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Old September 21st, 2012, 08:31 PM   #921
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Until you have to back up more than a few feet.....or have to get fuel and there isn't a truck stop near by....or a number of other things.

Its a nice setup, but it seems like a pita to deal with....especially if you are going to a location that you are not familiar with where you could inadvertently get yourself into a tight spot
It's easy to judge, unless you've done it don't knock it.

My setup is the same length, it's a breeze to drive (no I don't have the backing up issue that you have with a double tow like this but it still IMO isn't a big deal), truck stops are nice and I use them when I can but I have been in lots of tight places with no issues. When hauling something big like this you know you have limits and work within them. I put my 48' trailer where most people wouldn't put there 30', slow and easy is all, and my wife is usually at the back of the camper with a 2-way radio.
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Old September 21st, 2012, 09:29 PM   #922
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I just pulled my set up in to a campground tonight that I've never been to and everybody there was looking at me like I was nutz!

When you drive a truck for a living and you pull 200,000+ lbs in a set of doubles, pulling a camper and your rig is nothing!
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 06:00 AM   #923
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It's easy to judge, unless you've done it don't knock it.

My setup is the same length, it's a breeze to drive (no I don't have the backing up issue that you have with a double tow like this but it still IMO isn't a big deal), truck stops are nice and I use them when I can but I have been in lots of tight places with no issues. When hauling something big like this you know you have limits and work within them. I put my 48' trailer where most people wouldn't put there 30', slow and easy is all, and my wife is usually at the back of the camper with a 2-way radio.
The closest i have came is 40' deck gooseneck (only doubles have been large grain wagons every fall helping my parents farm)....it's not bad.....big, but you can deal with it....yours seems like it would be the same way.

My problem with his setup is the double aspect of it.....not only does backing become an issue but you loose the super tight turning radius afforded my the gooseneck/5th wheel...one of the biggest advantages of them (when it comes to maneuverability).......this is where your setup has a big advantage....its not easy on it but you can pivot the traile on its own axis if need be

Like i said in my first post, it is a nice setup...but seems like it could get to be a real hassle
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 08:43 AM   #924
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Were would you go to obtain these endorsements?:

S.o.s. I believe it has to be a gooseneck or 5th wheel though. Can't pull 2 bumper pulls inline.
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 09:00 AM   #925
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I believe rec. doubles can only be 5th wheel, not gooseneck.
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 09:36 AM   #926
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I have a friend that does it with a camper with the gooseneck conversion on it.
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 09:36 AM   #927
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beatty, please tell me your not one of those douchbags that drives around ALL THE TIME with your mirrors flipped up like your towing some badass load, are you? Your redneck front plate leads me to believe that you do quite frequenty. Please prove me wrong.
Your wrong sir i dont have them up ALL the time. But i do like them up here and there. What kind of trans are you going with? Do you have a lift pump?
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Old September 23rd, 2012, 06:20 PM   #928
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The closest i have came is 40' deck gooseneck (only doubles have been large grain wagons every fall helping my parents farm)....it's not bad.....big, but you can deal with it....yours seems like it would be the same way.

My problem with his setup is the double aspect of it.....not only does backing become an issue but you loose the super tight turning radius afforded my the gooseneck/5th wheel...one of the biggest advantages of them (when it comes to maneuverability).......this is where your setup has a big advantage....its not easy on it but you can pivot the traile on its own axis if need be

Like i said in my first post, it is a nice setup...but seems like it could get to be a real hassle
that makes more sense, I concur on the double backing up it would be more difficult but not the end of the world. My rig has a HORRIBLE turning radius, I actually think my bro's travel trailer that is overall only 3' shorter than mine is easier manuevering.

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I believe rec. doubles can only be 5th wheel, not gooseneck.
humm, never new that but it wouldn't surprise me a bit. Gooseneck you have to have safety chains, 5th wheel you don't, seems they think goose's are more prone to improper hookup.
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Old September 24th, 2012, 07:14 AM   #929
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The closest i have came is 40' deck gooseneck (only doubles have been large grain wagons every fall helping my parents farm)....it's not bad.....big, but you can deal with it....yours seems like it would be the same way.

