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How to Determine if a Gooseneck Trailer and Truck will have Clearance to Make 90 Degree Turns

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i have a 1999 dodge 2500 shortbed club cab and was wandering how much turning clearance i will have with a 7 foot square nose on the trailer

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In order to determine if you would have enough clearance to make a 90 degree turn with your 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 you will need to take a few measurements and plug them into this formula.

(A + B) - C = Clearance
A = Distance from the gooseneck ball to the truck cab
B = Offset used, like if you used a Offset Extension Ball # 19308
C = Width of the nose of the trailer divided by 2.

To determine A you will need to measure 41-5/8 inches from the rear of the truck bed, and then measure from that point to the truck bed as that is where the center of the gooseneck ball will be.

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