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We're selling our vacation home in SW Fla and plan on using our Challenger for future vacations of a month to 6 weeks. I'm thinking I might want to buy a golf cart to bring along with my Jeep towed. Is there a way to do this? Maybe something to put the golf cart on and then hook up the Jeep.


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RJL wrote:

We're selling our vacation home in SW Fla and plan on using our Challenger for future vacations of a month to 6 weeks. I'm thinking I might want to buy a golf cart to bring along with my Jeep towed. Is there a way to do this? Maybe something to put the golf cart on and then hook up the Jeep.


double towing is illegal in some states. an enclosed double deck trailer comes to mind but is likely too heavy for the MH chassis to safely tow. may i suggest that before you embark on this plan that you know and thoroughly understand your Damon's various weight ratings (GCWR, GVWR, GAWR as well as the actual rolling weight of your loaded MH and the items you want to tow. your rubicon likely weighs over 4K pounds by itself.

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Look for a rear dolly or platform. Some are attached to the MH at 2 points (2 receivers). And then you can tow off of the platform. You could also get a swivel wheel trailer which has 2 wheels that swivel for backing. You could attach this to the Jeep, they are not considered a trailer.


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dodge guy wrote:

Look for a rear dolly or platform. Some are attached to the MH at 2 points (2 receivers). And then you can tow off of the platform. You could also get a swivel wheel trailer which has 2 wheels that swivel for backing. You could attach this to the Jeep, they are not considered a trailer.


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The OP's not say what model "Jeep" they're intending on towing but, if it's a Wrangler, you cannot tow it on a dolly. Jeep specifically condemns that in the owners manual. Now, I have no idea what the OP's motorhome is rated at for towing but, one might look into an aluminum flat bed trailer that both might fit on. Then, you'd only have to figure where to park the trailer at in many camp grounds.
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Posted: 11/13/19 12:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

24' tailer.... 14 feet for the jeep, 10 for the golf cart.

do not extend beyond 60 feet total.


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RJL wrote:

We're selling our vacation home in SW Fla and plan on using our Challenger for future vacations of a month to 6 weeks. I'm thinking I might want to buy a golf cart to bring along with my Jeep towed. Is there a way to do this? Maybe something to put the golf cart on and then hook up the Jeep.


Couple of problems you're up against.

1. Double towing. Hit or miss on not getting pulled over in states that do not allow such.

2. Towing weight limits of a Ford F53. The Damon is a nice coach but the F53 it's built on is pretty much limited to 5K lbs towing and maybe even less depending on which chassis model. Your at 4,500 lbs for the Jeep add in potentially 1500 lbs for a light trailer and golf cart puts you beyond the chassis limits. Trailing the Jeep and golf cart will put you well beyond the limits of the chassis.

No worries taking one or the other but the only way to safely get by with both is if the someone else drives the Jeep with the golf cart behind it on a trailer.


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Simplest solution is to dump the golf cart unless needed for a disability. Get a bike rack and bikes. Perhaps some battery powered bikes.


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Posted: 11/13/19 05:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Maybe you could get the new Jeep Pickup and put the golf cart in the pickup bed the same way all those NASCAR drivers do with a F150 with a GC in the bed. Tow 4 down and it's all good!


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
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FIRE UP wrote:

dodge guy wrote:

Look for a rear dolly or platform. Some are attached to the MH at 2 points (2 receivers). And then you can tow off of the platform. You could also get a swivel wheel trailer which has 2 wheels that swivel for backing. You could attach this to the Jeep, they are not considered a trailer.


Well,
The OP's not say what model "Jeep" they're intending on towing but, if it's a Wrangler, you cannot tow it on a dolly. Jeep specifically condemns that in the owners manual. Now, I have no idea what the OP's motorhome is rated at for towing but, one might look into an aluminum flat bed trailer that both might fit on. Then, you'd only have to figure where to park the trailer at in many camp grounds.
Scott


You're not understanding what I'm talking about.

Swivel wheel trailer

I've seen these a few times on e road and in a campground

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I sometimes take my Smart car and race car on an open 20ft Featherlite trailer. AS far as length goes for a long time I towed all over the country at 72ft but with the open I am down to 60ft. Trailer weighs 1800lbs,

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