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Old April 21st, 2006, 03:16 PM   #1
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ive heard you can tow ANOTHER trailer behin a 5th wheel trailer ?? this true and whats the law regarding it if it is..
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Old April 21st, 2006, 03:18 PM   #2
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seen it done many times.

mostly boat trailers behind the 5th wheel.
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Old April 21st, 2006, 05:19 PM   #3
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It is legal, but you have to have a recreational doubles permit on your licence or a CDL A
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Old April 21st, 2006, 07:47 PM   #4
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It is legal, but you have to have a recreational doubles permit on your licence or a CDL A
A class A CDL itself doesn't permit driving doubles. At least when I had my Class A license, about 12 years ago. I had to get additional endorsements for Doubles, HAZMAT, and tank vehicles.


But yeah, it is allowed behind a fifth wheel. I believe the Michigan Vehicle Code details it.
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Old April 21st, 2006, 08:49 PM   #5
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yeah legal with the endorsement, and as long as it's under a certain length, and under your vehicles max. tow weight rating.
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 07:32 PM   #6
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go to the secitary of state and pick up a flyer read it take the test its 15 ? the test cost $5 and $15 i think to update your lience
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 08:12 PM   #7
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I believe your 5th wheel must be rated to handle towing another trailer behind it as well. My goose is too long to worry about it, so I have never paid much attention to the laws regarding it. The double endorsement is correct though.
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 09:03 PM   #8
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Let me refrase. If you have a cdl A you can pull recreational doubles( with out the rec doubles permit) per the state popo, but you need a doubles endorsement to do it with a semi.
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also, it can not be done with a goose neck (ball in bed) it can only be done with a 5th wheel (like a semi uses)
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Old May 1st, 2006, 02:45 PM   #10
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Watch other states, as some do not allowed this.
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Old May 1st, 2006, 03:15 PM   #11
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Very good point. Watch your length restrictions as well. They vary from state to state. I am technically illegal in several states due to length restrictions.
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Old May 7th, 2006, 01:34 PM   #12
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You need to take the Rec. Double Test at the Sec. of state and you need to have one continuous safety chain attaching the 5th wheel to the second trailer.
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Old May 20th, 2006, 12:18 AM   #13
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I think we're just gona look in to one of those Truck Campers when we get a 3/4 ton..
We were thinkin of getting a nice 5th wheel then towing the rig(s) behind it.. but it seems a little extreme and those truck campers look preatty nice inside..
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Old May 20th, 2006, 08:14 PM   #14
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Watch your weights with those. Some of them will put you at or over your weight limit before you even add in the tongue weight of a trailer. Add some overload springs or airbags and I would call it good though. Mfg weight ratings are worthless.
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Old May 21st, 2006, 12:02 AM   #15
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yea DeF inatly be putting some air bag on the truck.. but this is all a way down the rd..
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