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Towing a Gooseneck Trailer with 2011 Ford F-250 with 5th Wheel Rails  

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Hi! My husband has a 2011 Ford F-250 crew cab short bed. It came with 5th wheel rails already installed. Can you recommend a gooseneck adapter that will fit? I don’t need to spend more than necessary to safely pull my horses. And I saw there are centered and offset options-does it matter which we choose? Thanks in advance and P.S., we LOVE the bike rack and trailer frame adaptor we bought from you guys about a year ago!! :. It’s been as awesome setup!

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When you say the truck has fifth wheel rails installed do you mean it has aftermarket above-bed industry standard rails like in the picture I attached? Or is it a factory puck system like in the second picture? If you're not sure send me a picture so I can see what it looks like.

If you have industry standard rails, like in the first picture, then you can use a fifth wheel to gooseneck adapter like part # 16055. This particular adapter gives you 3 inches of offset which helps with turning clearance in short bed trucks like your 2011 Ford F-250.

If you actually have the factory prep kit from the second picture you don't need an adapter. Instead use part # C60692 for a gooseneck ball that fits into the truck.

Finally, thanks for coming back. There's nothing better than hearing back from happy customers.

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