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Gooseneck Trailer Hitches – The Sturdiest Around

Good examples of gooseneck hitches are the ones used to haul horses or other livestock by pick up truck. Most people who haul animals have gooseneck trailer hitches. The hitch is placed in the truck bed above the rear axle and the trailer is then secured to it.

Here are a few things to consider about gooseneck hitches.

 

 

 

As far as heavy duty trailer hitches go, the gooseneck is second only to the fifth wheel hitch in towing capacity. The gooseneck has its drawbacks (harder to install for instance) but they are often the only kind of hitch that will do the job properly.

It is important to remember that your truck must be able to handle the load you plan on attaching to your gooseneck trailer hitch. This is important when hauling irregularly shaped trailers.

Like all truck hitches, the gooseneck isn’t made for every job. Often you can install a regular ball hitch to do the job, but if you plan on towing extremely heavy trailers, the gooseneck is often the way to go.