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Old December 30th, 2005, 12:59 PM   #1
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What are the laws on towing 2 things a the same time? I know I have seen 5th wheel guys pulling a boat behind that but I dunno about other things.

Reason I ask is that I know a guy that wants to know if he can tow his Jeep with his truck and have a small trailer behind the jeep. Short trips for the most part....here to drummond, here to Copper Harbor....not out of the UP I don't think.
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Old December 30th, 2005, 01:01 PM   #2
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as far as i know.. you ca only two a 2nd trailer if it's behind a 5th wheel.. And there's a certain length u have to be under also..
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Old December 30th, 2005, 01:06 PM   #3
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I think I just found something that said you can't tow 2 things on balls....so one has to be a 5th wheel and total length has to be under 23 meters.
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Old December 30th, 2005, 01:11 PM   #4
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even if it was legal it just sounds like a bad idea :gman:
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Old December 30th, 2005, 01:11 PM   #5
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you can do a boat behind a 5th wheel, but you cannot flat tow a jeep behind a 5th wheel from what i know as well
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Old December 30th, 2005, 01:15 PM   #6
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you can do a boat behind a 5th wheel, but you cannot flat tow a jeep behind a 5th wheel from what i know as well

Wrong....You can tow whatever you want behind a 5th wheel, as long as it is 65 feet or shorter. My parents having had a 5th wheel and towed everything behind it.....checked it out and it is perfectly legal. The 5th wheel is considered the "tow vehicle".
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Old December 30th, 2005, 01:25 PM   #7
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Wrong....You can tow whatever you want behind a 5th wheel, as long as it is 65 feet or shorter. My parents having had a 5th wheel and towed everything behind it.....checked it out and it is perfectly legal. The 5th wheel is considered the "tow vehicle".
a buddy of mine flat towed his jeep to silver lake that way, an officer told him it was illegal :shrug:
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Old December 30th, 2005, 01:31 PM   #8
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Towing another trailer behind a 5th wheel is called a "recreational double" the state of Michigan requires that you have that indorsement on you licence. However, they will not know if you have it or not unless you get stopped or crash. You must be less than 65feet and you can not exceed the mfg gross vehicle tow weight rating. BTM.
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I forgot about the endorsement, but I have done it a few times....Without.
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Towing another trailer behind a 5th wheel is called a "recreational double" the state of Michigan requires that you have that indorsement on you licence. However, they will not know if you have it or not unless you get stopped or crash. You must be less than 65feet and you can not exceed the mfg gross vehicle tow weight rating. BTM.

DING DING DING! you are correct sir!

I was hoping I would read that some knew what they were doing.
I have a CDL A and required Doubles permits, but most folks think you can just jump in and go. the one thing you will find that running as a double you have to have a "not for hire" sign on the vehicle your pulling with when towing out of state, or they will expect you to have a CDL A with Double endorsment.

FYI the "not for hire" thing goes for any trailer over 10,000 lbs so you've been warned
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