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steve700edgex

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bought new harley was wondering if anybody knows
if it is possible to pull the new v-rod on a new utility trailer or would it be to much weight for the back of the wildcat


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The biggest problem with tandem towing is each state has different restrictions. You would need to know what the rules are for each state you are going to tow in. Friend of mine pulls a 25' 5er and a 16' foot fishing boat. He can go from Wisconsin to Minnesota but cannot go through Illinois.
So check with the manufacturer about the weight on the rear of the 5er and then check the state laws on length.


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I am having a hitch put on my Cedar Creek.

Actually I am going to have three 2" receivers added to the back of the trailer

The middle one will be for use when pulling the three rail dirt bike trailer, loaded with 2 or 3 Motocross bikes.

This guy is pullin a boat.
Boat Puller

The other 2 will be used if we just take 1 bike and no trailer. I will use the two outboard receivers only. Two bars extending from the receivers will support a rail for a KX125 to sit across the rear of the trailer.

Should look sorta like this
Bike on Camper

Why not use the V-Rod to pull the Wildcat?
That sucker's a BEAST

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Better yet have the better half pull the Wildcat, and you ride the Harley.
What was I thinking?


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I tow my toys behind the 5th (bikes and 4-wheelers on a utility trailer, or a couple jet skis). Just make sure you get the hitch set up right, you wouldn't want to loose your bike!

Like it was mentioned above, you can't tow like this in every state.


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Like most everyone has said the requlations vary from state to state. I would suggest that what every you tow you make the back of the trailer have something you can see in your mirrors. I like the Idea of lights. It's possible that the second unit can have quite a bit of sway. Good luck.

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Hi Steve, better check with MN Hiway Patrol about double towing here in MN. It is my uderstanding the the only legal double towing in MN. is with a 5er and a boat, max length 60 feet.


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LIKEaROCK
I am wanting to do the same, Do you have it figured out how to make and mount the hitch? Also have a Cedar Creek. It seems it may have to be real heavy to be strong enough. I have been thinking of using 2- 72" 2"x6" channel across the back and using 3 -2"x24" inserts. It looks as the whole thing could weeigh about 140-15-# Add the hitch weight and it might be more than the overhang could handle without trailer damage.

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I installed a hitch last summer for a bicycle carrier by using two lengths of angle iron 5/16 thick 3x3 and using a receiver tube underneath them. minnesota laws require 5er no longer than 28 ft, is this the overall length or just the lower portion http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/stats/169/81.html so a motorcycle is no problem in a triple tow. weight of bike is approx. 650 and alum trailer would be approx. 350 for 1000 lbs. total

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Hi Steve,Thanks much for posting the web site of MN regs. I've always been told we could only tow boats and could never find the regs. Thanks again.

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Steve,
Nice toys, is your workplace hiring?


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