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Availability of a Fold Down Ball Gooseneck for a 2007 Dodge 2500 Diesel Short Bed

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Fold-Down Gooseneck Trailer Hitch I have an 07 dodge diesel 2500 short box extended cab. I will be pulling a 35 to 40 foot gooseneck flat equipment trailer. will the 6250 pound 25000 pound GVW work. Also what exactley does 6,250 lbs Vertical Load Weight mean. lastly any other suggestions as the Trailer will only be used 3 months out of the year, Im looking for convienance and durability.

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For your 3/4 ton Dodge you will need the Fold-Down Gooseneck Trailer Hitch with Installation Kit - Dodge Ram Trucks, item # 8339-4435.

The limiting factor for towing a gooseneck trailer is usually the truck. You will need to find the gross combined vehicle weight rating for your truck (GCVWR) to determine if the equipment trailer and the loads you are hauling are within the capabilities of the vehicle. You also need to be sure to stay within the weight rating of the hitch.

The 6250 pound vertical load weight is the weight the trailer applies to the vehicle at the gooseneck ball, most people refer to this as tongue weight.

The Fold-Down Gooseneck Trailer Hitch, is very convenient and is always there when needed, no hunting around for the removable ball. Safety and durability are excellent as long as the weight ratings are adhered to.

You may also want to consider the Fifth Wheel and Gooseneck 90 Degree Wiring Harness with 7-Pole Connector, Dodge, 9 feet Long, item # 51-97-411.

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