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Atwood Overbed Folding Ball Gooseneck Hitch Installation - 2006 Chevrolet Silverado

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How to Install the Atwood Overbed Folding Ball Gooseneck Hitch on a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado

Speaker 1: Today on our 2006 Chevrolet 3500 we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Atwood B-64 Folding Hitch ball for gooseneck trailers. This offers a 25,000 pound capacity. The part number is AT75064. Now something that I like about this set up is that they've put a little bit of pressure on this door when it's I the closed position, so it's not going to flap around, and it's not going to generate any noise.Whether we've got our ball in the upward position or downward, you can see that little bit of resistance there, but again holds that nice and steady. Our ball is locked into position very, very well. That's kind of how you can tell when yours is wearing out, you'll start getting some movement in the ball itself.

But that door is going to be really nice at keeping everything from moving around and keeping it very quiet. An additional feature that I like about the Atwood is there going to be that we've got the black powder coat finish on all the steel surfaces. Rust and corrosion are going to be very minimal if at all.This gives us our 2 5/16" gooseneck ball that we're able to hook up with in our flatbed trailer. When we're done with our ball, what we can do is just rotate that over, down into the stored position and as you can see that going to get our flatbed back to the flat area so we don't have anything sticking up or a ball that we have to contend with. Think it's a really nice easy solution to get a gooseneck on your flatbed without having to have the ball sticking up all the time.This also gives us nice large safety chain connection points here those again are going to recess down when not in use, but pretty easy to lift up there and get our chains connected to.

You're going to have a nice wide throat on them. It's a good size chain link, so just about any size chain you should be able to connect. Now with weight capacities on the ball it's a 5,000 pound vertical load limit, so that's the maximum downward force we can put on it. It gives us a 25,000 pound gross trailer weight rating. That's going to be the total weight of your trailer then anything that you might load up on it.

Of course you don't want to exceed the rating on your vehicle, so keep that in mind. Whatever your truck's rated for, that's what this system's going to be rated for as long as it doesn't exceed what the system's designed for.Now, if you don't already have one of these installed in your bed you will need the under bed installation kit that you want to be sure that you use. That's going to give you your side supports and the front supports that run side to side as well as your frame brackets so you can get everything tied together really well. Now if you already have one installed what you'll have to do is just remove the four bolts, pull the old one out and put the new one in, which we're going to show you how to do now. Now this style of gooseneck connector is very common with your flatbed pickup trucks.

After years and years of service the excessive weights that are always pulling back and forth on it, it just loosens up. This of course becomes less than an ideal situation with all that weight. As that shifting occurs it transfers it right into the truck. It makes it really uncomfortable and really not that safe.Go to each of the four carriage bolts underneath and you want to remove the nut and the lock washer located there, for those you'll use a 15 16ths socket. Now it's a good idea just to tap each of your bolts. You can see that one's still pretty tight. Now with the nuts and lock washers off we'll come here to the top. You just want raise it up, but you might need a pry bar to kind of help it along or something like that. Now we'll want to take just a flat piece of steel like a screw driver or scraper, whatever you've got handy and just clean the inside of this out, any of the debris that's in there. This is going to give us a nice smooth surface so when we put the new gooseneck ball down in place that plate's going to sit on a flat surface and we'll be able to get it torqued down properly.Now we can drop the new hitch down in place. We're going to line up the square holes in the hitch with the already existing holes in the bed and we'll place through our carriage bolts. We want to make sure those go all the way down and sit flush on top of our steel. Now we'll head underneath and get our washers and nuts in place. Now with all four in place we're going to tighten down our bolts, again with a 15 16ths socket and then we'll torque them to the specifications listed in our instructions. Now we can show you how to connect your standard gooseneck trailer.You'll of course want to have your gooseneck coupler open and lower it down onto the ball. Now we'll push our coupler into it's closed position, bring our safety chains in we can get those connected on each side. Then your break away kit, you also want to connect to the safety chain connection point. You don't want this connected to your chain or your hook. Just like that. With everything torqued down properly that's going to complete our installation of the Atwood B-64 Folding Hitch Ball for goose neck trailers, part number AT75064 on our 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500.

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