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Gooseneck vs. Pintle

So what are the big advantages of a gooseneck? I'm looking to haul an offroad truck that weighs in at 10,000 pounds. I can get a deckover pintle trailer for $500 but a gooseneck will cost me $3000. I'm guessing I would only use it 6-8 times per year and be towing about 3 hours each way.
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wondering the same thing here myself.......


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the way it pulls and the way your truck will ride is just so much better with a gooseneck

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how much does that pintle weigh? im guessin like 4,000, so youd have 14,000 hanging of the back of ur truck

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yeah, think about it, would you rather all your weight sitting directly on your rear axle? or on the very end of the truck? think about backing, its a nightmare with a bumper pull anything. gooseneck is so much better for everything. except 5th wheel.
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Gooseneck loads the bed of the truck and actually the front axle as well. The pintle places the load 5 feet behind the axle and lifts the front of the truck. Ride all depends on what trailer you have. I hauled a 40' GN that flexed like crazy and it shook my truck around but have hauled a trailer with a torsion bar and best ride ever.
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I pull a 6510 ditcher and a pintle hitch 28 foot trailer alot for work. I hate every second of it. The combo is almost 22K total.. Oh how i love to apply the brakes with a heavy pintle hitch lol

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I have a forum called gooseneck trailer, if you find it everyone tells about the gooseneck. I had always used a 2 5/16 ball on the back with a 21 ft. deckover. I bought my gooseneck last friday. Its 29 ft. It is unbelievable the way it pulls. Truck doesnt squat too much, stops better, rides better, and 100 times easier too hook up. Turning is so much easier and so is backing. I don't think I could go back to a regular trailer especially for large stuff.


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