The Gooseneck trailer incorporates a pivoting arm that attaches to a ball that is mounted in the bed of the tow vehicle. Gooseneck trailers are excellent for towing heavy loads and equipment due to their increased stability since any lateral load pressure is transferred down directly to the tow vehicles rear axle and distributed to the ground through the tow vehicles tires. The typical bumper pull style trailer exerts much more pressure on the tow vehicle further back and lower which can lead to inefficient weight transfer.
A tighter trailer turning radius is possible with the gooseneck trailer with allows increased maneuverability in all applications. This can be an excellent advantage when having to maneuver in tighter quarters or navigating neighborhoods. The Gooseneck trailer is very operator friendly due to the fact that it navigates in the direction that your turn steering wheel.
Weight distribution and load transfer are inherent advantages in the Gooseneck design versus bumper pull trailers due to the fact that they can handle a 15-25% hitchload where as a bumper pull style trailer can only handle 10-15%. This allows the user to have more options as to where the material or equipment being hauled can be placed.