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Old 03-02-2017, 03:46 PM   #1
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rear hitch on fifth wheel

We have a 2017 Rockwood ultra lite 2440ws and we want to put a hitch on the rear to pull our Kawasaki teryx 4 on a 12ft trailer. Has anyone done this? If so what kind of hitch was it and was there anything that had to be done to before it was put on? Any modifications?
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Old 03-02-2017, 03:51 PM   #2
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Many opinions on here about this...
First you need to make sure it is even legal where you live for a double tow.
Then, it is seemingly accepted that the Ultra Lite frames are NOT strong enough to barely hold themselves together let alone another trialer. Mounting a hitch will void the frame warranty. That said, a few have had bracing added to their frames and do just what you want to do. So with the right bracing and effort it can be done.
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Old 03-02-2017, 03:55 PM   #3
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Thank you for your reply to my question. If you have any other suggestions please feel free let me know
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I think the bracing is the only option short of just going with it and seeing what happens.
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Old 03-02-2017, 04:23 PM   #5
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Also double towing is not allowed in many states.
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Old 03-03-2017, 01:30 PM   #6
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Some states don't consider the 5th Wheel a tow hitch and do not require safety chains. I see several fiver's with tow behind and some quite large.
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Old 03-03-2017, 01:47 PM   #7
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I do not know of anyone who required tow chains for the 5er unless it is on a convertor dolly and the dolly has chains. Goose necks need chains. To even consider a double tow it needs to be a 5er as the initial connection (at least here) but to just double tow is not allowed at all. Only on Interstates and certain roads (major highways connecting to the distribution center for say UPS or FedEX).

I'd have to look but they used to allow people to ride in the trailer if using a 5er with a certain size king pin.
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State Laws for towing, incljding tripple Towing

Here is a link to a site which describes the laws regarding towing. Don't guess, know before you tow!

http://onlinetowingguide.com/towing_laws.html
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Might be a little outdated but PA looks right.
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you didn't say what you tow with, this is an option.
http://www.utvguide.net/utv_transport/
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(DouglasReid) By your chart, how are they Towing 42-45 footers legally?
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(DouglasReid) By your chart, how are they Towing 42-45 footers legally?
Good point. Especially in Maryland and Oregon where the max is 35 feet
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Legality aside, something like this might work for you:

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ml#post1031894

Another idea:



This is a factory built ATV platform. In this case it is in the front, but maybe you could have one fabricated for the rear. Then double tow regulations would not apply.
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you didn't say what you tow with, this is an option.
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Very nice set up, dont think you are going to pull a 5th wheel with a atv on your truck bed though. That model looks pretty short like you could legally tow double in most states where legal. Only question would be supporting enough to carry the weight and voiding the factory warranty on your brand new rig. Oh and having the tow rating on the truck.


I have a buddy that double tows a boat behind his montana 5th wheel. He's in the slow lane and never pulls in anywhere he knows he cant get out.
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has far as i could see no limits on s second trailer
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Ny 5th wheel came with a factory hitch 500 pounds hitch weight & 5000pounds pulling. wieght
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