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My FIL is considering buying a diesel-powered Canyon or Colorado I believe. He has had a bad run of luck lately with his Toyota Sienna van that he uses as a truck pretty much. He also has a 1996-ish (around that era before Ford went to the new body-style in 1999) F350 with a 460 gas motor. But, that Ford hasn't run in over a year since it got damaged when he loaned it out to help a friend move and a tire blew out and tore off one of the dually fenders. I think it might need a tune-up or something more as well.

I believe he is wanting something he can use as a daily-driver and get as good or better economy than his van and still be able to haul and tow stuff. Which, he has towed my 12x6 utility trailer to Oklahoma and back moving his son to school there.

But, he has 2 horses still. And either a gooseneck or 5th wheel double axle horse trailer, I don't remember. Pretty sure it's probably steel and not aluminum too. Has anyone seen or heard of someone putting a gooseneck ball or 5th wheel plate in our littler trucks and pulling that kind of trailer? I mean, so long as the trailer is 5,000 lbs or less, his 2 horses of 1,000 lbs or less each would come out to around the tow capacity of the truck. I figure you might have to put airbags on the truck though to help with the weight but maybe not.

My wife said though that her parents haven't went anywhere with the horses in over 2 years though, so she doesn't even know if they would use the truck for pulling the trailer even if it is possible. What do you guys think though? Thanks.
 

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I don't think the beds are big enough to accommodate a 5th wheel setup. You need a certain amount of room / clearance for it to work properly. I know my wife's uncle had a setup for a crew cab Silverado short bed and it barely worked, the in bed portion of of the hitch had to slide pretty much the entire length of the bed. Our beds are even smaller, so I'd have to assume it's a no go.
 

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I didn't find much on them either, but it does look like they exist for some of the smaller trucks at least. Unless that was photo-shopped haha
 

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I was down at the RV dealer a few months back and they had a set for a long bed midsize truck (Colorado/canyon). They said the S/B put the frnot too close to the rear window. So it didn’t work for me.
 

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We just got a ZR2, we have been doing a few things to. We sell trailers and build custom trailers. We plan on building a custom gooseneck trailer just for this truck to haul a Jeep on. This is a picture of a trailer that was built for another truck, the one we would build for this truck would be about 16' and a little lighter. We were looking at how we're going to mount the hitch.
 
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