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Curt Double Lock Flip and Store Gooseneck Hitch Installation - 2017 Ford F-150

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How to Install the Curt Double Lock Flip and Store Gooseneck Hitch on a 2017 Ford F-150

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Ford F150, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Curt double lock flip and store under bed gooseneck, part number C607-649. This is what our hitch looks like installed from underneath the truck. What sets this hitch apart from other ones, is it's going to have a dual locking pin, going to help stabilize your gooseneck ball little better, keep it from moving around. The hitch is going to have a nice, black powder coat finish to help resist rust and corrosion. It's going to sit directly on top of your frame of the vehicle. All your attachment points are going to be underneath the bed of the truck.

Your frame brackets are going to mount directly to your frame on your vehicle. You're not going to drill any holes. It's going to come with all necessary hardware to get it installed. Your handle for your locking pin it's going to give you plenty of access to lock it and unlock it. To unlock it, you simply pull it out, twist it.

To lock it, you just turn it, just bring it back in.This is what it looks like on the inside of the bed. If you can see, it sits flush with the bottom of the bed. So, you're going to have total access to your bed. It's going to come with a ball, simply slides into place. Again you pull the handle, let it go, the double pin locks it into place.

You can also flip it up. It has a nice handle on it. It also comes with a cap when you're not using it. Inside of here, it's got a little pin to keep the ball from dropping all the way down. It locks it into place on both sides.

