Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Me, personally, I prefer a gooseneck. However, that is what I learned to drive. We just got our first bumper pull a few years ago and I am constantly jack-knifing the silly thing when I try to back it up. However, if you pull a gooseneck, you have to take your corners wider to keep from running the trailer tires over a curb, or a sign, or another car that happens to be beside you LOL. With a bumper pull, it follows in the path of your truck and you can make sharper turns without dragging your trailer over things. If you are going to be doing a lot of driving in a city or somewhere with a lot of dense traffic, you would probably be more comfortable with a bumper pull. With a gooseneck, you have to be much more cautious. On the other hand, if you have a bumper pull like I do, which is a stock type, you always have to make sure that the front is loaded heavier than the back. If you put more weight in the back, then it can pick up the rear end of your truck and cause you to have a wreck. I know a guy here in town that has totaled 2 rigs because he did that:roll:.
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