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Hello All,
I am looking to upgrade trailers this off season and have been looking at the goosenecks with small living quarters.
I currently have a 2011 GMC 2500HD Duramax with 8' bed that I now tow a 32' bumper pull with. The truck is bone stock and with now suspension upgrades.
Has anyone have/had any experience with towing a 42'to 48' gooseneck with living quarters with a similar style truck??


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Posts: 5 | Location: King George Va. | Registered: September 14, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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It will tow it, just hope you don't get into a panic stop situation.
Lots of folks will tell you they do it with out problem though.

My brother had a 48' living qtr trailer and had a single wheel dodge. He bragged about how good it pulled the trailer until he used my dually. He went and bought a dually pretty quick after.
 
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Used to have a f350 single and pulled a 34 ft bumper. it would sway and get sucked when a tractor trailer went by. would porpoise a little when hit decent sized dips in the road. It got better when I put air bags on.so with your 2500 I would highly suggest a set of Firestone air bags and a really good trailer brake system so you don't need to rely on the truck to always stop the trailer. A quick slow down will almost always warp your front rotors also. Also to chime in on the above post I too moved to a dually and will never go back to a single rear. JMO
 
Posts: 73 | Location: Texas | Registered: March 18, 2015Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Everyone that responded hit the nail on the head. Pulling the trailer shouldn't be a problem (unless you get into a high wind area) but stopping it in a panic moment probably will be. My sons Chevy dually eats front rotors pulling his 34 ft. fifth wheel trailer.

Just be safe, do whatever is necessary to improve the braking would be a solid investment.

Bob
 
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Big,

Just as everyone has stated, it's kind of like having a "matched set" like cam, lifters, cylinder heads, carb, etc, they need to be pretty well matched.
If you're going for a goose neck get the correct tow vehicle (matched set).
One good panic stop and you will be thankful you did.
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Worst part is gone be when you blow a rear tire....dually all the way IMO....
 
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Dually all the way for anything over 34'


Nick Craig

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