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Old 06-22-2017, 05:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Gooseneck with utility body

Anyone ever do it or seen it done? I have to replace the floor in the utility bodoy I got for my towpig, and though about grafting a flipball into it. I already figured I would need to get a custom tounge on the trailer since the truck sits tall, but curious if anyone does it. The boxes of the body sit 4 inches taller than the factory bedsides. And it does have tall boxes at the front so I would have to watch with tight turns. Planning on a deck over trailer, but getting a standard trailers neck put on it to raise it the 10 inches or so. Just curious on opinions. I am fine with bumper pull but just thinking ahead.
Truck in question is an 85 crewcab dually ford on full air ride and eventually will be on 35's
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Old 06-22-2017, 06:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My flatbed has fold away gooseneck welded to the floor as well as rails for fifth wheel weld to it. Works great and have pulled some really heavy stuff with no issues. Only thing I would have done differently if I had installed them is to lower the rails into deck so when fifth wheel isn't on deck is flat

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Old 06-22-2017, 06:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That's not really my concern, the ball will be same height away from the frame as originally designed. Biggest concern is the tounge hitting the boxes in off camber stuff when turning, like if s tire drops into a ditch so to say
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A farm I used to work for had a PJ deck over with an extra tall neck to pull with service trucks.


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Old 06-22-2017, 09:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Pretty much like I figured, just need a tall neck and watch the swing with my taller front boxes. Guess I will keep on the lookout for a flip ball setup
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Pretty much like I figured, just need a tall neck and watch the swing with my taller front boxes. Guess I will keep on the lookout for a flip ball setup
The white F350 in the pics had a B&W setup in it. It was some type of universal kit for situations just like that, it wasn't the typical style in a pickup because the bed sat up off the frame so far.
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