PJ Trailers’ 14-Inch I-Beam Low-Pro with Duals Gooseneck is a dependable trailer for hotshot trucking. PJ Trailers was established in 1991, and it has become a premier trailer manufacturer in the United States. All PJ Trailers are well-constructed, high-end trailers.
The Low-Pro has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 30,000 pounds. The Low-Pro also has a gross axle weight rating of 12,000 per axle. There are two Dexter Axles so the Low-Pro Gooseneck is designed to haul large loads for hotshot trucking.
There are two Dexter Oil Bath Brake Axles on the PJ Low-Pro Gooseneck. Each Dexter Axle has a GAWR of 12,000 pounds. Hotshot truckers will be able to count on these heavy-duty axles for years to come.
Dexter Axles are a progressive and trusted leader in the automotive industry, and they are designed and crafted for years. Dexter Axles provide quality and durability to your trailer. There is a five-year warranty on the axles.
As one can assume by the name of the trailer, there is a 14-inch I-Beam on the Low-Pro Gooseneck. Most trailer manufacturers use a 12-inch I-Beam, but a larger I-Beam provides added support to the trailer. The larger I-Beam prevents frame flex and frame fatigue, so your trailer will hold up for years after you make the purchase.
There is a 14-inch I-Beam on the mainframe, riser, and neck.
There is 2 X 8 X 1/8-inch square tubing on the outer frame, and 3-inch channel crossmembers that are 16-inches on the center.
This Low-Pro Gooseneck trailer comes in a variety of lengths. The lengths are 20-feet, 22-feet, 24-feet, 25-feet, 26-feet, 27-feet, 28-feet, 30-feet, 32-feet, 34-feet, 35-feet, 36-feet, 38-feet, 40-feet, and 42-feet.
All of the flat decks have a width of 102-inches. That is standard in the trailer industry.
The floor of the flat deck is 2-inches thick, and it is made from treated pine lumber. There are other options for flooring, but the treated pine is standard.
PJ Trailer offers frame bridging on all Low-Pro Gooseneck that is 30-feet and longer. The frame bridging 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 frame bridging will help compensate for the weight and hotshot truckers can haul heavier loads without fearing their trailer may not hold up.
Lighting & Tape
The Low-Pro Gooseneck has flush mount lifetime LED lights and reflective tape. LED lighting will ensure the trailer is properly lit, and it allows for more visibility on the road. The reflective tape greatly increases nighttime visibility of the hotshot trailer. Both lighting and reflective tape are required by law.
The gooseneck trailer already comes with Department of Transportation (DOT) approved lighting. This means the lighting and reflective tape is legal across the United States and Canada. The fact that the lighting and reflective tape are DOT approved, gives hotshot truckers peace of mind. It also saves truckers money, because they do not have to pay extra money to have the lights and tape DOT approved after they have bought the trailer.
Side Turn Flashers
The Low-Pro Gooseneck from PJ Trailers comes with amber side turn flashers. These will help alert other drivers when you are making a turn. When you are having turn flashers on your trailer, it promotes safety.
The Low-Pro Gooseneck has a front toolbox with a chain holder. Hotshot truckers can store tools and equipment they need conveniently in the toolbox. Since the toolbox is lockable, hotshot truckers do not have to worry about the contents of their toolbox getting stolen.
There are safety chains on the Low-Pro Gooseneck. The purpose of safety chains to retain the connection between the towing vehicle and trailer in the event of separation of the trailer coupling from the ball or the ball from the trailer hitch, long enough to bring the vehicles to a stop. Hopefully, no hotshot trucker has to ever worry about this happening, but it is great to know that your trailer is equipped if it ever does happen.
The Low-Pro Flatdeck Gooseneck is equipped with five leaf slipper spring suspension. The slipper leaf springs act as part of a trailer’s suspension system. The spring flexes to resist shock, and it also ensures a smooth ride.
This gooseneck trailer from PJ Trailers has eight dual wheels, and they are sixteen-inch wheels. The biggest advantage of dual wheels for hotshot truckers is the weight distribution. The tires can distribute the weight of the payload more evenly. This allows for improved stability when hotshot truckers are hauling larger loads.
The trailer comes standard with radial tires. 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.
Rub Rails & Stake Pockets
The trailer has rub rails. Rub rails are valuable to your trailer. The rub rails are designed to “rub” against other objects (i.e. walls or highway barricades, etc.). This allows the rub rails to absorb impact and trauma. This protects the trailer from damage. The rub rails also protect the chains, straps, and ropes that are commonly used to secure cargo on the trailer.
The trailer also has stake pockets. Stake pockets also improve the securement of the trailer and cargo. Stake pockets are bolted on to the side of the trailer. This is so you can build a sidewall to contain cargo. This keeps cargo safe from damage.
Electric Breakaway Kit
The gooseneck trailer from PJ Trailers comes standard with an electric breakaway kit with a charger. The breakaway system is designed to bring your trailer safely to a stop by activating its electric brakes if it becomes disconnected while being towed.
Wire Harness & 7-Way RV Plug
There is a sealed bargman wire harness with a seven-way RV plug on this gooseneck. 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 going to be prone to get 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, and it will ensure your wires will last.
