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Old 07-25-2014, 10:53 AM
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f250 gooseneck hitch same as f150

okay, so here is the deal. i need to hual my pulling tractor and trailer to the local pulls (no farther than 50 miles) as the truck i had been using is now needed for other things. the only problem is the only trailer wide enough to haul it with is a gooseneck, and i only have an f150. however, the trailer and tractor are not that heavy, the trailer is a double axle trailer with i think 5200 pound axles and is only 18 ft with a 4ft beavertail. the weight of the trailer is a shade over 1500 pounds. the tractor will be 4800 pounds at the heaviest with about 200 pounds of different weights that will be hauled with it, that puts me at a little over 6000 pounds total at the heaviest, and most of the time it will weigh less than that. i am wondering if a gooseneck hitch off an f250 of similar style will fit the f150 frame or if they are wider, i know the frames are thicker but that is it. before you all jump at me about it being a gooseneck, the load will only be a smidge over fords factory rated max trailer weight, and the truck will have a trans cooler and brake controller. so my question is will the f250 hitch work on the f150 or do i need to buy one specifically for an f150 (they are more expensive)? thanks
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i would not try to pull that setup with a F-150.
you will be way overweight.
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What Tom said

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There is not a snowballs chance in hell that trailer weighs even close to 1500.

Try 5000lbs
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Put bags under the 150 make sure the breaks on the Truck and trailer are in shape and give yourself plenty of time to get there, Folks around here (Idaho) use what they got
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Depends on the year, engine, trans and axles. I just stopped to look at a '77 F150 and when I looked in the bed, I was surprised to see a ball sticking up through the floor! As the gooseneck setup is easier on the truck overall compared to a conventional hitch, I wouldn't think 6k (if that is the actual weight) would be a big deal, again depending on what F150 you'll be using. I have had a much bigger load than that behind more than one F150.
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Depends on the year, engine, trans and axles. I just stopped to look at a '77 F150 and when I looked in the bed, I was surprised to see a ball sticking up through the floor! As the gooseneck setup is easier on the truck overall compared to a conventional hitch, I wouldn't think 6k (if that is the actual weight) would be a big deal, again depending on what F150 you'll be using. I have had a much bigger load than that behind more than one F150.
I guess you didn't read that this is the 87-96 forurm
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a F-150 will have a CGVWR of around 8200 lbs. this will give you a total trailer tow rating of around 3100 lbs.
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to answer the ? yes the hitch will fit would i do it NO and i agree that trailer is 3500-5000 lbs at least
my 16" hudson tag weighs 1900# and my 7'x20' goose weighs 3600
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kind of forgot about this thread so i never updated the situation. going to do a trade, and for my part of the deal i am getting a ford l7000 dump truck with a bad set of injectors, so my plan is to fab up some ramps that will slide back when i tip the bed back and hual my tractor and wood with it and get the best of both worlds
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I guess you didn't read that this is the 87-96 forurm
I did know what forum this was on, and for example, a '95 F150 was rated for a max 7500 pound trailer weight, per Ford's '95 towing guide, depending on engine, trans, axle, etc.
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