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Center Section for Hide-A-Goose Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch - 30,000 lbs

Center Section for Hide-A-Goose Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch - 30,000 lbs

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Pair this center section with a custom mounting kit (sold separately) to get a complete hitch for towing your gooseneck trailer. Ball easily removes to give you full use of your truck bed when you're not towing. 1-800-940-8924 to order Draw-Tite accessories and parts part number 9468 or order online at Free expert support on all Draw-Tite products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Center Section for Hide-A-Goose Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch - 30,000 lbs. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Draw-Tite Accessories and Parts - 9468

  • Gooseneck Hitch
  • Hitch Only
  • Hide-A-Goose Gooseneck
  • Draw-Tite
  • 32500 lbs GTW

Pair this center section with a custom mounting kit (sold separately) to get a complete hitch for towing your gooseneck trailer. Ball easily removes to give you full use of your truck bed when you're not towing.


  • Heavy-duty hitch head pairs with custom mounting kit (sold separately) to create a gooseneck trailer hitch
  • Complete truck bed access when you're not towing
    • Easily remove ball from hitch for storage
  • Pop-In ball fits securely in hitch and is easy to insert and remove
    • Lift and turn integrated lever to unlock and remove ball
    • Locks with built-in ball-bearing system
  • Round sleeve and round shank on hitch ball provide a tighter fit than square design
    • Reduces rattle and boosts durability
  • Spring-loaded safety-chain hookups are built in
  • Rubber plug protects ball hole from dirt and grime
  • Chrome-plated hitch ball resists rust
  • Black powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • Tested to VESC-19 specifications


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

9468 Draw-Tite Hide-A-Goose Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Center Section

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Video of Center Section for Hide-A-Goose Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch - 30,000 lbs

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Video Transcript for Review of Draw-Tite Gooseneck Hitch - Hitch Head Center Section - 9468

Hello everybody, this is Jeff at Today we're gonna take a look at the center section for the Hide-A-Goose underbed gooseneck trailer hitch. Has a 30,000 pound weight capacity. Now this heavy duty hitch head will pair with a custom mounting kit to create a gooseneck trailer hitch. Now the custom mounting kits, we do sell separately on our website. What you'll need to do is go on our website, go into the fit guide, put in your year model vehicle, and it'll show if there's a custom mounting kit for your application that you can attach to center section two to get you a complete Hide-A-Goose underbed gooseneck trailer hitch.

Yeah, so when this is installed with the custom mounting kit, gives you complete truck bed access while you're not towing, and you can easily remove the ball from the hitch for storage. The popping ball right here that's included fits securely in the hitch, very easy to insert and remove. And just to show you how to do that, I'm just gonna zoom in here so you get a closer view, but there's this lever, this integrated lever on the top of the ball. If you just pull up, turn it 90 degrees, that'll release the ball bearings, and you can pull your gooseneck ball right out, just like that. You can see here's where the ball bearings are, and when you turn that, you'll notice how they pop out and lock into place.

And then if you're not gonna be towing, they include this rubber cover that'll fit over there, keep any dirt or grime from getting into that hole. And then when you go to tow, take out your rubber cover. You do have to open this with it in the lock position. You can see it won't go down in there, but if you release, pull up the lever to release the balls, then you can drop it right in. When you turn this, drops in, locks it, and you're all ready to tow.

What's nice with this, you'll notice it gives you the round sleeve and a round shank. Provides a lot tighter fit than the square design. Helps reduce rattle and boost durability. And it, also, you'll be able to see, let me drop the ball back into place. Lock it just like that.

It does come with the spring loaded safety chain hookups. You do need to install them, but you can see they're spring loaded, so they lay flat. And when you go to hook up your safety chains, pull up, put your hook through there, do the same over here, and it'll hold them in place. The chrome plate at hitch ball does resist rust and corrosion. The center section itself is a black powder coated steel construction to resist corrosion. As we mentioned, the gross towing weight capacity on this is 30,000 pounds. Vertical load limit of 7,500 pounds. And the hitch ball size is a standard gooseneck diameter of 2 and 5/16 inches. But again, just to show you right now, you're hooked up, ready to tow. If you're done towing, pull up on the lever, remove the ball, put your cover in place, and you're all ready to go. And when you're ready to tow again, make sure this is in the open position, drop it into place, release it, it'll lock in, and you're all ready to go. But that should do it for the review on this center section for the Hide-A-Goose underbed gooseneck trailer hitch.

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Center Section for Hide-A-Goose Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch - 30,000 lbs - 9468

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (442 Customer Reviews)

Pair this center section with a custom mounting kit (sold separately) to get a complete hitch for towing your gooseneck trailer. Ball easily removes to give you full use of your truck bed when you're not towing.


Heavy and great quality! Easier than I thought to install, done in 1 day.


