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Old 08-26-2016, 04:28 PM   #1
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Legal or Stupid?

Is this even legal? Not a real good picture, but there were 2 of these today in the park we're at, 42-45' motorhomes both towing Jeep Liberty's with a trailered atv behind the Jeep, they looked 100' long .20160826_102109.jpg
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Old 08-26-2016, 04:34 PM   #2
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I might be wrong, but don't think so. I don't think you can double tow when both are "bumper pull". I sure wouldn't want to try and I'm getting ready to tow a Mini (which will be set up like it was behind a MH, like George and Lisa's Jeep).
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Most states do allow triple tow, but would need to check each states length limit. Calif. has a 65' max, so towing behind our RWs is out of the question. Mississippi has a 99' limit. States that prohibit triple tow are all Atlantic Coast states except Maryland, Oregon & Washington. I could not tell from the info I pulled up how recent this information was. Best to check each states regs.
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I didn't think double bumper pulls were legal anywhere.
Couple years ago saw a tv with about a 32-35' TT towing a trailer with 4 four wheelers, can't find that picture, but got to wonder what these folks are thinking.
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I think a few states require one hitch to be a 5th wheel, but of those that allow triple tow not many. I think Colorado would allow that configuration with double ball tow. My grandfather pulled a Larson boat behind a Wilderness TT with a Bronco for decades. I still see it here today, but not too often.

I learned a new term when you can't meet the length legal maximum: STACKER!
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I think a few states require one hitch to be a 5th wheel, but of those that allow triple tow not many. I think Colorado would allow that configuration.

I learned a new term when you can't meet the length legal maximum: STACKER!
There you go Brad you can take the jeep AND the boat and momma doesn't have to drive the second vehicle
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Yessir! or even her Expedition and leave the Jeep at home........nah!
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A pumper pull is defined as a ball hitch. A tow bar isn't a ball type of hitch. They may be over in length but in most states the length isn't enforced.
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There's nothing legal about that tow.
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I think a few states require one hitch to be a 5th wheel, but of those that allow triple tow not many. I think Colorado would allow that configuration with double ball tow. My grandfather pulled a Larson boat behind a Wilderness TT with a Bronco for decades. I still see it here today, but not too often.

I learned a new term when you can't meet the length legal maximum: STACKER!
How many people does it take to lift the boat off? Or just go really deep at the boat ramp?

In all seriousness, that is probably the best reason I have ever seen to get a motorhome.
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How many people does it take to lift the boat off? Or just go really deep at the boat ramp?

In all seriousness, that is probably the best reason I have ever seen to get a motorhome.
Scott,
On that particular stacker, once the truck was removed from below, the boat platform lowers electrically so that when down it can be launched like a standard boat trailer using the truck. If you look under the boat it has the rollers for launch.
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There's nothing legal about that tow.
Nothing illegal about it in CO. Common as mud. 70' limit - up to 4 vehicles, brakes on all over 3,000. We have jet skis behind boats, ATVs behind pop up campers, pop up campers behind boats.
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Brad, must have to do with all that stuff they smoke there!!
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Brad, must have to do with all that stuff they smoke there!!
Could be, let me check to see if Washington has the same tow laws
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They should up warning signs up as you enter the state "Watch for rvs operated by train engineer what-to-bes" !
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They should up warning signs up as you enter the state "Watch for rvs operated by train engineer what-to-bes" !

That's a good idea
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I'm not interested in pulling something behind the truck but I have thought about a 24 ft enclosed stacker. The problem is that there are a lot of camp grounds where they'd charge extra for the trailer, if it would fit at all.

I have seen some very unsafe combinations going down the road both with motor homes and 5th wheels. I believe that's where the term "driver error" comes into play.
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If you down grade to a 24 footer that wouldn't be an issue for that big trailer except for engine size axle size etc. Etc
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I'm not interested in pulling something behind the truck but I have thought about a 24 ft enclosed stacker. The problem is that there are a lot of camp grounds where they'd charge extra for the trailer, if it would fit at all.

I have seen some very unsafe combinations going down the road both with motor homes and 5th wheels. I believe that's where the term "driver error" comes into play.
Dave, what would you put above the truck in the stacker? I'm trying to figure out what those hold. I don't think a boat would fit.
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