In 1991, B & W patented their innovative gooseneck hitch that solved an issue many were having; how to remove the ball out of the bed when not towing. The B & W answer is to cut a 4 inch hole in the bed which accommodates the Turnover hitch ball, while the mounting system is bolted to the frame beneath the bed. This design is completed with a handle attached toa 5/8” locking pin that goes through the ball. When you do not need to use the hitch, the handle allows you to retract the pin and stow the ball upside-down, in the same receiver used while in action. This design was a great improvement to the welded-in ball and fold down plate solution.
B & W hitches are manufactured using high quality steel with a powder coated finish to ensure maximum durability. The gooseneck hitches are also designed specifically for your Ford F250 and F350, ensuring ease of installation and a perfect fit. We do this so that you will make the least amount of modifications to your vehicles frame as possible, which could void your manufacturer’s warranty in many other installations.
The Turnoverball has been professionally tested and is rated to 30,000 lbs Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) and 7,500 lbs Vertical Tongue Weight (VTW). Customers have been hauling their precious cargo with the Turnover Ball for over fifteen years, and it has an impeccable safety record. It's easy to see why; B & W is committed to quality! Turnover ball hitches by B & W are manufactured in Kansas, right here in the good old U.S.A. They stand by their product, and even offer a limited lifetime warranty.
Turnover Ball Hitch Instructions
Q: Should I grease the hitch up or can i just leave it alone?
A: Greasing up the corners of the hitch from time to time is optimal for performance. You should do it first at the end of the installation and then more frequently based on overall usage.
I bought this to go with the B&W companion fifth wheel I had already purchased. I installed it myself using a chain hoist to hold it in place while attaching hardware. Installation is fairly simple and hitch is definitely heavy duty. I went with a B&W on the advice of a friend and I am not disappointed. Just know B&W turnover ball hole is not round it's square with the corners rounded,so if you are using this with a fifth wheel the stob will need to match.
Great product. ease to install. this is my third truck with this hitch and it is great.
Hitch is built with excellent materials and workmanship which is hard to find these days. It bolted right up to my 2008 f350 with NO problems. It is totally level with my bed when not in use. It is so nice to have an unobstructed bed to use again. When I pull with it, it is solid with no strange creaking sounds. I pull about 12-13000 pound loads with it. I would definitely recommend this hitch to anyone that needs a hitch they can trust and it looks nice on the truck, too.
Thanks B&W...5 STARS!
So far its been a dang good hitch. Havent had any problems yet.
I had a similar B&W Gooseneck hitch on a previous truck, that is why I was completely satisfied with that one, so that is why I went with them again, This time I installed the hitch, I watch the video a few times and found I needed to loosen the bolts holding the bed to the frame and lift the bed up with a chain hoist to get the components in place to bolt together, but all in all not a difficult task, the idea of cutting the hole in a 1/2" plank and then standing on the plank as a guide to cut the hole in the bed was very helpful.
Couldn't be happier with my purchase of the B&W Gooseneck Part #1108. Installation instructions were clear & exact. Hitch quality is excellent. Gave me a level bed as advertised. Would give you 5 stars for my entire transaction with this company. A very pleasant experience. Keep doing the same. Thank you!
The B&W Turnover Ball Gooseneck hitch is the best I've found. I've installed 2 of them, and I like them much more than previous types we've used. The ball is easy to flip over to leave a flat bed, and they always stay perfectly vertical when in use (unlike some other brands that pivot down -- wear causes them to stand at a slight tilt). They're good quality, not difficult to install, and provides all the capacity my 1-ton Ford requires.
Excellent support & fast shipping. Sales staff knew exactly what was needed to convert our air assist kit to work with the B&W turnover hitch Thanks for excellent products & support!
This hitch is all around the best in the business. Easy to install if you have any mechanical knowledge. I have a utility body on my truck so it was a littl more difficult to install. Great hitch & works great!!
I first was very proud to be buying something that was built in the United States! Second I was very pleased with the workmanship. Third I was impressed with the engineering, this hitch is made far heavier than any of the competition that I had looked at. This hitch was also very easy to follow the instructions plus there was a video to look at that helped out also.
It was easy to install and fit perfect. I like the turnover ball because there is no obstructions in the bed of my truck to haul things. This hitch excepts my B&W 5th wheel Companion hitch that only take 5 minutes to install.