did not work with the DEMCO RECON fifthwheel hitch in my 2020 GMC 2500HD pickup. However upon talking with reps from your company I was able to order a different ball C60601 designed for Ford and GM trucks and it works fine with my new hitch, part no. DM8550045. The first ball considered a "high rise" type was about an inch longer than the replacement (C60601) and the middle collar much thicker than the replacement ball. Everyone at etrailer was very helpful and I received my orders promptly. Thank you so much! I am impressed with your professionalism and very prompt and friendly service. 779476



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The hitch was exactly what I needed and 30% less than from the dealership where I bought my truck. 734705



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Fit perfect and worked great in my F350. 682189



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Fits Ram 3500 factory prep Gooseneck like described fash shipping and excellent customer service from Lazer! 615212



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Everthing was great. Helpful staff and fast service. 611506



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All working fantastic 583159



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I don't write reviews, but this time I am. I am totally pleased in my dealings with etrailer in all respects. The friendliness of Katrina B. And the feedback of George J. product was delivered on time and quickly compared to other companies. I bought the C60601 25/16" ball and the C60608 chain anchors for my '17 f350 King Ranch. If you got the picture I have put them in a water proof hard case so they won'the rattle. The case can't weigh more than 3# and the whole thing weighs 19.5 lbs. They are good looking and heavy duty pieces of equipment and would cost about 21/2 times that much at the dealership. I will use them for my 24ft gooseneck in hauling my tractors and hay on occasion. Thank you 482783



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Great product, super fast shipping would buy from again. A++++ 472373



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This product was exactly what I thought it would be. The customer service that etrailer provided was excellent. The customer service alone will bring me back. 464294



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Lost in shipment sent out another asap.....great job thanks 461216



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I have used the curt pop in ball for a year now with no issues. Very pleased with the how easy it is to install and remove. No wear is showing at all so far. 448548



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This fits and performs just like the original Ford ball. Good experience. 435720



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Product fits like it said, and the costumer service was excellent. Made sure we got it on time. 398528



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Works like a charm! Just what I needed for my 2017 Ram 2500 396896



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Love it 390573



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Great product. Great tracking. A lot cheaper than going to ford or dodge. Thanks for the great service. 378933



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Installation went well. Functions like it's supposed to. Happy so far. 370354



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Fits nice on factory installed Ram 3500. Haven't pulled with it yet but am confident it will work great. 345800



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Perfect! Exactly as described. Fast s hipping! 327417



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It was delivered quickly and in good sh ape 297030



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Great product 294769



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Ordered and received gooseneck drop in ball for new ford oem .Good price and great service.Thanks 294679


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Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch Ball

