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Reese Elite Series Pop-In Ball Kit for GM Underbed Gooseneck Hitch

Reese Elite Series Pop-In Ball Kit for GM Underbed Gooseneck Hitch

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Prefer the chrome and black look to match with your truck
  • Like the flush, integrated handle on the hitch ball for a sleek look and snug fit

No, if you:

  • Like keeping your stuff nice and prefer having a hard case to protect the hitch ball and safety chain loops
  • Have safety chain hooks on your trailer with narrow openings - the loops are fairly wide at the top so you may have to get a couple shackles
Ball fits your GM factory-installed underbed gooseneck trailer hitch and features an easy-to-use lever and ball bearing locking system. Includes 2 safety chain loops, rubber ball cover, and storage bag. 1-833-496-1390 to order Reese gooseneck hitch part number RP23FR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Reese Elite Series Pop-In Ball Kit for GM Underbed Gooseneck Hitch. Gooseneck Hitch reviews from real customers.
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Reese Gooseneck Hitch

  • Removable Ball - Stores in Truck
  • Reese
  • Below the Bed
  • In Bed Release
  • 30000 lbs GTW
  • Manual Ball Removal
  • 2-5/16 Hitch Ball

Ball fits your GM factory-installed underbed gooseneck trailer hitch and features an easy-to-use lever and ball bearing locking system. Includes 2 safety chain loops, rubber ball cover, and storage bag.


Features:

  • Hitch ball is designed for use with factory-installed gooseneck hitches on GM trucks
  • Pop-In ball fits securely in hitch and is easy to insert and remove
    • Lift and turn integrated lever to unlock and remove ball
    • Locks with built-in ball bearing system
  • 2 Safety chain hookups included
    • Attach directly to receivers built into underbed rails for simple mounting and removal
  • Storage bag keeps ball in good condition when not in use
  • Rubber cover keeps ball hole free from dirt and debris when ball is removed


Specs:

  • Gross towing weight: 30,000 lbs
    • Capacity is limited to that of your hitch
  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


30948 Reese Elite Series Pop In Ball Kit for GM Under Bed Goose Neck Hitch

Item # RP23FR

Installation Details RP23FR Installation instructions

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Video of Reese Elite Series Pop-In Ball Kit for GM Underbed Gooseneck Hitch

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Video Transcript for Reese Elite Series Underbed Gooseneck Hitch Pop-In Ball Kit Installation - 2020 GMC Sierra 3500

Hey everybody, how's it going Today, we're gonna be going over and showing you how to install the Reese Elite Series Pop-In Ball Kit here on a 2020 GMC Sierra 3500. So this is everything our kit is gonna come with. We get a nice handy storage case here. This is padded and it's also a soft case, so it's a little bit easier to store inside the vehicle when we're not using the it. We also get a center plug here for the gooseneck hitch opening. We get two safety chain attachments that go into the puck system.

And then finally, our two and five-sixteenths inch gooseneck hitch ball. So this is what everything is gonna look like installed in our truck here. Now, for starters, the hitch ball has a nice chrome plated finish there, so it's not gonna rust and it's got a nice shiny finish. In regards to our safety chain loops, these are actually gonna have a nice durable black powder coated finish, so they're not chrome plated. And the black powder coated finish just looks a little bit nicer though, if you ask me.

So the hitch ball is very easy to take out and install. I really do like the mechanism that they have. It's built into center of the hitch ball. You simply pull up and rotate either direction and then you can just pull it out. Then we could just throw this in our carrying case and leave it inside the vehicle.

Or we could actually leave it in the truck bed. Now there is one important note I wanna make, that if you guys do leave your hitch balls in the truck bed when you're not using them, and you don't have a ton of cover anything covering the hitch ball, make sure you leave a good amount of grease on here. I can't tell you how many times I've heard of people getting these things stuck because they leave them in their truck bed exposed to the elements and they don't grease them. If you do that, it's a sure fire way to get this thing stuck and they are really hard to get out. So make sure that you just take proper care of your equipment and you won't have any issues.

