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Turf Technologies
09-12-2006, 11:16 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, 11:19 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, 11:20 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, 11:23 PM

09-12-2006, 11:24 PM
Go with the extended. Backing up is soooooo much easier,its almost impossible to jackknife.

gammon landscaping
09-13-2006, 12:07 AM
i think if you get the extended you could pull with a dump or your pick up and the tailgate down

General Landscaping
09-13-2006, 01:18 AM
Maybe you could ask the wife.... she should have an opinion.:laugh:

Turf Technologies
09-13-2006, 04:59 PM
Is that somthing to be concerned with a v-nose only?

09-15-2006, 06:13 PM
Extended Tounge, usually the jack is set back a bit so you can let the tailgate down while hitched.

09-15-2006, 06:22 PM
Oh sorry thought this thread was for me. My mistake.

09-15-2006, 09:49 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:

09-16-2006, 12:18 AM
If given a choice I will never buy another trailer without an extended tongue. It is a must IMO.

09-17-2006, 03:23 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.