Lets talk about goosneck trailers.

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  1. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I'm looking to upgrade my trailer since I upgraded my truck. My new truck has a flip over gooseneck hitch so I figured I would upgrade to a goose. Id like to upgrade to more than I need just in case i want to take @Mr.Clean or @Deuling with me to cali/ koh. So what say you ck5? Is it worth it to buy big and not need it? My brother has a 25k 25+5 goose I could borrow, but he uses that for his business so Id rather not. Pictured below. That and my brother is horrible with maintenance. What do you guys like/hate about your trailers?


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    most I can say is measure 2x for length needed and still buy longer than you think you need . . .

    that was my mistake years ago with my 10k equipment trailer . it should have been 4ft longer to make a std cab long bed fit and fold ramps up 100% .

    my gooseneck I have now I need to refurbish is atleast a 20ft bed length .
     
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    obijuank5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I have a 26 foot lowboy and it needs to be 4 feet longer for two rigs. 2 feet longer for slide in camper.
    Deck over sucks.
     
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    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    14k enough for 2 k5's or should I go to 20k?
     
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    20k if you can. 32 ft minimum. Deck overs suck lol
     
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    Spend a weekend or 2 using your brothers Trailer, just to test and see what parts you like.
     
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    14k trailer long enough to haul 2 k5s is gonna be around 5k lbs. So your actual capacity is 9k. I can see 2 k5s easily pushing 10k if not more

    I'd go 20
     
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    He has a deckover.. So I'm going to hate it...lol
     
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    just pull it around and see if your truck likes it and you like it behind you . . . . even this will tell you a lot .

    dont forget to check local and state dot rules for truck / trailer combos . some states require cdl !
     
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    This is what I am drooling over. I would put a small pickup camper on the front.

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    look for moritz trailers . the 1 i use to have was a good quality built trailer . lots of them now a days seem to be chincy quality .
     
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    Yah but I know pj does their stuff right including the brake system, and wiring. My new truck with the integrated brake controller is very sensitive to the wiring. Found that one out with my current trailer.
     
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    If it was my only trailer I'd say no way to one that size. I think a 20' bumper pull is the right thing for most guys to have first. As a secondary, 20K and long enough for 2 rigs for sure. If you want a good way to borrow a reliable trailer, use your brothers and do the maintenance on it. He'll like that it works all the time and you'll like that it works all the time too. Jobs like re-wiring properly aren't trivial though, I remember spending every bit of a day doing one of ours. A lot of it's in solder and heatshrink but there's a ton of time in figuring out routing and welding in hold down points and such so you don't end up with dangling wires and roadblast taking stuff out.
     
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    I keep going back and forth on the subject. I keep thinking maybe stepping up to a14k and calling it done. But at the same time most my wheeling trips could be with 2 rigs. It's just hard to spend 4-5k on a 20ft trailer when I could have a 30 plus for another 1500-2000. My dad has a goose hitch, so does my brother, so anyone needing to borrow it would be good. I love how the gooses tows and putting the weight over the axle is a plus.
     

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