So our hitch ball here is gonna be an industry standard two and five-sixteenths inches diameter. So that's gonna work with most gooseneck trailers. Now, this entire kit has a 30,000 pound gross trailer weight rating, so that's gonna be more than enough here for your 3500. You shouldn't have to worry about this kit being the weak point in your towing setup by any means. So now that we've gone over the kit, let's show you how easy it is to install. We'll start our installation by installing our hitch ball. So in the top, you're gonna get a little release lever here. So what we're gonna do is we're gonna pull up on that center section and then rotate out, and it should hold like that. This is going to unlock the mechanism so we can install it into the gooseneck opening in our truck bed. Now once it sits down in there, all we need to do is just rotate this to either side. This is gonna drop down into place and it's gonna be locked. You can see here by pulling up, we cannot remove it. It does, however, rotate. For our safety chains, these are equally easy to install. We're gonna have a tab in the center here. We're gonna pull up. Then we're just going to align the tab here, drop it into place, and rotate it to lock. This should then fall back down, as you can see here, it's nice and secure. And then for our safety chain tabs here, very easy. We actually just gonna prop these into place. That's gonna lift open this intersection. Then we rotate. That's gonna fall back down, and now they're locked. That'll complete our look and installation of the Reese Elite Series Pop-In Ball Kit here on our 2020 GMC Sierra 500..

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Reese Elite Series Pop-In Ball Kit for GM Underbed Gooseneck Hitch - RP23FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (401 Customer Reviews)

Ball fits your GM factory-installed underbed gooseneck trailer hitch and features an easy-to-use lever and ball bearing locking system. Includes 2 safety chain loops, rubber ball cover, and storage bag.

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Good well built product




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2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Great




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Review from a similar Elite Series Gooseneck in Gooseneck Hitch


I love it. Has worked flawlessly since being installed. Install directions were good with step by step instructions that were easy to follow. If there was any one thing I would knock, it would be the boxes were pretty well destroyed when it got delivered, but that is t necessarily etrailer’s doing. Nothing was missing and all parts were individually packaged. Solid, sturdy, well constructed. Highly recommend for anybody wanting to add a puck system/gooseneck ball to there HD GM truck.




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Review from a similar Elite Series Gooseneck in Gooseneck Hitch


I recently purchased a 2016 Ram 3500 with 5th wheel tow package already present on truck. I wanted an additional goose neck product and looked at various suppliers online and found etrailer products offered for sale. After to speaking with Heather who answered all my questions as well as reviewed feedback from customers I chose to go with the Reese gooseneck kit. I received the product within the shipping date provided to me and I went out to install it. It took me all of 3 mins to install with no issues. I did my best to remove, shake and couldn't get them to budge. It took me a total of 5 mins to remove the parts and storing them back under the rear seat. The parts fit perfect, look great as well as we're the cheapest price I could find. Their online video is all the install instructions you need! I will definitely use etrailer in the future. Thanks Heather!




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Review from a similar Elite Series Gooseneck in Gooseneck Hitch


Will try to keep this as real as it gets out there.
2015 F250 XLT Crew Cab 8' Bed

Ordered the Reese Elite Gooseneck and Barger 90 degree wiring harness.

Received the gooseneck hitch and harness quickly. Free shipping got here in two days. Item came in two boxes. The rails were poorly packaged. Box was basically open and beat to hell, leaving markings on the rails' paint. Didn't bother me, but might others. The pucks were loose in the box and were lucky they did not fall out.

The second box with the ball, ball mount, harness and misc. hardware was packed so well it took about 5 minutes to take off all the staples and then each product was individually boxed inside. Wish they would treat the rail box with the same care.

Instructions are ok. Used the online install video instead. The video is slightly simplified as getting the nuts on the bolts is a slight challenge for a one man install. I was able to do the entire installation by myself with the exception of the four rail-to-frame bolts. Getting these snugged up to the point of being able to torque took two people simply because the nuts are hidden on the backside of the rail...particularly the driver-side front...which is slightly behind the gas tank, but still accessible.

