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Old 08-21-2009, 08:02 AM
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Angry Happened Again!!!!

About 6 months ago I was pulling my 24ft. Gooseneck Stock Trailer, and made a turn, the corner of the trailers nose hit and shattered the rear window.

A couple a weeks ago my parents bought a 16 inch extended hitch for the trailer so that would not happen again. Well what happens this morning....pop...there went the rear glass again.

This pisses me off because on the description of the hitch, it say "a must for flat nose trailers and short bed trucks". Thats me!!!

Both the gooseneck hitch in my truck and the extended hitch for the trailer are made by the same company.

Man this makes me mad. And whats worst, i did not make a sharp turn either

So i am waiting on the call back from the glass place. Luckly its only about $100 dollars, but still. I lost the two Powerstroke.org stickers, truck dont have real spark plugs stick and college sticker.

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Very sorry! But I'm confused... Is it hitting the rear window or is the truck torquing and busting the window?
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Very sorry! But I'm confused... Is it hitting the rear window or is the truck torquing and busting the window?
the trailer hit the back window...wish i had that much torque
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mod the trailer for clearance or move your fifth wheel farther back. you shoulda checked all this before you started actually towin.
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mod the trailer for clearance or move your fifth wheel farther back. you shoulda checked all this before you started actually towin.
actually i did. as said in the 1st post...i bought a EXTENED hitch to prevent this
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Good god justin! I feel your pain as I used to haul a 4 horse with full living area up front and it would hit the toolbox and fuel tank I had in the back of my long bed. Anyway you might think about a headache rack as I had a friend do this and it prevented the damaged back cab and glass issue.
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Good god justin! I feel your pain as I used to haul a 4 horse with full living area up front and it would hit the toolbox and fuel tank I had in the back of my long bed. Anyway you might think about a headache rack as I had a friend do this and it prevented the damaged back cab and glass issue.
well i should not have to pull this trailer again...so i am not going to worry about it.
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BTW. I already got a new back windshield put in.

I just need to get it tinted AGAIN
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seems that the corner of the trailer hits the window when at an odd angle, such as going around a corner at a slight angle, yezz no? your best bet might be to move the hitch back a few more inches. itll mess your load distribution up a bit, but it might be your only option
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seems that the corner of the trailer hits the window when at an odd angle, such as going around a corner at a slight angle, yezz no? your best bet might be to move the hitch back a few more inches. itll mess your load distribution up a bit, but it might be your only option
I have moved it back. The hitch is a 16inch off set, the biggest they make for the goosenecks.
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