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Dump Trailer - Gooseneck Vs Bumper Pull


Looking at moving up from my 6x10 dump trailer to a larger one. Preferably 14-16’. Can’t decide between a gooseneck or bumper pull and potentially adding drop down sides so it can be used to haul material as well.
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In terms of capacity and stability you're getting a lot more with a fifth-wheel. You're distributing the tongue weight directly over your trucks rear axle and in turn a percentage to the fronts. With a ball hitch its all on the rear wheels and lifts the front end which isn't ideal as you start hauling really heavy loads.

The downside to fifth-wheels is you have a giant heavy steel hitch taking up 75% of the usable space in the bed of your truck. If you don't use the bed much that's not an issue, if you do it can be a PITA to work around. They're not too terribly difficult to remove but they are pretty heavy if you're trying to do it solo.

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In terms of capacity and stability you're getting a lot more with a fifth-wheel. You're distributing the tongue weight directly over your trucks rear axle and in turn a percentage to the fronts. With a ball hitch its all on the rear wheels and lifts the front end which isn't ideal as you start hauling really heavy loads.

The downside to fifth-wheels is you have a giant heavy steel hitch taking up 75% of the usable space in the bed of your truck. If you don't use the bed much that's not an issue, if you do it can be a PITA to work around. They're not too terribly difficult to remove but they are pretty heavy if you're trying to do it solo.
Probably why he said gooseneck not 5th wheel.

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In terms of capacity and stability you're getting a lot more with a fifth-wheel. You're distributing the tongue weight directly over your trucks rear axle and in turn a percentage to the fronts. With a ball hitch its all on the rear wheels and lifts the front end which isn't ideal as you start hauling really heavy loads.

The downside to fifth-wheels is you have a giant heavy steel hitch taking up 75% of the usable space in the bed of your truck. If you don't use the bed much that's not an issue, if you do it can be a PITA to work around. They're not too terribly difficult to remove but they are pretty heavy if you're trying to do it solo.
Probably why he said gooseneck not 5th wheel.

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Well i feel dumb. Disregard the part about taking up the bed space when not towing and removale being a PITA. Everything else still applies.
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If I was getting a 16 goose dump it would have tandem duals. You will overload that thing with 7-8k axles every time you haul fill or stone. Demo probably not.
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In terms of capacity and stability you're getting a lot more with a fifth-wheel. You're distributing the tongue weight directly over your trucks rear axle and in turn a percentage to the fronts. With a ball hitch its all on the rear wheels and lifts the front end which isn't ideal as you start hauling really heavy loads.

The downside to fifth-wheels is you have a giant heavy steel hitch taking up 75% of the usable space in the bed of your truck. If you don't use the bed much that's not an issue, if you do it can be a PITA to work around. They're not too terribly difficult to remove but they are pretty heavy if you're trying to do it solo.
That's not true about a goose neck ball taking up all the space in the bed, my last one was just a ball that stuck up from the bed and when not in use it could be turned over and set down so the bed was empty you could not even tell I had a goose neck hitch.

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