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Old 03-09-2014, 06:07 PM
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New to Goosenecking

I am so new I haven't even bought a truck yet. I have hauled many things on trailers in the past but they have always been bumper pull trailers. I plan on getting a 2 or a 3 car trailer, flat or wedge, depending on the price. What is the difference in towing with each type of trailer? And is there a site that gives good advise or has good videos of showing how to hook/unhook, load/load placement/unload, and even how to maneuver a gooseneck trailer?
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:14 AM
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Gooseneck is good, fifth wheel pulls better. How much are you going to be hauling?
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:50 AM
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A 2 or 3 car trailer.
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:05 AM
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How much as in how often, how far, and so on. You'll want a GN or 5th wheel over bumper pull for sure.
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:28 AM
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If you haven't bought a truck yet I'd definitely suggest looking for a 7.3 over a 6.0 if you're going to be towing frequently and/or for long distances. It's been explained to me by someone who knows much more about it than I that the larger 2 valve setup of the 7.3 hold up much better to the strains of the towing than does the smaller 4 valve setup of the 6.0. Just wish I would've known this before I bought my 6.0.

Also, I recently installed a B&W gooseneck in my 2006 F350 and other than some increased hassle from a slightly warped bed from years of use making it difficult to guide the angle iron mounts over the frame, it was fairly easy and straight forward. Would definitely make sure you have at least on other person giving you a hand though.
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In all honesty all diesels are great, especially for towing, with a GN or 5ver you want to make very wide turns, the 6.0 will be fine especially if studed and deleted, but not always necessary, just make sure you keep fresh oil fuel and filters in her, the 7.3 is a little more forgiving tho
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Since you haven't pulled with either one just remember the pivot point of the trailer is not the same as a bumper pull. Swing wide when making turns. As far as loading it really depends on your load.

As far as trucks, if money allows I would go 6.4 or 6.7. I have not owned a 6.7 yet but everybody that I have talked to that tows love them. I have had 7.3, 6.0, and a 6.4 now. The 6.4 is a beast. Towing with twin turbos is great. The 7.3 did good but was a dog. My 6.0s did good but need to be deleted before you tow much. Same for the 6.4. I know 7.3s are know for lasting but they are a dog when loaded down heavy and good luck finding one with out 300k. If you do fine one the want as much for it as a newer nicer truck.


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Mine was a dog since it had an exhaust leak but still hauled 20k no problem
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A 7.3 will pull it but they hate hills and don't get up to speed fast. You also got to remember I'm comparing this to a 6.4.


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I've never pulled anything in a 6.4 but a gold wing on a 10 foot utility trailer, boy was she heavy

But my dad's 6.4 has a 4" lift and 37's we only use obs 7.3's to haul with, and my 4.10 geared trucks have no issues pulling grades, it's just keeping egt's down on them mile + 8% grades
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