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Gooseneck hitch on a lifted truck, could it work or not?

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What are your concerns? It can work, just depends on the height of the truck and the height of the trailer neck.

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Pretty much that the truck is too high really, I've got a 6inch lift and 35inch tires. Thought that it would be pretty hard to find a trailer that would work and not jack the end of it into the ground.

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I hada Chevy with 6" lift and 33's and my GN was fine. Your truck I am sure is higher even more than the tire difference, since they are higher in stock form. Take it to the trailer and test it. Even if you don't have a ball, you can back under it and see.

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Sounds good, thanks. Good enough info for a start.

90' 1 Ton Dodge Diesel 4x4 Stock 12v. 5-speed Getrag. Custom 6'' Alcan Springs. 35'' Toyos.

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Trailer can be lifted to fit truck.

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Trailer can be lifted to fit truck.
It can, but depending on what you are going to haul with that trailer it may not be a good idea. You can buy goosenecks with extra high necks. I have a friend with one that he pulls with a truck that has a taller utility bed on it.

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The possiblities are going to probably turn out to be hay and/or horses. Spouse wants a dually, 2nd gen. As another possibility for tow rig.

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Having a jacked up truck and big tires, then put a heavy trailer on it. It is all good going straight, any problem you have can get real serious quickly, any heavy braking in a corner, you could be i trouble. Just a thought!

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I doubt it will work well, I know on stock 3500 a lot of trailers sit at a angle and with some flat beds too.Besides looks it is not safe or good for the truck or trailer. It places at least 75% of the weight on the rear axial of the trailer and tires and I have seen them fail real quick even if it looks not so bad. It makes the trailer tow and handle bad. The animals standing at a angle is not good ether for them or there ability to ride and compensate in the trailer. Also I would venture to say your 35's are not rated heavy enough to carry the weight of most goose necks, unless you have a real light 2 horse or similar. With livestock especially I would be concerned with its overall safety. If you were just going to haul some quads or sleds where weight was not such a factor or animals lives it would be one thing. A dually would be a much better option in my opinion.

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