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Old 01-18-2012, 08:10 AM   #31
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double tow legal in New Mexico, maximum length of 65 feet, be careful not to overload first trailer, frame damage may accure, watch your turning rad. backing up will not happen and be carful when braking. check local laws I have seen some states allow up to 75 feet total length. good luck
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:02 AM   #32
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I see it all the time and I don't think too much stress is put on frame. I usually see small trailers behind. Like John Boats, ATV, Motorcycle etc. Probably less than 2,000 lbs if you ask me.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:13 AM   #33
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In the early 2000's I printed a list of state regulations off the internet that listed the regulations for each state. Wayne
P. S. If anyone is interested I'll look it up this evening. I'm sure alot of states have changed their regulations since then.
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:48 PM   #34
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If you call your TV "A" and the two trailers "B" and "C", I would worry about the forces that trailer C puts on the hitch and thus the rear frame of trailer B. Also, do they sway down the highway like a snake?
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:56 PM   #35
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Not a problem with last 5th wheel (24 footer) in about 8-9 years of towing double (C unit was a car dolly I modified to carry the ATV). Afraid to try anything right now with my 2011 Flagstaff. Wayne
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:09 AM   #36
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In Michigan it is legal, you need a "Recreational Doubles" endorsment, it must be a 5th wheel(not T.T.) and subject to length issues.

If it is legal in your state, province, and you are passing thru.......it will be legal.................they can't change your home state laws.

But, don't be a a-hole about it if stopped. It is easy for them to find out your state/province rules.
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:15 AM   #37
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I've seen a variation of it up here in northern Indiana several times -- a horse pulling an Amish buggy, with either a utility cart or a johnboat trailing behind.

Same setup, different technology, I suppose.
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:34 AM   #38
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If it is legal in your state, province, and you are passing thru.......it will be legal.................they can't change your home state laws.
Uhhh, you sure about that? It's true they can't change your home state laws, but if you're passing through a state not your own, it doesn't matter what the law is where you are from. The law where you are at the time of the "terry stop" is the law that will apply.
Since it is a fairly rare occurrence, often the offender will not be cited. Also a citation might not be issued since many in law enforcement don't know that part of the law, or they at least realize there is no way for the driver to remedy the situation until they get home.
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I have been passed on the road by guys pulling doubles. Personally I wouldn't feel comfortable doing it. I had one guy pass me one time pulling about a 38' toyhauler 5th and behind that was about a 24ft boat. I was doing 77 on the Interstate in my truck and he passed me like I was standing still!
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I have been passed on the road by guys pulling doubles. Personally I wouldn't feel comfortable doing it. I had one guy pass me one time pulling about a 38' toyhauler 5th and behind that was about a 24ft boat. I was doing 77 on the Interstate in my truck and he passed me like I was standing still!
I had the same experience here in Minnesota. Guy pulling a HUGE 5th wheel with a substantial speedboat behind that. Clocked him at 85 mph. This makes me think of Albert Einstein who said "The difference between genius and stupidity is that there are limits to genius".
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