Bumper Pull vs GN 5er Debate

Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by BigSouth, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. Jody Treadway

    Jody Treadway Croc wearing fool Moderator

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    My Ranger also serves as a big ass Rocket Box. Lots of luggage fits inside it.
    This is of course on the trip TO the trails as I have a nasty habit of busting glass and ripping doors off during wheeling trips...

    But that's a valid point. With us not having 2 legged kids, we use the back seat area for luggage most of the time.
     
  2. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

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    This is what tool boxes are for. Coolers, totes, and anything that doesn't mind getting wet goes in the bed of the truck. There's a toolbox in the bed of the truck and two waterproof ones (three total) on the trailer for anything else. Random extras can go in the cabs of the Jeeps. The neck takes up a 12" square in the middle of the bed.
     
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  3. GLTHFJ60

    GLTHFJ60 Well-Known Member

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    FWIW, both companies use only tag trailers in their promotional videos. If they were developing and marketing that towards GN or 5th wheel trailers, wouldn't they include examples of those types of trailers in their material?

    Their installation manuals only use tag trailer examples.
     
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  4. BigSouth

    BigSouth Doesn't play well with others!

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    To my knowledge, these weren’t available when I owned my GN (1999-2002). However, the technology and design is sound and if I still owned a GN, I’d give one a try to see if it helped in my situation.
     
  5. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid How's your hammer hangin'?

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    @Ron Borrowing a trailer is one thing, but why would you ever let someone borrow your truck?!


    If somebody needs to use my trailer bad enough, they'll have to borrow me, my truck, and my trailer. I know accidents happen, but I don't want to have to make any insurance claims or be mad at my friends :D
     
  6. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    Sometimes it's just easier. Plus I know my truck is well equipped and capable of pulling my trailer, has the right size ball, right drop hitch for the trailer and receiver height, etc.
     
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  7. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid How's your hammer hangin'?

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    I also learned that "no" is an acceptable answer to almost any question!
     
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  8. fordwheelinman

    fordwheelinman Well-Known Member

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    In my world, borrowing my truck is kind of like borrowing my wife.....it ain't gonna happen.

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  9. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    I plan to keep my wife my whole life. My son is not yet 3, and he has known 4 different trucks as "daddy's truck". I guess I view it differently :D
     
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  10. Ron

    Ron Dum Spiro Spero Moderator

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    Hell Matt insisted I his truck when I borrowed a trailer once.
    Nearly squeaked me to death
     
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  11. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    Never had a single squeak in that truck until you borrowed it :flipoff2:
     
  12. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid How's your hammer hangin'?

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    Hauled a buddy's bumper pull yesterday. I had forgotten how much an empty bumper pull will jerk your truck around...
     
  13. ckruzer

    ckruzer Infidel

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    sub'd
     
  14. Loganwayne

    Loganwayne #BTL

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    You got a 1500 get a bumper pull and air bags and go


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  15. ckruzer

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    Yep. Already got the IV hitch on it. And got a ball or two laying around somewhere... lol.

    Subbed to learn!
     
  16. sam(slim)

    sam(slim) Well-Known Member

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    Semi trailers have been required to have sway control built into the ABS system for several years.
     
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