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drhines

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I've never seen it done but have been wondering if I could do it. I like to take car and motorcycle. I have a very light 500# all aluminum trailer and a 500# motorcycle. Toad is Honda Odysess.

Would just want to do it for short trips up to 500-600 miles. Not to travel USA. I see 5th wheels pulling double all the time but have never seen trailer pulled behind toad 4-down.


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Most states allow towing doubles as long as the first trailer is a 5th wheel.


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Best to check the state laws you are going to drive through. I'm sure some have limits on length or special license(?) go double towing.

I've seen it all at some time or other, 5th wheels pulling boats, motor homes pulling toads pulling motorcycles/trailer, trucks pulling trailers pulling boats, etc. Doesn't mean it's legal or they haven't received a ticket.

Take care and travel safely.


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Some states have a

Combined Max length of 65 feet

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No Triple Towing





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Another link Towing laws

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Take a look at swivelwheel.com - doublehitch.com - and smarttrailer.com. In most states they are not considered trailers but are "load carrying vehicle extensions" and are not considered a double tow.

I have a small 5'X7' single wheel one I built that is connected to my Suzuki Samurai toad and I carry a quad or a small boat in it.

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No double tows in British Columbia.

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SemperFiCop wrote:

Some states have a

Combined Max length of 65 feet

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No Triple Towing

Correct and some others have only 55 feet total combined length limit. I'd check your local laws. My personal feelings are that trains should always run on rails. Good luck / Skip


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Arkansas Road Laws

Size Limitations: Height, 13'6"; Width, 8'6"; Trailer Length, 43'6", Motorhome Length, 45'; Combined Length, 65'. Triple towing is allowed.

Required Equipment: Safety chain, breakaway switch required on trailers over 3,000 pounds, flares or reflective signs. Brakes required on trailers with gross weight of 1,500 pounds. Wipers/lights on when required.

Passenger riding in towed RV or within truck camper is not permitted.

Overnight parking is permitted in state rest areas.


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