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B and W Ball and Safety Chain Kit Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Review

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Review of the B and W Ball and Safety Chain Kit Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the B&W Gooseneck Ball and Safety Chain Kit for Ford, GM, and Nissan Titan Underbed Factory Gooseneck Trailer Hitches. Part number is BWGNXA2061.Now, there's a few things I really like about this kit that I haven't really seen on other kits available. One, our safety chain connection points we don't have any pins or clips that we might lose, anything we have to really remove. It's a very simple lift, turn, lift, it's out. As far the gooseneck ball is concerned, I really like the design that they've done here. We've got a handle.

We pull in, up, and lift, it's out. So what this means is basically every time we want to take this out, we don't have to grab a hold of the rust covered . you know inside that coupler gets rusty or greasy, ball. We don't have to get our hands dirty. Slides in, locks in.

That's all there is to it.Something else that's really noticeable with the B&W kit you don't see with the competitors is the quality of finish. Everything has a really nice heavy duty coating on it. I don't think we're going to have to worry about rust and corrosion for a long time to come. Also, the ball is a one-pieced machine ball, also coated. So, again, the rust, the corrosion, we really shouldn't have to deal with that.Now, the ball diameter itself is going to be 2-5/16".

That's going to line up with most of your standard gooseneck couplers. Something else we've noticed with the B&W ball, it fits in the gooseneck really tightly. There's not as much movement side to side or front and back as what we typically see out of some of the other manufacturers. They do a really good job of machining their components just about as exact as they can. With that being more snug and with less movement, that's going to be less noise and less movement when our trailer's connected.Also, we have a nice large opening at the safety chain connection point.

It's going to make getting clevis hooks or really any size hook connected really easy. It's a little bit thinner material here than what you see on some of the other ones, so releasing the catch seems to be a little bit easier to do on this one in comparison.Also, when not in use, B&W's provided you a cover for the larger gooseneck hole here. It's going to keep out any of that water, dirt, and debris from getting down in there. Now, of course, there's one that comes with your truck from the factory if you have the prep package, but this is a little bit softer material. There's a little better edge there. Allows us to get that out a little bit easier, so you might want to stick with this one.Now, the ball and safety chain loops are going to have a capacity of 30,000 pounds, but it's important to check your owner's manual on your vehicle, see what it's rated for, and don't exceed that.Now, as a convenience, all of the components are designed to store in a box. This is a little bit higher quality box that what you're going to see out of some of the other manufacturers. It kind of goes along with everything. Everything B&W makes seems to be just a little bit nicer. This is going to allow you to easily store it inside tool boxes, behind the seat, underneath the seat, wherever you might need it until it becomes important.That'll complete our installation of the B&W Gooseneck Ball and Safety Chain Kit, part number BWGNXA2061.

Mark W.


Considering the materials this is made of it should continue to work like in the video. It doesn't. The ball is staying with the truck on trade in. That's never coming out again. The one we're buying is 3 years and 100,000 miles newer. It comes with a BW ball that won't come out either.

Victoria B.


@MarkW I reached out to B&W about the issues you've experienced with your gooseneck ball being stuck inside the OEM gooseneck connection. Their suggestion was to check the hitch from the underside of the bed. There is, what they called, a plunger on the underside of the ball that can sometimes get stuck and cause the hitch ball to be unable to be removed. They suggested using something like a flathead screwdriver to push the plunger back up from the underside and see if the ball can then be removed.



Unfortunately it's time for a new truck

Mike D.


I had to leave the ball in, over about a 3 week period and now it will not come out at all! I have tried penetraiting oil to now avail. We need to be able to pull the ball to put pallets in the back of our Ram truck.

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