Bumper Pull or Gooseneck?

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    04-27-2010, 11:49 AM
Bumper Pull or Gooseneck?

We have been searching high and low for a decent gooseneck trailer, but they are few and far between in our price range. We may have to "settle" for a bumper pull, so we'll see.

What do you pull?
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    04-27-2010, 11:57 AM
I pull a bumper pull horse trailer, which I thought was decent, but last year my parents bought a 34' gooseneck travel trailer and it's SO easy to pull! I really enjoy the gooseneck, but my BP gets the job done.
    04-27-2010, 11:58 AM
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Goose neck. Wouldn't do anything different. Bumper pulls can drift if you do something wrong at te wheel, and it's almost impossible to settle
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    04-27-2010, 12:02 PM
Oh also to note, it's dependent on what you haul with.. We haul with a new (chipped) Duramax, (my baby) and it hauls the massive camper like it's nothing.. it runs away with the bumper pull!
But I usually haul the BP with a '00 GMC diesel, 3/4 ton, and it hauls my trailer easy but it'd probably be a little harder with a gooseneck.
    04-27-2010, 12:06 PM
Goosenecks are nice, but we pull a 2H bumper pull w/dressing room with our suburban.

I agree with SBs that BPs can sway if you don't have a big enough truck. I see people pulling them with Explorers and Jeep Cherokees... just don't do that. Get something equivalent to a full size pickup.

Our suburban pulls our trailer like a champ ;) No problems with it at all. Our trailer is a 2007 Collin Arndt, extra tall, full size dressing room. Made of aluminum so it's light.
    04-27-2010, 12:07 PM
DH has an 06 Dodge Ram 2500 capable of hauling a gooseneck.
    04-27-2010, 12:40 PM
I have BP, because it's smaller, cheaper, and I didn't have to do anything with my truck. With that being said if I could afford I'd rather go with the GN. It's more stable, better to back up, etc.
    04-27-2010, 12:46 PM
I love how our gooseneck pulls over our BP!
    04-27-2010, 12:53 PM
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Goosenecks pull easier, back easier, turn easier, get into and out of tight spaces easier, have a place to sleep (in the GN). You can find plenty of used ones on Craigslist, although there really are trailer scams galore there, too.
    04-27-2010, 02:05 PM

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