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#1 BTS ONLINE  

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Posted October 06, 2014 - 09:29 AM

I was going to get a 20' gooseneck trailer, it had a 16' wood deck with 4' steel dove tail. I knew the guy who had it because I bought 3 tractors from him, I said I wanted the trailer and I will have the money in a few days. Well a few days went past, I called and told him I had the money and he said I just sold it :(. So I got to looking around and I found this trailer, it had a 20' steel deck + 4' steel dove tail, I ended up paying $50 less then the other trailer and the guy delivered it 90 miles. :dancingbanana:

This trailer is going to work out a lot better, I was worried the other one was going to be to short.

Anyway, I don't have gooseneck on my pickup, but I do have a fifth wheel hitch that I am going to put on the pickup and then I'm going to make the trailer fifth wheel.

 

 

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Posted October 06, 2014 - 10:05 AM

Congrats, looks great! I think, I envy you... a little bit!


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Posted October 06, 2014 - 10:14 AM

big trailer!


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Posted October 06, 2014 - 11:01 AM

Looks very sound!


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Posted October 06, 2014 - 11:10 AM

Depending on your 5th wheel type, most you can place a gooseneck ball plate to the 5th wheel mounting plate.  Lots easier than changing the trailer system.


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Posted October 06, 2014 - 11:20 AM

Nice looking trailer.  Did you get to keep the pin for the gooseneck hitch?


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Posted October 06, 2014 - 11:27 AM

Wow, that's a nice rig. Just watch how you need to register your truck.
Up here, we have to do combo license and it gets a little expensive. That was the biggest reason Dad sold the gooseneck.
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Posted October 06, 2014 - 01:16 PM

That'll haul the mail for sure, congrats on the second find. Sometimes a loss is a gain later.


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Posted October 06, 2014 - 02:00 PM

Well, hope you have a BIG truck for all that and a load!  Have Dually or at least one ton?  It would break anything else. Not sure about fifth wheel and gooseneck connections at all, but would think easier to just keep trailer as it was built??? don't know really.


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Posted October 06, 2014 - 02:15 PM

Well, hope you have a BIG truck for all that and a load!  Have Dually or at least one ton?  It would break anything else. Not sure about fifth wheel and gooseneck connections at all, but would think easier to just keep trailer as it was built??? don't know really.


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Posted October 06, 2014 - 11:15 PM

Thanks all.

I have a '81 Chevy 1 ton dually, it has the inline 6 cylinder engine and it can pull anything. Just don't try to pull anything over 55mph :thumbs:

Around here everything is just considered "FARM" and we don't do much with tags and ect. Although I am going to look into getting the trailer tagged.

I need to install a 3rd ramp in the middle to haul narrow front tractors, but besides that it will be ready to roll.

I am wanting a fifth wheel hitch because they are a lot stouter and this winter I'm planing on cutting down the gooseneck hitch and lowering it as low as possible. I am then going to build a deck over the original gooseneck so I will basically look like a small semi trailer. This will be handy for "big light" loads, I obviously am not going to line it front to back with tractors :(.

 

Anyway, I'm glad I found this trailer, I think it's going to work out really good :wave:

 

I added a picture of the fifth wheel hitch, it's just setting there, I didn't mount it cockeyed :smilewink:

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Posted October 07, 2014 - 10:03 PM

Got some work done on the fifth wheel hitch on the pickup, I need to do a little more welding and I should be about done.

 

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Posted October 07, 2014 - 10:10 PM

My main reason for preferring gooseneck over 5th wheel is I flip my gooseneck ball down into the bracket so there's nothing sticking up if I need to haul things in my pickup bed.  I will say, that 5th wheel is an oldie but goodie....very well built.


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Posted October 07, 2014 - 10:13 PM

Well, hope you have a BIG truck for all that and a load!  Have Dually or at least one ton?  It would break anything else. Not sure about fifth wheel and gooseneck connections at all, but would think easier to just keep trailer as it was built??? don't know really.

 

GL, I have owned 6 F-250 Diesel SRW trucks in the last 20 or so years and pulled all kinds of 5th wheel and goose neck trailers with NO ISSUES at all. Maybe you loaded to much weight on the front of the trailer which ends up over loading the truck. I have somewhere around 3,000,000 miles pulling trailers and think I know something about it. Trailer weight distribution is very important.


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Posted October 07, 2014 - 10:17 PM

My main reason for preferring gooseneck over 5th wheel is I flip my gooseneck ball down into the bracket so there's nothing sticking up if I need to haul things in my pickup bed.  I will say, that 5th wheel is an oldie but goodie....very well built.

 

I use a hide-a-way ball also and have a 5th wheel with a goose-neck adapter that attaches to my goose-neck ball.


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