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    Default bumper pull 24 ft.

    Are any of you pulling a bumper pull trailer that is over 20 foot, specifically
    24 foot? Am needing something longer than my 20 ft but have not seen
    a 24 ft in bumper pull. A 12,000 pound trailer according to the specs on my SRW
    F350 will be the max. There's a Big Tex dealer here but their web site shows that a
    20 footer is the max for a bumper pull.

    thanks for any input you may have.

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    Default Re: bumper pull 24 ft.

    I know we are talking about apples and oranges here but I bumper pull a 31' tandem, a 33' tri axle, and a 38' tri axle boat trailers with my F-350. These are boat lengths so with the tong of the trailer each is about 4-5 feet longer than that. I have a 15,000# hitch on my truck, the 2.5" tube style. It can be tricky to make the turns especially with a boat trailer due to the axles being located 3/4 of the way back or so. On a equipment trailer it should be a little easier with the axles being located more toward the middle of the trailer.

    The pic in my avatar is my F-350, not hitched up, and the 33' boat with a total length of 38' from ball to prop on the boat.

    Here is a pic of the the boat and trailer also.

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    Default Re: bumper pull 24 ft.

    I just got a 24ft dove tail deckover. I love it. In a lot of ways I think it is more forgiving to the hitch which in my case is only a 10,000lb rated one. All of my loads are now held by the trailer axles mostly. I used to put alot of weight on the hitch because an 18ft doesn't give many options to balance a load. My tongue load now is more constant. Truck is always level as is the trailer. And since the trailer has bigger bearings and larger tougher tires I believe it rolls easier offsetting the greater weight. Hitch ratings are somewhat suspect to me anyhow. I've seen SUV's with higher rated hitches than my 3500Express. Besides I can find nothing in Ohio saftety rules that says one can't tow a 14K trailer with a hitch that says 10K.

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    Default Re: bumper pull 24 ft.

    Quote Originally Posted by unreconstructed View Post
    Are any of you pulling a bumper pull trailer that is over 20 foot, specifically
    24 foot? Am needing something longer than my 20 ft but have not seen
    a 24 ft in bumper pull. A 12,000 pound trailer according to the specs on my SRW
    F350 will be the max. There's a Big Tex dealer here but their web site shows that a
    20 footer is the max for a bumper pull.

    thanks for any input you may have.

    Here is a photo of my 22ft. PJ that has an empty weight of 3,400 pounds and my JD 3320 with loader that adds another 3,700 to the combo. My "Super Duty" Ford Explorer handles it just fine. Just because the trailer is rated at 14,000 pounds doesn't mean I'd load it that heavy. The longer trailer was great when it came to moving the tractor forwards or backwards to shift tounge weight.

    My 2 cents
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    Default Re: bumper pull 24 ft.

    Looked on the net and found a PJ dealer about 70 miles from here. Pretty amazing for West Texas. Can I ask you how much that PJ ran you?

    Called Big Tex--they don't stock 24' trailers but would build one--6 weeks out. 24 foot with rails and 6000 pound axles about 4700 bucks he said.

    Don't have a clue what I could sell my 20 foot for.

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    Default Re: bumper pull 24 ft.

    Don't have a clue what I could sell my 20 foot for.
    I had a really nice 18' w/dove tail rub rail on three sides, winch pad, d-rings and very study mesh gates for $2,000. Used trailer market is real strong right now with steel prices what they are.

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    Default Re: bumper pull 24 ft.

    Quote Originally Posted by unreconstructed View Post
    Looked on the net and found a PJ dealer about 70 miles from here. Pretty amazing for West Texas. Can I ask you how much that PJ ran you?

    Called Big Tex--they don't stock 24' trailers but would build one--6 weeks out. 24 foot with rails and 6000 pound axles about 4700 bucks he said.

    Don't have a clue what I could sell my 20 foot for.

    I paid $3,300 for it brand new in March. It is my understanding that most trailer manufacturers have had several price increases due to steel prices and fuel for shipping. You should still be able to get one for less than under $4,000 and in that style, you could also step up to a 24ft. I love the fold up ramps.

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    Default Re: bumper pull 24 ft.

    I have a 24' H&H trailer, electric tilt. 8" channel sides, 3" channel iron cross members every 14", 14,000 rating. They can even make longer custom trailers.

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    Default Re: bumper pull 24 ft.

    It is my understanding that most trailer manufacturers have had several price increases due to steel prices and fuel for shipping.
    Thats an understatement. I bought mine in May. I waited till August to get it because the cost of shipping made it prohibitive to ship. Steel prices went up so much that it was worth 5% more than I paid when I did finally get it.

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    Default Re: bumper pull 24 ft.

    I stepped up from a 12K 7x18 bobcat style bumper pull to a 14K 8x24 deckover this Spring. OAL went from 24' to 31', Weight from 2K to 3.8K lbs. $3.2K in '02, $4.2K delivered to the farm in Apr. Sold the bobcat in June for $1.8K.

    6K axles could have 6 bolt wheels, less availability than 8 bolt wheels.

    Deckover has 6' tongue vs 4' on bobcat. Makes tight turns easier as the tongue completely clears dump box, and is needed with the longer trailer wheelbase. Deckheight went from 24" to 33", ball height took a significant jump but did not measure, I just went to a trailer parts & steel dealer and ended up with a 20K ball mount and a riser type 30K 2 5/16 ball to get the ride height.

    My biggest problem with the bobcat was exposed fenders and un-noticed damage causing tire blowouts down the road. The inner tire sidewall would rub against the fender. Ka-boom & $100 replacement.
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