So, you’ve been thinking of investing in a gooseneck trailer? These trailers are geared for more experienced trailer owners but that’s not to say that somebody less experienced couldn’t learn to haul one.
Gooseneck trailers work great for hauling really heavy loads and are known for their stable handling. Trailer Boss receives requests for gooseneck trailers in WA from all over the region.
What is a Gooseneck?
In the trailer industry, there are two very common types of hitches, a bumper pull hitch and a gooseneck hitch. You’ve more than likely encountered a bumper pull trailer. These are very common and can be towed by an SUV or motorhome, they do not always require the use of a pickup truck.
A gooseneck trailer hitch is a little more advanced. These trailers are unique in how they hitch to your vehicle. A gooseneck trailer slides over a ball hitch in the bed of a pickup truck. Typically a pickup truck does not come equipped with one of these hitches and it will need to be specially installed.
Advantages of a Gooseneck Over a Bumper Pull Trailer
There are some very distinct advantages to a gooseneck trailer in WA, depending on your needs. Gooseneck trailers allow you to haul more than two horses or livestock. These trailers also allow you to carry more tack as well as offering space for living quarters and other supplies.
Gooseneck trailers also offer an advantage when it comes to towing and stability. Since the tongue weight of a gooseneck is over the rear axle of your truck, instead of on the frame the potential for the trailer to sway is minimized.
The increase to the overall stability means a gooseneck can haul more weight and be larger than a bumper pull trailer. This increased capacity also allows for additional cargo.
Gooseneck trailers also have a much tighter turn radius compared to their bumper pull counterparts. This allows you to turn tighter corners as well as maneuver your trailer into tight spaces. Be warned, it does take some practice with the gooseneck to feel comfortable.
Drawbacks of a Gooseneck
While there are quite a few notable advantages to a gooseneck trailer, it does have its limitations. One is its size. You won’t be able to haul one with anything less than a pickup truck, and unlike bumper pull trailers, some goosenecks are heavy enough to be classified as commercial. Gooseneck trailers also require a special hitching system, installed in the bed of a pickup truck.
What’s Right for You?
You know your specific needs for a trailer. Goosenecks can be used to haul livestock, ATVs, even tractors or large equipment. Do you plan to camp in your gooseneck? The answers to these questions will help guide you when you are ready to purchase your new gooseneck trailer.
We get requests for these trailers from all over the region and love helping people find the right trailer for their needs. We enjoy being the premier dealership for gooseneck trailers in WA.
If you’ve been considering a new gooseneck, give Trailer Boss a call today. We’ll help you select the best trailer for you!