65’ overall length

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  1. procharged392

    procharged392 Bobtail Member

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    I’m looking into purchasing my trailer soon and wanted to make sure I’m 65’ or under. With a 40’ gooseneck and a dually, what’s your overall length? I have my eye on loadtrail and curious if the neck needs to be trimmed from the factory.
     
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  2. Lite bug

    Lite bug Medium Load Member

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    You can shorten the neck or you can take your bed off. With the bed off you truck is considered a tractor. Most tractors and trailers are over 65 feet.
     
  3. singlescrewshaker

    singlescrewshaker Medium Load Member

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    I've got a 39' deck length loadmax for sale!! 12k dexter's, 14ply rubber, EoH disc, winch track. They didn't want to shorten the neck so I gave up a foot of deck. Hasn't cost me any freight in 5yrs.

    I was 64' 6" bumper to tail with that trailer, & a 169.5" wheelbase Ram..
     
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  4. procharged392

    procharged392 Bobtail Member

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    Any pictures?
     
  5. procharged392

    procharged392 Bobtail Member

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    Also, you mentioned “They” are you referring to a fabricator? Any modifications done to the trailer, will it void the warranty like a vehicle?
     
  6. singlescrewshaker

    singlescrewshaker Medium Load Member

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    Yeah, when I said they I meant Load Trail/LoadMax. No warranty issue, LoadMax built it that way. Their 33" lo-pro deckovers have a 101" neck. So a 40' deck length is 48' 5" from center of coupler to tail. Hooked to my 169.5" crew cab dodge it was to long at about 65' 8". I asked Loadmax to take 9" out of the neck, but they flat out refused. They were more than happy to build it as a 39' deck though for the same price as a 40'.
    Funny thing is Loadmax will build the 3 axle lowboy (29" deck height with fenders above part of the deck) with a shorter neck so a 40' will be legal with a dodge or GM. Not sure about the new fords? They are like 176" wheel base. Mine will still be legal with a ford though..

    I've got lots of pics with it loaded. I take some while it empty..

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  7. ltlmore

    ltlmore Bobtail Member

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    Yeah that is weird. There is a guy on here, or maybe another forum out of California that has all Load Trail 3 axle lowboys & he has them ordered with a shorter neck. To me that is a stupid rule anyway! If you want to say a truck registered as a pickup can only pull a 40' trailer down the road then fine, but don't get all weirded out & say overall length has to be under this. I see some guys with grill guards on their rigs, does this also have to be added to the over all length or do they go from the factory bumper?
     
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  8. npok

    npok Light Load Member

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    It's from tip to tail. Say you hang a V plow on your truck for looks & traffic "redirection" abilities...that eats into your OAL.
     
  9. crocky

    crocky Heavy Load Member

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    You still have to have it registered as a tractor, if you go that route.
     
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