Transcript: Removable Gooseneck Trailer Specifications & Dimensions
“Alright, today we’re going to go over the Removable Gooseneck, or heavy hauling equipment trailer, or heavy haul trailers. Removable Gooseneck…also known as the RGN.
Utilized for hauling heavy machinery, or oversized, cargo. The dimensions run legally 12 feet tall, and you got your standard 8′ 6″ wide. And that’s legal.
The difference is, with an RGN trailer, there’s the height, and [then] how an RGN Trailer mechanically works. In the front of your Gooseneck here, you have a foldable front end, which retracts down into a ramp. Trucks pull away from the trailer, well, he detaches from the trailer, pulls away, and then you’re left with a ramp on the ground to drive your machinery up into the well. Which they call, this, the well.
An RGN usually has 29 feet in the well. Unless it’s an extendable. Standard is 29 feet, so if you need to get any piece of machinery, or anything, and you’re wondering how…much well you have, it’s 29 feet. Rarely do I see 30 [or] 32 feet.
You can haul up to 12 feet high…anything else you’re gonna need to be permitted. You can add extensions and a booster on the back to make your well larger. So, they can insert their extendable, and make your well larger and a Stretch RGN is what they call that. So, it stretches out to whatever you need in the well.
There’s all kinds of specialized trailers that are kind of attached to RGN, but I’m gonna go over the basic RGN today, and that’s what you’ve got. You’ve got 29 feet in the well, here’s your gooseneck, if you need boosters in the back, or a jeep in the front, it’s for extra weight. It’s weight disbursement.
You can haul up to, I’d say, 500,000 pounds on an RGN, depending on what you have for your setup…for your heavy haul setup.
You know, you can haul down to…30 pounds on it also. If you got a box that’s 15 feet tall, you’re gonna want to put it on an RGN, and you’ll have to have pull cars and escorts also.
So everything heavy haul really relates around this trailer. And over-dimensional, or O.D. freight, will be hauled on your Removable Gooseneck Trailers, or Specialized Trailers. You can also utilize Lowboys, which is an old school way of saying Removable Gooseneck.
There’s Double Drop also, I’ll get into Double Drops, and their standard heavy haul equipment too. So you got 29 feet in the well, everything else is standard. You still got your 8′ 6″ wide, anything else will be over-D, 12…anything over 12 will be O.D., and then your 29 feet in the well.
Make sure you measure your freight, and make sure it’s legal before you put it on the trailer, especially with an RGN. If you hire this gentleman to come pick up your freight and it is over-dimensional, from what you measured, he’s gonna charge you a lot of money. Usually these guys have to permit, just to drive.”