B and W Turnoverball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch Installation - 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty

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How to Install the B and W Turnoverball Gooseneck Trailer Hitch on a 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Hey guys, Shane here with etrailer.com. Today I have a 2019 Ford F350 super duty, and I want to walk through how to install the BMW under bed gooseneck hitch. Adding an under bed gooseneck hitch like here, or like this is going to serve a lot of purposes. One, it allows you to haul a goose neck trailer. Two, when you don't have your ball in place, it leaves your bed completely flat. So if you have two by fours or plywood, drywall, anything you still have use of your bed.

The ball it's going to come with the hitch. It's going to be two and five sixteens. It's going to have a 30,000 pound weight capacity. You'll notice how it's squared, on each side it's going to have a hole. So it doesn't matter which way you put it in.

The pin is going to lock into the ball.The squared style of it keeps the ball from spinning inside the hole, but you'll notice these tapered edges. This is to clean off any dirt and debris to keep the dirt and debris from sitting inside there. One thing I will recommend is if you going to store this inside the hitch, spray down the inside of this with lithium grease straight down once a year, something like that, because these can kind of bind up in here and get stuck. Another great feature with this is you don't actually have to store your ball under your seat. You can flip it over.

It's got a little handle. You can drop it down inside your hitch and it stores flat. Now, when it comes to using your hitch, simply take your ball out, flip it over, lock your pin into place, and you're ready to go. As I mentioned before, ball's going to be two and five sixteens with a 30,000 pound weight rating.Our hitch is going to have a 7,500 pound vertical load limit and a 30,000 pound gross towing capacity. Make sure you check your vehicle's owner's manual.

