Originally Posted by Delfina
The truck you decide to purchase can also be a deciding factor. I have a short bed truck and I have been told that it's just not a good idea to get a gooseneck trailer. Something to do with the relation of the axles to the back of the truck and the hitch needing to be over the rear axles, or was it in between the axles? I don't even pretend to understand.
So I am going with a bumper pull. My trainer gave me lessons on hers, within an hour or so, I was comfortable hitching it up, pulling it and backing it up and I have NEVER pulled a trailer or even backed a vehicle up other than out of a driveway.
As far as straight vs slant, I have been told that a horse can wreck their knees on the manger of a straight. Also told that if a horse slips in a slant they can slide under the divider. So I have no idea what I am going to buy yet, looking at both right now.
Not so on the truck factor. I have a F250 short bed ext cab.I pull a 3h sl w/ an 8ft LQ. The hitch is mounted over the axels, I added a SB1 extender hitch for the trailer and it sets the trailer back 9inches which make it great for sharp turning and I have had no issues with in any way. If buying a GN your best bet is to have a 3/4 ton truck with a good size gas motor or go diesel..