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gooseneck trailer help!

im looking at getting a goose neck trailer to tow tucks f250-f550. I buy them in bad shape and tow them back to fix and sell. to get a 550 on a trailer it has to be +7' wide. i would like a low deck not a deck over is this realistic. i have found some that are 6' 10" wide 20' long but that puts the dual wheels right on the trailer wheels. if i get a low deck what length if a deck over what length do you recommend.
i have used a 24' 6' 10" that a f250 will fit but very tight, no way a dually will fit as the front lugs are over 7' wide. the 24' is longer than i need but is is nice to have some room to balance the load, as a 550 with a long bed vs 250 short bed needs different spots to be loaded right for the tongue weight.
what size and what weight trailer deck over are low deck. i will be looking at used trailers so i'm open to many options.
i will also be putting a winch and battery on it so i will need room for it.

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You could get a low trailer with drive over fenders
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will drive over fenders hold up a 550? as with a 18'-24' trailer the wheels will have to rest on them the hole trip. and the front wheel lugs are too wide and low to pass most low trailer fenders i have seen.

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will drive over fenders hold up a 550? as with a 18'-24' trailer the wheels will have to rest on them the hole trip. and the front wheel lugs are too wide and low to pass most low trailer fenders i have seen.
Hmm I have seen some pretty beefy drive over fenders before but I'm not sure on how much they are rated for. Why not a deck over with dovetail?
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I would recommend a 24' deck over with a dove tail
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drive over fenders are just that. to drive over- not to park on and be cinched down on top of. a deck over with dove tail will be good- I use one. they are not too tall and top heavy when loaded as some think.....
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im not apposed to a deck over i just like the lower ones for easier loading as most of the time the trucks will not run.
what weight rating do you think 14k? i have cdl's so that is no problem if i need to go higher.

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I have a drive over fender 24' trailer with 7K axles (GVWR 14K) of the few I looked at this was the only one with really sturdy drive over fenders, I wouldn't be afraid to park a truck on them if need be. It had no trouble hauling my oliver 1850 (weight 10K) Its an off brand trailer so I don't know where else you can buy them. Check out this other thread. Tiger trailers?

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A heavy duty winch with a couple of deep cycle batteries is a must when doing what you will be doing.
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A deck over with a dove should be fine, especially since your adding a winch as is
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