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Old 07-30-2015, 08:40 PM   #11
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Old 07-31-2015, 01:59 PM   #12
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I have a 2015 F350, came with 5th wheel prep and I like it. I also had the Linex bed liner done after purchase. Ford does offer factory spray in liner and 5th wheel prep, mine did not have the liner. I have a Curt Q20, it has worked flawlessly.

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Old 07-31-2015, 03:31 PM   #13
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The spray on liner
Maybe that's unique to GMC. My hitch has no problems at all with the liner.

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Old 07-31-2015, 03:47 PM   #14
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The next truck that I buy will definitely have the factory setup. You can either use the factory pucks as long as you buy your hitch that is designed for that connection. I intend on using the fifth wheel ball and Andersen ultimate hitch which locks its base over the gooseneck ball. I don't think the goose neck adapter is the way that I would go. Most manufacturers will void the warranty if you use the gooseneck adapter system. It puts a different stress on the frame. The Anderson Ultimate uses a ball as the pivot point but works exactly like any other 5th wheel hitch. I like the idea of getting the bed completely free instead of having rails that are always there. I now use a rail mounted Pullrite hitch which works fine as long as you can hook up and unhook straight with the truck. Also the hitch weighs a couple hundred lbs. I WILL buy the factory set up on the next truck.
Man this hitch looks pretty sweet. I've read up on it since you posted this, and watched their youtube videos. MOST folks who use them really really like them. And only 30lbs! I'm looking at a Ram mega cab short bed. Wonder how it would work...
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Old 07-31-2015, 04:20 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by RedHorse1 View Post
Maybe that's unique to GMC. My hitch has no problems at all with the liner.
It wasn't that it caused a problem, they just didn't offer both as a factory option last year.
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Old 07-31-2015, 05:04 PM   #16
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My Ram came with the bedliner and tow package. All work well together.
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Old 07-31-2015, 06:56 PM   #17
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Ordered my 2015 RAM 2500 with the 5th wheel/gooseneck factory prep and the factory spray in bedliner. Very happy with both!!! Fast and easy to remove my Curt Q20 hitch when I need an empty bed. Its a long bed so cant comment on slider hitches.
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Old 08-01-2015, 11:45 PM   #18
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Good day. Sorry if there is another post on this. I did not find one.

Some of these new trucks offer from the factory, a 5th wheel prep package. I'm new to the 5th wheel set up and not sure if this is a bonus, or just a waist of money.

Anyone in the know have an opinion if the factory installed 5th wheel prep package is a favorable option? Any props/cons to having this factory option? Is there any savings down the road having this option? With this option, I guess you just drop a hitch in and go? No aftermarket installation of hardware?

I've also seen some folks put a goose neck adapter on their king pin and tow using the goose neck set up. Any opinions as to why folks use this method? Any pros/cons compared to towing with a conventional 5th wheel hitch. Specifically with a short truck box configuration. Is this advisable with a short bed?

Thank you for any feedback.
While I'd like a factory prep FW base, I have a GN trailer I tow, so will always stick with the B&W Turnover Ball base and Companion FW hitch. Also, most mfrs will void the frame warranty if you use a GN adapter in place of a true FW hitch. The GooseBox isn't universally accepted, from what I've read elsewhere. FWIW, B&W does make OEM FW prep hitches for all the Big 3 trucks.

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Old 08-02-2015, 07:54 PM   #19
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On the GooseBox, once you own or experience pulling with one, you will not go back to a 5th wheel setup. The only negative thing I can say about the Goose is that you really got to get a feel for aligning the hitch to the ball. Leaving the RV park today, one of my friends that I helped install his GooseBox, left the park and pulled his rig for the first time since we installed it last month. He called and told me that his rig had never pulled that good with his 5th wheel hitch.
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Old 08-02-2015, 10:09 PM   #20
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I cannot find were GM offers a factory 5th wheel prep package. I have been looking on a lot of dealers lots.

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