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Title: bumper to gooseneck
Post by: dsrace on November 21, 2021, 11:17:14 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch4P0jGqNtY
Title: Re: bumper to gooseneck
Post by: fabr on November 21, 2021, 11:31:08 AM
WTH?!?!?!?!!? You already thinking you should have gone gooseneck/fifth wheel?













C'mon,admit it!  ;) ;) :) :) :) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl
Title: Re: bumper to gooseneck
Post by: fabr on November 21, 2021, 11:32:43 AM
Oh ya,did I mention 2 years ??????  ;) ;)
Title: Re: bumper to gooseneck
Post by: fabr on November 21, 2021, 11:38:37 AM
Get this,just yesterday on FB market I saw a 53'total length bumper pull flat bed trailer for sale.  ????????53 ' BUMPER PULL!!!!!!! WTH???
Title: Re: bumper to gooseneck
Post by: fabr on November 21, 2021, 11:51:41 AM
  3: 3: $3200
Title: Re: bumper to gooseneck
Post by: dsrace on November 22, 2021, 11:48:47 AM
WTH?!?!?!?!!? You already thinking you should have gone gooseneck/fifth wheel?

FW/GN would've been another $3k plus  another 2k lbs. def would've handled better then the bumper!  even though i was tongue light, i know once balanced that side winds will grab that no matter what.

so yes i do. personally i do not mind the look of the GN vs the FW front. i did discuss it while ordering and it would've been a modified version of the FW frame , same price and weight according to them.











Title: Re: bumper to gooseneck
Post by: dsrace on November 22, 2021, 11:52:23 AM
Get this,just yesterday on FB market I saw a 53'total length bumper pull flat bed trailer for sale.  ????????53 ' BUMPER PULL!!!!!!! WTH???

F that! there are some scary trailers out there.  i hope the owner and futur buyers never exceed 60 mph with 53'er lol

sat/sun, i looked at 6 manufacturers for a 24' flat bed.......1 offered a heavy duty car trailer at 24' long but all the others were 20' to 22'. only one company that offered full width deck ( deck over) and up to 22' only. this was all bumper pull of course.
Title: Re: bumper to gooseneck
Post by: dsrace on November 22, 2021, 11:55:37 AM
  3: 3: $3200

yep, price could be a tad better imo. the hensley or pro pride wdh with no sway hitches are $3k now also.
Title: Re: bumper to gooseneck
Post by: dsrace on November 22, 2021, 11:56:42 AM
Oh ya,did I mention 2 years ??????  ;) ;)

why do you think i'm looking at GN attachments  :m rofl :nw it'll lst 3 rofl
Title: Re: bumper to gooseneck
Post by: fabr on November 22, 2021, 12:49:05 PM
Oh ya,did I mention 2 years ??????  ;) ;)

why do you think i'm looking at GN attachments  :m rofl :nw it'll lst 3 rofl
:m ;D ;D
Title: Re: bumper to gooseneck
Post by: budlight69 on November 22, 2021, 01:41:48 PM
  3: 3: $3200

yep, price could be a tad better imo. the hensley or pro pride wdh with no sway hitches are $3k now also.

My buddy pulls a 34' bumper trailer with the Hensley hitch, he really likes it.  He has a 3/4 ton Dodge
Title: Re: bumper to gooseneck
Post by: fabr on November 22, 2021, 05:36:46 PM
Hensley and anything like them------no,no and NO!!!~!
Title: Re: bumper to gooseneck
Post by: dsrace on November 22, 2021, 08:09:52 PM
Hensley and anything like them------no,no and NO!!!~!

i have been looking at them so please explain?

i am truly interested in why.

i need to balance it better as that 1st trip in the wind was horrible! it was nose light, i confirmed that on the way down but nothing beats a GN or FW imo
Title: Re: bumper to gooseneck
Post by: dsrace on November 22, 2021, 08:13:48 PM
  3: 3: $3200

yep, price could be a tad better imo. the hensley or pro pride wdh with no sway hitches are $3k now also.

