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Trailer for pickup
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mojo    Posted 08-30-2004 at 05:06:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Looking for a trailer for hauling a tractor (WD size) would you go bumper hitch or 5th wheel? The pickup has a 302. Any recommendations appreciated....

Texas    Posted 08-30-2004 at 05:12:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Personally I would go with a gooseneck hook-up (5th wheel). Loading is easier and pulls better.

A 302 will pull it if you can get it moving. Whats your rear end? A 410 with that 302 will do it...but gas mileage is gonna suck.

mojo    Posted 08-30-2004 at 05:16:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's low geared enough that the mileage isn't really gonna get much worse! I was leaning toward a 5th wheel with brakes but aren't most goosenecks beds over the rear wheels? Seems like more bumper mounts are lower.

Texas    Posted 08-30-2004 at 05:20:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Typically the gooseneck ball is installed about 6" in front of the rear end center. This distributes weight across the whole of the truck frame versus all on the bumper. You can get gooseneck floats which are just as low as bumper pull trailers.

thanks/nt    Posted 08-30-2004 at 05:22:02       [Reply]  [No Email]


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