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Old 02-05-2015, 08:42 PM   #1
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Towing a trailer behind a 5th wheel trailer

Has anyone done this?
Do you need a special license?
How difficult is it?
I passed a truck pulling a travel trailer 5th wheel that had another trailer off the back pulling a quad. It was a real long set up and he was towing really well.
What are the pros and cons of doing this?
Backing up would be a pain and the smaller trailer would be impossible to see from your tow rig.
Thanks for any answers you can provide.

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Old 02-05-2015, 08:45 PM   #2
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Pulling tandem might be illegal in your state. Some will, some won't allow it. As far as pulling, tandem rigs pull fine, they are a little nerve racking. Better check local laws before trying it.


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Old 02-05-2015, 08:47 PM   #3
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Oh, and there is no backing up. Just don't get in a position that you have to, or you will do some unhooking and re positioning.

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Old 02-05-2015, 08:48 PM   #4
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Has been addressed several times but a few things to consider
1. Can your fifth wheels frame withstand the extra weight, all can not. 2. Some states have length restrictions, 3. In some states it is not legal & you may have to leave the second trailer behind...... So alot to consider....... & homework to do before it is attempted.


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Old 02-05-2015, 09:10 PM   #5
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Had a guy pulling a DVR, pulling a cargo trailer w/Trike camped with us at Hampton, ILL. He just stopped disconnected the cargo trailer, then found his spot, backed the 5r in leveled, disconnected, Pulled his cargo trailer around. Looked like he had been doing it for a while. He told us he does it all the time. Parked his F-450, took the Trike off and drove off....
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Old 02-05-2015, 09:17 PM   #6
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See my profile picture. It is legal in Louisiana with length restrictions. As stated above, make sure your camper frame can support pulling tandem and I would recommend having a trailer shop or fabrication shop install the hitch. I would not recommend attaching a hitch directly to your bumper without being reinforced.
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Old 02-05-2015, 09:22 PM   #7
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No experiance myself doing it but recalled an article I read not long ago on the subject. This is not to say it is or is not safe, you need to be compfortable doing it as I honestly do not get how a utility trailer on the back could cause this. Panic I think would be a higher contributor.

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Old 02-05-2015, 10:33 PM   #8
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I've seen people pull a boat behind a RV trailer before. If you plan to pull an additional trailer you need to also check on road restrictions. May be legal in the state you want to travel but not on all highways. Kind of like in New York and Kansas commercial haulers can pull triples on the interstates but have to break it down as soon as the leave the interstate/thruway. There may be other states that allow it but I only know of those two.
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Old 02-05-2015, 10:52 PM   #9
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Maybe you could use something like this:

This one has a single wheel. I've seen pics of a 2-wheeled version, but couldn't find it.
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Apparently it is legal in Minnesota. I had a diesel/5er pulling a huge boat pass me at 85 mph a couple of years ago. Yeah, I clocked his speed. But I bet 85 mph isn't legal!

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