Your ball it's going to be two and 5/16 in size. It's going to have a 7,500 pound max vertical weight, which is straight up and down. It's going to have a 30,000 pound max trailer weight.Now your safety chain U bolts are going to sit down inside of your corrugation and they are spring loaded, makes it easy to attach to. The only drilling that you have to do for this hitch is for your safety chain hooks and for your hitch ball. Now that we've gone over some of the features, let's show you how to get it installed.First thing we need to do to start our installation, is we need to find the center of our bed between our wheel wells. Measure between them, you can just take a black magic marker, anything and I'm just going to make sure I can find my center. Then I'm going to go from the back of the bed. You want to make sure you don't measure from the tailgate. You measure from the edge of the bed here. With the spray in bed liner, we're going to add an eight inch to 3/16 onto our measurement to make sure we get center. Double check this mark here just a little. Now we have our center mark. Next thing I want to do is I'm going to drill a pilot hole where my mark is.Next we'll take a four inch hole saw and we're going to cut the circle out where our hitch is going to be placed. The reason I have this board here, is I want to make sure that my wheel when I'm cutting into it doesn't bounce around. That's going to help keep it into place. Next you're going to want to clean up the shavings. What I'm going to do, I'm going to take a file. I'm going to get it right along the edge on the underside here and just kind of knock off some of the burrs. Just going to clean it up. I'm going to take a little bit of spray paint and I'm going to spray the inside edge because it's bare metal. We want to kind of help keep it from corroding or possibly rusting.Now your kit comes with a little black rubber seal, that you can put around here if you want to. I'm going to go ahead and put it on and it's split. Just going to take it like this, push it into place. Next thing we need to do, is we need to cut a little notch in this to put our cross arm into place. So, what I did is I kind of lined up with the hole, so that when I cut this out my pull lever to open and close it will hit the same spot. So I'm just going to take a yellow paint marker and this is a lip. So I'm going to try to stay right underneath that. And you can use tin snips, I'm going to use a dremel tool with a cutting blade on it.Next we'll grab our cross beam and see if we can fit it in there and make any adjustments we need to. This angled bracket is going to go toward the back of the vehicle. So when you put it in, we'll slide back to the back like that. We'll just set it into place for now. Then we can go ahead and put our front one in. You see this, there's a plastic hanger right here. It's holding up some wiring. We're going to go ahead and pull that out now. We'll just take a trim panel tool and we'll just pop out that plastic hanger there for now. One thing I want to mention before we put our front cross bar underneath the vehicle bed. You want to make sure you clean these holes out. So what I'm going to do is, I'm going to take a tap and die set and I'm going to run it through each hole to clean out any of the paint or anything else that's down inside there. Take a little bit of lubricant and spray our holes down. Take the tap and we're going to run down through the holes and get everything cleaned out.And we're going to take one of our bolts, we'll thread it into place to make sure that we got it all cleaned out. And we'll do that with each of the holes on this front cross bar. Next we'll put our front cross beam into place. Just like the other one, it's going to span from frame rail to frame rail. We're going to push it all the way as far forward as we can up against this cross beam here or support beam til we get underneath the truck.Now what we're going to do, is we'll flip up our cross bar. You want to make sure that the holes, you can see the long and the short. You want to make sure that the holes are closer to the bottom of the vehicle. Sorry to the ground and then we flip this on, it's going to flip this way like this. So we'll take this one and turn it up like that, push it all the way up against our cross member there and we've gone ahead and removed our spare tire to make it a little easier. Now we're going to remove the heat shield.We'll use a half inch socket. We're going to have a bolt here. We're going to have two right on top here. We'll just set this out of the way to reinstall later. So before we put our hitch into place, keep in mind the truck has an aluminum bed and this is a piece of steel. It's going to come with an isolator kit. What you want to do is peel this off and you're going to put it around the top of the hitch like this. And this is going to keep the bed and the steel of this from rubbing together and causing the bed to corrode. Just a piece of vinyl or plastic that's sticky on one side.Next we're going to raise our center section into place here. Line it up with our hole. We're going to take a couple of our half inch bolts. Just get a couple of them started here, into place. On this back bracket, we're going to put in flange nuts. Now we can put in the rest of our hardware. So now that we have the rest of our hardware in place, we're going to remove the ones that we put in to hold it up. We're going to take a conical tooth washer, teeth facing toward the hitch and we're going to put our bolt in this way, like that. Then we'll put our flange nut on the inside. We'll do that with these two here. And then these two that we put in, we're going to pull out and we're going to put a conical tooth washer.Next thing we're going to do, is we're going to take our pull wire with our spring in, spacer block and a large carriage bolt. We're going to start, we're going to feed our spring in through this hole and come out this hole. Just like this. First we're going to put on our spacer block. Push it into the hole. Then we'll thread on our carriage bolt onto the spring end of our pull wire. Push it into the hole. You want it to come out like that. Just leave that hang for now. On this one we're going to do what's called a reverse pole. We're going to do the same thing with our plate and bolt except we're going to put our bolt in first. And then we'll feed our spacer block in. Then you're going to pull it back out like that. Then we're going to do the same thing on the other side of the vehicle.Here we're going to take our bracket that's going onto our frame and we're going to feed our wires through the matching holes, which is going to be on the bottom of the bracket. And you want to make sure this side here is going toward the back of the vehicle. This arm or this half moon shape here is going to fit right over top this. Show here in just a second, just like that. We're going to take one of our bolts, conical tooth washers, thread it into place through our front cross arm. That'll help hold up this bracket. Now we're going to remove this spring here. We'll add a large flange nut. Do the same thing here. Next we'll take one of our larger carriage bolts and we're going to take one of these thicker silver colored space blocks. We're going to go through this back hole here, then we'll follow it up with a flange nut. We're going to repeat that process on the other side of the vehicle.Once you have your side brackets in place, we're going to come back underneath the vehicle and we're going to torque the center section on through our rails first. And we're going to torque them to the specifications listed in the instructions. Next with a 15/16 socket and we're going to torque down our frame brackets on the sides. We're going to torque down our bigger bolts first that are running on our frame. Now if you can hear that sound don't be alarmed, that's the teeth on the flange nut tightening down onto the bracket. That and we'll do the same thing on the other side.Next we're going to torque our top two bolts down on both sides of the vehicle to the specifications in the instructions. What I'm going to do with this next one, is first I'm going to tighten down as much as I can with a 3/4 inch wrench. And we'll put our torque wrench on it. Next I'm going to drill my four holes for my safety chains. You can see there's four sets of holes on each side of our hitch. One side has the raise in it, the other side has the drop in it. We want the side the holes with the drop it in, which is the lower corrugation. I'm going to take a hole punch, just to mark my spot and I'm going to go like this. Do the same thing on this side. I'm going to drill a pilot hole first. Do this on the same thing over on this side. Next we're going to finish up our holes with a half inch drill bit from inside the bed. Next we'll clean up our shavings here. And we'll paint the inside of the hole where the metal is showing.Now that we've got our holes drilled, we can drop our safety chain U bolts into place. Next we're going to take one of our short springs and two flat washers. Put one flat washer on the top, spring on, then another flat washer like this. Then we're going to thread on one of our lock nuts. And we're going to do that same thing on our last three threaded ends of our safety chain hooks. And we're going to take a 3/4 inch socket, and you only want to tighten these to where the bolt is flush with the end of the nut. Next we're going to put our dual locking pin in place, just like that. You want to make sure that the open end is going toward the top. Then we're going to take our handle, I'm going to go in from the drivers side and feed it through. Just like this, through the holes like this. I'll take a washer, then we're going to take this long spring, we're going to put it on like this. And we're actually going to put another washer right here. What we want, is if we see that hole in our rod, we want it to line up with that hole there.We're going to take this little nut and bolt and that's what's going to hold that in place. Feed it through, then we'll put on our nut. Next we'll take seven millimeter socket and an eighth millimeter wrench. The seven millimeter socket is going to be for the head of the bolt. The eight millimeter wrench or socket is going to be for the nut. Next what we want to do is we're going to pull our handle to make sure it's going to come through the notch that we made out earlier. As you can see it does. We hae plenty of room. Now we'll take some rubbing alcohol and we're going to take off the yellow paint that we put on with a paint marker. I'm going to take some clear coat, I'm going to spray that bare metal. And last we are going to put on our sticker for our handle. That'll do it for the Curt double lock flip and store under bed gooseneck hitch part number C607-649 on our 2017 Ford F150.

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