  • Warranty on Curt Gooseneck Ball for 2017 F-350 Puck System
    Since the ball is 2 years old, it does not qualify for Curt's warranty. The Curt Pop-In Ball for Underbed Gooseneck Hitches # C60601 has a 1 year warranty on parts, in addition to a lifetime limited warranty against breakage or any type of manufacturer's defect-I'm not sure that this would qualify as a manufacturer's defect, but you can reach out to Curt directly. I've attached their warranty breakdown page as an FYI.
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  • Are Ford and Ram OEM Gooseneck Hitch Compatible with Offset for Better Turning Clearance
    The Curt 4" Offset Ball for Double-Lock Gooseneck Hitch # C602 is available only if you have the double-lock model. The other Curt models that drop in and lock through the ball lever like # C60601 featuring the Pop-In or OEM Underbed System will not have the offset option available, so it is a bummer the dealer didn't give you what you asked for with your 2018 Ram 2500 Laramie. To give you the clearance you desire, the other option is to use a gooseneck coupler offset like # BWTEXA4200...
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  • Needing a Gooseneck Ball for a 2017 Ford F-350 With the Factory Puck System
    I found a gooseneck ball kit that will fit your 2017 Ford F-350. I recommend the Reese Elite Pop-In Ball Kit, # RP30137, for your Ford. The Reese kite will also include the safety chain loops and the 2-5/16 ball, but the Reese ball includes an integrated lock that makes installing and removing the ball easy and fast.
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  • Ball Stuck in my Factory Gooseneck on my 2016 Ford F-250
    In this case not being able to access the bottom is the issue. There is a rubber cap that when removed will allow you to turn the release mechanism manually. You could open up the bottom cover you mentioned that has the two holes in it to gain access to the manual release. Another option is to pull up on the center pin you can still see in the top with a thin set of needle nose pliers or straight hemostats. I'm sure they tried that but worth a shot. If that pin is seized (possibly...
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  • Curt Gooseneck Hitch Ball Stuck in Factory Hitch on 2014 Ford F-250
    It sounds like the Curt Pop-In Ball part # C60601 has become stuck in the factory gooseneck hitch on your 2014 Ford F-350. If that is the case then the first thing you are going to want to do is spay copious amounts of lube between the collar and hitch ball, around where you think the retention balls would be. Then let this sit for an hour or so or overnight if you can. Then you till want to take a rubber mallet and tap the hitch ball while lifting the release latch to see if you can get...
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  • High-Rise Gooseneck Hitch Ball for a 2015 Ram 2500 with Factory Prep Package
    Yes, the Curt Pop-In Ball part # C60601 will fit your 2015 Ram 2500 with the factory prep package. If you need the safety chain loops as well then I recommend the Curt Ball and Safety Chain Loops Kit part # C60618 which has the same hitch ball listed above. The tallest gooseneck hitch ball they have for your Ram is the B&W Ball and Safety Chain Kit part # BWGNXA2062 which is around 1-3/4" more than the above option from Curt. If height is what you are after then this is the hitch ball...
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  • Are the Factory Gooseneck Hitch Balls for Ford and Ram the Same
    Yes, the gooseneck hitch balls for the factory prep packages are the same for Ram and Ford. If you need a new hitch ball for either of these systems than you can use the Curt Pop-In Ball part # C60601 or the Reese Pop-In Ball part # RP19311.
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  • How to Remove the Curt Pop-In Ball # C60601 with Broken Release on a 2016 Ram
    I spoke with my contact at Curt who told me that there is an access hole at the bottom of the OEM gooseneck hitch on your 2016 Ram. You are going to look for an aluminum or plastic plug that once removed will allow you to retract the locking mechanism on the Curt Pop-In Ball # C60601. Please note that if you have left the hitch ball in your gooseneck hitch for a while (5 months or more) without applying grease to it then there could very well be some rust that is built up as well....
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  • Does the Curt Pop-In Ball C60601 Require Grease on the Shaft that Slides in Hitch
    I checked with Curt and for the ball portion on the side of the Curt Pop-In Ball for Factory Ford and Ram Underbed Gooseneck Hitches # C60601 they recommend to lube it periodically with silicone spray to prevent rust and corrosion.
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  • Replacement Hitch Ball for 2011-2017 Ford Factory Gooseneck Hitch
    The Curt Pop-In Ball for Factory Ford and Ram Underbed Gooseneck Hitches part # C60601 is designed for use with factory-installed under-bed Ford and Ram gooseneck hitches. As long as you have a Ford F-250 or Ford F-350 from 2011-2017 with a factory gooseneck hitch then the above hitch ball will work well for you. The hitch ball has an integrated lever to unlock and remove the ball. It has a 30,000 lb weight capacity with a 2-5/16" diameter. I have attached a review video of this hitch...
