Why a gooseneck trailer?
Most tiny homes are built on bumper pull car hauler trailers. We opted to try something different and build our house on a gooseneck car hauler trailer. We chose a 5th wheel or gooseneck hitch because it is much safer to tow than a bumper pull. The gooseneck also allowed us to keep the house one story – no loft – the bed is over the trailer hitch and is accessed by three steps. Because it’s one story we didn’t have to go to the maximum allowable road height: 13′-6″. Our house is only 12′-4″ off the ground to the top of the roof peak which also makes it easier to tow.
For more on our trailer foundation check out: this previous blog post.