A gooseneck hitch is designed for use in a pickup truck and is similar to a Fifth Wheel hitch. The difference between the two is that the gooseneck uses a ball and coupler versus a kingpin and fifth wheel hitch. Typically, the trailers that are most commonly used with a goosenecks hitches are horse and livestock trailers.
Gooseneck hitches are offered in a few types of configurations. They are designed to be mounted above or below the pickup bed. Either design (above or below) allows for minimal obstruction when the ball is not in the towing position. This permits full use of the pick-up bed.
This product is designed to mount under the truck bed for use with a gooseneck trailer. A 3-1/2" hole in the truck bed is required for installation and operation. The ball is stored upside down in the hitch when not used, with a magnetic cover to keep dirt and debris out.
Fold-Down & Remov-A-Ball
These units mount on top of an under bed rail system. The ball is either removed or folded down for easy access.These units offer additional convenience and save time.