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rightsaidfred
Posted 5/29/2013 12:40 (#3125134)
Subject: Bumper pulling a gooseneck?


Mountain West

I'm heading to an auction to bid on a bumper pull stock trailer.  But, if there is a good deal on a gooseneck stock trailer instead, can I put the bigger ball in my bumper and pull it down the highway for 150 miles?

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farmerbroun
Posted 5/29/2013 13:00 (#3125162 - in reply to #3125134)
Subject: RE: Bumper pulling a gooseneck?



IF you could even get it hooked up, not a good idea. I prob can't even list all the reasons why not. 2 5/16 ball with shank that will fit a stinger for your bumper hitch ? ALL the weight of a gn is not designed to be on a bumper. Empty MIGHT work. Can the neck be extended in order to turn ? Or will you have 40 acres to turn every corner ? Not sure it would work, but I would not even think ot it.

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Prohay
Posted 5/29/2013 13:06 (#3125170 - in reply to #3125162)
Subject: Re: Bumper pulling a gooseneck?


No Mans Land , Cimarron co. OK.
Why would you even consider doing such a thing ? There is a reason why gooseneck trailers are mounted in the bed. If you do go from bumper get some pics for us.
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Ben
Posted 5/29/2013 13:35 (#3125206 - in reply to #3125134)
Subject: RE: Bumper pulling a gooseneck?


North Mo.

I doubt if the shank of the bigger ball will go in your hitch.  If it does I would think you need to extend the goose neck to as long as possible for fender clearence.  i assume you are talking a heavy well mounted hitch and the trailer is unloaded.  As with anything a bit of caution while traveling goes along ways.  Ben

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LNS8310
Posted 5/29/2013 13:53 (#3125230 - in reply to #3125134)
Subject: Re: Bumper pulling a gooseneck?


N.C. Iowa
Sounds about as safe as pulling the trailer with your tailgate.
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Wildwood
Posted 5/29/2013 14:13 (#3125253 - in reply to #3125134)
Subject: RE: Bumper pulling a gooseneck?


WCMN
Sound like a way to visit with DOT!!!
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rocky grounder
Posted 5/29/2013 14:21 (#3125264 - in reply to #3125253)
Subject: RE: Bumper pulling a gooseneck?


blairsville,pa
your too sexy to pull a trailer like that!
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bob1968
Posted 5/29/2013 14:24 (#3125273 - in reply to #3125134)
Subject: RE: Bumper pulling a gooseneck?


Local redneck did it regularly until he was stopped by out of state DOT. They let him go but threatened him with a huge fine if they ever caught him again. If it was me I'd still be trying to make bail. It can be done. Should it be done? Probably not. I'd think you would be ok so long as you didn't pick up a load of cattle on the way home.

Edited by bob1968 5/29/2013 14:27
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ahay68979
Posted 5/29/2013 15:08 (#3125316 - in reply to #3125273)
Subject: RE: Bumper pulling a gooseneck?


Saronville NE
I pulled a homemade GN fert trailer that is meant to be pulled behind a disk or fert bar, with about a 20ft long tonque home behind a pickup on the bumper it had a 3in ball for it and I had a homemade swather trailer at the time that took a 3 ball so I just slipped it in the receiver and pulled it home, but I was only like 20 miles from home and just took my time.
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JoshuaGA
Posted 5/29/2013 15:10 (#3125317 - in reply to #3125134)
Subject: RE: Bumper pulling a gooseneck?



Sumner GA, Located in southwest GA,
I'd do it, empty, once, just to get it home, assuming you can lower the neck enough to get home. Plead ignorance. Wouldn't do it on a regular basis, but you should get by once.
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mmaddox
Posted 5/29/2013 15:47 (#3125363 - in reply to #3125317)
Subject: Re: Bumper pulling a gooseneck?


While I would echo many of the other concerns, I a guessing you do not have a ball in the bed. If it is a one time deal to get it home, and the ball is raised to bed height, it would probably get you by.
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rightsaidfred
Posted 5/29/2013 16:00 (#3125378 - in reply to #3125134)
Subject: Re: Bumper pulling a gooseneck?


