Whether you're looking to tow a RV for camping or livestock for agricultural purposes you will need the proper equipment to complete the job. Not only does this include a pickup truck of heavy-duty stature and a trailer that is sturdy, but a trailer hitch that meets the demand. Class I and II receiver hitches can tow light loads. Class III and Class IV hitches accomodate gross trailer weight's up to 10,000 lbs. and are often useful for hauling boats and campers.For loads greater than 10,000 lbs. there are Class V hitches, gooseneck hitches, that can tow up to 30,000 lbs. Gooseneck hitches are mounted through the truck's bed, unlike the receiver hitches which extend from the rear of a tow vehicle. They lock by using a hitch ball. Besides strength, goosenecks are also known for allowing increased turning clearance, meaning they can make and take shaper turns than that of a trailer attached via a receiver hitch. Dependent upon the model is the price, of course, as well as features such as a folding hitch ball to remove obstruction from the bed of the truck. Installation kits aren't always included either. Some can be an easy install while others are NOT, dictating this is the make or model, so if you are a do it yourself'er, you may want to consider this. Below we'll discuss a additional factors that may need to be taken in a count when choosing the proper gooseneck hitch. Below are a variety of equalizer hitches to accommodate your specific needs.
Choosing A Gooseneck Hitch
It's important to consider how difficult installation will be when choosing a gooseneck hitch since some can be much more complicated than others to install. As mentioned before the make and model of the vehicle can affect how challenging the experience may be as well as the brand of hitch selected. Hiring a professional for the installation may be your best option if you have a vehicle that's going to make for a tricky install. It's imperative that all is correctly installed to an exactness. from drilling a hole, in the proper location, for the hitch ball or bolting the hitch assembly, securely, to the vehicles' chasis. In some cases, certain parts may need to be temporarily removed to get the assembly in place not to mention you need to be aware of critical components such as brake and fuel lines during the installation process. Below we discuss the installation process.
Gooseneck Hitch Installation