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Old 05-22-2014, 09:16 PM   #1
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We would like to pull a small golf cart trailer behind our fiver. Anyone else doing this? Any problems?

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Old 05-22-2014, 09:44 PM   #2
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No problems beyond the obvious, e.g., there is no backing up. However, be sure that your state allows it as many don't.

Some states that do allow you to tow a trailer behind a 5th Wheeler have different overall length requirements for 5th Wheel RVs than commercial tractor-trailer rigs and there may be additional restrictions. As an example, Minnesota law says:

169.81 Subd. 3c.Recreational vehicle combination.

Notwithstanding subdivision 3, a recreational vehicle combination may be operated without a permit if:
(1) the combination does not consist of more than three vehicles, and the towing rating of the full-size pickup truck or recreational truck-tractor is equal to or greater than the total weight of all vehicles being towed;
(2) the combination does not exceed 70 feet in length;
(3) the operator of the combination is at least 18 years of age;
(4) the trailer is only carrying watercraft, motorcycles, motorized bicycles, off-highway motorcycles, snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, motorized golf carts, or equestrian equipment or supplies, and meets all requirements of law;
(5) the vehicles in the combination are connected to the full-size pickup truck or recreational truck-tractor and each other in conformity with section
169.82; and
(6) the combination is not operated within the seven-county metropolitan area, as defined in section
473.121, subdivision 2, during the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays.
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The only problem is you can not. The frame won't take a hitch. The idea of beefing up the backend is possible but the axles, pin box frame and possibly tires can't handle the load or stress of the weight of a golf cart and trailer behind.

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Old 05-22-2014, 10:03 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info! Guess we won't be doing that!

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Old 05-24-2014, 07:16 PM   #5
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You could trade for a toy hauler!
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