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Took about six hours to complete, nothing hard about it. Just have to take your time, a helper is a plus. I'll post a couple pics tonight.
 

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Here's the pics (finally). My wife was a huge help in manuevering the center plate up into position, a bit of a PITA. Everything bolts up great though, no problems just follow the directions.
 

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mjw... you may want to keep an eye on that exhaust flange that is shown in your last picture. It is extremely common that the flange rusts out and allows the tailpipe to flop around, and in some occasions, melt through part of the wiring harness!!!



My $20 fix shown below...

 

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Nice job on the hitch by the way!!!
 

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is this on a crew cab or king cab
I like to know that same as well. What is you cab to trailer clearance? What trailer are you going to be pulling with it?
 

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mjw... you may want to keep an eye on that exhaust flange that is shown in your last picture. My $20 fix shown below...
Yeah mine is not as far gone as the one you show, but it is in rough shape. Did you pick that pipe section up at auto parts place?
 

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Yeah mine is not as far gone as the one you show, but it is in rough shape. Did you pick that pipe section up at auto parts place?
Mine fell off, so I took the tailpipe to Midas, and they fixed me up with the adapter and the clamps.
 

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No idea on the clearances yet, we are shopping for trailers. Ideally we want a 2H slant with LQ.
Actually I should have said Cab to ball clearance
 

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Hey MJW,

I just bought that same B&W turnover from Tweetys (thanks for the link, saved me about $125!). One question. I'm thinking of doing some C10s and new shocks soon—If I have all the parts at the same time which do you think should come first (installation wise)? Or does it matter.

Just picked up a biiiiig aluminum gooseneck for the horse (1) last night. 5500lbs try, prolly about 7-7.5K with dude and stuff loaded in. So stoked, got a great deal on it.

Sawhhhhheeeet.
 

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Hey MJW,

I just bought that same B&W turnover from Tweetys (thanks for the link, saved me about $125!). One question. I'm thinking of doing some C10s and new shocks soon—If I have all the parts at the same time which do you think should come first (installation wise)? Or does it matter.

Just picked up a biiiiig aluminum gooseneck for the horse (1) last night. 5500lbs try, prolly about 7-7.5K with dude and stuff loaded in. So stoked, got a great deal on it.

Sawhhhhheeeet.
It won't matter what order you install what, the hitch goes between and above the frame rails.

Post pics of your new horse hauler when you can.
 

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It won't matter what order you install what, the hitch goes between and above the frame rails.

Post pics of your new horse hauler when you can.
Okay, cool. I just thought after the hitch install the pass side shock mount might be hard to access (or something).

Will def post pics after I clean up the trailer this weekend.
 

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Here ya' go MJW:





Truck is squatting just an inch past level in the rear. I'm going to do a test run next weekend loaded and see how she does. I think with our big guy in the back right over the wheels (taking up the last two spots) the truck might just even out.

That's a 16" gooseneck extender. Have about 31" of clearance for the cab—almost enough to make a full 90 degree turn (but just by a paper thin margin).

Still got to get used to this long sucker. Not ruling out airbags or RAS.

B&W took me about 6.5 hours to install. Pretty slick product, totally dig that it is 100% bolt on. I found the install pretty tedious and the directions lacking, but it's a smartly designed system.
 

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It won't matter what order you install what, the hitch goes between and above the frame rails.
I'll say this—I'm glad I put the shock on first. The passenger side shock mount is now obstructed by one of the hitch frame mounts. So if I ever need to replace that shock, that piece of the hitch has to come off.

Unless there is some crazy 6 axis bendy socked wrench I don't know about, and I'd need to be able to see with my hands like a raccoon.
 

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I'll say this—I'm glad I put the shock on first. The passenger side shock mount is now obstructed by one of the hitch frame mounts. So if I ever need to replace that shock, that piece of the hitch has to come off.

Unless there is some crazy 6 axis bendy socked wrench I don't know about, and I'd need to be able to see with my hands like a raccoon.
How did that work out for you. Do you have any problems pulling that trailer. Getting ready to do about the same thing, but a little worried about the weight.

Thanks
 

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How did that work out for you. Do you have any problems pulling that trailer. Getting ready to do about the same thing, but a little worried about the weight.

Thanks
Airbags are awesome. RAS OK but airbags way better.

Truck handled the weight like a champ. Was great for every second of it.

 
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