My problem with his setup is the double aspect of it.....not only does backing become an issue but you loose the super tight turning radius afforded my the gooseneck/5th wheel...one of the biggest advantages of them (when it comes to maneuverability).......this is where your setup has a big advantage....its not easy on it but you can pivot the traile on its own axis if need be

Like i said in my first post, it is a nice setup...but seems like it could get to be a real hassle
The doubles bend in the middle, how it turning worse?
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Old September 24th, 2012, 09:05 AM   #930
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Because the rear is bumper pull.....so it can and will jackknife just like it would if it was hooked directly to the truck...therefore limiting the turning capabilities of the gooseneck camper
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Old September 24th, 2012, 09:33 AM   #931
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beatty, please tell me your not one of those douchbags that drives around ALL THE TIME with your mirrors flipped up like your towing some badass load, are you? Your redneck front plate leads me to believe that you do quite frequenty. Please prove me wrong.
mine are up right now and will probably stay that way for the next few weeks with the planned use of the camper the next few weekends.
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Old September 24th, 2012, 05:02 PM   #932
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Because the rear is bumper pull.....so it can and will jackknife just like it would if it was hooked directly to the truck...therefore limiting the turning capabilities of the gooseneck camper
If you need to turn tight enough with doubles that they jackknife, i am willing to bet you wouldnt turn a 40-48 footer around there either .........ive drove both and each have pros and cons, but i wouldnt say ones easier or better than the other
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Old September 24th, 2012, 05:06 PM   #933
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pulling doubles would turn the same as a gravel trail doubles. not that difficult and they get used daily by thousands of people.
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Old September 24th, 2012, 07:58 PM   #934
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iirc gravel trains are a 5th wheel / dolly setup for the pup which is a whole different deal.
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Old September 24th, 2012, 08:19 PM   #935
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Same concept for back up
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Old September 24th, 2012, 11:01 PM   #936
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Old September 25th, 2012, 03:46 PM   #937
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Same concept for back up
not exactly.
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Old October 2nd, 2012, 05:50 PM   #938
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Did some clean up on my tow rig....fixed some peeling paint, new set of 17" raceline monsters and some 305-70-17 Nitto Terra Grapplers.

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Old October 3rd, 2012, 01:14 AM   #939
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 02:13 PM   #940
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Your wrong sir i dont have them up ALL the time. But i do like them up here and there. What kind of trans are you going with? Do you have a lift pump?
yeah right i believe you

going with a trans star replacement with a single billet converter and buying the upgraded 3yr/100k warrenty with it. Heard from my trans guy this is the best way to go cause all the valve body updates are done, and its a swap out and ship your old back and if you do blow the trans down the road they dont care for the most part what you were doing with it and will replace it.(plowing, heavy towing, normal diesel truck uses, ect). Right now I just am getting my last miles out of my stock one (TC slips/shudders bad when you tow something heavy) but i still works just fine driving around town and light duty chores.

as far as the lift pump, bought the truck and the owner dropped on me last minute that the stock lift pump died and he took it to the dealership to get fixed and of chorse they put a intank pump on it. When i bought it it would idle at 10psi and about 6 or 7 just crusing and I would see as low as 3-4 if I got on it with my edge attitude on setting 2. Couldnt go any higher than 2 and not have low pressure issues. Just bought a Holley black 140gph pump for just under 200 bucks and I mounted it under the door on the frame rail and it works great however i tried to draw though the in tank pump and its not working right, it did work awesome for a few days could turn up my edge all i wanted and pin it but then would just plug up and stall other times. Just ordered a draw straw v for it with a 1/2 fitting so fuel delvery shouldnt be a problem anymore cause im bypassing the intank pump all together..
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