With freight forecasts showing continued growth for trucking this 2019, it might be a good idea to consider getting a new gooseneck to cope with the demands. We have reviewed dozens of trailers in the market to come up with this top 10 goosenecks that offer the best bang for your buck.

10. LoadTrailGH14 – Gooseneck Heavy Duty

Loadtrail has also its own heavy duty gooseneck. The GH14 – Gooseneck Heavy Duty 14,000. This flatbed comes with a 12′ I-Beam. I-beam is typically more stable and superior in long-beam bending than a C-channel. It also comes with a treated wood flooring. Wood is an inexpensive material and if treated properly, it could also last long. The best thing about wooden floors is that it has good traction allowing you can load almost anything and they will not slide as easily as when having a metal floor.

The GH14 also comes with many standard fittings including wire harness for securing the load, DOT-approved LED lights for good visibility at night, and 2-10K drop leg spring jack to keep the trailer stable during loading and unloading.

Pros:
  Heavy-duty Dexter axles which are extra durable
  8′ Slide-in ramps for easy loading and unloading
  Front and side toolboxes for storage

Cons:
 Dealer-Mark Ups. You have to buy a PJ Trailer at a dealer. When you buy trailers from a dealer, there will be a dealer markup.
 No Powder-coat Finish. Powder-coat will last longer than wet paint.

Key Features:
  GVWR: 14,000 lbs
  Side steps for easy boarding and offboarding
  D-Rings
  Radial tires that are more stable and absorb more bumps than other types of tires

EDITOR’S RATING: 7.2/10

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9. Top Hat GOOOSENECK 159

Top Hat is another leader in manufacturing heavy duty goosenecks. One of their best offers is the Gooseneck 159 noted for its many strong features including the use of Dexter Cambered E-Z Lube. Dexter is a premium brand and you can expect these axles to be durable and long lasting. This gooseneck has also a reliable safety feature with its Electric Nev-R-Adjust brakes fitted in all wheels as well as a breakaway unit with charger.

Pros:
  Radial tires keep bumps at a minimum
  Dual 10K drop leg jack for stability
  Lockable toolbox for more storage space

Cons:
  Slide-in ramps are just optional features. Ramps are necessary for easy loading and unloading of heavy cargo.
  No powder coat to give the outer finish a long-lasting effect
  Available only from dealerships which oftentimes charge a big markup

Key Features:
  GVWR: 15,900 lbs.
  12″x14# I-Beam frame that resists bending better than other types of frames
  DOT reflective tape
  Wiring harness to secure the loads
  Treated pine floor with good traction to prevent the loads from sliding

EDITOR’S RATING: 7.5/10

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8. Big Tex 20GN

If you are looking for an economical version of the 22GN from Big Tex, the 20GN Economy Tandem Dual Wheel Gooseneck trailer is a good choice. It has a GVWR of 20,000 pounds which is ideal for heavy hauls. Moreover, it is equipped with a safety latch hook, side rails and tie-down and stake pockets to secure your load during the trip. All its lightings are LED and DOT approved.

Pros:
  Oil bath axles keep bearings evenly lubricated
  Dexter axles for smoother ride
  Nev-R-Adjust electric brake ensure safety while on the road
  Radial tires promote fuel efficiency and less bumps

Cons:
  Single jack only which is not as stable as having a double jack
  The decorative and protective finish is not as longer-lasting as powder coat
  Available only from dealerships which charge high markups

Key Features:
  Low profile pierced beam frame gives the trailer added strength and stability
  Two side steps and handles for easy boarding and offboarding
  Complete breakaway system with charger for safety
  2″ Treated floor
  Mudflaps

EDITOR’S RATING: 8.5/10

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7. Load Trail GH30 – Gooseneck Heavy Duty

With a GVWR of 30,000 for heavy hauls and a 12″ I-Beam (22 lbs/ft) which is considerably more stable than a C-channel, this gooseneck is one of the best from Loadtrail. It also comes with two 10K drop leg spring jacks which keep it more stable during loading and unloading. Moreover, this trailer is already DOT-compliant for its stop, tail, turn and clearance LED lights.

