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Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installation Rail Kit - Ford

Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installation Rail Kit - Ford

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Reese Gooseneck Installation Kit - 4449

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Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installation Rail Kit by Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, and Reese

  • Rated to match manufacturer's vehicle tow weight ratings
  • Uses existing holes in vehicle frame
    • No drilling required
  • Simple bolt-on application - no welding required
  • No need to raise truck bed on most models
  • Allows quick, easy installation of Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch and Reese gooseneck hitches
  • No need to remove exhaust to install
  • Spacer shims included to protect truck bed corrugation from collapse
  • Works with Draw-Tite and Reese gooseneck trailer hitches


4449 Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installation Rail Kit by Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch and Reese

Installation Details 4449 Installation instructions


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Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installation Rail Kit - Ford - 4449

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  • Will The Reese Gooseneck Installation Kit # 4449 Fit My 2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Dually Truck
    Yes, the Reese Gooseneck Installation Kit, part # 4449, attaches to the frame rails of your truck and to your gooseneck hitch. Part # 4449 is the installation kit that attaches the gooseneck hitch to your 2000 Ford F-350. The Reese Gooseneck Installation Kit # 4449, will fit your 2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Ext Cab Dually with 8 foot bed and is compatible with the Reese Fold Down Gooseneck System. I have linked instructions for the Reese Gooseneck Installation Kit, part # 4449. I have...
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  • How to Measure the Location of the Drill Hole for a Rail Kit on a 2005 Ford F350 8 Foot Bed
    If you are just needing the rail kit, you will need # 4449. To measure where to drill the hole if you plan on installing the Hide-A-Goose Gooseneck trailer hitch with the rail kit, # 4448, measure from rear of the bed (centered between the wheel wells) 46-3/16 inches toward the cab. Once at the 46-3/16 inch measurement, mark and drill a 1/4 inch hole. Using a hole saw, enlarge it to a 3-1/2 inch diameter. If you are wanting the gooseneck trailer hitch, hitch ball and rail kit, then go...
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  • Where Should a Gooseneck Trailer Hitch be Located on a Ford F-450
    Gooseneck trailer hitches tend to be a little more forward of the rear axle on a truck compared to 5th wheel hitches. But if you have the hitch placed directly over the center of the rear axle or a few inches forward then it is in the ideal location. If you can tell me the year of your Ford F-450 and if it has a regular pickup bed or a flatbed I might be able to give you a more specific location.
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  • Recommended Fold-Down Gooseneck Hitch For 1999 Ford F-250
    I do have a great option for you, however we do not currently have the Atwood model gooseneck hitch that you mentioned available for your truck. For a very similar gooseneck hitch that is confirmed to fit your 1999 Ford F-250 Short Bed, I recommend taking a look at the Draw-Tite Fold-Down Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # 8339-4449. This gooseneck hitch includes custom frame brackets that will eliminate the need for drilling into the truck's frame. Its fold-down ball will allow for uninhibited...
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  • Recommended Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installation Rail Kit for 2012 Ford F-250
    I do have a solution for you, however the Draw-Tite Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installation Rail Kit # 4454 referenced in your question is designed for Chevrolet/GM 1500 and 2500 trucks. For your 2012 Ford F-250, I recommend the Reese Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installation Rail Kit # 4449. This is custom-fit for your truck to allow for quick and easy installation using existing holes in the vehicle frame. The rail kit is compatible with Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch and Reese gooseneck hitches. I...
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  • Recommended Gooseneck Hitch For 2006 Ford F-350 Dually With Air Bags Installed
    The gooseneck hitch part # 8339-4449 is confirmed as a fit for your 2006 F-350 long bed. I have attached the installation instructions and there is no mention of issues installing the hitch with air bags installed. I also checked out some of the suspension air bags we offer and there were several that said they can be installed with a gooseneck hitch. I encourage you to check out the installation instructions for # 8339-4449 and check out where the mounting holes are located on your truck...
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  • Remov-A-Ball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installation Kit for a 1999 F-250 w/ Airbags
    Yes, the Remov-A-Ball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installation Kit - Ford item # 6300-4449 is a confirmed fit for your 1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty and will work with airbags.
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  • 2008 Ford F250 Super Duty 4 Door Pickup Gooseneck Installation Kit
    We do have a Fold-Down Gooseneck Trailer Hitch with Installation Kit - Ford Super Duty Trucks, item # 8339-4449, that will fit your pickup with 6-1/2 foot or 8 foot bed. The installation of this gooseneck hitch is straight forward and instructions (see link) are very good for these hitches. .
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  • Does Remov-A-Ball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Have High-Rise Ball
    The Remov-A-Ball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # 6300-4449 you referenced comes with a standard height gooseneck hitch ball, the Remov-a-Ball Gooseneck Hitch Ball # 5973, and there is no high-rise ball available for this particular hitch. If you let me know the year, make, model, and bed size of your truck I can likely find an option for a hitch with a high-rise ball for you.
