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Old 03-11-2019, 09:07 PM
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Itís been done - gooseneck on bumper pull

so I bought a 2019 f-450 with the prep kit and I have the ball kit .....but with a 28k weight limit on the 3Ē recover and adjustable height 3Ē hitches that can handle 32k lbs it makes me think the bed mounted gooseneck might become a thing of the past.

i googled it and found folks who are in fact pulling gooseneck trailers with their bumper hitches.


what do you folks think?


 
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:22 PM
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Goosenecks pull so much nicer than a bumper pull, I seriously doubt they'll go away in any significant numbers.
 
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:41 PM
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A goose neck may fit a ball on the bumper but I can't imagine anyone doing that for any reason. You'd need something like a medium duty dump truck to keep that heavy of a goose neck stable. It would defeat the purpose of a goose neck...excellent stability with heavy trailers.
 
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Old 03-12-2019, 07:19 AM
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Moving the weight from over the axle to the bumper is going to move more weight off the front axle, which (probably) will adversely affect handling. The extensions required to get the ball up higher or the pin down lower would surely weaken the overall design of the gooseneck as well, I would think.
By moving the gooseneck trailer to the bumper, you are giving up all the advantages of a 5er/gn and taking on all the disadvantages of a travel trailer. With the higher pin weights inherent in GN's, how would you incorporate a WDH on one attached at the bumper?
 
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I think it’s a terrible idea....
 
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+1 on the terrible idea. Just because you can do it, doesn't mean you should. It's going to lighten the front axle tremendously and since you have no WDH there's no way to transfer that weight back.
 
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so I bought a 2019 f-450 with the prep kit and I have the ball kit .....but with a 28k weight limit on the 3Ē recover and adjustable height 3Ē hitches that can handle 32k lbs it makes me think the bed mounted gooseneck might become a thing of the past.

i googled it and found folks who are in fact pulling gooseneck trailers with their bumper hitches.


what do you folks think?


3" is rated for 21k not 28k I believe for 2019.
 
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:32 AM
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3" is rated for 21k not 28k I believe for 2019.
That is correct. The bumper pull rating is 21K for the DRW depending on configuration. The Ford towing guide does specify different ratings for WDH and non-WDH as well as engine and axle ratio. so it isn't 21K for every DRW you find on the lot.

See page 24 for more info.
https://www.fleet.ford.com/resources...de_r6_Nov8.pdf
 
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Just because a person *CAN* do something does not mean they *SHOULD*!!!!!!


Happened at Loves truck stop @ Williston, ND during the peak of the oil boom!!!!!!!!
 
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Right. Let's add even MORE complexity to a subject that the average layman can't explain.

Can I get one of those for my Nissan Leaf so I can use it to tow my toy hauler?
 
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Right. Let's add even MORE complexity to a subject that the average layman can't explain.

Can I get one of those for my Nissan Leaf so I can use it to tow my toy hauler?
Sure you can
 
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Just because a person *CAN* do something does not mean they *SHOULD*!!!!!!


Happened at Loves truck stop @ Williston, ND during the peak of the oil boom!!!!!!!!
With that light rear end, I bet that was a scary as h#$l ride.
 
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Those converter dollies are kind of cool but they probably want big bucks for one. It also looks like you have to use the their specific receiver hitch with it
 
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Max weight on the back hitch is 2100#. That's a pretty small gooseneck trailer.
 

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