Pros:
  8′ Slide-in ramps for easy movement of heavy objects into the trailer
  Radial tires to minimize bumps
  High GVWR which allows for higher load capacity
  Treated wood floor with excellent traction to prevent the loads from sliding

Cons:
  Available only on dealerships and they typically sell trailers at a high markup
  No powder coat finish. Powder coat give long-lasting effect

Key Features:
  Dexter axles are known to be more durable than other brands
  Multi-leaf spring suspension which is stable and durable
  Side steps for easy boarding
  D-rings to secure cargo
  Side and front tool box for extra storage space

EDITOR’S RATING: 8/10

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6. Top Hat GOOSENECK 240

If you are planning to get a low profile gooseneck for hauling heavy loads, the Gooseneck 240 is also worth considering. With a GVWR of 24,000 pounds, you’ll be able to use it to haul heavy equipment and a range of other materials. Moreover, it has 12″x16# I-beam for a frame. I-frame has better resistance to bending than other types of frames. It is is also considered as more stable. On top of that, this gooseneck has dual 10K drop leg jacks to keep the trailer stable during loading.

For your peace of mind, this gooseneck also comes with safety features such as electric brakes in all wheels and a breakaway unit with charger. It also has LED lights and DOT reflective tape for better visibility at night.

Pros:
  Fitted with premium quality Dexter axles
  With lockable toolbox for storage space
  With spare tire rack
  Side rails to help secure loads
  Low profile for added stability while on the road

Cons:
  Ramps are not part of the basic fittings but are optional features. Ramps make it easier to roll heavy equipment during loading and unloading.
  Available only from dealerships which oftentimes charge a big markup
  No powder coat to give the outer finish a long-lasting effect

Key Features:
  DOT reflective tape
  Breakaway unit with charger
  Electric brakes in all wheels

EDITOR’S RATING: 8.2/10

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5. PJ Trailers FS Classic Flatdeck

Looking for a trailer that you can use to haul fragile loads? The Classic Flatdeck with Singles is one of the good choices. It has a six-leaf slipper spring suspension as opposed to only 5-leaf on many of its counterparts. Spring suspensions are inexpensive and they are quite reliable in handling bounces and keeping the ride smooth. Moreover, it is fitted with Dexter axles with 5-year warranty. Dexter axle is one of the best in the industry in terms of durability and longevity.

It is worth mentioning that this trailer has monster steps on both sides for easy boarding and off boarding. Its 102-inch wide treated pine lumber deck is durable and has good traction even in wet and slick conditions. Also, it uses radial tires to absorb more bounce than regular tires. These combined features make this trailer great for handling sensitive loads.

Pros:
  Powder coat finish which lasts longer than regular paint
  DOT-approved reflective tape and LED lights
  Two drop leg jacks for stability

Cons:
  A torque tube is just an optional feature. This is important to make the trailer stable, with less flexing and swaying.
  Available only from dealerships which oftentimes charge a big markup

Key Features:
  GVWR: 15,680 lbs.
  Lockable front toolbox for storage
  Electric breakaway kit for safety
  Rubrail and stake pockets for keeping the loads secure

EDITOR’S RATING: 8.5/10

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4. Gatormade  30k Dual Tandem Axle

This gooseneck has a low 36″ deck height profile pierced frame with 14″ I-beam construction. The combination of these two features gives this trailer added strength and stability. Aside from that, it also comes with a torque tube that helps reduce flex and sway while hauling.

Since complete visibility is important at night, another advantage of this trailer is that it comes fitted with DOT-approved LED light package including LED work light bar on top of the neck. LED lights last longer than regular lighting. For your peace of mind, this gooseneck also has DOT safety breakaway kit that is legal in all US states and Canada.

