Having a reliable gooseneck trailer is crucial to the success of any farming business. Whether you need it to transport animals, haul your products to the market, or move heavy farming equipment, a gooseneck trailer makes your operations more efficient and productive. With that said, here are the 10 best gooseneck trailers you can buy today!

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10. Big Tex 25GN-HDTS Tandem Dual Gooseneck with Hydraulic Dovetail

The Big Tex Trailers 25GN has a heavy duty GVWR of 25,000 lbs. and 12K axles with Dexter Adjustable suspension. It is 35-foot long and sports a hydraulic dovetail that makes loading and unloading your trailer a lot easier.

It has a chain box with tie-down pockets on 24-inch centers, as well as chain spools. Its safety chains have 3/8-inch guard and two safety latch hooks.

Pros:

  • Large GVWR of 25,000 lbs.
  • DOT-compliant LED lights that can be used across Canada and the United States.
  • 3/8-inch Grd. 70 safety chains with two safety latch hooks.

Cons:

  • You’ll have to pay for dealer markups because you cannot buy the trailer directly from the manufacturer.
  • No Powder-Coat Paint, which means the trailer’s paint job may not last as long as those in powder-coated models.
  • Larger ramps do not come standard with this trailer. 

Key Features:

  • GVWR of 25,900 lbs.
  • A 12-inch I-beam
  • Two 12,000 dual wheel axles
  • Decorative and protective finish.

Our Rating: 7.1 out of 10

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9. Top Hat Trailers Heavy Hauler Gooseneck

This trailer has two main variants. On the 16-20′, the frame is sized 5 x 3 x 1/4. On the 22-24′, the frame is 6 x 4 x 5. The top rail is a 3-inch square tube, while the floor is 2 inches of treated pine.

This gooseneck trailer features DOT reflective tape, Dexter cambered E-Z Lube axles, and rear tailboard sealed flush-mounted LED lights.

As with most models from Top Hat, this had been painted with Valspar paint. The standard colors are red, black, storm gray, pearl metallic, indigo blue metallic, and Arizona beige pearl — which you can choose among for free. If you want a special color, you can have the trailer customized for a fee.

Pros:

  • DOT-approved reflective tape: Compliant with policies and regulations across Canada and the United States.
  • Flush-mounted LED rear tailboard lights: Provide adequate lighting
  • Dexter axles: Dexter axles are well-made and durable.

Cons:

  • Unavailable for purchase directly from Top Hat Trailers: You’ll have to transact with a dealer and pay their corresponding markup.
  • Low GVWR: Relatively-modest at 14,000 lbs.
  • No torque tube: A torque tube bolsters the trailer to help support all the weight and prevents frame fatigue or flex.

Key Features:

  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR): 14,000 lbs.
  • 2 x Dexter cambered E-Z lube axles
  • Frame: 5 x 3 x 1/4 on the 16-20′ and 6 x 4 x 5/16 on the 22-24′
  • Valspar paint finishing

Our Rating: 7.5 out of 10

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8. PJ Trailers Low-Pro Flatdeck with Duals

This gooseneck trailer boasts several promising features, such as a high 25,000 lb. GVWR, radial tires, a five-leaf spring suspension, and Dexter oil bath axles. This means you can use this PJ trailer to haul heavier loads while enjoying a relatively-smoother ride. Also, Dexter axles are an industry favorite for being durable.

Pros:

  • Two integrated steps: Easy boarding and offboarding on both sides.
  • Powder coat finish: Better longevity compared to than regular paint.
  • Double jacks: For additional stability.
  • DOT-approved LED lights and reflective tape: Compliant with policies and regulations across Canada and the United States.

Cons:

  • Unavailable for purchase directly from PJ Trailers: You’ll have to transact with a dealer and pay their corresponding markup.
  • Torque tube not included: A torque tube will minimize flexing and swaying of the frame.

Key Features:

  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR): 25,000 lbs.
  • Integrated 8′ ramps
  • 5 leaf slipper spring suspension
  • Electric breakaway kit

Our Rating: 7.7 out of 10

KAUFMAN DELUXE 30 FT. TRI-AXLE GOOSENECK

7. Kaufman Deluxe 30 FT. Tri-Axle Gooseneck

This 30ft. tri-axle gooseneck is another heavy-duty trailer. Its frame banners a 12-inch I-Beam on the mainframe and neck, and 3-inch channel stacked cross members are on 16-inch centers, as well as 6-inch outer rails.

In contrast to the more common tandem dual axle design, this Kaufman model sports three 7000lb. E-Z Lube Axles from Dexter Axles. This is a pro because it enhances the toughness and strength of the trailer.

Pros:

  • Sealco sealed wiring harness: For added protection.
  • Lifetime LED lights: For a well-lit trailer.
  • 25,000 GVWR: Great for heavier loads.

