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Old 10-10-2016, 04:58 AM   #29
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That appears to be a Georgetown gasser and if so it will be on a Ford F53 chassis. There is no way that combination can be under the GCVWR, which I believe is 30,000 pounds MAX. Therefore, even IF it is "legal" in length (which I doubt it is) the lawyers are going to have a field day when an accident happens. I'm betting the owner's insurance company does not know how much he is towing.

We can only hope he has upgraded the chassis frame extension and hitch to support the weight of that "bumper pull" type trailer.
The NTSB says that 60% of RV's on the road today are over their weight limit.
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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
The Federal Motor Carriers Association and USDOT have settled the terms in that pdf.
What some person says in their website is immaterial.
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The NTSB says that 60% of RV's on the road today are over their weight limit.
Assuming you meant NHTSA, how would they know?

AFAIK, there is no federal program to weigh non-commercial vehicles in use. Seems like this is just another unsubstantiated Federal "fact" that is put out there for some unexplained reason.
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Assuming you meant NHTSA, how would they know?

AFAIK, there is no federal program to weigh non-commercial vehicles in use. Seems like this is just another unsubstantiated Federal "fact" that is put out there for some unexplained reason.
It's on the internet it's got to be true!
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The Federal Motor Carriers Association and USDOT have settled the terms in that pdf.
What some person says in their website is immaterial.
I really get sick and tired of this being a topic - I grew up with "triple towing" and could care less what the trucking industry wants to morph that in to. Kind of like whether my RV is called a bus or a coach or a motorhome, I'll call it what I want and shouldn't get corrected about it every time I say it when it is an accepted term and others understand what the heck I'm saying. In my world you say "Triple Tow" and it typically is a 5er with a boat or ATVs. Say "Double Tow" and they look at you like you drive for UPS.

Y'all got better stuff to do than be the "Term Police", don't you!
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A lot of us go bravely forward while ignoring basic motor vehicle laws. The max length in FL, according to their website, is 65'.

Bravado is not necessarily a bad thing but consider that if you are involved in some type of car crash or other incident, and of the two or more involved parties/vehicles etc, you are the only one that is over-length because you chose to be, that is the type of stuff that attorneys love. They 'pick the nits" looking for negligence on anyones part to enable them to place the blame on someone other than their insured.
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Is this even legal!
I do not see a license plate on the MH. Prolly a transporter.
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I really get sick and tired of this being a topic - I grew up with "triple towing" and could care less what the trucking industry wants to morph that in to. Kind of like whether my RV is called a bus or a coach or a motorhome, I'll call it what I want and shouldn't get corrected about it every time I say it when it is an accepted term and others understand what the heck I'm saying. In my world you say "Triple Tow" and it typically is a 5er with a boat or ATVs. Say "Double Tow" and they look at you like you drive for UPS.

Y'all got better stuff to do than be the "Term Police", don't you!
Not sure what's got you so riled up since I can't see where ANYBODY has corrected anything you've said. You can call it whatever you want, but please know that some of us here believe the iRV2 mission statement's intent is to share ACCURATE info and that is why you see "correcting" posts in threads like this one. The internet is full of misleading, mislabeled, and just plain ignorant posts- but that doesn't make adding to the confusion OK, in my opinion.
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Not sure what's got you so riled up since I can't see where ANYBODY has corrected anything you've said. You can call it whatever you want, but please know that some of us here believe the iRV2 mission statement's intent is to share ACCURATE info and that is why you see "correcting" posts in threads like this one. The internet is full of misleading, mislabeled, and just plain ignorant posts- but that doesn't make adding to the confusion OK, in my opinion.
Evidently you interpret the mission statement as not having any tolerance either! Correct all you want- but in my opinion you are WRONG (my keyboard yells like yours) and you are trying to retrofit commercial trucking terms into RVs.
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