Make sure the vehicle can withstand that amount of weight. You're always going to go with the lowest number between the vehicle and the hitch. Another nice feature is our safety chain loops here are spring loaded. So when you're not using them, they actually suck down inside your corrugation. So as you can see, they're really not sticking up too much higher than the raised part of the corrugation. Really makes it nice and flat so when you're not using your hitch nice flat area. Let's say you pull a gooseneck through the week, but you found a fifth wheel trailer that you like. This hitch is actually going to be compatible with BMW's companion slider. So instead of having to get above bed rails or having to remove this, because you want to put it in a fifth wheel hitch, you can use that companion fifth wheel.It's going to slide right into here and you'll have a fifth wheel hitch. So you can use fifth wheel and gooseneck whenever needed. Here on the driver's side, we're going to have our handle. It's very easy. To work your handle, simply pull out, push forward and that locks it open. Allows you to remove or put your ball in place or your fifth wheel if you decided to get one of those. To lock it back in place, simply pull it back and it slides back in. One thing I want you to notice while we're here that I want to mention is BMW goes out of their way on the quality of their products. You'll notice how thick the steel is and the powder coat finish on this. BMW has been known for how well and how high quality of their products are when being used.In my opinion, I think BMW is going to be the way to go if you're looking for an under bed hitch. The quality of their products, the quality of the paint work, the quality of the hardware that they use. The instructions on installing it, installing it's fairly simple and straightforward. There's not a whole lot of modifications you have to do. And once it's installed, it looks really clean. That being said, let's go ahead and walk you through how to get it installed.To start your installation, it's a good idea to go ahead and remove your spare tire. Now we're going to get up in the bed. We're going to measure from the edge of our bed up per the instructions. We're going to put a little mark. Now, if you have a spray in bedliner, I'd say add about a 16th of an inch. Then when you use find center between both rear wheels, right in between here and here, right in the center, zoom in a center mark, where we need to drill our hole. And we're going to take a four inch hole saw bit. We're going to drill out our four inch hole.What I suggest doing is either take a piece of plywood, cut a four inch hole in it and use that as your guide or take your back of your leg, set it against the handle of your gun. And that should keep your gun from kicking around.Now what we're going to do is we're going to clean up our shavings. We're going to take a file, we're going to file the inside of this and then we're going to spray with some spray paint just to help kind of coat that bare metal to help prevent any rusting or corrosion later on. Once you've got your hole cut in your bed, then we're going to come down and start working underneath the vehicle. So now we're going to have an inner and outer frame bracket. What you need to do is look at your vehicle. If you have a pre-welded bracket on the inside of your frame, you're not going to be using the inner bracket from the kit you're only going to use the outside one. We have one from the factory welded on the inside on both sides of our vehicle. What I like to do is I like to lay out my hardware.Re-install our outside frame bracket. You're going to notice we have two different sizes. The shorter ones are going to be passenger side. Longer ones are going to be driver's side. We're going to take the largest bolt in our kit with a flat washer. We're going to have one for each hole. We're going to go from the outside in. This flange is actually, our frame is going to be here. This flange is going to be facing out towards our tyre, our bolt's going to go in like this through the frame rail in the factory hole. On the inside, we're going to put another flat washer, lock washer and a nut. What we're looking for is this hole and that next hole up there towards the front. We align our bracket up with those holes pick them up, again, from the outside going in, and then on the inside, we'll put a flat washer, lock washer and a nut. And inside we'll put a flat washer lock washer, and a nut. We'll need to use the same combination of hardware for this hole on our driver's side bracket.And then we're going to repeat the process for the passenger side. Before we move on to the next step. What I suggest doing is your brackets that are going on the front in this long bracket here has threaded holes in it. When these get painted, paint gets down inside those holes. What I suggest doing is tapping out those holes. A lot of times, most people aren't going to have taps that are that size because these are pretty large. What you can do is you can take a bolt as long as the same threads, same size, take a rotary tool and you can cut grooves in it and you've just made your own tap. Take that, run it down through the correct holes. Once you run it down through it, and you can use a power tool to do it. Then take your bolt that's going to be going in and you're going to be able to hand thread that in. If you can't had it hand threaded in, run it back through there again.Next we're going to install these. This one is going to be our passenger side. This one is going to be our driver's side. What we're going to do is from the inside this is going to slide over our frame rail, those are going to line up with the inside bracket that's welded on the frame. This holds in a lineup with the frame bracket on the outside of the frame. You're going to have bolts in your kit that are going to be black like this, and they have some loctite on them. These are what is going to thread up through your bracket into these.We're going to take our passenger side bracket. We're going to line up this whole with this whole, take your bolt and we're just going to hand thread it in. Probably not going to go in too far, because it has a loctite on it. We'll get one on the inside and on the outside. And then we repeat the process for our driver's side bracket. You're going to have a tube that looks like this, and you see one side has three holes, the other side has four. You're going to have a bracket that looks like this. You're going to match it up on the holes, take a large bolt, put through the bolt.And then on this end run, we're going to take another large bolt go through that hole. This is going to be our passenger side. That's going to be our driver's side. What we're going to do is we're going to take this, we're going to slide it up over our fuel tank. It's going to go in front of our driver's side bracket and behind the passenger side. Your two bolts are going to slide through the bracket on our passenger side. Each one of the bolts on our passenger side are going to get a lock washer and then a nut. Our second bolt is actually going to be right here behind the exhaust a little bit. And then for this whole other large bolt, we're going to go through our driver's side bracket and then through this tube. We're going to put on this washer or spacer block and a lock washer and then a nut.Now we're going to install our rear brackets. You're going to have two of them that look like this. You want to make sure and kind of see how