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Can I tow a gooseneck with 3" lift kit on a 2008

I have a 2008 F250 with 3" lift kit and 37" tires. Before I order the B&W 1108 gooseneck hitch, do you think I would have a problem towing a trailer with that setup?
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You should be ok man, I have seen guys pulling with 6in lifts. I think the longer the trailer the better off you are. With a longer trailer it will ride more level.
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I haven't had any problems yet towing but I only have 35's. I'm sure you will be fine to tow.
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I know you shouldn't go over a 4" lift with 35's so you should be ok with 3" and 37's. it also depends on the trailer. A lot of horse trailers have low sides on the neck which are fine hooking up but when you turn they wipe out the side of your bed so be careful about that. However most flatbed goosenecks have a lot of room under there. I would take measurements to be sure cause I know that's a very nice but pricey hitch.
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Boy, not mine. I have a 05 F350 all stock suspension and tire size. I cant adjust my trailer to sit level due to the neck hitting the bed rails on uneven ground.. It sits OK, but not perfect. I cant imagine having a lift.


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I have a 3.5 inch Icon lift with 35s and i can pull a trailer just fine (with airbags)


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It all depends on the height of the Gooseneck itself. Like the other guys said... Check the side rails for a good 8 inches or more of clearance. Some guys have lifted their trailers 2-3 inches or done spring over axle conversions on their trailers. Or you can go the other route and have your trailer built for the truck. And having an adjustable goose neck(neck) a stock height truck can still pull the trailer also. 6" with 37's. Truck sits high in the rear without load and level with load.




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Also, something you could try if you know the trailer you want. Put a piece of 1" plate steel or 3' PT 2x12(to spread the load) in the back of your rig and lower the trailer down on it to see (after sag) what kind of clearance you have or will need. It will atleast get you in the ball park.

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B&W also sells a ball that is 3 or 4 inches taller than the stock one which would help too.

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Thanks guys, I went ahead an ordered the hitch. Now I just need to find the trailer Thanks again guys, I feel better now.

Nice rides btw..
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