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Old 02-26-2016, 12:34 AM   #1
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Towing two trailers. Yes or no?

I could really use some help on deciding what to do. I am picking up my 2016 Wildwood 201BHXL(23ft overall length) next weekend and we are taking it from the DFW area to Creede, CO in the summer. I'm wanting to know if I can pull my camper and utility trailer behind my truck safely. Both trailers are bumper pulls.

The camper has an I beam frame so is it strong enough to put a hitch on it? I would be attaching a 14ft tandem axle utility trailer with a Polaris RZR loaded on it. I estimate the utility trailer and RZR weight at 3,000pds.

I have purchased a Fastway E2 weight distribution/sway control system. I will be pulling these with a 2004 F250 powerstroke diesel. I'm going to try and post a pic of the truck and utility trailer.

So again, can it be done safely? I welcome any thoughts or recommendations. I have gotten a lot of mixed thoughts on this. Some are telling me the trailers will be uncontrollable. Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-26-2016, 12:36 AM   #2
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I can't figure out why the pics are upside down, but when you click on them they are right side up. Sorry.
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Old 02-26-2016, 12:37 AM   #3
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I would say No! 3000 lbs is a lot of tail wagging the dog. Not to mention the trailer frame might look like a I beam it is really not that strong.
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Old 02-26-2016, 08:28 AM   #4
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I saw campers in Ocean Lakes Campground pulling a fifth wheel with a hitch on the back of camper with a 4 wheel trailer. On the trailer was a golf cart, I took pictures of the hitch. I talked to a few people that pulled boats behind the camper. The only trouble is that you can't back up, well not far


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Old 02-26-2016, 08:33 AM   #5
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Illegal in KS Unless you have a 5th wheel not with bumjper pull
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Old 02-26-2016, 08:38 AM   #6
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I would check with the manufacturer about "possibly" adding a hitch onto the trailer. It may void your warranty. I was told that when I asked about my 5er having a hitch installed on the rear, just to hold a rack that would hold my onan genny. Max 380 lbs.
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Nope, just about all states it is illegal to pull ball and ball hitch setup. It has to be fifth wheel and ball hitch setup. Plus your TT cannot be set up with a hitch for a trailer that size.
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Old 02-26-2016, 09:50 AM   #8
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I would check with the manufacturer about "possibly" adding a hitch onto the trailer. It may void your warranty. I was told that when I asked about my 5er having a hitch installed on the rear, just to hold a rack that would hold my onan genny. Max 380 lbs.
If the manufacture didn't install it they will always say no so dont even bother asking... they dont install them as they dont want the liability.

I tow a 36' 5th wheel and have had a single jet ski behind as well as a 10' utility trailer loaded with gear. This year i will be dragging a bass boat behind the 5th wheel...

I wouldn't recommend you do this as your trailer weights are similar as well as they are similar in length... plus with the first being a bumper pull it is really going to introduce sway into your world... Whether or not the frame of your camper will handle that is a huge question as well... However regardless of the frame's strength I dont like what i see as far as the first trailer being relatively small and similar in size to the one to be towed behind...

I am usually for triple towing given the right combo but i dont see yours ending well.

I have attached pics of my triples. Do note that the camper is always significantly larger than the third...
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don;'t think it's legal in MI to go triple with a bumper pull. only a 5th wheel & trailer behind that. and an overall length restriction (and DL test too i believe)
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Some states allow a trailer behind a 5th wheel. Here in California you have to have a commercial class A license with doubles certification. California is really struck, you have to have an endorsement just to pull a 5th wheel over 10,000 lbs and a non-commercial class A fo a 5th wheel over 16,000 lbs.
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