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  • Troubleshooting Curt Pop In Ford Gooseneck C60601 that Doesnt Release
    On the bottom of the hitch ball there is a plastic plug. Remove this plug. Using a pliers, manually turn the paddle to allow the retaining balls to retract. If the retaining balls do not retract, spray liberally with penetrating oil. If the retaining balls remain set, force will need to be applied via a hammer to the hitch ball to attempt to jar the retaining balls loose.
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  • Gooseneck Ball That Fits 2016 Ford F-350
    The gooseneck ball that goes with your 2016 Ford F-350 with the trailering package would be the Curt Pop-In Ball for Factory Ford and Ram Underbed Gooseneck Hitches # C60601. I have added a link to a video review of this gooseneck ball for you to take a look at as well.
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  • Finding a Replacement Ball for an Unknown Gooseneck Hitch in a 2010 Dodge Ram 2500
    Curt Pop-In Ball # C60601 is designed specifically for 2011 to 2018 Ford trucks with the factory installed gooseneck prep package or 2013 to 2018 Ram trucks with the factory installed gooseneck prep package. If the truck you bought is not one of those then this ball won't fit even if the shank is the right size (shank is 2-1/4 inches in diameter). You didn't mention the year, make, and model of the truck so if you can give me that information I can see which gooseneck hitches are available...
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  • Purpose of the 4 Holes in the Bed of a 2015 Ram 3500 with Factory Gooseneck
    The safety chains of your 2015 Ram gooseneck factory hitch will install in the two rear pucks that are behind the ball. The two in the front are for if you wanted to install a fifth wheel hitch. The hitch would install in all four of the pucks. For that you would want a fifth wheel hitch part # RP30160.
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  • Installation of Curt Pop-In Ball on 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 UnderBed Gooseneck System
    I can help set your mind at ease about the Curt Ball # C60601. To help you understand why the ball is able to spin I want to tell you what's going on inside the hitch. The way the ball sits in and secures to the underbed system without a pin is by the use of the ball-bearings. To make this Pop-in and Go feature work Curt had to machine a groove into the gooseneck head. I have attached an image to give you a visual. I went out to the warehouse to test it myself, and found that the...
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  • Safety Chain Loop Bracket Availability for a 2014 RAM Hitch Prep Packages
    Yes they do, the correct safety chain loops you would need for the underbed hitch prep package of the 2014 and newer Rams is the part # C60617.
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  • Will The Curt 60601 Fit The 2020 Chevy 3500HD Factory Gooseball Mount And Demco Recon
    According to Curt, the Curt Pop-In Ball for Factory Ford and Ram Underbed Gooseneck Hitches # C60601 is interchangeable across Ford, Chevy, and Ram. We can confirm that the # C60601 is compatible with the Demco Recon # DM8550045. Included are video resources with more information.
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  • Releasing and Removing Curt Gooseneck Hitch Ball With Broken Lever
    Your Curt Pop-In Ball for Factory Ford and Ram Underbed Gooseneck Hitches - 2-5/16" Diameter Ball # C60601 lifts the pin when that lever is lifted. Because that lever is broken off you will need to lift that pin and turn it 90 degrees to release the ball bearings that hold the hitch ball in the unit frame. You may want to use some penetrating oil below where you need to grip the pin just to allow a more free movement of the pin and the ball bearings.
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  • Replacement Gooseneck Hitch Ball for 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup
    It sounds like your Ram uses a 2-5/16-inch ball like # C60601. This ball has a round shank and locks with built-in ball-bearing system. It has a 30K capacity. Please refer to the linked video for more. If this is not what you need please include a photo and any brand information and part numbers.
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  • Hitch Ball for 2008 Ram with Factory Installed Gooseneck Hitch
    If your Dodge Ram has the factory installed gooseneck hitch and you are just needing the compatible hitch ball, you will want the Curt Pop-In Bal # C60601. This is a 2-5/16 inch diameter ball that is designed for the Ram factory-installed underbed gooseneck trailer hitches. I have attached a short video demonstration for you to check out.
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  • Safety Chain Brackets for a 2014 Ram with Rail Kit
    Yes they do, the correct safety chain loops you would need for the underbed hitch prep package of the 2014 and newer Rams is the part # C60617.
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  • How To Use the Convert-A-Ball Multi-Cushioned Gooseneck Coupler With Ram Factory Gooseneck Hitch
