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Old 02-04-2012, 09:02 PM
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can I tow a 16ft gooseneck stock trailer

I have a 2005 f150 5.4L v8. Can I pull a 16ft gooseneck stock trailer? I have been pulling a 16ft bumper pull with no problems, but don't know if the bed can handle the weight of the gooseneck.

Anybody pulling a GN trailer?

Chad
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:19 PM
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The first thing you need to look at is the weight of the trailer and the pin weight. Also take a look at the weight ratings for your truck, these should be on a sticker in the door jamb.

The 5.4 shouldn't have much trouble towing it assuming it isn't a 16 foot block of concrete. If you are within your load ratings and the truck is sagging you may want to consider a product like air bags.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:50 PM
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Probably a dumb question...but would that be the rear gawr or gvwr? And the pin weight of the GN trailer needs to be less than one of those numbers?

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yes.
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There is actually a couple of different ratings that all need to be considered. I would suggest checking out this link and read through to get a better understanding of all the ratings.
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:35 PM
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I saw a pre-'07 Tundra with a fifth wheel setup yesterday so I suppose its possible but Id leave that kind of towing to heavier duty trucks
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:31 PM
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You can tow that fine, I have a 2007 and sometimes have to pull a 22 ft gooseneck stocktrailer, when the bigger truck not available, pulls it fine just not loaded full, also pull 16 foot bumer pull all the time pulls it easy so gooseneck should pull fine.
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:50 AM
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my 97 does just fine with the 16 foot stock trailer or car trailer i put on it.
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I was about to say there's a guy that has a gooseneck hooked to a 97 with a 4.6 and 5 speed. But the owner beat me to it.
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