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Gooseneck towing Capacity
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Posted 2015-09-22 12:10 AM (#5536)
Subject: Gooseneck towing Capacity

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I have a very simple question that I can't seem to get an answer to. Ford and Ram are both currently claiming towing capacities over 30k pounds on their one ton class trucks. but both are still currently using a gooseneck ball with the "popout" locking ball on the shaft of the gooseneck ball as their gooseneck hitch which is only rated to a gross trailer weight of 30k. Leading to my question, How are they "properly equipping" these trucks to tow in excess of over 30k with the gooseneck ball being rated for only 30K? Obviously a gooseneck ball will most likely never fail in that small of margin over rated capacity but legally that still does not seem to add up to me.
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Posted 2016-08-09 2:46 PM (#5601 - in reply to #5536)
Subject: RE: Gooseneck towing Capacity

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Location: North Carolina
Depends on how much over 30K they're speaking of...

Likely using a pintle hitch on the back.  A 30 K trailer will likely overload the p/u's axles if a GN but a properly balanced BP could exceed 30 k pounds.
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