popular horse trailer style is the goose neck trailer. If youve ever
owned a goose neck horse trailer, you may never want to go back to a tag-along
with any type of horse trailer, there are both advantages and disadvantages that
come with owning a goose neck style. Some of the advantages are:
- The goose neck style
provides more stability, since the weight of the tongue rests directly on the
truck bed over the rear axles. The truck can, therefore, more easily carry heavier
loads. This is a definite advantage, if youre going to be hauling more
than two horses!
the goose neck trailer is hitched in the bed of the truck and not to the bumper,
it has a tight turning radius. The trailer begins turning when the truck turns
and cuts corners more quickly than does a tag-along.
neck trailers can be easier to hitch to your towing truck than other trailers.
For ball hitch models, you can get couplers that make it possible to hitch up
your trailer without having to climb into the truck bed.
of having to add extra floor space, you get extra space in the goose neck area
that may be used for sleeping or storage. As a matter of fact, goose neck horse
trailers are the best models in which to put living quarters!
spite of all the advantages of owning a goose neck style trailer, this style may
not be for everyone. Below is a list of some of the disadvantages of a goose
neck horse trailers are generally more expensive than tag-alongs. In addition
to the extra cost of the trailer, a pickup truck is required for hauling it.
So, if you are hauling only one or two horses, you may not wish to spend the extra
money for this style of trailer.
tight turning radius CAN be detrimental. Normal turns are more difficult to make,
and corners are often cut too sharply, as a result. If there is a signpost in
the vicinity, you just may end up leaving your trailer fender behind!
for goose necks arent all that easy to hitch up, and you have to climb into
the bed of the truck to do so.
towing may prove to be more difficult to find for a goose neck horse trailer or
a goose neck/truck combination.
some states, because of the heavier GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) of the
goose neck combinations, commercial licensing may be necessary.
larger size trailer may be more intimidating to neophytes.
a chance that finding adequate trailer storage could be problematic.
Goose Neck Trailer Features
has considered some of the problems that come with owning a goose neck horse trailer.
To alleviate these problems, EquiSpirit has designed its goose neck models
with more desirable standard features.
among these features are the following:
- The Adjustable Fulton
Coupler with Cable Releasemakes for easier hitching and unhitching, without
having to climb into the bed of the truck
20 X 51 windows in goose neck with screensone on each side for
carpet in goose neck areaadds to looks and comfort
X 24 window in dressing room doorfor more light and ventilation in
dressing room area
hooks and removable saddle rackssame as those in the EquiSpirit dressing
clear dome lightsame as those in the EquiSpirit dressing room tag-alongs
optional features check out the EquiSpirit goose
neck horse trailers.
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