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Old 04-05-2013, 01:24 AM   #1
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towing behind 5th wheel

Hey All

I was crawling under the 5er the other day and saw a couple large pieces of the frame and what looks like mounting holes at the back end.

Just wondering if anyone has set their rigs up to pull anything..?

I am not thinking about a tandem pull as it is not legal here but was wondering if I could mount my bike;s front tire on a rack and have the rear tire follow on the ground..?

Backing up would be an issue but...........
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:43 AM   #2
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The Idaho Tote sounds very similar to that. Connects with 2 hitch points and has a swivel wheel in the back. According to the company, they're legal. According to some reading I've done, some places still consider the a trailer (FL and VA, I think).

If you're "permanently bolting" it to the frame, I think the rules could possibly be tested as it's not a hitch mounted product.

But, I don't know the rules well enough to say either way.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:50 AM   #3
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If he is in British Columbia, Canada, which I think he is, the Idaho Tote is not legal behind a 5th wheel.
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Those type of attachments are hard to judge the rear swing of things. I was going to go that route but decided against it.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:47 AM   #5
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Tandem / Tandem tows are not legal here in B.C. Camping nut has that correct, over the border to Alberta they are legal. I thought about insuring the truck n 5er over there but you need a drivers license then and an address and it becomes a pain.

My problem is that the wife and I both have bikes, we looked at many pull behinds but nothing large enough to make DW happy for full time living. Hence the 5er, so now I need to figure out how to move the bikes at the same time....was hoping another vehicle and trailer was not the answer.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:47 PM   #6
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Maximum lengths for Recreational

Vehicles

Maximum total length for a motorhome is 14.0
metres (45.93 feet).
Maximum length for a towed recreational
vehicle is 12.5 metres (41 feet).
Maximum overall length for a combination is
20.0 metres (65.6 feet).




We I am done. Found this reference on my local Insurance site, I am almost at max length now so pulling something is out of the question.

I guess DW will have to follow pulling the bikes or we change to a toy hauler or a motor home that can pull something. Thanks for everyone's input..!
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