Cons:

  • No steps: This makes climbing up the trailer challenging.
  • Automotive grade enamel finish: Inferior to powder coating in terms of longevity.

Key Features:

  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR): 25,000 lbs.
  • Slipper spring suspension
  • All-wheel electric brakes
  • 5-foot dovetail

Our Rating: 8.1 out of 10

TEXAS PRIDE 35+5 DECKOVER GOOSENECK

6. TEXAS PRIDE 35+5 DECKOVER GOOSENECK

The Texas Pride 35+5 deckover gooseneck trailer has a 24000lb. GVWR, so it can handle heavy loads — although it’s slightly less heavy duty than the 25000lb. GVWR trailers mentioned above. This trailer boasts a slipper spring suspension that contributes to a smoother ride. Additionally, its DOT lighting, safety chains, emergency breakaway switch, and reflective tape are great safety features.

Pros:

  • Slipper spring suspension: Helps to make your trips a little smoother.
  • DOT-approved LED lights: Giving you peace of mind as you haul and tow.
  • Relatively-high GVWR: Allowing you to carry heavier loads.

Cons:

  • Unavailable for purchase directly from Texas Pride: You’ll have to transact with a dealer and pay their corresponding markup.
  • Automotive grade enamel finish: Inferior to powder coating in terms of longevity.

Key Features:

  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR): 24,000 lbs.
  • 12-inch I-Beam on the mainframe, gooseneck risers, and neck
  • 3 x 8000lb. axles
  • 5-foot spring mammoth ramps
  • 5-foot self-cleaning dovetail

Our Rating: 8.3 out of 10

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5.) Load Trail Trailers GH21 Heavy Duty Gooseneck

One of the most notable things about the Load Trail GH21 is its DOT-approved LED lighting setup. It boasts clearance, stop, tail, and turn lights.

The GH21 is coated in Sherwin-Williams Powdura OneCure Primer and is topped off with a polyester TGIC gloss powder topcoat. What’s more, this gooseneck had been pretreated to enhance the longevity of the aforementioned finishing. It has a wooden floor and three Dexter spring axles, too.

Pros:

  • DOT-approved lights: The lights are compliant with regulations across the United States and Canada.
  • Triple Dexter axles: Well-made and built to last.
  • Wire harness: 5-Way double insulated harness with a 7-way plug for added protection.

Cons:

  • Dealer mark-ups: You have to buy Load Trail trailers from a dealership, which will have a dealer markup.
  • No powder-coat finish: Powder-coat finishing lasts longer than traditional wet paint.
  • Slide-in ramps that are only 8-foot: It might be a bit challenging to load large loads with relatively-small ramps.

Key Features:

  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR): 21,000 lbs.
  • 12″ I-Beam
  • 3 x 7K cambered Dexter spring axles
  • Sherwin-Williams Powdura OneCure Primer with Polyester TGIC Gloss Powder Topcoat

Our Rating: 8.4 out of 10

LOAD TRAIL GH30 – GOOSENECK HEAVY DUTY

4. Load Trail GH30 – Gooseneck Heavy Duty

As one of the best models from Load Trail, the GH30 banners a GVWR of 30,000 lbs. and a 12-inch, 22 lbs./ft I-Beam, making it a good trailer for large loads like livestock. Additionally, it has two 10K drop leg spring jacks, which enhances stability when loading and unloading from the trailer.

Also, this gooseneck trailer sports DOT-compliant stop, turn, tail, and clearance LED lights.

Pros:

  • 8′ Slide-in ramps: for easy movement of heavy objects into the trailer
  • High GVWR: — allowing you a greater load capacity
  • Radial tires: to help minimize bumps
  • Good floor traction: Treated wood floor with excellent traction to keep loads from slipping

Cons:

  • Unavailable for purchase directly from Load Trail Trailers: You’ll have to transact with a dealer and pay their corresponding markup.
  • Misses out on a powder coat finish: Its traditional paint isn’t as long-lasting.

Key Features:

  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR): 30,000 lbs.
  • Dexter axles and D-rings for durability and security
  • Multi-leaf spring suspension
  • Integrated side steps

Our Rating: 8.5 out of 10

3.) Gatormade 30K Tandem Axle Gooseneck Elite

The Gatormade 30K tandem dual gooseneck features a high tensile 14-inch I-beam mainframe and neck. Torque tube and under trailer frame braces that all couple to provide the industries best. The 14-inch I beam equips the trailer with more strength. It also reduces frame flex and frame fatigue, and this results in a longer life for your trailer. 

The 30K trailers feature 2 Dexter 15,000 electric brake axles and eight tandem dual 17.5-inch tires mounted on extra heavy duty wheels. This is great for hotshot truckers who need to maximize the total weight capacity of their gooseneck trailer. 

