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OrangeToys
04-12-2009, 02:43 PM
Ok yes I do realize this is a dumb question but I don't know the answer. What is the advatage in having a Goose Neck/Fith Wheel trailer. I have a 2500HD 6.0, also can I pull one?

I hope to get some good explaintions, plus how do you hook one up?

I only use my frame hitch.

Duffster
04-12-2009, 07:27 PM
Ok yes I do realize this is a dumb question but I don't know the answer. What is the advatage in having a Goose Neck/Fith Wheel trailer. I have a 2500HD 6.0, also can I pull one?

I hope to get some good explaintions, plus how do you hook one up?

I only use my frame hitch.

Advantages are better load stabiity, better ride loaded and empty, better load distrabution on the truck(loads both the front and back axle instead of taking weight off the front axle and multiplying the weight on the rear axle) safer and better braking, higher over all payload, better for the truck I could go on...........

Yes you can pull one with the proper hitch installed

Hook it up by opening the endgate, back under it, the rest is just like a bumper hitch trailer

IdealLawnCare
04-12-2009, 09:50 PM
I could not have said it better myself.

Petr51488
04-12-2009, 11:22 PM
but dont forget... depending on your setup, you'll loose the ability to use your bed space when not pulling the trailer.

Junior M
04-12-2009, 11:27 PM
but dont forget... depending on your setup, you'll loose the ability to use your bed space when not pulling the trailer.
not true!

Get a B&W! :cool2:

Duffster
04-12-2009, 11:28 PM
but dont forget... depending on your setup, you'll loose the ability to use your bed space when not pulling the trailer.

Not with a goosneck and with a 5th wheel you still remove the majority of the hitch


PS a B & W is THE only way to go

OrangeToys
04-13-2009, 12:54 AM
can someone show me a pic of the hitch I would need?

Junior M
04-13-2009, 07:54 AM
http://www.turnoverball.com/

Click on the turnover ball button..

Petr51488
04-13-2009, 09:52 PM
Those are flush with the bed? Would a pallet go over it? or does it stick up a little bit?

Junior M
04-13-2009, 09:56 PM
Those are flush with the bed? Would a pallet go over it? or does it stick up a little bit?
I havent been able to look at one in a while, but if I remember correctly you can get a pallet over them and there is a little bit of plate above the bed, but not enough to really hurt or harm anything..

Duffster
04-13-2009, 10:06 PM
Those are flush with the bed? Would a pallet go over it? or does it stick up a little bit?

In a new bed the ball (when inverted) is perfectly flush with the ridges in the bottom of the bed


In a well used bed like mine it stick up maybe an 1/8"-3/16" but not enough to bother you putting a pallet in

Petr51488
04-13-2009, 11:36 PM
will it work with a plastic bed liner minus the 4'' hole for the ball?

Duffster
04-13-2009, 11:37 PM
will it work with a plastic bed liner minus the 4'' hole for the ball?

Yes

No problem

hackalot
04-14-2009, 08:19 AM
can someone show me a pic of the hitch I would need?

Here's two pics showing ball turned down, I use a bed mat on this truck, but have had the same hitch with spray on liners.
144375

144376

Jelinek61
04-14-2009, 07:54 PM
I have a B&W hitch alot like the one shown above. I have a rubber bed mat that i roll up under the toolbox when the ball is being used and when i flip the hitch and unroll the mat you can't even tell its there. flipping the ball is so easy too, just reach under the rear fender of the truck and pull a pin, flip the ball and push the pin back in, ready to go. I was also worried about the chains scratching my bed up so i took an old semi truck mud flap and cut three holes in it so it would fit over the ball and the two chains, haven't had any problems yet