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  • what size channel for neck on gooseneck trailer?

    what size channel should i use for the hitch neck for a 7000lb 18' trailer? i got a 18' bumperpull that i want to convert to a gooseneck and need to know what size channel to use i was thinkin 6" #8 for it and have the gussets all made out of the 6" also for the bracing at the 90's
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  • #2
    A single 6 inch x 8.2# channel in an 8 feet span is good for 2,460 lbs.
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    These are "my" views based only on my experiences in my little bitty world.

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    • #3
      Why not 6" I beam? or 2 6" channels back to back...Bob
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      • #4
        is the frame of the trailer made out of the same channel? the last one i did had an I beam frame so i just extended it out and used the same material.
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        • #5
          I was in the same boat as you until last weekend. I was going to cut off the tongue of my 18 Car hauler and weld a gooseneck on. Instead I traded straight across for this monstacity. I cut the dovetail off my old trailer before trading it for this one. I plan on cutting all the bull**** off this thing to make it a dovetail car hauler. I couldn't pass up the deal. It had two 3500lb axles, both with brakes, actual trailer tires, break-a-way system, 82" between fenders and 16' deck, (plus 2' more for my dovetail). Anyhow this trailer has 6" channel for the neck. I you need any pictures or measurements off this thing just let me know. I am not saying this thing is built right, I am just saying it is built. I will include all the pictures here. Also I had been saving pictures of others coverting their car haulers to gooseneck. I will post those too. Hope this helps. P.S. I would check around to trading because that steel is gonna be expensive. My guy no longer had a truck so no gooseneck hitch. Also check out this trailer. My dream.... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=110284112581




          2003 Dodge 3500 Cummins
          25' Hydraulic Tilt Lowboy Gooseneck
          1997 Corvette 6 Speed
          Harley Hardtail Bobber
          Millermatic 251 with 30A spoolgun
          Syncrowave 180SD
          Cut40 Plasma Cutter

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          • #6



            2003 Dodge 3500 Cummins
            25' Hydraulic Tilt Lowboy Gooseneck
            1997 Corvette 6 Speed
            Harley Hardtail Bobber
            Millermatic 251 with 30A spoolgun
            Syncrowave 180SD
            Cut40 Plasma Cutter

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            • #7
              2003 Dodge 3500 Cummins
              25' Hydraulic Tilt Lowboy Gooseneck
              1997 Corvette 6 Speed
              Harley Hardtail Bobber
              Millermatic 251 with 30A spoolgun
              Syncrowave 180SD
              Cut40 Plasma Cutter

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              • #8
                Depends on the axle location, and how much you want to cross-brace and gusset the gooseneck. Kind of an open-ended question,,,,, pics and a drawing of what your plan is, would help.
                Obviously, I'm just a hack-artist, you shouldn't be listening to anything I say .....

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                • #9
                  There were 36 pictures of conversions. Here is a link to them. Too many to post. They are still uploading to photobucket so this link may not work right away....
                  http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/j...%20Coversions/
                  2003 Dodge 3500 Cummins
                  25' Hydraulic Tilt Lowboy Gooseneck
                  1997 Corvette 6 Speed
                  Harley Hardtail Bobber
                  Millermatic 251 with 30A spoolgun
                  Syncrowave 180SD
                  Cut40 Plasma Cutter

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                  • #10
                    A lot of manufactures use I-beam frame with C-channel bulkhead and neck. PJ, Big Tex, Corn Pro just to name a few.

                    Most goosenecks Ive seen the neck is 5 feet long with a 30 down turn with an additional 3 feet to the coupler, for a total of 8 feet.
                    Caution!
                    These are "my" views based only on my experiences in my little bitty world.

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                    • #11
                      Joey,,,,, first thing I'd do, if I had that trailer, is cut those cute little plates off the joints,,,,, see what, if anything, was under them.
                      Obviously, I'm just a hack-artist, you shouldn't be listening to anything I say .....

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                      • #12
                        And oh, yeah, but I'm sure you noticed, and not a huge big deal to fix,,,, pretty good dip on the Right rear corner ......
                        Obviously, I'm just a hack-artist, you shouldn't be listening to anything I say .....

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                        • #13
                          I am fixing that dip. Running new c channel the length of the trailer. I am trying to pull up this floor now. I hate when the floors are bolted down. I like it better when the wood sits under a piece of angle front and rear. All new gussets are going in. Down anyone know how to figure out the axle weight. This guy told me two 3500lb but I just wanna double check.
                          2003 Dodge 3500 Cummins
                          25' Hydraulic Tilt Lowboy Gooseneck
                          1997 Corvette 6 Speed
                          Harley Hardtail Bobber
                          Millermatic 251 with 30A spoolgun
                          Syncrowave 180SD
                          Cut40 Plasma Cutter

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                          • #14
                            My axles tubes are 2 3/8" if that helps. From my research it looks like those are 3500lb.
                            2003 Dodge 3500 Cummins
                            25' Hydraulic Tilt Lowboy Gooseneck
                            1997 Corvette 6 Speed
                            Harley Hardtail Bobber
                            Millermatic 251 with 30A spoolgun
                            Syncrowave 180SD
                            Cut40 Plasma Cutter

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                            • #15
                              Just pull the hubs off,,,,, either measure the spindles, or make note of the bearing numbers, and compare to any axle supplier's specs on-line.
                              Obviously, I'm just a hack-artist, you shouldn't be listening to anything I say .....

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