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Old 08-01-2015, 02:56 PM   #11
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Scares me when I see it Even with a 5er it is scary. Small utility trailer with the Quad, maybe. Full sized car HELL NO.
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Old 08-01-2015, 02:59 PM   #12
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don't think have a true grasp of reality on this one. 5er and tt are two different animals. And most states that allow this require a class a lic.
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Accidents are easy peasy too! Have someone else drive the Jeep to the destination.
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Old 08-01-2015, 05:50 PM   #14
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don't think have a true grasp of reality on this one. 5er and tt are two different animals. And most states that allow this require a class a lic.
Correct.

Laws of physics: A fiver will not get into a side-to-side sway oscillation because the mounting point pivot is (intentionally) directly above the rear axle of the towing vehicle. A rear ball mount as used on a TT is to the rear of the axle, and the lever effect allows the trailer to "wag" the tow vehicle in many conditions. It can be hard to recover from just one trailer in an advanced state of sway - I cannot imagine how you could ever get control of two trailers swaying in opposite directions.
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Old 08-01-2015, 06:05 PM   #15
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NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-02-2015, 08:05 AM   #16
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If you do it, let us know what roads you will be on, so we can all be somewhere else!
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Old 08-02-2015, 05:10 PM   #17
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Different rules in different lands. I believe that people commonly tow boats behind fifth wheels and travel trailers. Not for me- I don't know what it needs to be structurally sound or safely done. But lots of people do it.
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Old 08-03-2015, 11:19 AM   #18
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Alrighty then....lol.... A bad idea I take it.....lol...

It was just a thought, like I said, buddy does it with his 5er and so I thought maybe people do it with bumper pulls too. This is going to have an affect on our long distance camping trips in the future because if we have to choose between the jeep and the camper we will more than likely choose the jeep and get a hotel/ cabin. Although my wife and I could drive separate to get everything to our destination, what would be the fun in road tripping for 10hrs or 2 days if we can't all ride together?! We are going to keep the camper(finally got the floor plan we have always wanted) for atleast a few years, but maybe in 2017-2018 we will look at getting back into the MH, I'm sure not looking forward to getting back into one of those PITA .


I did look a little over the weekend on the interweb at campers under 3500lb that could be towed by the jeep, and man that would be a huge step down from the room we currently have in our 33' 10" camper so that option is out!
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Old 08-03-2015, 11:25 AM   #19
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Correct.

Laws of physics: A fiver will not get into a side-to-side sway oscillation because the mounting point pivot is (intentionally) directly above the rear axle of the towing vehicle. A rear ball mount as used on a TT is to the rear of the axle, and the lever effect allows the trailer to "wag" the tow vehicle in many conditions. It can be hard to recover from just one trailer in an advanced state of sway - I cannot imagine how you could ever get control of two trailers swaying in opposite directions.
You apply the brakes to the trailers is how.

It amazes me how many people know nothing about a subject but yet can say it's a bad idea or it can't be done. I have seen people come in a campground towing little bitty campers and I'm scared to even be on the site next to them watching them try and back in. I'm not saying it's a good idea for the OP to do what he is wanting to do but people, don't be so quick to judge something you know nothing about.

OP, if you have to ask the question then it's probably not a good idea for you.
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Old 08-03-2015, 11:29 AM   #20
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Extra 4000 pounds added to a bumper pull? Not that it can't be done, it shouldn't. Not enough stability, I don't care how many brakes and sway bars are added.

It's not that you may be a good or bad driver it's all the "other" idiots out there you have to dodge. it's a train wreck in the making.
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