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Installing a Gooseneck Hitch on a 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 with 5th Wheel Base Rails and Brackets


I have a 2009 dodge ram 2500 diesel truck 6ft bed I have a 5th wheel rail already in my truck looking 2 install a gooseneck hitch in the bed of the truck not the plate that fits in the rails 4 the 5th wheel


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To install a gooseneck hitch, like the Draw-Tite Remov-A-Ball # 6300-4435, on your 2009 Dodge Ram 2500, you will have to remove the fifth wheel base rails and frame brackets. Fifth wheel frame brackets and gooseneck frame brackets use the same mounting locations on the frame rails and manufacturers do not recommend stacking brackets.

If you do not want to remove your fifth wheel base rails, there are a few options to adapt a gooseneck trailer to a fifth wheel hitch/base rails. Since you do not want to use a gooseneck ball plate, you could replace the gooseneck coupler on your trailer with a gooseneck to fifth wheel coupler like part # BD0289640300.

If you do not mind removing your fifth wheel base rails, but would still like the ability to tow a fifth wheel trailer, I recommend installng the B and W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch, # BWGNRK1313. This will give you a gooseneck hitch and it will also allow you to use the B and W Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch, # BWRVK3400.

I have attached two help articles on gooseneck and fifth wheel adapters for you to check out.

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John H

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