Load Trail has been manufacturing trailer since the July of 1996. Their staff works hard to manufacture quality trailers. The Load Trail GH21 – Heavy Duty Gooseneck is made with state of the art materials.

Dexter Axles 

The Load Trail GH21 has three 7,000-pound cambered spring Dexter Axles. Dexter Axles is a progressive and trusted leader in the automotive industry. Dexter Axles are designed and crafted to last for years. Since the GH21 has Dexter Axles, that means it is safe and more durable. It will last you for years to come. The GH21 Gooseneck comes with three Electric NEV-R Adjust Brakes. Like any other brakes, trailer brakes require quality and attention. The heavier the loads you haul, the more frequently you will have to perform adjustments on your trailer’s brakes.

Weight Specifics 

The Load Trail GH21 has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 21,000 pounds. The GH21 has three Dexter Axles, and each axle has a gross axle weight rating of 7,000 pounds. Any hotshot trucker will be able to hold loads of all sizes on the GH21.


The Load Trail GH21 is available in a variety of lengths. The GH21 comes in 20-feet, 22-feet, 24-feet, 25-feet, 26-feet, 28-feet, 30-feet, 32-feet, 34-feet, 36-feet, 38-feet, 40-feet, 42-feet, and 44-feet. The flatbed on the heavy-duty gooseneck is the standard 102-inches. The floor is made of treated wood.

Under Frame & Pipe Bridging 

There is under frame bridging and pipe bridging on all trailers 36-feet and longer. It is an option on shorter trailers, but it is an upgrade, and it will cost you more money. Underframe and pipe bridging frame strengthens the frame of the trailer, and it helps prevent frame flex or frame fatigue.

When a trailer has frame fatigue or frame flex, it can start shaking as you are driving down the road. You cannot haul loads safely when your trailer is fatigued, and your trailer becomes unfit and unsafe for you and other drivers. The underframe and pipe bridge will help compensate for the weight, and hotshot truckers can haul heavy loads without fear.

LED Lighting 

The Load Trail GH21 has LED lighting. LED lighting will ensure the trailer is properly lit, and it allows for more visibility on the road. Lighting is required by law. The GH21 already comes with the Department of Transportation (DOT) approved lighting. That means all the lighting is legal across the United States and Canada.

The fact that the lighting is DOT approved gives hotshot truckers peace of mind. It also saves truckers money in the long run. You will not have to pay additional money to have the lights approved after you have bought the trailer. Or better yet, you will not have to worry about being fined by the DOT for not having proper lighting.


Every Load Trail trailer gets prepped with a chemical and mechanical pretreatment. This is for maximum paint adhesion. Then the trailers get Sherwin-Williams Powdura OneCure as the primer. Then the Sherwin-Williams Powdura OneCure Polyester TGIC Gloss topcoat.

Load Trail does offer a variety of color options. The colors include matte black, metallic black, gray, silver, white, red, blue, green, yellow, orange, army green, safety green, pink, coyote tan, silver, and Aggie maroon.

I-Beam & Frame 

The Load Trail GH21 has a standard low-profile beam frame. There is a 12-inch I-Beam on the neck and tongue. That equals out to be about 19 pounds per foot. This is pretty much standard in the trailer manufacturing business.

Cross Members 

The Load Trail GH21 Heavy Duty Gooseneck trailer comes equipped with 3-inch channel cross members. The 3-inch cross member is about 90-inches long. The cross members are applied to the understructure of the trailer’s frame for support.

Drop Leg Spring Return Jacks 

The GH21 Gooseneck has two 10,000-pound drop leg spring return jacks. The jacks have a combination of working gears on them as well as the drop leg feature. The drop leg spring return jacks allow for an easier time and smoother ride when you are shifting gears.

Adjustable Round Couplers

The Load Trail GH21 has two 25,000-pound adjustable round couplers. Adjustable couplers offer a range of height adjustments to assure level operation as your trailer is being pulled by your truck.


The Load Trail GH21 Heavy Duty Gooseneck trailer has eight 16-inch hole mod tires. The tires are radial tires, and they distribute the weight of the payload evenly. This allows for improved stability when hotshot truckers are hauling larger loads.

