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Old 07-20-2013, 09:38 AM   #1
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Can anyone tell me if a Gooseneck horse trailer follows the same pin weight estimate (20% of trailer weight) like a 5er? Need to know for a friend trying to calculate his weights.

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Old 07-20-2013, 10:16 AM   #2
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Can anyone tell me if a Gooseneck horse trailer follows the same pin weight estimate (20% of trailer weight) like a 5er? Need to know for a friend trying to calculate his weights.
I haven't seen very many gooseneck horse trailers with the trailer axles as far forward as most FW's, so I would guess no.

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No they are not the same. Measure the distance from gooseneck to center of tandem axles, then from center of tandem axles to rear of trailer. Weight the trailer fully-loaded with horses. Now, simple math will tell you the "tongue weight".
FWIW, some 5th wheel RV trailers have as little as 14% pin weight_ Titanium is one brand, then just a few models. A gooseneck horse trailer will have a considerably higher percentage.
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