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Curt Gooseneck - Gooseneck for Fifth Wheel Rails - 16055 Review

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Review of Curt Gooseneck 16055

Today we're going to take a look at Curt Above-Bed Bent Plate Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for 5th wheel rails. Has a 3-inch off-set, and a 25,000 pound weight capacity. Now the part we're talking about is this center plate right here. Now this will allow your pick-up truck to equip with the 5th wheel, above bed rails to tow the Gooseneck Trailer. This part itself weighs about 40 pounds. It has an Above-Bed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch, very simple to install and remove.

It is designed to mount into industry standard 5th wheel base rails made by Curt. Draw-Tite Hidden Hitch Reese and Valley. So very quick 4 pin installation, and removal for easy truck bed access. It does include the pins, and the clips to secure the hitch to the rails. Basically, you'll see the tabs on the plate, you just drop it right into the middle holes, so they're all in there.

Take one of your clips off the pin, just slide your pin through there, it'll go through the rails through there, and then just push your pin on to lock, to secure it into place. You'll do that on all 4 corners. Again it comes with the pins, and the clips all included. It does feature this welded 2 and 5/16ths diameter trailer ball right here. Has a 3-inch offset from the center of the plate. Just lift that up, and you can see how it's not exactly centered, there's a 3-inch offset.

You can install it 2 ways. You can install it this way, where the ball would be closer to the cab, and that would be if you have like a long bed truck, and the clearance isn't as much of a problem. But if you do use a short bed truck, and you want to make sure you have more clearance, you can reverse it to where the ball will be closer to the tailgate for a short bed truck, to give you that additional clearance between your truck's cab, and Gooseneck Trailer. The holes right here you can see, is your built-in safety chained catcher slot, that you can hook your safety chains to. The finish on this plate is a durable carbide powder coat finish to help resist corrosion. Gross towing rate capacity is 25,000 pounds.

Vertical load limit, or pin weight capacity is 6,250 pounds. Again the ball size diameter is 2 and 5/16ths. Offset is 3-inches, and the rise right here above the rails, is about 1 and 1/2 inches. Now one thing I do want to mention is that on some states, the safety chains do have to be attached to a separate connection point other than the hitch. So you might want to check the laws in your area to make sure. You might get to if so,inaudible 00:02:21 attach them into the hitch, or they might have to be attached to a different location. But that should do it for the review of the Curt Above-Bed Bent Plate Gooseneck Trailer Hitch for 5th wheel rails, with the 3-inch offset, and the 25,000 pound weight capacity. .

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Excellent video, all questions answered.

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Awesome! I'm glad we could help.

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