You can install a gooseneck hitch in the bed of your light-duty pickup truck, like the Ford F-150 you see here. However, you still need to carefully watch the weight you are carrying.
This is an example of what NOT to do. This F-150 SuperCab 4×4 is hitched up to a 40-foot gooseneck trailer with a large HD pickup truck on top. This loaded trailer is likely pushing close to 14,000 pounds. This is well beyond the maximum towing capacity and the GCWR for this rig.
Overloading a truck in this way can damage the suspension components, but there are a host of other safety concerns here. As the rear-end of the truck is overloaded, this unloads the front tires and will decrease the steering ability. Also, the brakes on the tow vehicle are not rated for this weight, so stopping will also be a problem.
We hope this driver does not take this rig off of private property.
While, you could be tempted to do something like this for bragging rights or other reasons. Please keep in mind that overloading your truck is a safety concern and you can get a ticket. You can consult your truck’s owner’s manual or contact your dealer or manufacturer to get the max towing, payload, and GCWR specifications.
TFLtruck’s Ike Gauntlet video series shows how to correctly and safely load your truck, as well as challenge it with a high altitude towing test.