Originally Posted by Darrin
With a 1/2 ton truck, make sure the trailer you buy has trailer brakes. Many of the older ones don't have any brakes or only on 1 axle. 1/2 ton trucks have smaller brakes so you ideally want a trailer with brakes on both axles.
If you have a 6ft bed on your pickup that introduces problem for a goose neck trailer. Ideally the hitch should be over your axle but with a 6ft bed the trailer will get into your cab or you have to buy a more expensive offset hitch. Just something to calculate into costs.
I'm going to buy a GMC Sierra crew cab and I think its a 5 ft bed but I could be mistaken, it might be a little longer. I know it isnt as long as the extended cab's bed. I saw one at money man pawn shop that I was going to check out but it might be a little longer than I want and its a bumper pull though a bumper pull is fine, just don't want too much of a long one. Also, I guess I would actually have to hook it up and take it for a stroll to tell if the brakes on the trailer work properly and what brakes it has?