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Old 07-10-2019, 10:41 AM   #1
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I’m pretty sure I’m going to be in the market for a new gooseneck trailer pretty soon. I’ve been looking online and found Texas Pride Trailers. Does anyone own one? Any opinions on it? I’m looking for a reasonably priced 20-24 ft trailer to haul a forestry mulcher on. The machine itself will be around ~14,500 pounds.

Any recommendations on other brands of trailers to take a look at? I don’t mind buying used, but I don’t want junk. I’m about to bail off into something very costly and I don’t want be worrying about or repairing my main trailer.

Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 07-10-2019, 10:51 AM   #2
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They make good trailers. Personally, we bought Top Hat and drove up to get it. They are very close to Texas Pride trailers. It saved us a bunch of money. Since your avatar says you are in southern Oklahoma, that may be an option for you, too.
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Old 07-10-2019, 10:55 AM   #3
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Take a look at their axles and ask them what kind they are. We have a texas pride dump trailer and had to replace the axles after a few years. I think they were some cheap knockoffs but not 100% other than that it has been a pretty good trailer. We have went to load trails on all of our other dump trailers and haul trailers and have been pleased.
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Old 07-10-2019, 10:56 AM   #4
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Just look at the materials they use, how heavy the beams are, crossmembers, and how far apart the crossmembers are.

PJ makes a heavier trailer than most, in my experience.
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They make good trailers. Personally, we bought Top Hat and drove up to get it. They are very close to Texas Pride trailers. It saved us a bunch of money. Since your avatar says you are in southern Oklahoma, that may be an option for you, too.
Where did you purchase the Top Hat? I looked on their website and you have to buy thru a dealer.
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:07 AM   #6
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I appreciate the replies. I don’t have much experience with a trailer of this style/size. Always willing to learn something.
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:20 AM   #7
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I've heard good things about Texas pride, but never owned one personally.

I like Performance trailers out of Mt. Pleasant. Everything they build gets powder coated, as opposed to standard paint like some of the other trailer manufacturers. Their welds and price are on point. My 30' gooseneck has been sitting outside since 2015 and it looks brand new.

PJ makes a solid trailer and are known for top tier trailers, but their prices reflect that. Only some of their trailers are powder coated too.

Check out Diamond C as well. They have a really strong neck design on their gooseneck trailers that is different than some of the other companies.

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Old 07-10-2019, 11:30 AM   #8
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We have been running a Brute brand 40 ft gooseneck trailer for going on 15 years now. Only thing we have had to do to it is the general upkeep of keeping thing a lubricated and changing tires and the wood deck out 3 years ago. Been a very nice trailer and was priced well.


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Old 07-10-2019, 11:50 AM   #9
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Are you looking for a tandem, tri axel or dual tandem? I would look into PJ or Big Tex for duals
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Old 07-10-2019, 12:45 PM   #10
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Are you looking for a tandem, tri axel or dual tandem? I would look into PJ or Big Tex for duals
Most likely a tandem axle (10K each) for what Im needing.
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Old 07-10-2019, 02:07 PM   #11
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I bought a tx pride dump trailer with tandem 7k axles I admit I have over loaded weight wise. I'm super happy with it seems very well built and very stout, I'm buying another one soon
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Old 07-10-2019, 03:06 PM   #12
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I appreciate all the info.
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:21 PM   #13
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I've got a Texas Pride 24,000 lb dump trailer and a Gatormade 20,000 goose(as well as three other trailers).

Texas Pride stands behind their product. I had and issue and the sent me a check to cover the fix.

The Gatormade is an awesome trailer. It's the best large goose I've ever seen.
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:22 PM   #14
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If you look at a PJ or Big Flex be sure to check the welds underneath the trailer.
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:54 PM   #15
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I’ve heard good things about them.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:46 PM   #16
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I wouldn’t count out Lamar, I have a 14’ Dump trailer 14k that is built solid and we had a 32’ gooseneck of theirs that was nice too. We had a Kearney 32’ that was a piece O crap, got rear ended and the c channel neck folded bad
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:49 PM   #17
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Take a look at their axles and ask them what kind they are. We have a texas pride dump trailer and had to replace the axles after a few years. I think they were some cheap knockoffs but not 100% other than that it has been a pretty good trailer. We have went to load trails on all of our other dump trailers and haul trailers and have been pleased.


This... They typically do not use Dexter axles. I had a Texas Pride 24’ triple axle dump trailer and boy we’re those axles junk. If you can, give Ranch King a call and see what they can offer you. A huge portion of the trailers that I see in the oilfield are Ranch King’s due to their build quality. I can get you a contact if needed as they are local to me.
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Old 07-12-2019, 07:48 AM   #18
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Where did you purchase the Top Hat? I looked on their website and you have to buy thru a dealer.
Really?? We drove up and looked at their "factory" production and they had what we wanted on their lot. So we asked if we could buy it straight away. They sold it to us. Um... this was in the year 2000, so it is possible they stopped direct sales.

But.. all of those companies are in that area and I'd bet most would sell one to you if you were standing there offering cash money.
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:06 AM   #19
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This... They typically do not use Dexter axles. I had a Texas Pride 24 triple axle dump trailer and boy were those axles junk. If you can, give Ranch King a call and see what they can offer you. A huge portion of the trailers that I see in the oilfield are Ranch Kings due to their build quality. I can get you a contact if needed as they are local to me.


X3 Make sure whatever trailer you go with has the Dexter axles. I won't buy a trailer without them.
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:19 AM   #20
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Just look at the materials they use, how heavy the beams are, crossmembers, and how far apart the crossmembers are.

PJ makes a heavier trailer than most, in my experience.
Pj makes one of if not the best trailer on the market. Loadmaster is very comparable. I would not buy anything but one of those. Sure the rest will work but they just are not built as well
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:25 AM   #21
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Pj makes one of if not the best trailer on the market. Loadmaster is very comparable. I would not buy anything but one of those. Sure the rest will work but they just are not built as well
You mean load max?

I've seen welds fail on both load max and PJ trailers. They're good trailers don't get me wrong, but I would put a Performance or Diamond C against either one of them any day of the week.
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You mean load max?

I've seen welds fail on both load max and PJ trailers. They're good trailers don't get me wrong, but I would put a Performance or Diamond C against either one of them any day of the week.
Yes loadmax.
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