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I’m looking at adding a gooseneck ball to my 2020 3.0 and I see on b&w’s website they say the turnover ball will only work on gas engine f150’s. Does anyone know why this is? I have a 2017 3.5 eco and can not see any difference between the two trucks where the hitch would mount.
 

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That is strange. I looked up the same ball (I think) on SD Truck's site and the only limitations there are the Raptor and Limited. Not sure why on either of those. Here is their description: B&W Turnover Ball Gooseneck Hitch

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I am aware it is crowded under the bed of the diesel with all the EPA mandated exhaust devices and plumbing. It will be interesting to see what you find out. By the way, SD trucks is easy to call with the question but I bet the technician on their end wouldn't have a clue.
 

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I wish I knew how to post pics because in brackets on the description it says gas engine only. My truck is deleted so if the emissions equipment is the issue I should be fine.
 

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I would think a deleted truck would have plenty of room, just a wild guess on my part. I wonder if they might have been referring to trucks equipped for CNG operation as those tanks sit in the bed itself, as shown by this layout for drilling bolt holes to mount the tank.

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That is strange. I looked up the same ball (I think) on SD Truck's site and the only limitations there are the Raptor and Limited. Not sure why on either of those. Here is their description: B&W Turnover Ball Gooseneck Hitch

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  • Years:2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Model: Ford F-150 (Excludes Raptor and 2019 Limited)
I am aware it is crowded under the bed of the diesel with all the EPA mandated exhaust devices and plumbing. It will be interesting to see what you find out. By the way, SD trucks is easy to call with the question but I bet the technician on their end wouldn't have a clue.
Most likely because both the Raptor and Limited trucks only come with the shorter 5'6" bed and both also have factory dual exhaust with the crossover pipe which goes up and over the axle to the driver's side.
 
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