Monster Steps are now the standard side step for all PJ Trailers, and this gooseneck is no exception. Monster Steps are made from steel grating. This is to increase traction. The Monster Steps are 12.5-inches wide. Most trailers on the market have a small step on the side of the trailer bed. You can barely fit both feet on them, and it makes it difficult for you to get on and off your trailer.
Since the Monster Steps are 12.5-inches, it allows for both feet to be on the step at once. That improves stability and safety when you need to get on the bed of your trailer. The Monster Steps have excellent grip in mud and snow, as well. The Monster Steps are also self-cleaning. This makes the Low-Pro Flatdeck convenient for hotshot truckers.
The PJ Trailers 14-Inch I-Beam Low-Pro Gooseneck has 2-5/16-inch ball bulldog coupler. A coupler helps stabilize the trailer, and it can be adjusted depending on the load.
Drop Leg Jacks
This gooseneck trailer has two 10,000 pound drop leg jacks. The jacks have a combination of working gears on them as well as the drop leg feature. The drop leg jacks allow for an easier time and smoothe ride when you are shifting gears.
This gooseneck trailer has 8-foot ramps with holders. PJ Trailers has their own Monster Ramps. The Monster Ramps are spring assist, and they offer extra support and safety when loading and unloading the hotshot trailer.
GVWR: 30,000 pounds
GAWR: 12,000 pounds
GN 2 5/16-inch Ball Bulldog Coupler
2-Drop Leg Jacks (10,000 pounds)
2-Dexter Oil Bath Brake Axles (12,000 pounds)
5 Leaf Slipper Spring Suspension
8 Dual Wheel, 16-inch Grey 8 on 6.5-inch Bolt Pattern
8-16-inch 235/80 R16 Radial Tires (3,090 pounds)
3-inch Rubrail & Stake Pockets
Electric Breakaway Kit
DOT Reflective Tape
Monster Steps on Both Sides
Lockable Front Toolbox with Chain Holder
8-foot Ramps with Holders
14-inch X 5-inch 22 pound I-Beam Main Frame, Riser, & Neck
Frame Bridge Standard on 30-feet & up
3-inch Channel Crossmembers, 16-inches on Center
2 X 8 X 1/8-inch Square Tubing Outer Deck Frame
2-inch Treated Pine Lumber Deck
102-inch Wide Deck
DOT approved flushmount lifetime LED lights
Amber Side Turn Flashers
Sealed Bargman Wire Harness with 7-Way RV Plug
Sand Blasted, Acid Washed, Powder-Coated Finish
5 Year Dexter Axle Warranty
GN 2 5/16-inch Round (30,000 pounds) with Toolbox
GN 2 5/16-inch Round (30,000 pounds) with 6-inh Longer Tube
GN Load-Leveling 2 5/16-inch Square (30,000 pounds) & Toolbox
(2) 10,000 pound Dexter Electric Spring Axles
(2) 12,000 pound Dexter Air Ride Axles
(2) 10,000 pound Dexter Air Spring Axles
(2) 12,000 pound Dexter Electric Hydraulic Disc Air Ride Axles
Straight Deck with 2 Slide-In Ramps
5-foot Dovetail with 4 Flip-Over Ramps
5-foot Dovetail with 5-foot Slide-In Ramps
5-foot Dovetail with 2 Flip-Over Ramps with HD Gusset
5-foot Dovetail with 2 Flip-Over Ramps
5-foot Dovetail with 3 Flip-Over Ramps
5-foot Dovetail with 3 Monster Ramps
5-foot Dovetail with Power Tail
Blackwood Classic Full Deck
Blackwood Classic Outer Deck
1 pair or Flushmount D-Rings on Wooden Floor
1 extra pair of Flushmount D-Rings on Steel Floor
1 pair of D-Rings
7-Way RV Plug to Rear Bumper
2 Hydraulic Monster Ramps
All LED Reverse Lights
1-38-inch Center Deck Roller
No Ramp Pockets
(2) 17-inch Outer Deck Rollers
1 pair of Weld-On Strap Ratchets
1 Side-Mount Toolbox
2 Extra Side Marker Lights
Cold Weather Wiring Harness
Douglas Fir Lumber
Under Frame Tie-Down Flat
12-inch OC Crossmembers
Rough Oak Floor
Side Mount Wood Rack
6-inch Axle Spread
Diamond Plate Ramp Bottoms
Ramp Support Arms
Color Options: Black, Red, Tractor Green, White, Yellow, Orange. Gray, Desert Tan
The gooseneck trailer has a sandblasted, acid washed, and powder-coated finish. The finish comes standard in black. The trailer can come in red, tractor green, white, yellow, orange, gray, and desert tan. These colors are optional, and they will cost you additional money.
PJ Trailers has two manufacturing facilities. They have one in Sumner, Texas and another in Mt. Crab, Ohio. You cannot buy a PJ trailer from the manufacturer. PJ Trailers have dealerships all across the country, and you can find a PJ Trailer dealer near you on their website.
Editor’s Rating: 8/10
PJ Trailers does make a quality trailer, but a lot of excellent features are upgrades. I would prefer a trailer with a torque tube and additional frame bridging because that would provide better support to the trailer. These features are upgrades and they will cost you additional money.
PJ Trailers does not allow you to buy from the manufacturer, and you will pay a dealer markup. With that being said, the dealerships are most accessible to hotshot truckers throughout the United States.
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