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Buying an enclosed trailer pro's/con's of a V nose

looking at buying a trailer for my move to alaska looking at either a 14' or 16' enclosed trailer. my question is is their any real benefit to a V nose trailer?

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looking at buying a trailer for my move to alaska looking at either a 14' or 16' enclosed trailer. my question is is their any real benefit to a V nose trailer?
Oh for sure!! My new v nose allows my truck to get 1-1.5mpg better mileage. I cuts the wind instead of acting like a wall... I wouldn't go back to a flat front trailer for nothing now.

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Sweet looking Trailer! Do you need any different trailer hook up eqipment when pulling a V nose as opposed to a flat head???

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Nope the hook up the same. They just pull better because the cut the wind. Better mileage and a little more cargo space. No disadvantages that I can think of.

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that is a sweet trailer, and god luck with your alaska move

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Nope the hook up the same. They just pull better because the cut the wind. Better mileage and a little more cargo space. No disadvantages that I can think of.
Thanks for the input, good luck and have a safe trip...

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Put a topper on your truck and it will pull better, plus you'll have more cargo space.

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If you plan on using a load distribution hitch be sure to check bar length and mounting location. I bought a set with out thinking about this and my mounting locations were behind the V section. I ended up returning them and just using a regular ball mount no biggie.

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The other pro is increased turning radius without fear of hitting the truck!! A con would less interior space in the front. I do like V nose trailers though! Coach

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