this curves that's going to be your driver's side. This curve is going to go in front of the hat channel because we're going to have another bracket that slides up in between here on both sides. So we'll slide this over similar to the way we did our driver's side, just like that. And then again, our bolts with the loctite on them, we'll thread them up into the holes.We're going to do that same thing on the passenger side. We're going to take this bracket we're going to slide it in between our hat channel and our two rear brackets. We're going to have some short thick bolts, you going to put on a lock washer and a flat washer. We're going to go through the bracket from the inside, we're going to have two on this side and two on this side. Now what we're going to do is take a 10 millimeter socket, our exhaust bracket that comes up on our frame rail, we're going to have two bolts here and we're going to have two bolts on the outside. We're going to remove those so we're able to flex our exhaust down so we can get our hardware up here tightened or get a socket or wrench on them.Before we install our center section, we'll have two longer bolts like this, actually, we're going to have four of them. There're going to end up going in these four holes. What I'm going to do is I'm only going to put two of them in so that when I install my center section or set up into place, the two bolts will hold it. I don't take a chance of pushing three or four of them out at one time. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to use the two center holes, one here, then one there.And we'll take our center section, notice the whole, it's kind of offset towards one side. We want the shorter side to go towards the cab of the vehicle. We're going to go up and we want to get it right over those bolts. For our backside, we're going to have these shorter half inch bolts, put on a lock washer and a flat washer, two of them in to hold our center section up in place. For these, we're going to put on a flat washer, a block washer, and then a nut and then here.And then we can install our four remaining bolts. We'll have two more longer ones over here and then the combination of hardware for the two short ones going through the back. Now that we're done getting all of our Braxton hardware in underneath the vehicle, before we tighten anything up, you'll notice how this intersection is kind of off center. If you're doing this by yourself, I'm going to show you a way to do it, to help pull that up against the bed. Even if you're doing it with somebody, this is a way to keep it up tight so when you tighten all of your hardware it goes in straight. With our hardware loose, we can take this and get it centered in our hole. You take two blocks. You can take six by sixes like this if you have concrete blocks or anything like that, a couple of stacks of two by fours. Take a two by four, put it right over the top, take a ratchet strap and down in the center, there's a pin that runs across. You're going to take the strap and you're going to hook it to that pin. We're going to do both hooks.And then we're going to tighten our strap and pull that head all the way up against the bottom of our bed. While we're doing this, allows to kind of adjust it. Now we're going to do is we're going to tighten all of our hardware. We're going to tighten everything that's holding our center section to our brackets first. Three quarter inch socket for these 15, 16 socket for the larger ones. For the ones that are running through here towards the front of the vehicle we're going to need a socket and a wrench. Once we get all these tightened and all of these tighten across the back, and we're going to come back, we're going to tighten the black bolts going up through our frame brackets into our side brackets.We'll use a three-quarter inch socket for those. Once you get those tight, take a 15, 16th socket and wrench, and we're going to tighten the two bolts going through the frame rail to our frame brackets. And we're going to take an extension swivel 15, 16 socket and wrench. We're going to tighten the two bolts on each side, running through our frame rail to our frame brackets. Once you get all your hardware tightened, you're going to go back and you're going to torque it in the same sequence that you tighten to hold it down. You going to make sure you pay attention to the torque specs because the hardware is different sizes.Now, what we're going to do is we're going to install our handle. Before doing so, you want to make sure if you're using the same situation that I did to strap up my center section, you want to make sure you loosen that because it is tied to the pin. Once you get that off, you're going to take your hand and you want to make sure that this one is facing down. We're going to slide it in like that. Again, we're on the driver's side. We're going to take our pin and we're going to slide it out like this, push it towards the front and then lock it into place. We're going to take our handle. We're going to line up with the two holes here. You're going to have a carriage bolt it's going to go in from the top like that. We'll have two of them and then we'll have flange nuts for the bottom. We're going to take a half inch socket or wrench and tighten those down. Pull on your handle and make sure that it's sliding in there. Your pin is going in and now, make sure your handles working correctly.Once you get that done, we're going to come back and we're going to install our safety chain loops and our springs. Now, we're going to drill out for our safety chain loops. We're going to open them up to a half inch. What I like to do is I'm going to start with a half inch, make a little spot in there and then take a small bit, make a pilot hole. That'll make it a lot easier to drive this one through that metal once you have a small hole already drilled. But I'm going to use this so that it stays centered in the hole so that my pile will go straight. We're going to do this in each one of these holes.You want to make sure you take it all the way up through the bed. I like to come up top and use the pilot holes to go down. It makes it a little bit easier on your shoulders.And once you get it opened up, take your safety chain loop. You want to make sure it's going to slide in there free. If it feels like it's binding up a little bit you can always take it back out and kind of open the hole just a little bit more. We're going to repeat the same process for this side. Once you get your holes drilled again, come back spray a little bit of paint in there on that bare metal to cover it up. Once we get both of our safety chain loops put in place, we've made any adjustments necessary. We can go back down. We're going to put on our springs and our nuts on the bottom to hold them in place. We're going to have some Christmas tree shaped springs. We're going to put the large end up. Then we're going to have a lock nut.Once we get two of them on what we want to do, as we're only going to tighten the nut down enough for the head of the bolt is about flush with this bottom side of the nut. And repeat that same thing for the other side. Once you have everything torque to the specifications in the instructions, go ahead and reinstall your exhaust reinstall your spare tire. And set your ball into your hitch, lock your pin in place and you're ready to go. That's going to do it for a look at an installation on the BMW under bed gooseneck on our 2019 Ford F350 super duty.

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