Installing Fifth Wheel Hitch in 2014 Ford F350 Dually w/ Factory 5th Wheel/Gooseneck towing Prep Pkg

Question:

I just purchased a Ford F350 DRW 2014 with an 8 foot bed. It has the fifth wheel/gooseneck towing package setup in the bedpre-drilled. Do I need the installation kit? If so, will the installation kit work with the pre-drilled holes or will I need to drill new holes? Will I need to install the under bed plates?

Expert Reply:

Since you have the pucks pre-installed, you won't need the install kit or anything else. You would simply remove the covers over the pucks in your truck bed and drop in an Elite Series fifth wheel hitch like the # RP30142 for an 18K capacity. B&W also offers the Companion, part # BWRVK3300 which has a 20K capacity that would also drop right into the pucks installed in your truck bed.

An adapter like the # RP30156 would allow you to use a regular fifth wheel hitch designed for use with industry standard fifth wheel rails, like the Curt hitch you looked at, # C16130. The adapter would drop directly into the pucks and would provide rails that the Curt # C16130 would attach to.

To tow a Gooseneck trailer, you'd need the # RP30137 kit from Reese.

If you don't already have the trailer connector installed in your truck bed, I'd recommend the Hopkins # 41157. I've linked you to an install video.

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