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Old 09-21-2016, 09:46 AM   #1
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Triple towing??

A guy just pulled in to the site next to me pulling a boat behind his small travel trailer. Is this legal here in Ohio??
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Old 09-21-2016, 09:52 AM   #2
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What was the third trailer?
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Old 09-21-2016, 10:00 AM   #3
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Possibly, most of the "list" sites say it's allowed but don't quote the specific regulation:

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In my 30 seconds of searching, I couldn't find the Ohio regulation to determine the basis of the site's info, though.
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We are gonna need popcorn for this...
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What was the third trailer?
There's ambiguity of the terms "double towing" and "triple towing". They're often used interchangeably. I never understood how "triple towing" made sense except to think of the 3 vehicles involved (tow vehicle + 2 trailers).

But, as far as I can read from state regulations and whatnot- the 2 terms are functionally synonymous.
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A guy just pulled in to the site next to me pulling a boat behind his small travel trailer. Is this legal here in Ohio??
Unless Ohio changed the Law on Towing,it is Not Legal to Pull (3) units! Youroo!!
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Even in states that allow it, your allowed to pull a small trailer behind a 5th wheel. Towing a trailer behind a bumper pull trailer is a big no no.
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Even in states that allow it, your allowed to pull a small trailer behind a 5th wheel. Towing a trailer behind a bumper pull trailer is a big no no.
I don't think that's entirely accurate. For instance, I think it is Louisiana that allows the first trailer to be a travel trailer. However, that "knowledge" is from reading forums and not actually finding regulations.
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I don't think that's entirely accurate. For instance, I think it is Louisiana that allows the first trailer to be a travel trailer. However, that "knowledge" is from reading forums and not actually finding regulations.
You are correct. Only limited in total length.
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I pull a MKX behind my Berkshire. Recently we needed to move our base camp and Dianna didn't want to drive. So I hooked up the utility trailer behind the MKX and off we went. We passed several LEO's even a speed trap with 4 chase cars. They never looked twice. I checked an the rule it seems is a 65' length that we were over a bit and it seems the hitches play a role. It says that you can't have two ball hitches. Most take that to say one must be a 5th wheel. I don't have a 5th wheel but it's not a ball hitch either. I have done it several times now with no issues. It actually is quite manageable. I stopped at a truck rest area and got a few smiles ( well laughs) but I don't mind that. I find that most LEO's really don't want to do the research necessary to write the ticket so they so far leave it alone. I don't plan to make a habit out of this.
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