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Old 07-31-2015, 10:21 AM   #1
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Flat towing a jeep behind a travel trailer??

We just bought a new jeep wrangler for the family toy, however we have a brand new WW 27RKSS travel trailer. This is a dilemma because we want to take both when we go on trips! The only way for this to even be possible is if we flat tow the jeep behind the camper. I have a good friend that does this with his 5th wheel and he said once you get out the drive way it's easy peasy, but there is a difference between a 5er and a tt! What is y'alls thoughts? Anyone done this before, was it a white knuckle the entire way? I'm a very experienced tower and have experience towing tandem, but not with a travel trailer as the linking trailer.
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Old 07-31-2015, 10:32 AM   #2
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Illegal behind a TT up here. Fiver no problem!
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Old 07-31-2015, 08:09 PM   #3
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Every state has different laws for towing, you really need to do a search and take in account where you plan on traveling, today, tomorrow and in the future, plan ahead.
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Old 07-31-2015, 08:22 PM   #4
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Bad idea all around. That Jeep weighs anywhere from 3k to 5k depending on models and options--unless you plan on tying into the braking system somehow, it's an accident waiting to happen. And it might still be even if you do.

Sounds like someone needs a MH.
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Old 07-31-2015, 11:13 PM   #5
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Old 08-01-2015, 01:02 PM   #6
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We have neighbor Towing Jeep beninés 5 th wheel but he has a Freight linear up front
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Old 08-01-2015, 01:39 PM   #7
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Triples are legal in Texas but you will probably be over length. There is a 65' limit. Even if you make it under the 65' I don't think triple towing with that kind of weight behind a TT is wise. What's wrong with someone driving the Jeep behind (or in front) of you. I'm sure you aren't going camping alone. That would be lots safer.
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I'd check state laws. Bad Idea to think about tapping into Jeep brake system as it also is not recommended and most likely will foul up computer system also. As said above my point of view is also an accident looking for a happening. Later RJD
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Old 08-01-2015, 02:00 PM   #9
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I towed my jeep with my 27 foot 5th wheel a few times years ago. Please note a few times , flat ground close to home stuff. let me say for a non professional driver you are rolling the dice . I had a lot of truck driving experience moving heavy equipment around like 9 axle low bed stuff in my younger days like Cranes, dozers and scrapers . I have a doubles indorsed commercial licence . (A must to haul doubles)

My 06 Rubicon ( highly modified) jeep weighs about 6,000 pounds , towing brakes installed about $500.00 .
Toy hauler modification to handle the tow hitch and weight of the jeep, about $ 1400.00 at the frame shop . $ 10.00 worth of aspirin from the stress and head aches

1. Do you have the licence to pull doubles in your state ?
2. Can your truck legally pull the combined weight, The big one, can you stop it ?
3. What your states max length on the first trailer , Calif is 28 foot
4. whats your states max overall length front of truck to rear of jeep. can you make it ?
I hope this gives you some food for thought !! Good luck
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Jeep towing

One of the worst ideas I have heard lately have seen it done on i95 but it is a terrible idea
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