This is my first gooseneck hitch and so far no issues. The install took both myself and my friend about 5 hours on my 2018 F250. You definitely need a second set of hands and it's preferred if one of you did weightlifting cause the hitch plate is HEAVY!! Just make sure when reading the instructions you really look where they notated where the front of the vehicle is cause it can get a little confusing.
One tip that helped us out a lot and saved our arms is before putting in the hitch plate drill the hole for the ball opening, use a jack in the bed with a ratchet strap or some kind of strong strap, put the strap through the hole of theb bed and through the hole of the hitch plate then put a metal bar or something strong that will support the hitch plate. Then take the strap and put it on the jack and jack it up. This will pull the hitch plate up to the bottom of the truck bed and allow you to bolt it in and save your arms from becoming putty.


Great product and it gets used regularly. The quick release is very convenient. My only complaint is that there are no options for an extended gooseneck ball. Similar to the Draw Tite 5" extension. This hitch will not allow you to install a conventional pin to use the draw tite extension as there is a thick piece of metal in the way. The quick release on the ball is the only option.


I couldn't have picked a better hitch for the price! I took it to a local business (Carolina welders, Laurinburg NC) and it took him only an hour to install and it installed perfectly! In two days I had my horse trailer hooked to it and I haven't had an issue since! And when I'm not hauling a trailer I easily flip the ball and I slide my dogbox in! I was skeptic about ordering but I do not regret my decision ANY!!! Love this hitch!


Hitch seems to be built fairly well as far as the head and rail kit. The side plates for the frame are not even as thick as my frame rail. Didn't like that. Also a major turn off to this hitch, on my truck, a 2001 dodge 2500 short bed, the carriage bolts that hold the head to the rails, the heads hit the bed floor, enough to where the bed does not sit flush on the frame. 4 1 inch holes had to be drilled in the bed to let the bolt heads through. Also used a hare bigger hole saw than 3.5 to give some wiggle room. But the bolts hitting the floor needs to be addressed by draw tite. Wouldn't recommend for a dodge pickup


Great product, I watched etrailers videos on installation of the hitch before it arrived and began disassembley of the truck, the video is very helpful in understanding the instructions with the hitch, the hitch arrived early in the day on the arrival date etrailer gave me, so I was able to finish installation that day. Thanks etrailer, Jason


Hide a Goose gooseneck hitch, great product , great service, great price. This is a great product easy to install and should deliver years of reliable service. E trailer is a great source of information of all sorts pertaining to trailers. I've done business for years with etrailer and have nothing but positive things to say about this great company.


It was super easy to install. I have had no problems at all. I would definitely buy it again.


Yes I have had the hitch installed in my truck about a year now and it has done me well. I was pulling a 9 bail hay trailer all last week delivering big round bails and have pulled our equipment trailer and OK Coral also with no problems. Just remember to keep the ball receiver lightly greased so you can turn over your ball eawsly. I love my hitch.


Good hitch. Love the drop and lock ball way more than my old hide-a-goose turnover ball. Installed it myself and only had to unbolt the brake like bracket. Left spare tire and exhaust in place. Put the ball in the center piece and slid it up and had my neighbor hold it by the ball while I put the conicals and nuts on.


Easy install once you get past the kinda confusing drawings. The safety hooks are pretty short, I just have the nuts flush with threads but can't get the hooks under them. I will have to look for longer ones. Took 3 hrs to install with having to remove hard tonneau cover and bed liner and reinstalling and clean up. Thought it would be worse!! The isolation tape they send with the hitch is kind of cheesy, hopefully it works. Was a great price!


Pretty amazing service really to ship something this heavy for free and have it show up 36 hours after ordering it


Good hitch easy install just had to loosen the bed bolts to fish the nut plates above the frame other than that pretty straight forward


Easy installation. Works great with our 36ft triple 7k toy hauler.


Defiantly you need a lift
Make life
a little easier
All parts and acc pack was complete
Directions easy to understand
Take your time
Like the hide away hitch system
Great investment
For me


The product itself seems to be ok, my main problem was with the installation instructions, namely the measurement as to where to drill the hole in the bed of a 2008 Ford F250 crew cab diesel short bed. I first watched and used's video instructions where they installed this same hitch on a 2008 Ford F250 diesel just like mine so I thought it would be pretty accurate. Well it was except for the most important part, the measurement as to where to drill the hole in the bed. On the video it said drill at 47 7/8". I should have double checked the instructions from draw-tite but felt etrailer's video would be correct. It wasn't though. After drilling the hole and realizing it was off I looked at draw-tite's instructions which said drill hole at 46 3/16" so luckily I was able to use the hole saw again to very carefully drill a hole at 46 3/16" only to find out on my truck this was wrong also as it was too short! I was able to make it work by trimming the edges where the two holes met and so now I have an oval hole instead of a circle. I measured the center of the hole after installing it and I should have drilled the hole at around 46 5/8". If I was to do it again I would have installed the plate under the bed and tightened it up and marked on the underside of the bed the center of the hole. Then removed the hitch plate and used a punch or small drill bit to drill up from bottom of bed to mark center of hole. Just make sure you know where the center is before you drill and don't just rely on the measurement given in the instructions. Luckily this was not a new truck with a nice bed and I had a plastic bedliner that covered up my mistake! Probably should have went with the B&W my buddy installed in his truck with no problems!


