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Esoderquis 10-05-2013 09:06 AM

Double towing with a Roo 21BH
New to the forum so please excuse any early busts in protocol.

I have a 21BH Roo here in Colorado. I fish a ton and would like to tow my drift boat behind the Roo. Total weight of the boat and trailer is less than 2K lbs. I have found a hitch which will work but I am concerned about if the Roo frame and receiver can handle the extra load. No power issues up front - 2013 F250 diesel.



youroo 10-05-2013 09:12 AM

Welcome,read up on light frames and you will (NOT) want to use a (Roo) for a (Tow Vehicle).;) Youroo!!

Lynkage 10-05-2013 09:32 AM

Maybe do some frame reinforcements before towing. The frames are built to be just barely good enough for the camper they were built for. If it is less than a year old (Roo) it will void your warranty as well if you put a hitch on it.

If you are in the Denver area and want to know a place that will do that pm me and I will give you details.

BigBaron 10-05-2013 10:22 AM

I have seen many rigs like this, but most states require the middle trailer to be a fiver. Some require a commercial license, too. Triple towing is not for a beginning driver, either. The most important thing I've noticed is putting a WDH on the second trailer puts the tongue weight back on the first trailer, but you will have to do a full-length reinforcement of the Roo trailer. Essentially you will have to add a sub-frame along the full length of the Roo.
Not an easy thing, nor something to be taken lightly.

bikendan 10-05-2013 02:56 PM

the Roo has an ultra-light frame, not engineered to be towing something else.
as was said, such usage will void the frame warranty. in fact, welding a receiver to the frame will do that also.
the pics Big Baron has posted, are trailers that DON'T have ultra-light frames.

it's your trailer and you can do what you want but be forewarned.:eek:

BigBaron 10-05-2013 10:30 PM

Yup, that's why you'd have to weld an entire sub-frame under the Roo.

hockeytownmom 10-06-2013 10:42 AM

I was told putting bikes on the back of a Roo was a bad idea due to lack of welds and it would void the warranty, so I'm guessing putting a boat back there would be a bad idea as well.

Cowracer 10-07-2013 12:44 PM

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While you are thinking about this, remember one thing...

What you CAN do, and what you SHOULD do are very separate things. Can you put a hitch on your Roo? Sure. Should you? Probably not.

You may tow like that for a while with no issues, but the 'margin for error' will be so small that something as minor as a blown trailer tire could become something as serious as 3 trashed vehicles and God forbid a loss of life.

As an example of this, I submit for your approval a picture of my friend Paul, who decided his F150 CAN tow a bulldozer, instead of asking if it SHOULD. (for the record, it towed it just fine, all the way up to the point it didn't tow it fine)


Lynkage 10-07-2013 12:50 PM

That looks like a Dodge not a Ford!!! :roflblack:

Arefbee 10-07-2013 12:57 PM

Plan B - drift boat in the bed of the TV, or on a roof rack.

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