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Old 10-08-2016, 09:45 PM   #15
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I've seen this very setup (and even took a video) a few years ago on I-95 in Connecticut. I'd have to assume s/he had a doubles endorsement on their license...
In many western states it's perfectly legal to triple tow, i.e. two trailers. Connecticut isn't one of them.

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Old 10-09-2016, 04:45 AM   #16
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Probably a dealer heading to an RV show
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Old 10-09-2016, 05:20 AM   #17
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Probably a dealer heading to an RV show
I agree, I've seen this many times. Professional driver just doing a job. This is not "doubles". I pulled a 22ft car hauler behind a 41ft dp for many years with no problems.
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We had a member who towed a TT behind his diesel pusher MH.

It was for his mother-in-law.
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Old 10-09-2016, 07:12 AM   #19
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The hitch on that Georgetown is only rated for 5,000 pounds. No way is it in limits of the hitch or the GCWR. I tow my Jerp Rubicon with my Georgetwn XL and am just below the hitch capacity.
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I've seen this very setup (and even took a video) a few years ago on I-95 in Connecticut. I'd have to assume s/he had a doubles endorsement on their license...
NOT doubles. "doubles" is two TRAILERS.
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Probably a dealer heading to an RV show
Zooming in on the image, there doesn't appear to be a license plate on the MH. Didn't see paper tag either. I don't know, maybe not needed for dealers in the state where this picture was taken?
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This may not be a every trip thing. When we vacationed at Disney World, I would tow my daughters pop up camper behind the motorhome. It was great. She and her family had there own private space and we had ours.
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Unless you're on a STAA route, maximum length in CA is 65', bumper to bumper. That certainly looks longer than that. That's not even considering the weight/tongue weight issues. In CA, anything over 10,000 lbs on a bumper hitch would also need at least a non-commercial Class A license, which includes having a DOT physical on file with the state.
Although it would probably take a bored DOT officer to pull him over on the highway, it definitely has been known to have DOT officers posted up at popular off road sites here in CA checking licenses, axle weights, and GVWR weights and writing citations for violations. If you don't have the proper license, the vehicle is impounded and towed.
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The picture was taken on I 95 in West Palm Beach......
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In many western states it's perfectly legal to triple tow, i.e. two trailers. Connecticut isn't one of them.

https://rv-roadtrips.thefuntimesguid...triple_towing/
Two trailers are towing double. https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcs...ion_508CLN.pdf
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i can only tow 3500 lbs with our old Diesal pusher..so that big trailer is out..but towing a smaller one for MIL is hell of a idea;she rolls her own cigs and can stink up her own lil trailer.
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I agree, logically two trailers should be double towing. But, if you look at the headline of the article I linked to, it said, "Triple Towing: What You Need To Know Before You Pull 2 Trailers Behind A Car, Truck, Or RV" Since I provided the link, I went back and changed my writing from double to triple.

We won't settle this here, it's been discussed on iRV2 many times and also many other places.

https://rv-roadtrips.thefuntimesguide.com/rv_towing-2/

Triple Towing
(The truck driver's response in the above link has the best explanation I've seen of the terms, but even the fine politicians of the various states aren't consistent with the terminology:

State Laws Can Pull You in Many Directions if You Double Tow - PickupTrucks.com News
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