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Old 08-01-2020, 04:43 PM   #1
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Gooseneck Enclosed


Sold my 7x16 10K cargo trailer with barn doors last week after the welds started breaking in the box causing the doors to open going down the road. Looking to switch to a gooseneck after having a ball hitch fail on my back in January. I found a custom trailer locally with a 12k rating and 8x12 floor and 8x8 attic space with a ramp. Anybody gone from double doors to ramp and regretted it or 16’ to 12’ and regretted it? Can’t seem to find any other goosenecks in my area.
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Old 08-01-2020, 06:19 PM   #2
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Re: Gooseneck Enclosed


you are likely to regret going to the 12' after having the 16'...


also sounds like you maybe had a fairly light duty trailer to come apart like that...

drive a lot on rough/unpaved roads?

maybe 15 pounds of chit in a 5 pound bag was a culprit also...

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It was a well used trailer. I easily put 200k miles on it on rough roads. It was time for a new one. Overall length is 21’ at 3’ off the floor but 11’10” floor space has me worried.
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I've never regretted the ramp door on my 3 different cargo trailers, but I would really hate to sacrifice the bedspace for the sake of a gooseneck.
I did have a receiver hitch break on me one time, I just made sure to put a better one on. I've got a couple hundred thousand miles on the 3 trailers over the years.

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Is the trailer attached everyday or do you drop and pick it up a lot. Goosenecks are great but a lot more effort to hookup and unhook
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At 11.6 on the bottom, you will be hating it when you pick up any standard materials. Lots of things are 12 feet long.

And then you can't run a rack for the long things. Probably a reason why most tool trailers are ball hitches.

Get a quality ball and stinger and a good hitch and it should last a long time. Or replace the ball and stinger every once in a while, or have your trailer built with a 2 5/8 ball.

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Trailer had a 2 5/16 hitch on it. The coupling lever is what snapped and fell off on the road. I’ve put a few hundred thousand on trailers all BP and never had an issue. With the more traveling we are doing for jobs and higher weights I had to move to a gooseneck for my deck over. Wouldn’t mind it for the enclosed as that is what is on my trailer most of the time.
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The other trailer I’m looking at is a 8.5x18 16k lbs enclosed trailer with double rear cargo doors. That seems like the more logical solution and I like the 17.5 tires that come on the 8k axles as they last longer on the road. Is that too much trailer?
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Trailer had a 2 5/16 hitch on it. The coupling lever is what snapped and fell off on the road. Iíve put a few hundred thousand on trailers all BP and never had an issue. With the more traveling we are doing for jobs and higher weights I had to move to a gooseneck for my deck over. Wouldnít mind it for the enclosed as that is what is on my trailer most of the time.

How much travelling are you doing. I could see if itís a lot of long highway drives the gooseneck would be a benefit for towing quality and stability
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The other trailer Iím looking at is a 8.5x18 16k lbs enclosed trailer with double rear cargo doors. That seems like the more logical solution and I like the 17.5 tires that come on the 8k axles as they last longer on the road. Is that too much trailer?
Something to keep in mind, with a 16k trailer you may need a cdl to legally pull it.

My flatbed trailer is a 16k, but I had the factory plate it for 14500 to get around that.

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CDL isn’t a concern. I already have one and DOT numbers because of trailer size and crossing state lines.
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Trailer had a 2 5/16 hitch on it. The coupling lever is what snapped and fell off on the road. I’ve put a few hundred thousand on trailers all BP and never had an issue. With the more traveling we are doing for jobs and higher weights I had to move to a gooseneck for my deck over. Wouldn’t mind it for the enclosed as that is what is on my trailer most of the time.

How much travelling are you doing. I could see if it’s a lot of long highway drives the gooseneck would be a benefit for towing quality and stability
We regularly work 2+ hours away all interstate. Gooseneck is a game changer for us.
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Did I read this wrong?
A 12' gooseneck
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Did I read this wrong?
A 12' gooseneck
20’ overall 12’ floor. The lady is older and had it built to haul antique tractors in memory of her late husband. It was his favorite thing to do
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20í overall 12í floor. The lady is older and had it built to haul antique tractors in memory of her late husband. It was his favorite thing to do

I could see that being a good size. You could put a lot of things that stay in the trailer up in the attic and open up a lot of space. Compressor and ladders could be in there and you could leave room to run longer materials on a shelf the same height as the attic
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That was my thought, but got nervous about the 11’10” floor and not being able to load 12’ sheet goods or not having a full floor for 16’ lumber and material

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