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gooseneck or bumper pull 2 car trailer

ok so i have an opportunity to tow 2 cars once a month from phx to LA
i drive a 2010 ccsb 2wd srw 6.4
what i am trying to decide is either buy a 2 car bumper pull trailer or a goose neck trailer.now i know it would be better if i had DRW but i dont so what i am trying to figure out is what is the best choice for my truck and for safety

i would like your guys thoughts on the matter and what you think is my best option

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goose neck all day long.
thats what i was thinking but the only thing i am kinda worried about is weight in AZ you can tow up to 26000 with out a cdl.
goosenecks are alot heavier then bumper pull trailers and with two cars i am a little worried about going over the maximum weight allowed

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If you pulled with both trailers, you would pick goose neck all day.

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With an F250, you'll be over your GVWR most likely, and probably GAWR of the rear. If it's for profit then you need CDL and DOT stuff.
You'll at least need an upgraded license.


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The goose neck will tow smoother for sure. It will also tract 1000 times better in the wind. There's a reason all of the big rigs running down the road run a 5th wheel set up.

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As everyone else has said a gooseneck or fifth wheel trailer will pull better then a bumper pull style will mainly because of the fact that that the load is over the top of the axel and not behind it. As for the trailer there are several different options out there from a low-boy style to the axel over style equipment trailers it really all matters on how much you want to spend. The other thing I would suggest is some proper tie downs for your cargo, I have hauled and pulled trailers all my life and it was not until these last several years I learned right from wrong. I prefer Mac's tie downs but that is just my opinion.

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thats what i was thinking but the only thing i am kinda worried about is weight in AZ you can tow up to 26000 with out a cdl.
goosenecks are alot heavier then bumper pull trailers and with two cars i am a little worried about going over the maximum weight allowed
You should be able to haul 2 cars on a GN and still easily stay under CDL,

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A gooseneck is obviously a better choice being as the ride will be smoother and the trailer will be able to take more/heavy loads. But that also means buying a 5th wheel/gooseneck hitch and having it installed as well as the trailer weighing more.

I only tow with a bumper pull trailer which is a tri-axle beaver tail trailer and the only heavy load I put on it is a mini excavator which weighed about almost 8,000lb's and never had a issue but then again I have a F350.

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