Pros:
  With steps and handles for easy boarding and off boarding
  40″ ramps with self-tracking design, making loading and unloading easier
  Industry standard drum Dexter axles
  Smooth and clean powder coat finish which lasts longer than regular paint

Cons:
  One factory location located in Somerset, Kentucky. Depending on where you are, you might have to drive a long distance to their factory
  Servicing is only done at the Gatormade factory


Key Features:
  You can choose your GVWR and downrate if needed
  Mudflaps
  Ratchet rail
  HDSS Suspension
  Bracing under the trailer bed for added strength
  Heavy duty rubrail and state pockets to secure the load
  Preformed wire harness
  Dual jacks add stability when trailer is not attached to a vehicle

EDITOR’S RATING: 8.5/10

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3. PJ Trailers Low-Pro Flatdeck with Duals

This low-profile flatdeck from PJ Trailers has also a number of standout features making it one of the best goosenecks in the market for 2019. It has a high GVWR of 25,000 pounds which allows you to haul heavy loads. A smooth ride is also a guarantee, thanks to its 5-leaf spring suspension and radial tires which are efficient in reducing bounces. Moreover, it uses Dexter brand oil bath axles which are considered one of the best in the industry. These axles are completely lubricated and are designed for heavy-duty use.

Pros:
  Double jacks that help stabilize the trailer
  Steps on both sides for easy boarding and offboarding
  DOT-approved LED lights and reflective tape for improved visibility
  Powder coat finish which lasts longer than regular paint

Cons:
  A torque tube is just an optional feature, but is important to make the trailer stable with less flexing and swaying.
  Available only from dealerships which oftentimes charge a big markup

Key Features:
  Lockable front toolbox for storage
  8′ ramps with holding for convenient loading and unloading
  Rubrail and stake pockets to help secure the cargo
  5 leaf slipper spring suspension which helps keep the trailer stable
  Electric breakaway kit for safety

EDITOR’S RATING: 8.7/10

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2. Big Tex 25GN HDTS Tandem Dual Gooseneck

The 25GN HDTS Tandem Dual Gooseneck from Big Tex is another popular hotshot trailer for 2019. It is equipped with 12K Dexter axles which can handle heavy duty use. Just like most of the trailers manufactured by Big Tex, it is also equipped with a pierced I-beam frame with low deck height. This feature gives the trailer a lower center of gravity which makes your trip and towing experience smother. The pierced beam construction gives the trailer a more rigid frame structure, making it more tough.

Pros:
  DOT-approved LED lights for better visibility
  12″ I-Beam for heavy duty use
  Uses Dexter brand axles known to be tough and longer-lasting
  Lockable toolbox for extra storage space
  Torque tube for smoother ride

Cons:
  Decorative and protective finish is not as durable as powder coat
  Available only from dealerships which charge high markups

Key features:
  GVWR: 25,900 lbs.
  Tie down pockets on the sides and center to secure the loads
  Oil bath hubs
  Complete breakaway system with charger for safety

EDITOR’S RATING: 9/10

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1. Gatormade Gooseneck Air Ride Trailer

One of the most vital features of this gooseneck is its air-ride suspension. This type of suspension offers several advantages including fuel economy, versatility in tackling different types of terrain, less wear and tear, and handles fragile loads better than other types of suspension. Not only that, its main frame is a 14″ I beam which is designed to withstand heavy use.

The Gooseneck Air Ride Trailer also comes with other extra features with your safety and comfort in mind. It has two safety steps and big handles for going up and down the board and DOT- approved light package and a safety breakaway system that are legal in all US states and Canada.

Pros:
  40′ overall bed length allows you to haul long loads
  LED lights which last longer that conventional lights
  6″ Torque tube reduces flexing and swaying
  Premium heavy duty Dexter axles
  Powder coat finish which is more durable than regular paint

Cons:
  One factory location located in Somerset, Kentucky. Depending on where you are, you might have to drive a long distance to their factory
  Servicing is only done at the Gatormade factory

Key Features:
   You can choose your GVWR and downrate if needed
   Work light bar on top of the neck
   Mud flaps
   Preformed wire harness
   Stake pocket and rubrail to secure the loads

EDITOR’S RATING: 9.5/10

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Editor’s Pick

GATORMADE Gooseneck Air Ride Trailer

Undeniably, the Gooseneck Air Ride Trailer sits on top of the list because of the following features:

  • Air ride suspension which promotes fuel economy and versatility
  • Comes with two 12K spring loaded dual-speed jacks. Some of the goosenecks on this list just have 10K dual jacks. These jacks stabilize the trailer during loading and unloading or when it is not attached to a vehicle.
  • Torque tube also reduces the possibility of fishtailing as it helps prevent flexing and swaying
  • Powder coat finish lasts longer that regular paint
  • Uses Dexter axles, a premium brand known for durability