    Yes, I do have options for a Ram 3500 to use with the Convert-A-Ball Multi-Cushioned Gooseneck Trailer Coupler part # CG. The Curt Pop-In Ball for Factory Ford and Ram Underbed Gooseneck Hitches part # C60601 will work just fine. The issue with the Convert-A-Ball Multi-Cushioned Gooseneck Trailer Coupler is not the placement of the lever but rather the construction. The factory pop-in and some aftermarket pop-in gooseneck hitch balls like the Reese Elite Series and Factory Ford and Dodge...
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  • Hitch Ball for 2017 Ford F-350 With Factory Gooseneck
    Each of the replacement gooseneck hitch balls for the factory gooseneck hitch on a 2017 Ford F-350 are chrome plated steel such as # C60601. There are also chrome-plated balls available that have a 1 inch rise # RP19315, or a 3 inch ball # RP19314 if needed.
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  • Shank Dimensions of Curt Pop-In Gooseneck Ball for Ford, GM, and Nissan Factory Gooseneck Hitches
    The Curt Pop-In Ball, part # C60629, has a shank with a diameter of 2-1/4 inches and is 3 inches long. It's designed specifically to fit the factory gooseneck hitches that are an option with newer model Fords, GMs, and Nissans. If this is what you have then the hitch ball will fit your truck. If you have a different model truck, or don't have a factory gooseneck hitch, let me know what you have and I'll see if we have a ball that will work for you. For example if you have a Ram with...
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  • Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 6-1/2 Bed
    For short bed pickups like your 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 the 7-1/2" offset of the Convert-A-Ball Adapter # CAB-C5GX1216 often isn't enough. You can actually calculate your clearance by using the following formula: (A + B) - C = Clearance A = Distance from center of fifth wheel hitch jaw to truck cab (or gooseneck ball) B = Length of offset (slider clearance or offset) C = Width of trailer divided by 2 (to get half) You need at least 4" of clearance to be able to make a 90 degree...
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  • Will the Demco Recon Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter Work On a Ram 3500 with Pucks
    Yes, the Demco Recon Gooseneck-to-5th Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter part # DM8550045 will work on your 2017 Ram 3500 with the puck system while using the Curt Gooseneck Hitch Ball part # C60601 and it will be all that you need. The Demco Recon can be broken down into two parts for removal, the head which weighs around 40 lbs and the base which weighs around 75 lbs.
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  • Will Demco Recon 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550045-5W Work with High Rise Gooseneck Ball
    I spoke with my contact at Demco regarding compatibility of the Demco Recon 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550045-5W and the Husky OEM gooseneck ball you mentioned that has a 1 inch rise. He said that unfortunately the Recon will only work with a standard height gooseneck ball (4 inches) so one with a rise will not allow for a secure connection. In order to use this hitch you would need to replace your existing ball with a standard size like the Curt # C60601.
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  • Can the Convert-A-Ball Adapter # CAB-C5GX1216 be Used on a 2017 Ram 3500 with the Factory Rail Kit
    If you already have a gooseneck hitch ball and safety chain loops, like the Reese part # RP30140, installed on your 2017 Ram 3500 with a factory rail kit, then the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter w/ Offset # CAB-C5GX1216 will allow you to tow your 5th wheel trailer without using a 5th wheel hitch. You do need to swap out the hitch ball though if it has a plastic latch. The Curt # C60601 can be used as a replacement since it has the metal latch on top. The adapter...
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  • Loose Gooseneck Ball in 2014 Ram 3500 with Factory 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Prep Package
    If it is just the ball that is moving around some movement is normal. But the ball should move less than 1/16 of an inch in any direction. Movement beyond that indicates a problem. The ball may not be the correct one for your 2014 Ram 3500. Or there could be something wrong with the ball and it is not in the locked position. If it is the hitch itself that is moving around under the bed of the truck then that is a major concern. Do not tow with the truck and take it to a dealership immediately....
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  • Gooseneck Balls for a 2014 Ram 2500 Short Bed with Factory Gooseneck Package
    I believe you are looking for what is called an offset ball. There are currently only straight, regular balls for the 2014 Ram 2500 short bed with factory gooseneck package. You could use # C60601 or # RP30140. An offset ball will not offer all that much more additional clearance since they only move the pivot point back a maximum of 5 inches. In most cases this isn't enough if clearance is already an issue when making tight turns.
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