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4" lift and towing?

I can't decide whether I want a leveling kit or a suspension 4" I have an 05 f-350 dually but is a 4" lift to high to where I can't tow a gooseneck? If you recommend a leveling kit can you throw me some brands y'all would recommend and same for the suspension lifts! Thank ya much
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4 inch works fine with a gooseneck

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What about the tire size not sure if I want 35's or 36's
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be careful

what if you want to run a 5th wheel?

I have a 4.5" on my truck with 35" rubber. Bed rails sit exactly 5' tall. Gooseneck is fine, but a 5th wheel is no go.

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You're fine. I have a 5.5" in the front and a 4" in the back (I also have airbags to level it out when loaded).

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I own/have owned a 40' Tandem Dual (not pictured), 25' TD, 28' TD, (2) 32' TD and a 33' TD. I can haul anything I can fit on any of those trailers and the loads are secure...the trailers don't sit too high at the neck.







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Yea I have airbags also love them things hahaha
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But I haul a 20klbs horse trailer not including the four horses usually along for the ride would I still be ok?
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Even if your horses weigh 1,200 each, you're going to be hauling less than 25k. It's a decent sized load but nothing unmanageable. Be smart and keep your speed down, whether you have a lift or not. Make sure your tires are in good shape, truck is well maintained. The weight is not what will limit you with your specific towing.


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Not to sound like the ole PITA here but just went through an Insurance audit......I spent over 12 hours with them asking questions and making sure they were documented so that nothing was left out.......one question in particular was, If the suspension of the vehicle towing was modified in height would you cover any damages to the trailer if it was involved in a wreck?
their reply was that they would not cover any damages to any trailer being towed if the suspension was altered from stock...baring that it was not inspected and approved by an approved inspector for the insurance company.
Just cover your assets if you are towing....

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