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Old 08-01-2013, 05:20 PM   #11
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I'm always interested to read the witty comments about backing up with these double tows...

Isn't it true that a motorhome pulling a car with 4-wheels down can't backup?

If so, why don't we instantly ostracize MH drivers who pull a toad?
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:32 PM   #12
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I'm always interested to read the witty comments about backing up with these double tows...

Isn't it true that a motorhome pulling a car with 4-wheels down can't backup?

If so, why don't we instantly ostracize MH drivers who pull a toad?
I don't think anyone wants to ostracize anyone I know I didn't I just put the comment in because I remember having a tough time doing it with four trailers hooked up and I could see them as they were all empty flat beds.
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:02 PM   #13
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Most people would unhook the rear trailer before backing up.
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:08 PM   #14
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Either way it looks unsafe, I will stay away from that on the freeway!
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:12 PM   #15
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Probably safer than most people on the highway. Texting and driving, talking on the phone, or clueless drivers, have me more worried than this setup. But feel free to get off the road when you see me. One less I have to worry about.
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:55 PM   #16
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Looks good although I don't fancy pulling the trailer, what if you ever had to back up ugg, I have been thinking of doing this too a lot of the new "Lites" are coming with a platform/ basket already installed and being able to fold up when not in use, as far as I know the frames have not been made and heavier it's just a matter of cross bracing properly. I know a lot of people talk about warranty being void if you do anything to it but by what I have seen on here getting warranty from frame manufacturers is a whole task in it's self and if the work is done by a qualified dealer then you should have no problem.

DougP47 what did you do with the spare tire? I have been thinking of mounting it behind my propane tanks as I don't have the height to put it below.
DDC. I still have the spare in the pass through. Still looking into the carrier that telescopes out under the tt. As far as pulling the bt those days are done. Works great for the generators and fuel, Found room inside tt to carry my planes. Thanks to all for your input.
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:02 AM   #17
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Common config in this neck of the woods - on fivers and TTs. Usually a boat in trail though. Utility trailers with quads would be a close second.
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:17 AM   #18
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I'm always interested to read the witty comments about backing up with these double tows...

Isn't it true that a motorhome pulling a car with 4-wheels down can't backup?

If so, why don't we instantly ostracize MH drivers who pull a toad?
Thats not even the same thing. The Motorhome is the towing vehicle so its just backing up one trailer.

In these other cases, you have the tow vehicle + 2 trailers. Not even the same method of backing up. Your comparing apples to zebras.
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:22 AM   #19
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Thats not even the same thing. The Motorhome is the towing vehicle so its just backing up one trailer.

In these other cases, you have the tow vehicle + 2 trailers. Not even the same method of backing up. Your comparing apples to zebras.
Sure is the same thing- the comment is "Try backing up", implying that it's not possible (or if it is, it's extraordinarily hard).

That is exactly the same as my understanding of motorhomes pulling a car with 4-wheels down - they cannot backup at all. If they have to, they have to disconnect the toad, move it out of the way and then backup.

So again, why do we instantly go to "Try backing up" when double-towing is mentioned when motorhomes pulling toads 4-down have the same problem? Why don't we see the motorhome forum filled with "ha! you'll be in trouble if you ever have to backup!" when people talk about towing a toad (again, 4-wheels down)?
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:23 AM   #20
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Most people would unhook the rear trailer before backing up.
Thats fine if you go from point A - Z while skipping stops CDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXY

But if you have to randomly pull into different places like my wife likes to do while traveling, that's harder to do LOL..
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