Yeah, we already discussed the tongue length. We will be putting a tool box in front of the platform to hold tie downs, bottle jack, etc. It is possible we will be cutting off 1 foot minumum from the front. But we want to make sure we can drop the truck tailgate for access to inside the bed while connected and still have room to walk between.
Besides, if it would jacknife the way it is, we would not damage too much.
Dave, never really thought too much about the drag effect of the gate. Wouldn't affect the F250 too much but the Titan ?????? That gate really has some weight to it. But there is room between the wood frame and the old trailer........ maybe I can make it a removeable gate and slide it underneath ???? Damn it, it is less than 24 hours old, and I'm already thinking of modifications........ sorta like building coal stoves right ???