Mountain West
Thanks for the replies. It would be a one time deal.
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blueraid
Posted 5/29/2013 16:01 (#3125380 - in reply to #3125134)
Subject: Re: Bumper pulling a gooseneck?



Southern Middle Tennessee
Why not borrow a friends truck for the afternoon to pull it home. It isn't worth taking a chance pulling it home and someone getting injured or killed.
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EastKS
Posted 5/29/2013 16:05 (#3125384 - in reply to #3125134)
Subject: Re: Bumper pulling a gooseneck?


East Central Ks
I see trailer dealers all the time pulling two gooseneck trailer at the same time. They just extend the stem a little and hook on and go home. No reason if the trailer is empty that it will not work just fine.
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rightsaidfred
Posted 5/29/2013 17:40 (#3125494 - in reply to #3125380)
Subject: Re: Bumper pulling a gooseneck?


Mountain West

I could borrow a neighbor's pickup, but I don't anticipate buying the gooseneck trailer, unless the price is exceptional.   Plus, on the way home I might want to goof off and party a little.



Edited by rightsaidfred 5/29/2013 17:42
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JRthefarmer
Posted 5/29/2013 19:27 (#3125679 - in reply to #3125134)
Subject: Re: Bumper pulling a gooseneck?



SESD
Geez, I don't see the big concern all the others have. How do you pull a heavier bumper trailer with a 2-5/16 ball if it won't fit in the hitch? There isn't that much weight of an empty gooseneck stock trailer on the hitch compared to a loaded down bumper trailer with 7k axels. As long as you can get it up high enough so you don't hit the ground with the front of the trailer, I'd say no prob at all. The DOT may not like it though. Like another poster said, guys pull 2 GN trailers when hauling them to dealers and the back one either has a dolly or some rig made to attach to the trailer in front of it.
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larryshoat
Posted 5/29/2013 20:47 (#3125913 - in reply to #3125134)
Subject: Re: Bumper pulling a gooseneck?


Southwestern Ohio

I would just forget about the bumper hitch trailer altogether, put a gooseneck ball in my truck and buy a gooseneck trailer. That's just me.

Larry
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mac4440
Posted 5/29/2013 22:57 (#3126375 - in reply to #3125134)
Subject: RE: Bumper pulling a gooseneck?



I don't see a problem pulling it empty, as long as the neck will extend enough. 2 5/16 ball is no issue, lots of bumper hitch trailers use them
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Ben D, N CA
Posted 5/29/2013 23:16 (#3126414 - in reply to #3125134)
Subject: No problem.



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AaronB
Posted 5/29/2013 23:41 (#3126450 - in reply to #3125134)
Subject: Re: Bumper pulling a gooseneck?


Just have someone ride in the truck bed and hold it
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pwd
Posted 5/30/2013 08:44 (#3126932 - in reply to #3126414)
Subject: RE: No problem.



OK
Looks legit to me. Wonder what your liability is if you're in an accident, hooked up like that.
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rambo
Posted 5/30/2013 12:42 (#3127327 - in reply to #3126932)
Subject: Re: Bumper pulling a gooseneck?



Remsen, Iowa
The guy doing that probably does not give a crap about liability for his actions.
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farmerbroun
Posted 5/30/2013 12:52 (#3127342 - in reply to #3126414)
Subject: RE: No problem.



If there were duct tape, I'd say thats a Red Green rig.

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feelnrite
Posted 5/31/2013 10:05 (#3129142 - in reply to #3125134)
Subject: Re: Bumper pulling a gooseneck?


northwest tennessee
That would be a train wreck.
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big12cc
Posted 5/31/2013 10:15 (#3129163 - in reply to #3129142)
Subject: Re: Bumper pulling a gooseneck?


nw iowa
please post pics of the accident and or tickets if you do decide to pull it home on your bumper..decide to party on the way home? you sir, are a genius.All that is missing from this scenario is the phrase,"here, hold my beer and watch this".
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