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Re: UnaGoose v.s. B&W gooseneck hitch
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Heavier rating means that it's got to be built heavier. I would prefer the heaviest one of the two, but still need input on the other differences between the two, ease of installation of the hitch, how easy is to remove the ball, does the ball have free play?
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So, going by that logic, you plan on getting an F750 to pull a tent trailer with, correct? There comes a time where there is too much overkill. I'll probably have my Man Card revoked for saying that, but there is truth in it.
FWIW, I know of a trailer that turned over a truck when the trailer got tipped over. It was hooked up with a B&W. We did the repairs on the trailer (horse trailer) and inspected the hitch. The framewok on the trailer was powder coated, as was the hitch. The frame of the trailer showed stress cracks in the powder coating. Insurance wanted everything like that replaced. No problem. The hitch showed absolutly zero bending or stress cracking. When compared to a brand new hitch, the peices were perfect. It still operated flawlessly. The hitch was straight as an arrow.
I also know of a guy that was running a backhoe up on his gooseneck equipment trailer, while attached to his one ton Dodge dually, through a B&W. The leverage of the backhoe on the rear of the trailer brought up the back of the Dodge three feet. Again, the hitch still works just fine.
Installation is very simple and straight forward with a B&W. I've installed quite a few. I have never seen a Uni-Goose in person, however, so I can't comment on how it is contructed or installed.
Imagine the back of a pick-up (loaded with assorted construction tools and materials) being hung in the air by the hitch. Imagine a truck turned over due to a trailer being turned on it's side. How much more strength could you want?
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