Some trailers come with cross-ply tires. Cross-ply tires are an older design, and almost all tires manufactured today are radial type tires. Radial tires utilize a symmetrical radial pattern for the base tire ply. This design requires a much higher level of quality control and design calculation.

Radial tires have many benefits. The first being they reduce rolling resistance. This results in improved fuel economy and it reduced the wearing on the tires. Radial tires also improve control and it betters reduced traction in inclement weather. It is great for a hotshot trailer to be in radial tires.

Hotshot truckers travel all across the United States and Canada. Hotshot truckers might encounter snow or ice, but their tires will help with traction. Since the tires also reduce rolling resistance, it improves mileage. It goes without saying that hotshot truckers put the miles on their trucks and trailers.


The GH21 Gooseneck is equipped with multi-leaf slipper spring suspension. The slipper leaf spring acts as part of a trailer’s suspension system. The springs flex to resist shock. This ensures a safe haul for your cargo and a smooth ride.


The Load Trail GH21 Gooseneck has a front toolbox. The toolbox can store whatever tools and equipment they need conveniently in the toolbox. You do have the option of getting a toolbox on the side of the trailer, and the option of a toolbox on both sides of the trailer. Both of options are upgrades, and they will cost you additional money.

Wire Harness 

The wiring of the Load Trail GH21 Gooseneck is protected by a sixteen gallon, five-way double insulated wire harness with a 7-way plug. There are various wires that allow the transfer of power for the lighting, as well as auxiliary functions such as an electric trailer brake controller, backup lights, or power supply for a winch, or interior trailer lights. If your gooseneck trailer is not equipped with a preformed wire harness, the wires are susceptible to being ruined. When your wires are ruined, your trailer cannot function properly. You cannot use the brake controller, backup lights, power supply, or the trailer lights. That can be dangerous for you and other drivers on the road. The sealed wiring harness will resist any harsh weather.


The Load Trail GH21 Heavy Duty Gooseneck has 8-foot slide-in ramps. The ramps make it easier to haul loads onto the trailer. The GH21 does not have a dovetail, but you can upgrade to one.

Three 7,000 pound cambered Dexter Axles with 3 Spring Electric NEV-R Adjust Brakes
Two 5/16-inch Adjustable Coupler Round (25,000 pounds)
3-inch Channel Crossmembers 16-inch OC (3.5 lbs/ft)
EWR Class: Gooseneck Equipment Tilt
Finish (Prep): Mechanical and/or Chemical Pretreatment for Maximum Paint Adhesion 
Finishing Coat and Primer: Sherwin-Williams Powdura OnceCure Primer with Polyester TGIC Gloss Powder Topcoat 
102-inch (in width) Floor with Treated Wood 
12-inch I-Beam (19 pounds/feet) Frame, Neck, and Tongue
GAWR: 7,000 pounds (per axle) 
GVWR: 21,000 pounds 
Two 10K Drop Leg Spring Return 
DOT Stop, Tail, Turn, and Clearance LED Lighting 
Product Line: Heavy Duty Goosenecks & Pintle Hooks
8-feet Slide-In Ramps 
Multi-Leaf Spring Suspension 
Front Tool Box
16-inch 8-Hole Silver Mod Wheels 
16-Gallon 5-Way Double Insulated Wire Harness with 7-Way Plug
Available In: Black, Metallic Black, Gray, White, Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Army Green, Safety Green, Pink, Coyote Tan, Silver, and Aggie Maroon
Available Lengths: 20-foot, 22-foot, 24-foot, 25-foot, 26-foot, 28-foot, 30-foot, 32-foot, 34-foot, 36-foot, 38-foot, 40-foot, 42-foot, and 44-foot.

