A Gooseneck trailer moves smoothly over a ball hitch that is present in the base of a pickup truck and is often confused with a fifth-wheel trailer because of their similar hitch types. But a Gooseneck trailer is often owned by someone who is a veteran at using trailers since it requires specialized skills. It has its own pros and cons.
Here are some facts about Gooseneck Trailers.
Gooseneck Trailers-facts and features
- A Gooseneck trailer has a big advantage of stability over other trailers.
- It is designed in such a way that the probability of the trailer to sway is brought down to minimal.
- Since a Gooseneck trailer is highly stable, it directly increases its capacity to accommodate much more weight. For the same reason, these are also much larger than several other trailers.
- Gooseneck Trailers have much more room for the cargo you want to haul and for living quarters too.
- Gooseneck trailers are known for their tight turn radius. It is this feature that helps the driver to handle the Gooseneck trailers well even in tight spaces.
- Just on the contrary, the tight turn radius can also be a limitation of the trailer if the driver is not skilled enough. Messing with it can have hard-hitting damages on the road.
- Gooseneck trailers are big in size and heavy in weight. These can be hauled only with a pickup truck and are classified as commercial due to this feature.
- Gooseneck trailers also need a special hitching system that is installed in the base of the pickup truck.
- Gooseneck trailers are less common.
- Another issue with these trailers is their storage. Since they are humongous, storing them is often much more complicated than storing other trailers.