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Old 03-04-2015, 12:00 PM   #1
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Pulling Doubles for a UTV

I am sure this will get some passionate responses as I have read on a few other message boards, but I am curious from people who actually own Prime Times. I am trying to figure out the best way to transport our CanAm Commander with us when we travel. Does or has anyone pulled doubles with a Prime Time 5th Wheel. I know it's legal and I would be under max length in the states I plan on visiting.

Before anyone says buy a toy hauler, yes I know that's an option just unfortunately out of the budget for any layout that we like.
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Old 03-04-2015, 12:19 PM   #2
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What year is your camper?
If it's under warranty you'll void it by putting a hitch on it to pull a trailer.
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Old 03-04-2015, 12:23 PM   #3
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It's a 2015 Crusader 321RES, I don't plan on doing this my first year as we are putting it on a lot as we don't have the time this year to travel with it, but we plan to travel next year.
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Old 03-04-2015, 12:44 PM   #4
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Wish I had an answer to help but it is not legal in most of the east coastal states. We see double / tipple towing rarely here unless blue lights are behind it. Not sure where you live.

Biggest thing after the warranty runs out is can the frame handle the extra load?

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Old 03-04-2015, 12:54 PM   #5
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Live in MN, traveling to WI, SD, ND areas, all are legal for doubles, guess just trying to figure out if the frame is strong enough.
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Old 03-04-2015, 01:01 PM   #6
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Live in MN, traveling to WI, SD, ND areas, all are legal for doubles, guess just trying to figure out if the frame is strong enough.
Your going to get both answers here.
Call prime time and get the "right" answer.

Please let us know what they say.
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Old 03-04-2015, 02:09 PM   #7
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Yep, 99.99% chance your warranty will be gone. If you do it find someone reputable. I have a guy here in Houston that does it for a living and I would have no problems letting him install a hitch on mine. He would reinforce correctly and charge me accordingly though
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Old 03-04-2015, 03:07 PM   #8
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As mentioned plan on the warranty being voided... This fact didnt really bother me, I added a hitch to my bumper pull camper to pull a jet ski trailer behind.

Also as mentioned, finding someone who is reputable in the idea of installing and properly bracing the frame to allow for doubles is very important if you yourself are not confident in doing it.

Here in Nebraska, especially on the western half of the state I see lots of doubles on many different manufactures platforms. I have seen as small as a single place motorcycle trailer all the way up to pontoon boats and enclosed tandem axle enclosed trailers...

I suggest trying to find out as much information as possible, like you are currently. Try talking directly to some who are currently towing tandems and figure out if you feel comfortable enough with the concept prior to hitting the road...
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Old 03-04-2015, 07:31 PM   #9
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I pull a trailer with a golf cart with my PT Crusader 320RLT. Reinforced custom hitch to the frame. No issues thus far. Pulls great.
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I bought a flatbed trailer for my Can-Am when I was pulling it behind an RV as a dingy. Looks much like a landscaping trailer with a wide tailgate and it worked very well. I no longer need it with a 5th wheel as I can just disconnect the truck and go. If you live anywhere near Phoenix I'd be happy to sell it to you very reasonably.
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