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Old 04-13-2013, 07:44 PM   #1
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:48 PM   #2
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:52 AM   #3
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:15 AM   #4
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one long train, good luck and happy camping/fishing!
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:17 AM   #5
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Great looking setup. I can't imagine backing up precisely enough to hitch up a boat to the back of the fifth wheel.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:59 AM   #6
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Great looking setup. I can't imagine backing up precisely enough to hitch up a boat to the back of the fifth wheel.
Actually, it isn't as hard as one would think. We pulled an 18-foot jetboat behind our old fifth wheel all the time. You just need a copilot to direct you.
I don't think we would do it with our new lightweight fifth though, as the frames are a lot lighter, and I don't trust that Lippert designed the pin box structure heavy enough to take the load..
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:17 AM   #7
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Boat looks light enough that when you get close you just roll it up to the camper.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:35 AM   #8
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Boat looks light enough that when you get close you just roll it up to the camper.
Yes I'am guessing only about 150# tongue weight.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:36 AM   #9
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Gotta take the corners wide with all that behind ya.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:38 AM   #10
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Wish we can do that in Florida.
Big no no Hugh fines.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:39 AM   #11
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Make sure where you're driving, it's legal.

State Towing Laws for RVs.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:41 AM   #12
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Wish we can do that in Florida.
Big no no Hugh fines.
Here in Michigan you can tow up to 75'.

"The Michigan legislature passed, and the Governor signed Senate Bill 35 into law on April 10, 2012. Under Senate Bill 35, the maximum length of a recreational vehicle (RV) that has its own power (motor home), in combination with a trailer, can be 65 feet. However, if the operator of the RV... has a group commercial motor vehicle designation on his or her operator’s or chauffeur’s license, the maximum length can be 75 feet.

The Vehicle Code also specifies that a pickup truck with a towing rate equal to or greater than the weight being towed, equipped with an appropriate fifth wheel assembly, towing attached with a semitrailer designed for recreational living purposes, may tow an additional trailer or semitrailer under certain conditions. Previously, the total length of the pickup truck, semitrailer and additional trailer or semitrailer, and load could not exceed 65 feet. The bill increased the maximum combined length to 75 feet.
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What does "under certain conditions" refer to? Just curious. Some states require a special license to tow another trailer behind an RV you're already towing.
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Wow, we can tow like that in Indiana, also can ride in the tt while underway, however WE DO NOT
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Apparently you need a special endorsement on your driver's license to do this in MI. From MI Sec'y of State:

A "recreational double" is a pickup truck pulling a fifth wheel trailer designed for recreational living purposes, with a second trailer attached to the rear of the fifth wheel trailer. The pickup truck must have a towing rate equal to, or greater than, the total weight being towed. To operate a recreational double, you must have an "R" endorsement on your driver license. Anyone age 18 or older with a valid driver license may apply for this endorsement at a branch office. A knowledge test is required. There is no skills test. Drivers holding a Group "A" CDL with a "T" double or triple trailers endorsement can operate a recreational double without the "R" endorsement. Triple trailers are not permitted in Michigan. For more information, obtain a copy of the brochure A Recreational Double Endorsement at a Secretary of State branch office or from this web site.

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Apparently you need a special endorsement on your driver's license to do this in MI. From MI Sec'y of State:

A "recreational double" is a pickup truck pulling a fifth wheel trailer designed for recreational living purposes, with a second trailer attached to the rear of the fifth wheel trailer. The pickup truck must have a towing rate equal to, or greater than, the total weight being towed. To operate a recreational double, you must have an "R" endorsement on your driver license. Anyone age 18 or older with a valid driver license may apply for this endorsement at a branch office. A knowledge test is required. There is no skills test. Drivers holding a Group "A" CDL with a "T" double or triple trailers endorsement can operate a recreational double without the "R" endorsement. Triple trailers are not permitted in Michigan. For more information, obtain a copy of the brochure A Recreational Double Endorsement at a Secretary of State branch office or from this web site.

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I do have a class A CDL with a D endorsement.
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