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wild woody

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PostSubject: 34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help !   34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help ! EmptySun Dec 04, 2011 3:34 pm

How guys i was wandering what be better to get. i am up grading from my 24 ft enclosed trailer to a 34 bumper pull or a 38 ft goose neck because i want a seperate garage in the rear. would a 34 bumper pull be to heavy to pull ? the problem i have is i have a short bed truck so it makes it hard to pull the goose neck with out a off set hitch and then its still very close to hitting the rear window. heres the bumper pull 34 and the 39 goose neck which would yall rather pull ?
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PostSubject: Re: 34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help !   34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help ! EmptySun Dec 04, 2011 4:09 pm

no question the goose neck any day and twice on sunday.
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PostSubject: Re: 34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help !   34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help ! EmptySun Dec 04, 2011 4:16 pm

Thats what i want too but its going to be a little more involved cause of my short bed truck. dont know how good the off set hitch works and even then its only sets it back like 5 inches so its going to be close on hitting my back window plus if i do the goose neck 38 thats a 20 foot garage with 8 foot sleeper so i only have have 10 feet of living where if i go with the 34 bumper pull i have 20 garage and 14 living so i dont what fits me better. you think pulling a 34 bumber pull would suck ? i pull a 24 now
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PostSubject: Re: 34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help !   34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help ! EmptySun Dec 04, 2011 4:21 pm

goose necks and fifth wheels pull 10 times better than bumper pulls. i have a 33 ft fifth wheel and a short bed truck and i have a slider hitch but have not used the slide feature in about 4 years.
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PostSubject: Re: 34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help !   34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help ! EmptySun Dec 04, 2011 4:28 pm

thanks for the info i will look into the off set hitch. i willl have more room for living if i do the 34 bumper but willl look at it more
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PostSubject: Re: 34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help !   34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help ! EmptySun Dec 04, 2011 7:31 pm

There is a thread here somewhere where someone installed a fifth wheel.
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PostSubject: Re: 34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help !   34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help ! EmptySun Dec 04, 2011 7:55 pm

Another thing I would consider in the purchase is the number of axles. That tri axle bumper pull is going to eat up the rear tires quick and often.
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PostSubject: Re: 34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help !   34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help ! EmptySun Dec 04, 2011 8:32 pm

I heard that on the third axle. i had a 38 ft scarab power boat and didnt have to many problems. i wander why maybe the boat sit on it diffrent. i know you couldnot cut it as sharp backing it up because you could rip the tire off the wheel. i just know it would be easier to find a another truck if i neeed one for mine broke down to pull the bumper pull vs finding a truck some where with a goose neck
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PostSubject: Re: 34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help !   34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help ! EmptySun Dec 04, 2011 10:06 pm

The goose neck will pull better like everyone said. You have a good point about if your truck brakes down. Goose necks are pretty common around here with all the horse trailers. But I myself only have like one buddy with ball in his bed.. I know about 10 with trucks that could pull my bumper pull in a pinch lol. Going with that long of a trailer though I'd probably get the goose neck anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: 34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help !   34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help ! EmptySun Dec 04, 2011 10:52 pm

Well i just thought about it and to get the 20 ft garage and 14 living i have to go with a 42 goose neck because it has the 8 foot sleeper over hang and my HD 2500 gas 6.0 motor isnt going to pull that big of a trailer. So i guess i might have to go with the 34 bumper pull and fill my air bags full and flooor the gad pedal. my 24 wasnt to bad since i have air bags. what the heck its only 19 eet more right ? and about 2000 more lbs camt trade truck in for a new one this trucks just a year old and way up side down it.
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PostSubject: Re: 34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help !   34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help ! EmptyMon Dec 05, 2011 12:00 am

i would go GN but thats me. the shortbed will not hurt you at all. you just cant turn as sharp like you can with a long bed.

