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Old 07-05-2012, 07:34 PM   #1
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Pulling a Swivel wheel trailer

Looking for anyone who has installed a Swivel wheel trailer to a fifth wheel, and any problems of sway or bumper load. Looking for comments.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:39 PM   #2
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Looking for anyone who has installed a Swivel wheel trailer to a fifth wheel, and any problems of sway or bumper load. Looking for comments.

Thought about doing that exact thing. Started researching swivel wheels and also found out a lot of states don't allow that type of setup. They consider it "double trailering".
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:20 AM   #3
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Guy camping next to us has one. Uses it for his golf cart. Has had it two years and up /down the east coast with zero issues he says. If your state is like mine (VA) and doesn't allow double trailers the law on these is very vague. The manufacturer does not consider it a trailer. Since it does not hinge or pivot left or right they consider it an extension with a support wheel of what ever its connected to. I see one of these with a golf cart connected to my trailer in the near future.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:50 AM   #4
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I also live in Virginia and researched this same topic with the same results. Seems that interpretation is up to the officer who might stop you. I live fairly close to Rt. 17, now a major 95 bypass. I've seen many 5th wheels with a second trailer attached (double triple?) as well as the wheeled platforms runing through our state. I considered the double triple setup before buying a toyhauler. I wanted the full living space in a 5th wheel but still be able to haul several dirt bikes and 4-wheelers. Virginia law is too vague on that subject and I've heard it may change to allow double triple configurations. Of course backing up is then impossible so the wheeled platform might be a better choice.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:17 AM   #5
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Thanks for your replys
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:32 AM   #6
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I'm also interested for same reasons.
Don't want a toy hauler but want to haul my toy!

I've been thinking about downsizing my motorcycle just
so we could haul it possibly inside a non toy hauler.
I was thinking if I got a 5th wheel with a 30 wide door I could maybe
ramp a smaller 250CC size bike into the living room.
I could install flush mount cargo points and easily strap
it in place. I was dreaming this would work for not a lot of money
and it would allow us to have a 2 wheeler and a 5th wheel at the same time.

I mentioned it to my wife and she got "that look" on her face and said NO!
I don't want a motorcycle in MY trailer!!!!!!!!

Darn...... then we saw a swivel wheel at a rest stop in June.
It's a very real possibility but those puppies are expensive!!
The one they recommend to haul my motorcycle costs as much as
my motorcycle is worth!!

Boy this RVing stuff can sure get pricey in a hurry

Here's a link to one swivel wheel maker.
The ultimate single wheel trailer system.
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:41 AM   #7
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Huh that's interesting!
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:54 AM   #8
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Folks,
Not sure where you are getting your towing information from but the only states than do not allow Tandem towing are South Carolina, and Mississippi, and generally they will not ticket you unless you are tagged as a resident of their state, due to reciprocity with the other states. Virginia does not allow triples as well a lot of other states. When you look up the laws the combined length is the limiting factor and it applies only to the trailers not the TV. Which is the mistake most people make when reading the tables and the laws, they add the TV and TT together to get the combined length but that is not how it works, combined length is Tandem combine length, and Virginia is 65 feet, with neither individual trailer over 45 feet..
http://www.towingworld.com/articles/TowingLaws.htm
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http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2009/02...ouble-tow.html

By reading the above article, I believe the term "triple tow" is where some confusion is.
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:41 PM   #10
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I too have been studying the virtues of the swivel wheel trailers. I got rid of a toy hauler to get the Sanibel 3500. It has a 300 lb tongue weight/ 3000 lb tow weight rating on the factory installed hitch. I am worried that I might crowd the 300 lb tongue weight with the swivel wheel style. Looks like they might have changed the hitch setup on the 2013 models....I don't know if they will be rated more or less.
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