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B&W or Curt Gooseneck For Flatbed Truck, & Where Should Gooseneck Ball be Placed  


I have a question about a gooseneck hitch placement. I have a 2006 dodge 2500 short bed and I am going to build a flatbed for it. I was wondering if the gooseneck ball should be over the front axle in the center of the bed or if it should be in front or behind the rear axle. I would also like to know which would be a better brand to purchase B&W or Curt.


Expert Reply:

Good questions, and let's start with the better brand of gooseneck for your flatbed truck (which will lead to the proper positioning), and by far the best option is the B&W, which is the following part number:

- B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for Flatbed Trucks # BWGNRK1500

Hands down, B&W makes the highest quality, most dependable towing products, and if you check out the thousands of reviews on the product page of the # BWGNRK1500, you'll see it is very close to a full 5-star rating.

So I do recommend going with the the B&W, and as far as the placement, according to the linked directions, it should be forward of the axle 2-6 inches.

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Kyle S

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