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Old 12-06-2013, 08:25 AM   #1
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Double towing with a HDT and 5er?

Looking for help & thoughts on towing a car behind my 39' CC 5er and 2011 Ram 3500 CC 4X4 DRW? I've been told that the Lippert frame isn't strong enough to do that? Has anyone here done what I'm suggesting? Could the frame be modified to strengthen it enough? Appreciate your thoughts!
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:32 AM   #2
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What car?
Who much does it weigh and what is the weight of the trailer/truck combo?
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:49 AM   #3
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Can the frame of the 5er handle the stress?

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The toad is a 2013 Ford Escape, 3600# and the GCVR of the truck/trailer is 25000#.
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Can the frame of the 5er handle the stress?

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Perhaps, but I doubt it.
The big question is weight of the toad to be.
I have seen a Jeep JK behind a Montana and several side by sides, boats and other toys behind others.
Biggest deal is it legal where you are and where you are going,
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I personally tend to stretch the line beyond others comfort levels when I feel that it can be done safely. With what you are asking about requires a lot of supplemental questions.

Whats your towing experience?
Where are you planning to tow this?
Full details of your camper? Year/make/model
Are you planning to load the escape on a trailer or tow it on the ground?
What do you foresee you're over all length at?
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:16 AM   #7
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My 5er came with a factory installed hitch rated @300/3000 get a lighter car and I would say yes. But that thing would be long and over 65ft.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:22 AM   #8
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Call Lippert for their input (Lippert Components, Inc). Pretty sure they will advise against it. But, you will at least have their input as another decision point. And no doubt they can give you some pretty good detail on the abilities of the frame.
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Call Lippert for their input (Lippert Components, Inc). Pretty sure they will advise against it. But, you will at least have their input as another decision point. And no doubt they can give you some pretty good detail on the abilities of the frame.

Of course they are going to advise against it! Speed limit is 75 on the interstate and we all normally go over that! How often do we all abide by the seat belt laws?

That would be another question to my list... If you still have warranty on the frame are you willing to void it?


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Of course they are going to advise against it! Speed limit is 75 on the interstate and we all normally go over that! How often do we all abide by the seat belt laws?
I hope I am misunderstanding that statement. If not, that freaks me out more than a triple tow.

If you are a first responder, you gotta know that the belts really do reduce risk of injury and death, right?
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