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Gooseneck Trailer?

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by Skierdad, Feb 22, 2021 at 9:49 AM.

  1. Feb 22, 2021 at 9:49 AM
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    I know guys are pulling boats and 5th wheel campers but is anyone pulling a gooseneck flatbed trailer?

    If so, how did the ball installation go? Did you have Toyota do it?

    I am thinking of getting a 20' flatbed gooseneck to put the toys on and then add a hitch on the back to pull the boat behind that. Legally I can do it since the gooseneck has brakes.

    Trying to figure out how to do motorcycles, golf cart, kayaks, and boat all on the same pull instead of using two vehicles.

    Not interested in a camper/toy hauler.
     
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    Is your truck a DC or a CM? I've heard 5th wheel with a CM puts you at risk of smashing your rear window when turning; not sure if that would also be a risk with a gooseneck.

    I've also heard that, due to the pin weight of gooseneck trailers, you'll be hard-pressed to stay within your payload rating. @ColoradoTJ switched to a one ton partially to tow his gooseneck trailer.
     
  4. Feb 22, 2021 at 1:03 PM
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    Today I was playing musical trailers. This is 51’ of combined truck and trailer. That is a 28’ LowBoy.

    From my napkin math estimates, you will be 10’ longer at 61’.

    Lotta ass behind you with a half ton....

    I looked up where your location is, and I am familiar with the unforgiving wind in your state.

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  6. Feb 23, 2021 at 6:02 AM
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    I have the crew max cab in this new truck. I found an 18' gooseneck trailer which wouldn't get me too long. My boat is another 20' though.

    Wind? what wind? ;)
     
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    what toys are you hauling? Could you put the boat on the trailer with the toys if you went with a little bit longer gooseneck?

    I think its do-able to stay within the legal specs of towing both. I don't think you are going to like it. I don't think you would like it with a 1 ton dually.
     
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