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1/2 ton with a gooseneck trailer? pros cons?

Discussion in 'Tow & Trailer' started by bad_bo_ti, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. bad_bo_ti

    bad_bo_ti 1/2 ton status

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    might be able to get a goose neck trailer for cheap but the only thing i have to tow it with is my 93 chevy 1/2 ton how good would this do pulling a loaded gooseneck, 350/4l60e 4x4 on 33s 3.42 gears.
     
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    beater74 1/2 ton status

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    a fella i work with runns a 87 K10 with a 700r. and tows a horse trailer all the time with it, he says it does just fine. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

    it'll work but not as good as a 3/4 or 1ton pickup. also be sure the railer has working brakes cause with a 1/2 ton it will need the help.

    also my fathers cousin will tow 20,000 pounds with his 454ss pickup /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif but he's also a little nuts /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
     
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    divorced 3/4 ton status

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    A gooseneck would do better than a bumper mount.
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    What kind of gross trailer weight are we talking about here?
     
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    WakeBoard&4X4er 1/2 ton status

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    what size is the trailer? 18 feet or 38 feet, that would make a difference.
     
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    Pookster 1/2 ton status

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    Just the trailer? not a problem. Goosenecks seem to be rather forgiving as compared to bumper mounts.

    You might want to add some overloads or airbags though.

    Oh yeah, do keep out of OD.
     
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    bad_bo_ti 1/2 ton status

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    20-25 foot length i think, i kind of figured i should have some kind of support back there other than the 1/2 ton springs. thanks for all your help.
     
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    joez 1/2 ton status

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    Might want to swap in an axle with a heavier load rating too, i cant see that SF 10 bolt lasting very long with a loaded 25' goose over it.
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    [ QUOTE ]
    20-25 foot length i think, i kind of figured i should have some kind of support back there other than the 1/2 ton springs. thanks for all your help.

    [/ QUOTE ] But what kind of weight are we talking about,again? /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
    It doesn't matter as much the deminsions of the trailer as it does the total weight. That is why your pickup as a max load rating in pounds, not trailer length. I wouldn't pull a trailer more than 4 tons gross with a 1/2 ton regardless if it's a gooseneck or not. I bet you will be close to maxed out with just the trailer if it's 25ft long. My 3 axle 20' flatbed gooseneck weighs 5,500lbs empty.
     

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