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Old 05-07-2012, 02:30 AM
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trailer conversion

ok so this is my second season and went from one walk behind to two zeros and a walk behind and from an 8 foot trailer to a 12 but need it to be bigger so i was going to convert my 7x12 single axle into a 7x16 tandem and considering making it a gooseneck what you guys think about making it into a goose?
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:30 AM
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As long as you will always have a truck to pull it (most people don't) it will give you lots of flexibility and maneuverability. The only negative will be re-sale value but I don't think that is an issue.

Use the top of the neck for a phone number holder.
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:47 AM
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I just did that exact same thing but not with a goose neck. Worked out great.
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:17 PM
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How much are the parts alone for the project? Around here I can get a basic 16' or 18' open trailer for $1300 bucks so to me its not worth the time and effort to build one. Sell your old trailer and get a new one, unless you have the time and want a project.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:08 AM
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16 foot gooseneck lawn trailer homemade from a 12 foot single, why?

Sell the old trailer and buy a new one, all we need is another junky homemade trailer on the road!
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:40 AM
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yep waste of time, money and stress.. just sell and buy one
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:41 AM
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on second thought buy a 20 ft goose
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:50 AM
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You definitely need a goose and a CDL tow rig with air brake endorsement
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:06 PM
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You definitely need a goose and a CDL tow rig with air brake endorsement
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Really? WTF is an air brake endorsement?

And why would he need a CDL with or without air?
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:24 PM
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You definitely need a goose and a CDL tow rig with air brake endorsement
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Ummm. No. Goose neck is not needed either. Evaluate what size you really need. Everybody says go big. Big means harder to tow and maneuver. Heavier eats expensive tires and more fuel.
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