Dumb truck and Trailer ????

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by OrangeToys, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. OrangeToys

    OrangeToys LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW MO
    Posts: 1,021

    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.
     
  2. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,193

    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
     
  3. IdealLawnCare

    IdealLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    I could not have said it better myself.
     
  4. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,371

    but dont forget... depending on your setup, you'll loose the ability to use your bed space when not pulling the trailer.
     
  5. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,541

    not true!

    Get a B&W! :cool2:
     
  6. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,193

    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
     
  7. OrangeToys

    OrangeToys LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW MO
    Posts: 1,021

    can someone show me a pic of the hitch I would need?
     
  8. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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  9. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,371

    Those are flush with the bed? Would a pallet go over it? or does it stick up a little bit?
     
  10. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,541

    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..
     

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