My F250 is factory lifted 4-5" so I did not have to remove the rear wheels, nor did I have to remove the spare tire or heat shield. Lower trucks will need the rear wheels pulled.

Installing the ball mounting plate took some doing. Got one bolt on then decided to actually install the ball into the plate from above pulling the plate tight below. I used vice grips to basically keep the plate mounted tight rather than trying to lift it from underneath with one had and bolt it with the other.

For me the most time consuming part of the project was getting the darned bed bolts off to lift the right side. Broke the T50 bit they supplied and then two others. Finally gave up and ground off two of the remaining bolts...and ordered replacements. Tip for those doing this on their own, you may want to spray the bolts from under with PB Blaster the day before you intend to install. I forgot and the issue was likely that the bolts were rusted.

The wiring harness was a breeze, although I wish a shorter version was available. (Perhaps I missed it). Had to loop/zip tie about 2-3' under the bed. Connecting between the factory connectors did require me to pull the mounting plate. Was a bit tight to just slip the new connector in. Also, working the harness thru the hole in the bed side was a bit tight. Install probably took 10 minutes after getting the holes drilled.

Total install time for this slightly skilled guy was about 3-1/2 hours...after the bed bolts fiasco.

Oh...and did it all with a cast on the left arm. Ha!

Now to see how she tows!




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Review from a similar Elite Series Gooseneck in Gooseneck Hitch


Worked out slick. Put Never Seizure on the shaft and bearings that hold ball in place. Should be good to go.




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Review from a similar Elite Series Gooseneck in Gooseneck Hitch


I installed this by myself and it was pretty easy. Everything lined up perfect. I had to drill all the holes in the bed and the instructions were great. No holes i didn't need. I have this on my 2015 F250 and we uses it weekly to haul a roll-off trailer to various locations sometimes daily. It is easy to remove the ball and it came with a nice back to keep it in. It has been in service for about a year. No complaints on this item. Great product. Wish I would have taken pictures.


Comments
Still working great. I wish I would have put this in my F450 also. Having the ability to switch from GN to 5th is a real plus.
Mike T - 03/17/2022


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Review from a similar Elite Series Gooseneck in Gooseneck Hitch


Product took less than a minute to install on my 2015 Ram 3500. Would highly recommend this product for those who have the factory 5th wheel and gooseneck prep package from Ram in their truck.




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Review from a similar Elite Series Gooseneck in Gooseneck Hitch


I ordered the Elite Series Gooseneck hitch for my Ford F-350 with factory in-bed hitch mounts. The hitch is well made and is a breeze to install and remove. The handy storage bag makes it nice to store under my rear seat. I am totally satisfied with this product and recommend it.


Comments
The Gooseneck hitch has worked out perfectly. The handy storage bag has kept it in “as new” condition.
Bob - 12/30/2021


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Review from a similar Elite Series Gooseneck in Gooseneck Hitch


I think this hitch is great, it was kind of hard to tighten the bolts that are for the chain hooks but after a year it has held up great and nothing is loose on it. I haul our 14k equipment trailer multiples times a week and a 22k gooseneck with our backhoe at least once every two weeks in between jobs. I also use it to move our 5th wheel with an attachment and it pulls really smooth. The only thing is the dust covers won’t stay on but it’s fine I just vacuum them.




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Review from a similar Elite Series Gooseneck in Gooseneck Hitch


Packaging was perfect. Shipping was fast. Everything I expected.


Comments
It works great. Everything stays together in the storage bag, still fits all the plugs and covers.
Gregg - 10/29/2022


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Review from a similar Elite Series Gooseneck in Gooseneck Hitch


Did not receive Pop in ball kit. What is the problem.


Comments
I see that our customer service department has sent you out some replacements. They should be arriving some time this next coming week. Once you have received your replacement order, we would love to hear your feedback.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 11/22/2022


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Review from a similar Elite Series Gooseneck in Gooseneck Hitch


Purchased for a 2006 Silverado Crew Cab Duramax. Previous owner left the underbed portion of the assembly. The actual ball mount is very easy to install with detailed instructions. Plastic trim on top is sort of cheap with unreliable double sided tape from the manufacturer, which I will have to replace. I would not recommend for lifted trucks as the ball sits approx 6 inches higher than a hideaway turnover type, unless you have that much room to adjust your gooseneck trailer. Other than that, I am pleased.




