My Titan 4 horse slant has a GVWR of 25,000 pounds. I traded that trailer in for a new stock trailer that I pick up tomorrow. That trailer also has a GVWR rating of 25,000 pounds. One thing I noticed is the chains on a gooseneck trailers are really heavy duty compared to bumper pull TTs.
Yep, pretty much the same here. Titan four horse slant with front living/tack, and a Titan 24' flatdeck. I always just hook the chains, not crossed. Man, with all that pin weight, I agree that it would just about take a rollover, or some sort of mechanical catastrophic failure to have these things come off the ball.
I've never really looked at the chains closely, but I would guess they are proof 70, but that's just a guess. The chains on my little 19 foot funfinder are the typical cheap proof 30. I've thought about changing them on the FF to higher rated, but have not got around to it. With two chains, each rated to 7600 breaking, really these proof 30 ought to be alright for my under 4000 gross camper.
Hmm, crossing the chains seems like it would limit how far the gooseneck could move around if it came loose.
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2000 Palomino B1500
...and the reason why I need a DRW to haul a Palomino:
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2011 PJ 8x20 7-ton deckover equipment trailer
When we were still farming, I had a 22' double deck Gooseneck stock trailer that we used to use to transport up to 22,000# of hogs to market. The trailer did not come with safety chains or even a place to fasten them, and the Reese fold down ball hitch on the pickup did not have a place to fasten any chains. The rig with the trailer went through a Delaware safety inspection at least once, (I think twice but honestly don't remember) and the hitch configuration without safety chains was never questioned. This is a BIG safety point with the inspectors, and I feel if I had been in violation, it would have been caught. Obviously this only applies to Delaware, so a call or visit to your DMV or State Police Truck Inspection Unit would be in order.
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Thank you all for your thoughts and opinions. This has been a tougher subject to research than I anticipated, mostly due to the regulations varying so much from state to state, and apparently country to country as well. Your input is greatl;y appreciated!