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post #1 of 16 Old 01-01-2014, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Towing a gooseneck

Hi all,

First off im going to say I don't know much at all about gooseneck hitches.

We have a 6,500lb (if not a little more) truck that we will need to haul to the trails so we save wear and tare on the engine. About 17ft long.

Am I better off going with a gooseneck or bumper pull trailer?

If I do go with a gooseneck can you make the bed completely flat? I get that the ball turns upside down but not sure about the where you hook the safety chains. We have a slide in camper.

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If you go with a B&W hitch, the safety chain loops land in the the lower part of the channel in the bed.

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So they shouldn't hit the floor of the camper?
Also I have a shortbed. Any problems I should look out for? I always see a long bed towing them and never a shortbed.

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I love my gooseneck trailer! I can maneuver it so much better than my old bumper pull. not sure what you are going to do with you cab over but if the gooseneck is long enough you can put it on the trailer with your wheeler.
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No, they shouldn't hit the camper floor. I have a shortbed and tow a gooseneck horse trailer. I haven't ever had an issue that would require a long bed. You'll be glad you get a gn over a bumper pull.

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Mine is a short bed and no issues towing one.

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Alright thanks everyone. And we can't ever imagine taking the camper with us when hauling this truck. We need a 3ft hitch extension for our boat behind it.. Don't really want to put almost 10k on a 3ft extension.

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Which is the best hitch? I have heard a lot of good things about B&W. Also have a plastic bed liner, that won't be a problem will it?

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I think he meant if you bought a long enough gooseneck trailer that you could mount the camper to it and haul your truck also.

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Yeah I think he did too, just adding that part in there

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