Gooseneck trailer hitches are made specifically to hook to a ball in the center of a pickup truck bed. There are two main advantages to having a gooseneck trailer hitch.
Stability. The biggest advantage of having a gooseneck trailer hitch is stability. A gooseneck hitch provides better operator control which makes this choice safer on the highway. This is because the weight of the hitch is carried from the middle of the truck bed. The risk of the trailer “whipping” is greatly reduced with a gooseneck hitch.
Heavier Load. A gooseneck trailer hitch can carry more weight. This means larger living quarters or the ability to haul more animals such as horses. If you want to haul more than two horses, you may want to consider a gooseneck trailer hitch. Gooseneck trailers also have a tighter turning radius.
There are disadvantages as well, a gooseneck trailer requires a truck as well as a special hitching system installed in the bed of your truck. They are less common than bumper pull trailers, so trucks do not come equipped with one.
Our trained technicians at Hitching Post of Ocala understand how important proper installation of a gooseneck trailer is. They will work with you to make sure you have the right hitch for the trailer you want to pull. Call them today.