Radial 16-inch 10 Ply. Tires
Radial 16-inch 10 Ply. Tires (Black Wheels)
Radial 16-inch 14 Ply. Tires
Radial 16-inch 14 Ply. Tires (Black Wheels)
Radial 16-inch 14 Ply. Tires (Sailun)
Radial 16-inch 10 Ply. Tires (Chrome Wheels)
Radial 16-inch 10 Ply. Tires (Aluminum Wheels)
Radial 16-inch 14 Ply. (Chrome Wheels)
Radial 17.5-inch Tires (Singles)
Radial 17.5-inch Tires (Singles with Aluminum Providers)
Adjustable Round 19-pound Coupler 6-inch Raised Neck
Adjustable Round 19-pound Coupler 12-inch Rasied Neck
Adjustable Square 19-pound Coupler 6-inch Raised Neck
Adjustable Square 19-pound Coupler 12-inch Raised Neck
King-Pin Fifth-Wheel Adjusatble Adapter (Round or Sqaure)
Locking Chain Rack & Front Toolbox Chain Hanger
Straight Deck with 8-foot Slide-In Ramps
Straight Deck without Ramps
5-foot Self-Cleaning Dovetail with Slide-In Ramps
5-foot Self-Cleaning Dovetail with 2 Flip-Over Ramps
5-foot Pop-Up with 2 Slide-In Ramps
5-foot Self-Cleaning Dovetail with Max Ramps
5-foot Dovetail with Wood & 2 Slide-On Ramps
5-foot Dovetail with Wood & 2 Flip-Over Ramps
5-foot Dovetail with Wood & 3 Flip-Over Ramps
5-foot Dovetail with Wood & Max Ramps
Treated Wood on Dovetail
Steel Floor & Dovetail
Douglas Fir Floor & Dovetail
Rough Oak Floor & Dovetail
Rumber Floor & Dovetail
Blackwood Floor & Dovetail
Diamond Plate Over Wheel Fenders
16-inch Crossmembers
12-inch Crossmembers
Bolt-On Headache Light Bar
LED Single Row Light Bar
LED Dual Row Light Bar
LED Lighting with Cold Weather Harness
LED Lighitng Back-Up with Cold Weather Harness
Two 3-inch Welded On D-Rings
Four 3-inch Welded On D-Rings
Six 3-inch Welded On D-Rings
Eight 3-inch Welded On D-Rings
Ten 3-inch Welded On D-Rings
Twelve 3-inch Welded On D-Rings
Fourteen 3-inch Welded On D-Rings
Sixteen 3-inch Welded On D-Rings
Eighteen 3-inch Welded On D-Rings
Twenty 3-inch Welded On D-Rings
Four 4-inch Welded On D-Rings
Six 4-inch Welded On D-Rings
Eight 4-inch Welded On D-Rings
Ten 4-inch Welded On D-Rings
Four Bolt-On 4-inch D-Rings Recessed with 360 Rotational
Six Bolt-On 4-inch D-Rings Recessed with 360 Rotational
Eight Bolt-On 4-inch D-Rings Recessed with 360 Rotational
Two 3-inch Removable D-Rings
Four 3-inch Removable D-Rings
Six 3-inch Removable D-Rings
48-inch Side Tool Box (Single Side)
48-inch Side Tool Box (Both Sides)
72-inch Side Tool Box (Single Side)
72-inch Side Tool Box (Both Sides)
Mud Flaps
Under Frame Bridge & Pipe Bridge
Winch Plate
1/2-inch Plate for Winch
9,500 pound Winch Package
12,000 pound Winch Package
17,500 pound Winch Plate
Under Frame Rack
Wet Bolt Kit Equalizer Lubrication
Weld On Ratchets
Adjustable Ratchets
Weld On Ratchet Track Only
Deck Over Neck 102-inch X 96-inch
Deck Over Neck 102-inch X 96-inch with 45 degree Corners
Bumper Attached Receiver Hitch
Rear Support Stands (Tube)
Ramp Support Arms
Spare Tire Mount (Fold Down)
1 Side Step
2 Side Steps
1 Max Step (12-inches)
2 Max Steps (12-inches)
Road Service Program

Load Trail Dealers 

Load Trail began as a small family-owned business in July of 1996. Since inception, Load Trail has been committed to delivering high-quality trailers that are engineered to work hard every day. Load Trail trailers are manufactured in their state-of-the-art factory in Sumner, Texas. 

While you cannot buy from the manufacturer, Load Trail does have a large dealer network. You can find a Load Trail near you on their website. 

Editor’s Rating: 7.8/10

The Load Trail GH21 Heavy Duty Gooseneck is a great trailer. With that being said, there are a lot of features like side steps, an LED light bar, and a lockable chain box that would make a hotshot trucker’s life a lot easier. All of those features are optional, and you have to pay additional money for them.

All in all, the Load Trail GH21 would serve a hotshot trucker well. You can search for dealerships on Load Trail’s website, and find a dealership near you.

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