In 1991, B&W designed and patented a truly innovative solution to the gooseneck dilemma; how to get the ball out of the bed
when not towing a trailer. The solution was simple and ingenious. A 4" hole is cut in the bed to accomodate the ball and the
mounting system is beneath the bed, bolted to the frame. A spring-loaded handle is attached to a 5/8" steel locking pin that
goes through the ball. When you're using the hitch, the handle allows you to retract the pin and stow the ball, upside-down, in
the same receiver. The design was quickly accepted as a great improvement to the welded-in-ball and fold-down plates used
at the time.
All that, and you don't have to drill through the frame. Genius.
B&W has designed a Turnover Ball for every full-sized truck on the market so there is a model that fits your truck exactly. We
do this so that installing the hitch requires the least amount of modifications to the truck frame... modifications that could void
the manufacturer's warranty. From the cross members and center section , to the sideplates and socket top , each part of
our hitch is designed with you in mind. Even our safety chain brackets are installed specifically for your truck.
You can trust the Turnover Ball... it's time tested.
The Turnover Ball has been professionally tested and is rated to 30,000 lbs Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) and 7,500 lbs
Vertical Tongue Weight (VTW). But even more important to us is the fact that the Turnover Ball is time tested. 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; we're committed to quality! All components are made at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in
Kansas. Because we're so confident in the Turnover Ball, we offer a lifetime limited warranty
A gooseneck hitch is designed to handle the heavy tow load that accompanies a gooseneck trailer. Trailers of this sort typically come in the form of an RV or livestock trailer but can also include other large trailers such as flatbeds. Like a 5th wheel hitch, a gooseneck hitch mounts into the bed of a pickup truck using a special installation kit or set of brackets. In addition to their high towing capacity, gooseneck hitches are appreciated for their tighter turn radius capabilities and subtle presence in the truck bed.
Quality craftsmanship and intelligent design come together to form the CURT gooseneck hitch line. This line of products is spearheaded by our Double Lock EZr Under-Bed Gooseneck Hitch. The EZr offers optimum strength with a fortified center section, one-person installation and a flip-over trailer ball that keeps your truck bed free of obstructions. It also has a sturdy handle that can be positioned on either side of the truck and double-locking pins that help ensure secure towing. One other feature of the Double Lock EZr and similar gooseneck models is our exclusive Center Locator. Gone are the days of repeated measuring and misaligned holes; the CURT Center Locator simply pops into the trailer ball hole of the hitch and provides an exact marker for where to drill on the under-bed.