Is it legal to tow a pivot wheel trailer in B.C., Washington, Oregon or is it considered double towing?
Also has anyone had experience with these types of trailers?
I am concerned with size of the wheels and tires.
I read recently one of these states said it was illegal to use a pivot wheel trailer. I don't recall which one.
Also with these trailers you don't know if you have a flat tire, and a flat could cause a fire if not caught in time.
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Swivel wheel trailers are NOT considered trailers in Washington State. They are classified as "Load Carrying Vehicle Extensions" the same as the swing down booster axles you see on the back of concrete ready mix trucks and in some places also on the back of dump trucks. I did extensive research on this subject with various law enforcement agencies here before I built mine 6 years ago. The license plate you see on the back is the Samurai rear plate. No separate license or registration for the swivel wheel.
With it behind our current coach we are 62' long. Legal length in Washington is 75' and Oregon is 65'
This is our last coach. The boat is a 14' Crestliner that weights 260#.
The person that posted that fifth wheelers are not trailers is just plain wrong.
A fifth wheel setup is not a trailer, it's a fifth wheel and you can attach a trailer to it and you are legal, the thing you need to consider is the length, that's where you'll be breaking the law.
That is simply NOT true in all states!
First, a fifth wheel certainly IS considered a "trailer" in nearly all states.
Second, in some states RV double tows are NOT legal, period!
Third, the acceptable length varies widely (if not wildly) from state to state. In Montana the max length for a double tow is 75 feet! In many states, that would be illegal!
It is up to the operator of the vehicle to be aware of the applicable laws in the state in which he is operating the vehicle!
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