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arnoldbennigsohn

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Posted: 07/11/12 11:54am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a class A motor home and I am planning on towing my jeep wrangler and a small open trailer behind the jeep with my motorcycle on the trailer. Any one out there doing this now. The jeep has it's own set of brakes, the trailer does not, and I won't be over length in any state. (sorry for any spelling issues, had to type fast)

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State by State laws. Lots of post in this forum.

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Not legal in many states. In the states that do allow it most require the first connection must be a fifth wheel not a ball.

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Posted: 07/11/12 12:30pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Towing doubles are legal in most states however I would check with the states you will be traveling through for their input on your combination type.


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Even most states that allow doubles do not allow a 2nd passenger vehicle to be in the middle. Often, it must be at the end of the combination.

I'm not sure the logic however. Cars tend to tow about the same that they drive, so if a jeep can pull a trailer, it should pull a trailer just fine while its being pulled.

I suspect the concern is probably of the strength of connections. All states that allow multiples, require each coupling device to be rated for ALL the weight behind it. That could be hard to do with most tow bars (or more specifically, their baseplates).


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Of course it can be done but having towed lots of trailers, I would put both the Jeep and scoot on the same trailer, big enough for a quad or something too. Have fun.


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IIRC, there is only one state along the Right Coast that allows RV double towing, and New York isn't the one.
Are you sure it is legal where you live?
It is in Montana, but that is no help to you at all!


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I'm not using a ball. New York allows it only on the t-way. I know it it will not be allowed in most eastern states but I'm planing on sticking to rt 95. So I'm hoping most LEO's will just let it go.

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Car hauler trailer may be a better option.


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arnoldbennigsohn wrote:

I'm not using a ball. New York allows it only on the t-way. I know it it will not be allowed in most eastern states but I'm planing on sticking to rt 95. So I'm hoping most LEO's will just let it go.

I am curious. How do you tow your Jeep behind the MH without using a ball hitch? Doesn't the tow bar connect to the MH via a ball, or does it have a shank that slides into the MH receiver?
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