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Gooseneck Hitch Extension Needed for a Ford F-150 Crew Cab to Keep the Trailer from Hitting the Cab

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the trailer hit the truck went turnig is any extencion that can be use.

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If you have the Fold Down Gooseneck Hitch, # 8339-4437, in the bed of your F-150 Crew Cab pickup and are towing a gooseneck trailer that is too wide to make 90 degree turns, you will have to make some changes to be able to tow your trailer.

The first thing you should do is measure to determine the clearance needed to successfully complete a 90 degree turn with your truck and trailer. Measure from the center of the gooseneck ball to the back of the cab. Next measure the width of the widest part of the trailer loft and divide that measurement by 2. Half the width of the trailer loft needs to be 4 inches shorter than the length from the center of the hitch ball in the bed of your truck to have clearance to make a 90 degree turn and for pitch and roll of the trailer. Our Sidewinder page, see link, has information showing how to measure for cab to trailer clearance.

Once you have these measurements you can determine the amount of offset that will be required. A new hitch will be needed in the bed of the truck that will accept an offset hitch ball. The Remov-A-Ball Gooseneck Hitch, # 9460, can be used with an offset gooseneck hitch ball, # 19308, which will provide 5 inches of extra clearance.

If 5 inches will give you the clearance needed to safely make 90 degree turns, I would need to know the year of your F-150 Crew Cab, the bed length and whether it is a Super Crew truck or standard crew cab truck to recommend the correct installation kit for the Remov-A-Ball gooseneck hitch.

If your towing setup is different than what I have mentioned above let me know the details and I will be glad to help.

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