Get a smooth, safe ride with this shock-absorbing coupler. Offset design offers 5-1/2" of extra clearance between your cab and trailer. Cable latch makes it easy to disconnect from outside your bed. Fits standard 4" diameter outer tube.
- Sturdy inner tube pairs with existing outer tube to create a gooseneck coupler for hooking your trailer up to your truck
- Staggered adjustment holes accommodate outer tubes with pins in different positions
- Shock-absorbing design ensures a smooth, steady ride Offset design offers extra clearance between truck cab and trailer
- Technology functions like a torsion axle to limit transfer of road shock from truck to trailer and vice versa
- No airbags to maintain and fewer moving parts to repair or replace than with other shock-absorbing solutions
- Self-latching lever automatically engages when hitch ball is in socket
- Cable latch allows you to easily uncouple from outside of your truck bed
- Included cable attaches to lever - just pull on it to disengage the latch
- Tongue weight scale is built in to help you balance your trailer Heavy-duty steel construction
- Meter lets you know if your load needs to be adjusted before you tow
- Powder coat finish resists wear and corrosion
- Made in the USA
- Ball size: 2-5/16"
- Gross towing weight: 16,000 lbs
- Vertical load limit (maximum tongue weight): 3,000 lbs
- Range of vertical adjustment (when used with outer tube): 8"
- Offset from center of ball hole to center of adjustment hole: 5-1/2"
- Maximum travel at pivot points while under load: 2"
- Tube outer diameter: 4"
- 10-Year warranty
Built-In Shock Absorption for a Smooth Ride
If you're towing a packed horse trailer, the last thing you want is for the horses to be jostled around while you're on the road. And if you're hauling heavy-duty construction equipment, you definitely don't want to feel sharp, jolting movement every time your trailer hits a bump. Driving over bumps, potholes, and uneven terrain causes road shock. This can result in a rough, bumpy ride for you and your cargo. It can even potentially damage your trailer. This Gen-Y Hitch gooseneck coupler is designed to absorb road shock at the connection point to create a safe, smooth, and stable ride. This is thanks to the internal construction of the coupler, which is similar to that of a torsion axle.
Pivot points are built into the Gen-Y gooseneck coupler. This allows for movement between the base of the coupler, which connects to the ball in your truck bed, and the top tube of the coupler, which connects to your trailer. When your vehicle hits a bump, the base of the coupler will move up or down accordingly.
Built into the Gen-Y coupler are tubes with inner bars that are surrounded by rubber cords. As the coupler's base rises or falls, these inner bars twist inside of the tubes, attempting to follow the base's motion. But the rubber cords prevent the bars from twisting too far. And as each bar turns, these cords compress to absorb the shock. This means that any shock experienced by your truck can be absorbed before it reaches your trailer, and the shock experienced by your trailer won't get transferred to your truck.
This type of shock-absorption system is easy to maintain. Just regularly apply grease to the built-in zerk to keep the components in working condition. No airbags to fill. No small parts to repair or replace. No hassle.
Offset Design Gives Extra Clearance When Towing
This Gen-Y gooseneck coupler has an offset design. The bottom of the coupler, where it attaches to the ball, is positioned 5-1/2" away from the coupler tube, which inserts into the outer tube on your trailer. This provides 5-1/2" of extra clearance, giving you more space between your truck cab and trailer when making tight turns.
Easy to Couple and Uncouple
The Gen-Y gooseneck coupler makes hooking up your gooseneck trailer easy thanks to its automatic latch. When your hitch ball moves into the coupler base, the latch instantly engages. No need to manually close the socket once the coupler is on the ball.
Disconnecting is fast and easy too. This normally requires you to crawl into your truck bed to access and release the latch. But the Gen-Y gooseneck coupler can be disconnected from outside of your truck bed. The included cable attaches to the latch on the coupler's base. Just run the cable up your trailer frame and secure it in a convenient place. When you're ready to disengage the coupler, simply pull the cable to release the ball from the socket. No need to climb into your truck bed.
Easily Check Your Vertical Load
The vertical load, or tongue weight, refers to the weight that a fully loaded trailer exerts downward on the hitch ball of the tow vehicle. Too little vertical load can cause trailer sway and too much can cause poor performance.
This Gen-Y gooseneck coupler has a built-in mechanical scale so that you can check to see if your vertical load is too high or too low. The highest arrow on the scale indicates your maximum vertical load (3,000 lbs). The lowest arrow indicates no vertical load (0 lbs). A vertical load of at least 1,750 lbs is recommended for the built-in shock absorption to function effectively. This means that the scale's white indicator marker should be between the highest arrow and the middle arrow when you hook up your trailer to tow.