I have a B&W flipover gooseneck and 5th wheel companion. Love, love, love it. I like it for ease of operation and the ability keep a flat bed when i need for plywood and whatnot..... swap over is easy and doesnt take long.
I used the B&W turnover arrangement in my '06 and now in the '11, am using the same head but the new base to correspond to the Ford pucks. The best part - it's now a 20K hitch (in a Dodge, 25K !!!!) using the same head unit. Why go anywhere else. Pull it out, the truck bed is flat, no rails, brackets or other claptrap
I'll follow suit with whats already been said. For an aftermarket install, go with the B&W. Had one in my old truck and loved it. I've got the factory Reese in my new truck, and while not a huge deal, having to stash the greasy ball somewhere in the truck sucks. I also don't like that the round shank spins in the receiver. Guess it's not an issue, but I think the square shank B&W is a better setup.
Install fairly easy . Take tire and heat shield off . Drop exhaust bolt on back loose n next one up . Measure 46 3/16 from edge of bed 25 in between wheel wells drill 3 1/ 2 in hole then install . About 3 hrs . Start to finish. Thats a draw tite goose.
did mine by myself, i removed the bed to mount to the frame, then measure and cut like mentioned above. Took me one afternoon to remove bed and the next morning to install, but i wasnt pushing it, i could have done it a lot quicker if needed. Not all that difficult of a project. Basically a bolt on addition....but requires a lil time...