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Old 02-28-2016, 07:46 AM   #31
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Illegal in KS Unless you have a 5th wheel not with bumjper pull
Same for Oklahoman.
1st trailer is to be a 5th wheel if towing tandems.
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Old 02-28-2016, 09:14 AM   #32
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I hope this detailed explanation of my answer of "NO" helps you make a "safe" choice about towing a 2nd trailer.

I don't thin he was questioning your answer of "NO". The fact that you included an emoji rolling on its back laughing is most likely what prompted the response.


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Old 02-28-2016, 09:20 AM   #33
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Rules of the Road

Lippert makes 98% of the trailer frames. They will tell you NO to towing a 2nd trailer.
Your sway control is only for 1 trailer, the trailer connected to the truck, not the 2nd trailer.
Most states restrict or do not allow towing 2 trailers. See above link.
I'm going to guess that the utility trailer has no brakes. What frame do you think is going to take the stress of stopping that 3,000 lbs? That would be the rv frame that was never designed to do that. If the utility trailer has brakes, you need to modify and adjust utility trailer brakes so the utility trailer will not jack knife behind the rv.
The added weight of the utility trailer hitch on the bumper of the rv reduces the weight of the rv hitch on the trucks "bumper". This can reduce sway control and cause porpoising of the rv and truck.
You asked the question of "safely tow". You are NOT driving a semi, you'r towing an rv with a pickup truck.
You say you want to take a golf cart or a quad with a tt, put the golf cart or quad in the pickup bed, then connect the tt to the truck. If you have a short bed, have a bed rack made for the golf cart.
Check with the rv and/or state park your going to. Alot of them do not allow quads or gas powered golf carts. You people are too noisey. Ya, I'm OLD.
Yes people tow two trailers. This is usually done with a 5th wheel. Oh ya, Lippet still says NO to towing 2nd trailer with a 5th wheel.
Go figure. Them engineers don't know anything.
I hope this detailed explanation of my answer of "NO" helps you make a "safe" choice about towing a 2nd trailer.
Oh ya, you could always have DW tow the utility trailer with a 2nd vehicle. It's only 3,000 lbs.

I'm not pulling 2 trailers, if you want to pull two that's your business. Lippert engineers are going to always say you can't add nothing to the frames, Lippert does not want to get sued because all the company's frames are not made the same. I plan to add something to the frame at the rear of my camper. It's my camper, warranty is out. I'm not going to ask Lippert, I think most people want to be safe. The people that pull a trailer behind there fifth wheel have really beefed up the hitch and frame, at least the ones I have seen. Besides its there camper let them fix it like they want too. When I see people pull to big a camper or pull two trailers or three it doesn't bother me, I just smile and go on.


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Lippert makes 98% of the trailer frames. They will tell you NO to towing a 2nd trailer.
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I agree with 99% of what you saying but Lippert makes a hitch made to tow a boat and will sell it aftermarket to the end users.

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Old 02-28-2016, 10:26 AM   #35
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Just because they make a hitch does not mean it can be used on every frame they make.
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Just because they make a hitch does not mean it can be used on every frame they make.

That's true. You have to use a little common sense. But that's in short supply. But then again you can't use my way or no way.


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My biggest issue with what the op wants to do is they want to pull two bumper pulls with the second one weighing half what the first one weights. If they had a 10000 lbs fifth wheel I would be less concerned.
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I'm not concerned at all its there camper.


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