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PostSubject: Re: 34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help !   34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help ! EmptyMon Dec 05, 2011 7:16 pm

42ft gooseneck is a big trailer... The length isn't really all that big of a deal whats the weight going to be? One thing with a goose neck or fifth wheel since the weight is over the axles the truck can handle more weight. I know with my truck bumper pull is only rated at 13k but its rated for over 17k for a fifth wheel. I'm a little surprised you need air bags for just a 24 footer with a 3/4 ton truck though. If you have the smaller rear end that will limit the weight rating quite a bit.
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PostSubject: Re: 34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help !   34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help ! EmptyMon Dec 05, 2011 7:58 pm

yea i have the 373 rear end
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PostSubject: Re: 34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help !   34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help ! EmptyMon Dec 05, 2011 9:07 pm

I have a short bed 2500 Silverado crew cab 4x4 and pull a Wildwood 35 foot 5th wheel. I put a goose neck adaptor on the trailer and use a B&W flip over ball in the bed of my truck. I will never have a 5th wheel hitch in my bed again. My Wildwood has a 10 foot seperate garage. Stealth bought one like it.
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PostSubject: Re: 34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help !   34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help ! EmptyMon Dec 05, 2011 9:17 pm

how much does it weigh and is your 2500 gas or diesal ?
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PostSubject: Re: 34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help !   34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help ! EmptyFri Dec 09, 2011 12:00 pm

am in the same boat. Getting rid of my 20ft enclosed and was looking at 32 gooseneck trailers but it wasnt much more room.we are now looking at 28 ft bumper pulls
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PostSubject: Re: 34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help !   34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help ! EmptyFri Dec 09, 2011 8:25 pm

yea over all with a 20 ft garage i will have more living if i go with the 34 box bumoer pull. I have to get a 42 goose neck minus 8 over hang sleeper area to get the 14 living area with a 20 garage on it. i think i might try the 34 bumper pull. Hell i used to pull a 38 ft scarab power boat and it weighed 14.000 lbs but i did have a dooley, are you going to put a wall in the middle for a garage ?
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PostSubject: Re: 34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help !   34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help ! EmptyFri Dec 09, 2011 9:07 pm

Im not going to put a wall. I am thinking of getting the pop out tents though . one on each side . I have to put my S , my wifes 4 and my kids 170 in there so a wall would not work lol
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PostSubject: Re: 34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help !   34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help ! EmptyFri Dec 09, 2011 9:37 pm

wow tghats alot of room you need. i want ta garage sio we can put them up while we sleep.some have had thiers stolen at the dunes this year. plus if iam going down the road and want to pull over like in a walmart and go to sleep we can
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Yes ! I need a lot of room lol
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PostSubject: Re: 34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help !   34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help ! EmptySun Dec 11, 2011 9:42 pm

wild woody wrote:
how much does it weigh and is your 2500 gas or diesal ?

My Wildwood has a posted dry weight of 7,500 lbs. Stealths is a 2012 and I think his was rated higher. I put the gooseneck adaptor on the trailer, and the B&W flip over ball in the truck. My Silverado 2500 HD is a 6.0 gas.
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PostSubject: Re: 34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help !   34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help ! EmptySun Dec 11, 2011 10:16 pm

It doesnt come close to hitting the back of the cab window if you have to cut it sharp backing up ?
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PostSubject: Re: 34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help !   34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help ! EmptySun Dec 11, 2011 10:59 pm

Mine weighs in at 8600 empty with a king pin weight of 2140lb the 6.0 gas done a good job with it

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2140 you mean 1240 ? thanks for the help i would love to see how that off set hitch works on a short bed
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PostSubject: Re: 34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help !   34 Bumper pull or 38 goose neck help ! EmptyMon Dec 12, 2011 5:34 am

wild woody wrote:
2140 you mean 1240 ? thanks for the help i would love to see how that off set hitch works on a short bed

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Length 34'6"
Height 12'2"
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Hitch Weight 2,040 lbs
Dry Weight 9,610 lbs
Gross Weight 14,040 lbs
Cargo Weight 3,626 lbs
Fresh Water Capacity 70 gals
Grey Water Capacity 64 gals
Black Water Capacity 32 gals
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