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  • Gooseneck Hitch Solution for 2008 Ford F-450 Cab and Chassis Truck
    The Buyers Products Gooseneck Hitch Plate # 3373014981 is a multi-fit application that can be used on a cab and chassis truck. The plate would need to be bolted to your truck frame and body. Holes would be drilled through the plate, through the bed and into the frame members. At this time there are no custom fit gooseneck hitches that would fit your vehicle due to it being a cab and chassis.
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  • Air Bag Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for 2008 Ford F-250/350 Compatible with Gooseneck
    I have a great solution for you, the Firestone air bag kit part # F2550 is a confirmed fit for your 2008 Ford Super Duty and is designed to be compatible with in bed hitches like the Draw Tite hitch # 6300-4449 so it would be a perfect solution.
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  • Part Numbers Needed to Install Draw Tite Gooseneck Hitch in 2002 Ford F-350 Long Bed
    The Draw Tite gooseneck hitch center section part # 6300 is part of a hitch and rail kit we offer for your 2002 Ford F-350 long bed as part # 6300-4449 which comes with everything you'd need to install the hitch. So what you'd want to order is the # 6300-4449 and you'd be set. Only thing else you might be interested in is a gooseneck 7-way wiring kit like part # 41157 which gives an easy to way to install a 7-way up in the bed of your truck.
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  • Recommended Air Bags for 2001 Ford F-250 with Draw-Tite Gooseneck Hitch
    The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs part # F2550 are what I recommend for 2001 Ford F-250. The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs will also work with an in-bed hitch so there will be no issues with a gooseneck hitch such as the Fold-Down Gooseneck Trailer Hitch part # 8339-4449. The feature no-drill installation so you won't have to make any modifications to the vehicle.
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  • Recommended Gooseneck Hitch for 1999 Ford F-250 with AirLift Air Bags Already Installed
    There are a variety of air bag systems that are compatible with in-bed hitches, with the AirLift # AL57390 being the most versatile and compatible with any in-bed system; with that said, not all of them are compatible so what you can use depends on what AirLift system you've got installed on your 1999 F-250. The gooseneck hitch that provides the most flexibility and seems the least likely to interfere with an in-bed gooseneck system is the Draw-Tite # 8339-4449. This gooseneck hitch sits...
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  • Recommended Gooseneck Hitches with In-Bed Release for 2015 Ford F-350 Short Bed
    For your 2015 Ford F-350 short bed we can offer gooseneck hitch options whether or not you have the factory rail kit in the truck bed. If you do NOT have the rail kit you can use the Draw-Tite # 8339-4449 which has an in-bed ball release. If you have the factory rail kit instead use Reese # RP30137. For a wiring harness you can use # 20110 which is a simple plug-in installation.
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  • Bracket Kit To Install Draw-Tite Hide-A-Goose Gooseneck Hitch on 2013 Ford F250
    The correct kit needed to install the # 9460 Draw-Tite Hide-a-Goose Gooseneck Hitch on your 2013 Ford F250 short bed is part # 4449. This is the install bracket and hardware minus the hitch. If you don't have one already, you can install a 7-way trailer connector in the bed of your truck using part # 50-97-410. I've linked to installation videos for the hitch and the trailer wiring harness.
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  • Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for a 1996 Ford F-450
    If your Ford F-450 has an actual bed and is not a cab and chassis model (with a service bed or flatbed) then you can use the Curt universal folding gooseneck ball rail kit # C61502. You could then use Curt hitch # C-52 or # C65500. A custom hitch for a 1996 Ford F-450 is not available. If you do have a cab and chassis model then you can still use # C65500 but it will require some custom fabrication by having a qualified professional first weld a 1/2 inch steel plate to the frame.
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  • Recommendation for Towing Gooseneck and 5th Wheel Trailer with 2001 Ford F-250
    I do have a solution for you, however the Remov-A-Ball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # 6300 referenced in your question is designed to install using a vehicle-specific gooseneck rail kit. It cannot be mounted to standard 5th wheel base rails. If you are just needing a gooseneck trailer hitch, the custom kit for your 2001 Ford F-250/350 is the Draw-Tite # 6300-4449, which will include both the gooseneck hitch and installation rails. If you are wanting both a 5th-Wheel hitch with rails and a...
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  • Recommended Gooseneck to 5th Wheel Conversion Setup for 2005 F-250 With 6-3/4 Foot Bed
    For your 2005 F-250 with the Draw-Tite Remov-A-Ball Gooseneck Hitch, # 6300-4449, you can add an adapter for a 5th wheel connection but there are limited options. The best option that will work with your gooseneck hitch is the Convert-A-Ball Cushioned 5th-Wheel-to-Gooseneck Adapter w/ Offset - 12" to 16" Tall # CAB-C5GX1216. This will make your king pin compatible with a gooseneck hitch ball. The only issue is some manufacturers won't allow this adapter without voiding a warranty, so...
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  • Will the Hi-Rise # 9480 Mount to a Draw-Tite # 8339 Gooseneck Hitch on a 2008 Ford F-350
    Since you have the Fold-Down Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # 8339-4449 there actually isn't a way for the Hi-Rise # 9480 to secure to the gooseneck hitch since it sits down in the coupler section of the gooseneck hitch. To use the Hi-Rise you will need to swap out the top part of your gooseneck hitch with part # 9460 which allows you to remove the hitch ball. If you went this route then you also need replacement mounting hardware # 58320 since the hardware is only meant to be torqued once. We...
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