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09-12-2006, 10:16 PM
I'M looking to get a 8x16 enclosed trailer. Was wondering would a standard tongue be fine for me or would I need an extended tongue? Whats the difference? My concern was some tight turn around cicles..
09-12-2006, 10:19 PM
Man if i was going to buy a 16 or larger enclosed i would go with the 5th wheel haulmark makes one costly but it's a lifetime.
09-12-2006, 10:20 PM
The extended toungue is I think 60inches long, which is longer than the regular one. The longer tounge is better for turning, especially with a longer truck bed. Get the extended toungue!
09-12-2006, 10:23 PM
09-12-2006, 10:24 PM
Go with the extended. Backing up is soooooo much easier,its almost impossible to jackknife.
09-12-2006, 11:07 PM
i think if you get the extended you could pull with a dump or your pick up and the tailgate down
09-13-2006, 12:18 AM
Maybe you could ask the wife.... she should have an opinion.:laugh:
09-13-2006, 03:59 PM
Is that somthing to be concerned with a v-nose only?
09-15-2006, 05:13 PM
Extended Tounge, usually the jack is set back a bit so you can let the tailgate down while hitched.
09-15-2006, 05:22 PM
Oh sorry thought this thread was for me. My mistake.
09-15-2006, 08:49 PM
Makes it much easier to back up like stated above. I have one on my car trailer and it is so easy to back a 21' trailer up. I was worried when I got a crew cab truck, but it turns on a dime and it is over 42 long all together!:usflag:
09-15-2006, 11:18 PM
If given a choice I will never buy another trailer without an extended tongue. It is a must IMO.
09-17-2006, 02:23 AM
Live and learn, right? After you have a trailer or 2, it's easy to see what you need. I ordered mine with a 5ft extended tongue. I wanted it more for the stability plus I put mesh on the bottom for storage.
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