What sort of truck bed size I need for Gooseneck trailers

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  1. Ricky'sRig

    Ricky'sRig Bobtail Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I have not started yet , planning to get pick-up truck and most definitely will be hooking gooseneck trailer.
    My eyes are on RAM 3500 but I am not guided well from the dealer on the best bed size. They say its 8' but keeping in mind Ill be using this truck for day to day city use as well , will I be able to safely hook gooseneck flatbed or any enclosed trailer on fifth wheel with 6'4" bed?
    Other than highway runs there will be lot of off road country side and city shipments. Will I be able to make tight uneven turns without busting the back of the truck?

    I am just guessing dealer is just trying to get rid of 8' bed I may be wrong!

    Thanks You.
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2024
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  3. Last Call

    Last Call Road Train Member

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    6’ or 8’ both will work
     
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  4. Sons Hero

    Sons Hero Heavy Load Member

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    Pulled a gooseneck with a GMC with a 6’ bed for years.
     
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  5. FLHT

    FLHT Road Train Member

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    Save yourself some grief and money take the tailgate off...
    Tight turns on uneven ground is a recipe for bent bed sides.
    If your going to lease on with a company you may want to find out their policy is on personal use.
    Some do not allow PC on their ELD's
     
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    Can I do commercial Hotshot full time with a Toyota Tundra? But they are not dually!
     
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