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Shipping a RGN Trailer

What's in this article?
  1. Rgn Trailer Shipping
  2. What Is An Rgn Trailer?
  3. When Might You Use Rgn Trailer Shipping?
  4. How Are Rgn Trailers Different From Regular Shipping Trailers?
  5. A Drop Deck
  6. Extendable Trailers
  7. Detachable
  8. The Characteristics Of A Good Rgn Trailer Shipping Company
  9. Work With A-1 Auto Transport For Rgn Trailer Shipping
Shipping a RGN Trailer

RGN Trailer Shipping

At A-1 Auto Transport, we specialize in hauling heavy machinery. This includes farming equipment, such as tractors and cotton pickers, as well as plows, tractor rakes, and much more. Such large items can’t be shipped using the standard trailers we use for vehicle shipping. Instead, we used tailored shipping methods to transport these types of equipment.

One of those methods includes using removable gooseneck (RGN) trailers. Let’s explore what RGN trailer shipping is and when you might want to use it.

What Is an RGN Trailer?

RGN trailers were invented in 1958 to meet the demand for shipping oversized equipment. Their creation coincides with the development of large farming machinery that was designed to make picking crops and tending land more efficient.

With RGN trailer shipping, you can transport tall loads without the need for additional permits. RGN trailers are also easier to load, allowing carriers to use forklifts and cranes to secure machinery and vehicles to them.

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When Might You Use RGN Trailer Shipping?

As mentioned, you’re most likely to use RGN trailer shipping when transporting large vehicles and oversized machinery over large distances. Typical applications include shipping the following:

  • Boats
  • Tractors
  • Heavy machinery
  • Excavators
  • Articulated trucks
  • Combine harvesters

This versatility means that RGN trailers are highly valued in many industries. Beyond farming, they’re ideal for transporting the machinery used in construction, excavation, energy production, and much more.

How Are RGN Trailers Different From Regular Shipping Trailers?

Several elements make RGN trailers more suited to the purpose of hauling heavy equipment than standard vehicle trailers.

A Drop Deck

RGN trailers feature a drop deck that allows the trailer to hold tall equipment lower to the ground. This ensures the trailer load doesn’t exceed maximum height restrictions, which saves money because shippers don’t have to get special permits. Typically, an RGN trailer offers an additional foot of clearance compared to a flatbed trailer.

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Extendable Trailers

Many RGN trailers have extendable drop-deck sections that allow carriers to haul several items at once. This extendable deck is also useful for extremely large machinery, such as cotton pickers, that may otherwise not fit on an RGN trailer.


The removable aspect of RGN trailers is extremely important for loading heavy machinery. Front loading is made possible because the trailer can be detached from the towing vehicle. Removing the gooseneck also allows the trailer to be lowered to ground level, making it easier to load.

The Characteristics of a Good RGN Trailer Shipping Company

If you require RGN trailer shipping for your equipment or large vehicle, look for the following characteristics when choosing a shipping company:

  • An extensive track record that can be verified using reviews and client testimonials.
  • Transparency, particularly when it comes to explaining how your items will be loaded onto the trailer.
  • Experience working with oversized loads.
  • Appropriate insurance to cover the value of your equipment.

Work With A-1 Auto Transport for RGN Trailer Shipping

With over two million successful deliveries and counting, A-1 Auto Transport has the experience required to offer a stellar RGN trailer shipping experience. If you have any questions about using an RGN trailer to transport your vehicle or machinery, call us at (888) 230-9116 or contact our team online.

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