My buddy pulls a 34' bumper trailer with the Hensley hitch, he really likes it.  He has a 3/4 ton Dodge

they look like they would work well. never used on though
Title: Re: bumper to gooseneck
Post by: fabr on November 22, 2021, 08:29:08 PM
They are like a cheap band-aid. They fail to perform when you need them to the most.  I did my time with them and they were,IMO,better than nothing but fall far,far short of a GN/FW.
Title: Re: bumper to gooseneck
Post by: dsrace on November 23, 2021, 11:19:16 AM
They are like a cheap band-aid. They fail to perform when you need them to the most.  I did my time with them and they were,IMO,better than nothing but fall far,far short of a GN/FW.

i like the designjconcept but have always wondered how responsive they were in side winds. no matter the balance of a trailer, side winds can cause sway.  of course this is where the GN/FW shine and why i found this GN conversion.  i remember seeing something simalar 12 years ago but cannot remember the name. price is def a very proud price lol but same price as the hensley and pro pride hitch's. the GN version of my trailer was $3k more and an additional 2k lbs. if i went that rt i would save the weight lol it would also be removable and useable on other trailers.
Title: Re: bumper to gooseneck
Post by: fabr on November 23, 2021, 12:14:53 PM
They are like a cheap band-aid. They fail to perform when you need them to the most.  I did my time with them and they were,IMO,better than nothing but fall far,far short of a GN/FW.

i like the designjconcept but have always wondered how responsive they were in side winds. no matter the balance of a trailer, side winds can cause sway.  of course this is where the GN/FW shine and why i found this GN conversion.  i remember seeing something simalar 12 years ago but cannot remember the name. price is def a very proud price lol but same price as the hensley and pro pride hitch's. the GN version of my trailer was $3k more and an additional 2k lbs. if i went that rt i would save the weight lol it would also be removable and useable on other trailers.
And it would make your trailer more able to sell readily. You know ,in 2 years................ ;D ;D
Title: Re: bumper to gooseneck
Post by: fabr on November 23, 2021, 12:19:00 PM
The question is why not fab your own and save a bunch of $$$$. I know you can do it and likely better judging from some of the weld quality I think I saw in the vids.
Title: Re: bumper to gooseneck
Post by: dsrace on November 23, 2021, 02:49:16 PM
They are like a cheap band-aid. They fail to perform when you need them to the most.  I did my time with them and they were,IMO,better than nothing but fall far,far short of a GN/FW.

i like the designjconcept but have always wondered how responsive they were in side winds. no matter the balance of a trailer, side winds can cause sway.  of course this is where the GN/FW shine and why i found this GN conversion.  i remember seeing something simalar 12 years ago but cannot remember the name. price is def a very proud price lol but same price as the hensley and pro pride hitch's. the GN version of my trailer was $3k more and an additional 2k lbs. if i went that rt i would save the weight lol it would also be removable and useable on other trailers.
And it would make your trailer more able to sell readily. You know ,in 2 years................ ;D ;D

somehow i knew that was coming  :m  this is why this one HAS to make 3 years  rofl
Title: Re: bumper to gooseneck
Post by: dsrace on November 24, 2021, 09:42:32 AM
The question is why not fab your own and save a bunch of $$$$. I know you can do it and likely better judging from some of the weld quality I think I saw in the vids.

i could do it for sure. the reason i am looking at that companies is for liability reasons.  i do not for see an issue but one just never knows and hard saying which way that would swing.  if i were to do it i think i would permently weld it on and cut the a frame for the extra strength. i like the removable idea for resale. there are several bumper hitch floor plans that dont exist in a fiver that i pre fer also.
Title: Re: bumper to gooseneck
Post by: fabr on November 24, 2021, 10:07:56 AM
The question is why not fab your own and save a bunch of $$$$. I know you can do it and likely better judging from some of the weld quality I think I saw in the vids.

i could do it for sure. the reason i am looking at that companies is for liability reasons.  i do not for see an issue but one just never knows and hard saying which way that would swing.  if i were to do it i think i would permently weld it on and cut the a frame for the extra strength. i like the removable idea for resale. there are several bumper hitch floor plans that dont exist in a fiver that i pre fer also.
From a liability standpoint there would be no difference between building the conversion and cutting/modifying the trailer. Being as you wil possibly want to sell it I'd do the conversion and retain resale value.
Title: Re: bumper to gooseneck
Post by: dsrace on November 25, 2021, 12:12:36 PM
i agree but i was referring to building my own vs buying one.
Title: Re: bumper to gooseneck
Post by: fabr on November 25, 2021, 04:03:46 PM
I wouldn't give it a second thought.