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Bumpyroad

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matthewijenkins wrote:



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


Isn't that triple towing and a no no in GA
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TK would be a Truck Kamper. It's double towing.

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For what you want to do, take a camper and a trailered boat in Ga, either a Motorhome pulling your boat trailer, or, a truck with a slide in camper with the trailer behind.

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Not legal in New York state!

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Hondavalk wrote:

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TK- Truck camper


Yep - sorry, typo. I fixed it.

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Not legal in Florida.


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Legal in Calif towing a TT or a 5th w as long as you have the proper qualifications


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DO NOT rely on the thin bumper on the back of your tt. have a real hitch installed.

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boats are cheap and readily available around here. switch to an 3 bench aluminum. my 14 footer can easily be lugged around by 2 and there are many options lighter. or get a truck camper and tow as normal if you can afford enough truck.


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In addition to the legal aspects, what is the hitch weight of the boat trailer (fully loaded).

One of the reasons 5th wheels are allowed is 5th wheels normally start at 20-25% of the trailer weight on the hitch and the spacing of the 5th wheel axles, means only around 50% of the 2nd trailer hitch weight comes off the pin weight...therefore it's usually not an issue.

On the other hand, bumper pull trailers usually run 12-15% on the hitch and due to wheel spacing, closer to 80% of the 2nd trailer hitch weight comes off the pin weight...this makes it far more likely that the hitch weight on the main trailer is too light and it gets squirly when towing.


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