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matthewijenkins

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Is this possible or legal?

Hi everyone. I used to own an RV and had to get rid of it. I'm looking to get back into the game. However, I'm really into fishing since I got a little 14' aluminum fishing boat and take it whenever we go camping. I'd hate to go without it at this point.

But when thinking about getting a camper again, I'm not sure what to do. I don't necessarily want to have to take two cars. Can you pull a camper that is also pulling a boat trailer? Would this be too complicated?

I'm interested in hearing from anyone who has solved this problem. Thx!

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It is possible, and legal in some states. You will need to check your states towing laws.

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Posted: 09/09/19 11:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Legal in some states behind a fifth wheel.
No only your state, but those you plan on visiting for legality.


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Hang a 14 foot Porta-Bote on the side of the TT and don't worry about legalities. We used to carry ours on top of the tow vehicle.


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It's only complicated when you back up.

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matthewijenkins wrote:

Is this possible or legal?

Hi everyone. I used to own an RV and had to get rid of it. I'm looking to get back into the game. However, I'm really into fishing since I got a little 14' aluminum fishing boat and take it whenever we go camping. I'd hate to go without it at this point.

But when thinking about getting a camper again, I'm not sure what to do. I don't necessarily want to have to take two cars. Can you pull a camper that is also pulling a boat trailer? Would this be too complicated?

I'm interested in hearing from anyone who has solved this problem. Thx!


I can't seem to locate definitive answers, but secondary sources I see all point towards it not being legal in GA (which would make legalities in other states a moot point). So, if you are going to stick within that law, I see a few options...

1) Get a MH and tow the trailer behind it.
2) Get a TC and tow the trailer behind it.
3) Buy a utility rack for the truck that would allow you to put the boat up there, then get a TT to tow behind.

If it were me, and the boat were small and lightweight enough to get up on a rack, #3 would be my option if my truck could handle it.

* This post was edited 09/09/19 02:13pm by Mickeyfan0805 *

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if its only a 14 footer put it on a rack on the truck. make one or buy one, both are possible. My 14 footer used to go upside down on the popup all the time.


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Assuming your concerned about your home state these are Ga's position:

"Georgia
Total length: 100'
Trailer Length: 53' (56' for boat transports)
Trailer Width: 8' 6"
Motor Home Length: 40'
Motor Home Width: 8' 6" (excluding mirrors)
Height: 13' 6" (14' on marked roads)
Triple Towing is not allowed
Required Equipment: Safety chain, fire extinguisher in RV, flares or reflective signs, brakes required on trailers over 1500 pounds unladen weight. Wipers on/headlights on when conditions require. Headlights must be used when visibility is less than 500 feet.
Riding in pickup camper only if riders have free access to drive compartment.
Overnight parking is not permitted in state rest areas."

Also as far as I know states that do allow it require the middle vehicle to be connected by a 5th wheel.





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To Mickey - what is MH and TK?

Also, it's just too heavy to put up on my truck. It's got decking, a mounted trolling motor, etc. I've taken it off the trailer once by myself and swore not to do it again. Just too heavy. Porta-Bote sounds interesting but I don't want to have to buy another boat.

From what little research I've done, it seems like it's only legal to tow two trailers if i have a fifth wheel.


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MH-Motor Home
TK- Truck camper

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