The 30K also has powder-coat paint (as all Gatormade trailers do). The paint actually gets baked on, and this is th latest process of painting in the trailer manufacturing business. Each metal piece will have paint coverage, and this will make your trailer look sleek and shiny.

Pros:

  • Factory Direct Sales. Buying from the manufacturer means there are no dealer markups, and you are getting the trailer at a wholesale price. 
  • Safety Steps and Handles. The safety steps make it safer and more convenient to get on your trailer. Most trailers have a small step on the side, and it makes it harder to get on the trailer to check your load. 
  • Aerodynamic Open Headboard. This protects your load. 

Cons:

  • One Factory Location. Depending on where you are located, you might have to drive a long distance to the factory (located in Somerset, Kentucky), or one of their factory-direct pickup locations. 
  • Servicing is Only Done at the Gatormade Factory. If you need to have your trailer serviced or repaired, you can only do it at the factory. 

Key Features:

  • GVWR: 30,000 lbs.
  • 14″ I-beam main frame and 14″ I-beam neck
  • Two 15K drum Dexter axles
  • Powder-coat finish

Our Rating: 9 out of 10

2.) Big Tex 22GNHD Tandem Dual Axle Gooseneck

The Big Tex 22GNHD Tandem Dual Axle Gooseneck has a treated floor with wood from a pine or douglas fir. The floor is 2″. 

The side rails are 6″ channel with rub rail, tie down pockets on 24″ centers, and chain spools. This is to ensure your load can be hauled safely. 

The steel on the trailer is cleaned to ensure a professional smooth finish. There is also a quality finish applied for a highly decorative and protective finish.

Pros:

  • Spare Tire & Wheel-Standard Equipped. No one plans on having a flat tire, but it is great that a tire is already there if you need one. This way you can get back on the road as soon as possible.  
  • Torque Tube on 28′ or Longer. This will help prevent frame fatigue and frame flex.
  • LED D.O.T. Approved Lights. The lights are approved all across the United States and Canada. This gives you peace of mind knowing your truck is correctly lit.

Cons:

  • Dealer Markups. You have to buy Big Tex trailers from a dealer. A dealership will have to mark up the trailer. 
  • No Safety Steps. The steps on the trailer make it difficult for a hotshot trucker to climb onto their trailer.
  • No Big Ramps. When a trailer has big ramps, it makes it easier to load the trailer.

Key Features:

  • GVWR: 23,900 lbs.
  • 12″ I-beam
  • Two 10K dual wheel with electric brakes (oil bath) axles
  • Quality finish is applied for a highly decorative and protective finish. 

Editor’s Rating: 9.1 out of 10

best quality gooseneck trailer

1. Gatormade 35 + 5 Air Ride Gooseneck Trailer

This gooseneck trailer is equipped with air ride suspension, so it handles fragile loads better than other types of suspension. You simply adjust the suspension to whatever load you are hauling. It’s also great at towing and offers a smooth ride overall. Its other advantages are fuel economy, versatility in tackling different types of terrain, and less wear and tear.

The Gatormade Air Ride also has a spread-axle design, allowing more flexibility with loading since it can carry more weight. Not only that, its main frame is a 14” I-beam, which is designed to withstand heavy use.

It also has 12K disc brakes and axles from Dexter. These are very dependable. While the 17.5-inch cross-ply tires are an upgrade, they’ll last longer than the standard 16-inch cross-ply tires. The 17.5-inch are commercial grade so you won’t have to replace them as often.

This 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. It also has a DOT-approved light package and a safety breakaway system that are legal in the US and Canada.

Pros:

  • The spread-axle design is more stable and can handle bumps better
  • Premium heavy duty Dexter axles
  • Powder coat finish — more durable than regular paint
  • LED lights — last longer than conventional lights
  • Factory direct sales. You get the trailer at a wholesale price.
  • DOT-approved light and marking package, legal in the US and Canada.
  • 6″ torque tube reduces flexing and swaying
  • 40’ overall bed length allows you to haul long loads
  • 12K disc brakes. They are dependable and typically last longer than ordinary brakes.

Cons:

  • If you need servicing, you can only do it at the Gatormade factory.
  • One factory location. You may have to drive a long distance to the factory or an outlet.

Key Features:

  • You can choose your GVWR and downrate if need be
  • Work light bar on top of the neck
  • Winch plate
  • Pre-formed wire harness
  • Mud flaps
  • Durable powder coating
  • DOT-approved light package and safety breakaway kit
  • Aerodynamic open headboard for load protection
  • 6-inch torque tube
  • 14-inch I-beam main frame construction

Our Rating: 9.6 out of 10

This is the best quality gooseneck trailer for hot shot trucking.