Gooseneck Flatbed Trailer


Gooseneck Flatbed Trailer

Gooseneck flatbed trailers are not as common as traditional flatbed trailers. You will need a pickup truck or a flatbed truck to connect a gooseneck trailer.  Most pickups aren't equipped with a gooseneck trailer ball in the bed, so you will need to install one if you don't already have one.

Gooseneck trailers are different from traditional pull trailers in how they connect to the pulling vehicle.  They have a unique hitch style that is mounted in the bed of a flatbed or pickup truck. The gooseneck is attached in the pulling truck's bed with a ball and coupler mating system.

Benefits of Gooseneck Trailers

Gooseneck trailers offer numerous benefits compared to a traditional flatbed trailer.  First, the trailer won't sway or fish tail like a normal trailer can do, therefore, towing is more controlled. This is because the tongue weight of the trailer is on top of the truck's rear axle instead of at the rear of the vehicle. The increased stability means a gooseneck trailer can carry more weight and be larger.  Also, a flatbed gooseneck trailer is easier to connect to while hitching it to the towing truck. This is because you can see it easily through the rear window of your truck.  Another benefit of a gooseneck trailer is the gooseneck type of hitch is more secure.  You don't need to worry about the trailer coming unhitched when cruising down the road.

Aluminum Gooseneck Trailers

Aluminum gooseneck trailers may come with a variety of options and standard features.  They can be some the best gooseneck trailers made. Many manufacturers build both aluminum and steel gooseneck trailers. You are sure to find one that meets your towing and hauling requirements.

Aluminum gooseneck trailers are available as flatbed trailers also.  The lower weight of aluminum can mean you will be able to pull a larger load. When you find a flatbed gooseneck trailer you are interested in, ask questions and be sure to take it for a test ride before making your final decision. Many trailer manufacturers and sales companies will provide financing on gooseneck, or any other type of trailer. You may be able to find a great deal or you can negotiate the price to meet your requirements. Look for a company that offers top of the line customer service. You want someone you can trust if there is a problem with your gooseneck flatbed trailer.

Disadvantages of a Flatbed Gooseneck Trailer

There are some disadvantages of owning a gooseneck trailer. They include the fact that gooseneck trailers are more expensive than a standard trailer, and they are typically larger. You need to be sure your truck can handle the additional load. The hitching system on a gooseneck trailer cost more than a typical trailer. Also when connecting the trailer, you may need to climb on to the bed of your truck to complete the hitching process. Yet another gooseneck trailer problem may be storage. Because flatbed gooseneck trailers are usually larger than other trailers, you may need more room for storage.

All in all, owning a flatbed gooseneck trailer is a wise decision for many people.  After comparing the benefits and disadvantages of using and owing a gooseneck trailer, you should be able to make a decision on your trailer purchase.