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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:59 pm    Post subject: 40 foot to long? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I'm looking to step up from my current 20+5 #14000 goose neck to #25000 duell tandum but can't decide between a 30+5 Or 35+5. The extra 5' I'm sure will be handy but I'm worried that it's goin to be too long. Any body pull a 40' trailer have any thoughts on this?
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:10 pm    Post subject: Re: 40 foot to long? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Really depends on you and your ability. Mine is 27+5: 32ft. I have no issues but am used to pulling a 53' with a sleeper cab conventional all week long. It will take some getting used to. Both the increased turning radius and overhang tail spin. Also depends on what part of the country you're in and the roads you will be operating on. Keep in mind the more trailer you have, the easier it is to overload it. Don't matter unless vehicle enforcement catches you. Then it can get costly. Your decision. My thoughts
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:48 pm    Post subject: Re: 40 foot to long? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Probably 30 plus 5. That's what I have. Sometimes it ain't big enough, but it sometimes has enough weight on it to make my Dodge dually sweat. Friend tells me sometimes his 53 ft. drop deck is too small too. Any bigger and I would get in trouble.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:56 pm    Post subject: Re: 40 foot to long? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I never had a customer come back to me and complain that his trailer was too short. Had a few come back for a longer one tho. That said, I never built one that long for behind a pickup, most 20k trailers were 25-35'.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:45 pm    Post subject: Re: 40 foot to long? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

40 foot is to easy to overload for a one ton truck I think . If you are pulling it with a single axle semi then I?d say it?d be perfect they are long and take some getting used to just seems different pulling that long with a one ton . I?ve pulled belly dump trains and hay trains and grain trains all over but it still just doesn?t seem the same plus a gooseneck trailer with a 40 foot deck will have about 9 feet added to that length on account of the neck
 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:23 am    Post subject: Re: 40 foot to long? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

How much weight does the extra 5 feet add? That extra weight is lost load capacity.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:26 am    Post subject: Re: 40 foot to long? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Depends on where you're at and what you're doing. Here in S.E. Ohio and western WV a lot of the roads that I travel going to farm auctions are really hard to turn into the auction site due to the length of my 25' trailer (gooseneck) attached to my F250 4 door F250. Believe it or not some of these roads 2 vehicles can't pass on, one has to find a wide spot to let the other pass.I'd love to have a 35 or 40' but it just doesn't work for me. You know your situation better than any of us. Keith
 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:55 pm    Post subject: Re: 40 foot to long? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

i have a 24k 35+5 hustles my dodge cummins pretty good. its not bad pulling in flat country. biggest thing is not over loading the truck, which I do on occasion but not very far.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:46 am    Post subject: Re: 40 foot to long? Reply to specific post Reply with quote


As everyone says it depends on what you plan to do with it. As ss55 says don't overlook lost load capacity due to the extra weight of the extra five feet. I have a 28+5 dual tandem that I usually have loaded to the maximum weight. If it were two feet longer it would be overloaded.
 
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