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Old 05-18-2018, 12:01 PM
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Looking to buy my first bigger gooseneck trailer. Always just had regular bumper pull bobcat trailers. I have plenty of seat time pulling goosenecks so I'm not worried there... the question is how big do i want to go
Thinking either 20+5 or 25+5. Would be with mega ramps either way. Will also be tandem, dual 10k pound axles
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Old 05-18-2018, 01:33 PM
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We get by with a 20+5, but definitely would take a little extra room if we were starting over.

Some will say bigger is always better, but having had a few trailers from 20+ to 36+ (for hauling the trucks and off-road toys), I'm in the balance your needs for length and maneuverability camp.
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If you’re going to spend the money why not just go 12k HD axles?
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Old 05-18-2018, 03:51 PM
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I had a 28+5 and loved it. I sold it to buy a 30’ load trail with single wheel axles since the dual tandems were too much for what I haul.
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30-32 ft total is about the perfect length imo
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Old 05-19-2018, 01:49 PM
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What are you going to haul and why do you want duals?

Reason I ask, they don't really add much weight capacity for the cost. When I recently bought one, I got a tandem single with a gvwr of 16k, trailer weighs 5k.

The tandem dual had a gvwr of 22k, trailer weighed 8k. Not much difference in weight capacity for double the cost.

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I’m not sure what manufacturer you’re using, and I can only compare cornpro 14 to 25k because that’s what I have. But my 25k is 2000 pounds heavier then the 14, and I can legally put over 10k more on the 25k. Trailer weighs in at 6800.
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Old 05-21-2018, 11:00 AM
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What will be the primary purpose and are there any restrictions such as tow vehicle, tight driveways/entrances, etc.

My 36' Load Max can be difficult to get into some driveways... doesn't help that tractor bar axles hang out an extra 8" or so. But, as an all around trailer, 27+5 is hard to beat.
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30-32 ft total is about the perfect length imo
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Thanks guys. It's primary purpose will be a Bobcat track machine and a couple attachments. Or a mini excavator. Pulling with a 2014 srw f350
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