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Draw-Tite Gooseneck - Below the Bed - 9465-40 Review

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Review of Draw-Tite Gooseneck 9465-40

Today were going to review part number 9465-40. This is the Draw Tite Hide-A-Goose Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch with the installation kit. This part is designed to fit the 1988 to 2000 Chevrolet and GMC C and K Series pickup trucks with the 6 -foot bed or the 8-foot bed. This gooseneck trailer hitch is perfect for your heavy duty towing needs, has an underbed design which will insure full access to your truck bed. Only the ball and these spring-loaded safety chain loops are visible in the truck bed when the hitch is set up to tow. This hitch ball can be stored upside down in the bed when not in use.

Just use this magnetic cover. Once you flip it up you can put this over. It keeps any dirt and grime from getting in by the hitch ball. Now you do have convenient access to this durable handle right here. This handle will allow you to easily engage and disengage the hitch ball.

You will access this handle through the wheel well on the drivers side of the vehicle. So right now it is engaged so the balls locked into place. If you pull this handle out move it to the side, theres a little latch or a notch that it would hook on to. You can pull out the hitch ball then. This is a 2 5/16-size hitch ball.

Now the nice thing about this as you can see, it has a round shank and a round sleeve that it fits into. This will provide a tighter fit than the square design goosenecks. That will help reduce the rattle and helps the durability of the hitch itself. So basically what youll do is if youll notice theres a alignment slot on this one side and that helps you. Theres a pin if youll notice right on the inside here over here, so this alignment slot would have to line up with this pin to fit down in there.

If you happen to have it turned the other way, that pin will keep it from going all the way down. So if you want to store it, just go ahead and line that alignment slot up, drop it all the way down. Youll see its out of the way. Engage that. That will lock that into place. Take your magnetic cover put it right over there and its all covered up out of the way. You have full access to your truck bed. Now this kit here is a custom rail kit. Includes the rails right here and the outer outside brackets that fit on the trucks frame rails. This is designed specifically for your vehicle so theres no drilling, welding, or bed removal required. The pieces are all a black powder coat finished steel which is sturdy and corrosion resistant. Now the head which is this part right here installs to these rails using these four 5/8-inch diameter Grade A carriage bolts. Now the head unit itself is rated at 30,000 pounds gross towing weight capacity. Has a 7,500 pound vertical load limit. Now on the rails and the brackets, what youll want to do is they are rated to meet the vehicles manufacturers tow rating. So if you look in your vehicles owners manual these rails and brackets will match that tow rating. A few installation tips when you install this you will need to cut a 3 -inch diameter hole in the truck bed for this hitch ball and four 9/16-diameter holes for these safety chain u-bolts. This does come with a limited lifetime warranty and again just to show you if youre ready to hook up your gooseneck, all youll do is take off your cover. Cant pull up on it until you release it so if you pull out, disengage the handle, pull up on your hitch ball, flip it over, drop it into place, engage the handle, youre all locked into place ready to be hooked up to your gooseneck simple as that. That should do it for the review on part number 9465-40 the Draw Tite Hide-A-Goose Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch with the installation kit.

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