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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-22-2006, 03:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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need some help anyone

I have a 95 ford 880 wrecker with the 7.3L and i want to convert it to a car hauler with a goose neck or 5th wheel without takeing off the boom if anyone has ever done this and has an idea of mounting a hitch i would be thankfull for some tips email me at [email protected]
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I'm not sure how you would get the trailers goose neck in around a wrecker boom. If you have the clearance:
I use a reese system that allows you to use either a goose neck or fifth wheel RV receiver hitch. I picked this one because you don't have to cut a big hole in your bed for a goose ball, just drill 4 holes for rail mounting. The system uses rails mounted in the truck bed bolted thru the bed to brackets attached to the frame. The goose ball is mounted on a drop in platform and mounts to the rails with 4 hitch pins. The fifth wheel hitch mounts the same way. When the hitch is out the rails stickup about 3/4" and the bed is free for use. Goose plate is rated for 25,000 lbs.
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