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Review from a similar Elite Series Gooseneck in Gooseneck Hitch


Perfect equipment. Quick install and removal so I can use my truck to haul flat material without a fixed hitch getting in the way.

I’ve been towing a 7 ton dump trailer or pulling a 28” flat bed w a 5 ton skid steer for a year now flawlessly.

Highly recommended equipment and company at etrailer




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Review from a similar Elite Series Gooseneck in Gooseneck Hitch


Plastic cover will not stay attached. Locking arms are too flimsy not beefy enough. The locking arm pins are bush league not nearly substantial enough. The ball and frame components are top notch. The aforementioned parts should be of same quality. Overall the product is a bit disappointing.




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Review from a similar Elite Series Gooseneck in Gooseneck Hitch


Very fast ship! I realized I lived near the warehouse and called the morning after I placed the order to see if I could pick it up. It shipped on the 11pm pickup about an hour after I placed the order the previous night! So I received it later that day, saved me a trip, and the hitch was installed less than 24 hours after I ordered. EXCELLENT customer service! Thank you.




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Review from a similar Elite Series Gooseneck in Gooseneck Hitch


I literally got hooked up at etrailer.com
The
price was great and rapid delivery at no cost.




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Review from a similar Elite Series Gooseneck in Gooseneck Hitch


Excellent product. I would recommend it to anyone.




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Review from a similar Elite Series Gooseneck in Gooseneck Hitch


Easy to install / remove thanks to video demonstration provided when ordering. Great product




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Review from a similar Elite Series Gooseneck in Gooseneck Hitch


Great hitch to convert your Reece elite puck system to a gooseneck. Plastic cover is pointless and doesn’t stay down, but it’s not needed anyway.




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Review from a similar Elite Series Gooseneck in Gooseneck Hitch


As described, fast shipping and easy to install. Excellent customer service (thanks William B.). Like other reviews indicated the cover is a joke but I knew this going in.




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Review from a similar Elite Series Gooseneck in Gooseneck Hitch


I would strongly suggest you purchase something else. Like many others have posted about in reviews all over the internet, this design is indeed very poor. The ball works fine and I have no complaints there. The safety chain pucks however are another story. The top loop of the puck is too wide, The safety chain hook won't fit all the way into the puck loop and allow the hook keeper to close. I have 3 big name gooseneck trailers and a 5th wheel camper with a gooseneck conversion. None of the chains out of 4 trailers fit these. I even went to a local supplier to see if i could purchase new hook ends to make them work. No luck, nothing would work due to the dimension not working out one way or the other. I had to turn around and spend a significant amount of money and buy the Curt pucks. Surely by now Reese has received hundreds upon hundreds of complaints about this. Unbelievable that Reese did not update the design even before I purchased this a year ago.




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Review from a similar Elite Series Gooseneck in Gooseneck Hitch


eTrailer was great and I will continue to use them for future purchases. However, I am very disappointed with this gooseneck ball kit. The safety chain hook attachments are pure garbage. They are extremely loose and I can easily rattle it and make them pop off. I would not trust them to hold a load if in that situation where they are needed. The ball itself seems to be a good fit. I would recommend going with another brand. I am keeping the kit only because I need it, but I’m going to order different chain attachments.




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Review from a similar Elite Series Gooseneck in Gooseneck Hitch


After a year, this product performs just fine. The only letdown is the same one that presented itself when new...the chain loops don't accommodate the safety chains found on most gooseneck trailers. If you use a couple of shackles like I did, the problem is solved. Just make sure to use shackles rated to carry the weight and load of your entire trailer.




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Review from a similar Elite Series Gooseneck in Gooseneck Hitch


ITEM IS AMAZING, SHOULD PERFORM FLAWLESSLY. INSTALLED JUST AS DESCRIBED.



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