Very pleased with the simple design.

Choose this hitch based on the cross bar and frame plate design. It looked easier to install than some other brands, and it was, a simple painless install.

The cross bars easily slipped over the frame rails and under the pickup bed without a fus.

The cross bars have threaded ends built in (like bolts welded in the corners of the angle steel) that allow you to loosely hang the side brackets off the cross rails while getting everything fitted. (so you don't need 3 hands)

The U-Bolts for the frame rail helps avoid having to drill holes in the frame for additional bolts.

The ball design has good clearances to the pocket so this ball should not be getting rusted in place.

The simple spring loaded pin lock for the ball also has good clearances and just pulls straight in and out of the ball to lock and unlock from the wheel well handle.

Flipping the ball over to "hide away" means the bed can still be free and clear for loading materials.

Cutting the 3.5" hole in the bed was made simple by accurate easy measurement instructions and a readily available hole saw from the hardware store.

The carriage bolt hardware means you don't need a wrench on the backside of the bolt when tightening the nuts.

Great Product, excellent design, easy to install and use.


I installed the hitch on a 2011 F-150 crew cab with 5 1/2 ft bed. Works perfect with no clearance issues between the truck cab and a platform style gooseneck trailer. Well engineered product.

I would recommend using a lift and removing both rear tires and the spare for more working room. I also marked and drilled the hole for the ball from underneath the bed for a perfect fit.


I have bought from etrailer for many years now. Many hitches from a 2005 Toyota highlander hitch and wiring, to a 2012 Chrysler town and country hitch and wiring, brake controller to my most recent one a 2008 dodge ram mega cab gooseneck hitch.
Every part I have bought have fit without any modification. The YouTube videos are specially helpful. I've recieved my shipment a few days ago which was way faster then I expected. Today i woke up ready to install it, I read the instructions and watched the YouTube video went under my truck bed and started working on it.
I did mess up on the hole for the ball but that was my oops. Very satisfied.


I haven’t pulled with it yet, but installation went well and it it a strong and well made item.


Ordered the hide a ball gooseneck hitch I had it in 4 business days with the free shipping, and if that wasn't good enough I found a cheaper priced hitch on another site after I bought it, and etrailer refunded me the difference plus 5% and lowered the price online so that the customers are getting the best bang for the buck with hands down the best customer service I have encountered yet. As far as the hitch goes it comes with plenty of instructions and all the hardware and took a buddy and I 2 hours from start to finish to complete.

Great product, great service


Seems to be an excellent product. Down graded a star because there were no instructions include with the product and the QR code brought up a “page not found” looking forward to pulling with it.


Draw-tite is the Most easy hitch to install!!!! I have had more expensive hitches on other trucks let me tell you Draw-Tite is just as good as the higher priced ones I have had ...I all so like to add. etrailer is a great place to deal with great prices. The people are very very easy to deal with and do everything thay can to make you happy....
They will get all my business for sure...!!!!!!!!


Nice kit, tough job w/out a lift but can be done, keep in mind the U bolts for breakaway chain attachment are different and s/b installed per the instructions to avoid interference with the fuel tank, etc. Figured it would include electrical kit but was not, likely due to too many configuration options and truck types.


Decent hitch, not the first Draw-Tite product I've used. Designed well, plenty of room for adjustment built into the slots and holes of the parts. It's built heavier than I will ever be able to tow with my '07 Tundra. We're buying a 25 foot fifth wheel camper with a gooseneck adapter. Gooseneck hitches are supposed to be better for driving off road, which is a big plus for me. I have over 1000 feet of rutted gravel road and driveway to get the camper to our little retreat in the woods! I haven't towed the camper yet, but I will add comments when I do!

It would have been easier to install with a lift versus working from a creeper, but it still only took four hours! I'm sure it would have been easier on a new truck as well, not as much rust! The drawing and instructions were good, but could have explained which bolts went where a bit better. I did figure it out after a bit. Worst part was fixing all the other stuff that I found when I rolled under the truck!
Only negative is the magnetic "cap" to keep the dirt out. Ridiculous! It's a refrigerator magnet! Why put that cheap thing in with such a heavy duty piece of equipment? I will figure something out to cover the hitch and plug the hole in the bed.

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