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Identifying a Gooseneck Hitch and Upgrading to a Turnover Ball on a 2002 Dodge Ram 3500

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I have a 2002 Dodge Ram 3500 with 8’ bed. It currently has a gooseneck hitch with a ball that’s bolted in. I’d love to convert it to a turnover ball. I’ve looked and can’t see any manufacturers names or logos. Do you have any suggestions on how to determine what brand this hitch is?

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Most of the manufacturers put their logo on the bracket you can see inside the wheel well. I have attached a picture of how B&W labels theirs. It being a 2002 Ram I can imagine any sticker or decal long ago wearing off. I suggest getting underneath there with a rag and trying to clean off the steel and see if there are any markings stamped into the side.

To update your 2002 Ram 3500 to a turnover ball system you are going to want the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch w/ Custom Installation Kit - 30,000 lbs item # BWGNRK1394. With the B&W Turnoverball underbed gooseneck trailer hitch you get the best of both worlds. When you go to tow, the Turnoverball creates a sturdy, dependable connection for your gooseneck trailer. When you're done towing, you can stow the ball upside down in the hitch to get full bed access and a clean appearance. This feature also helps with retention. You don't have to worry about storing the ball someplace or worrying about it walking away.

B&W Turnover ball label
B&W Turnover ball label
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