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Old 07-04-2019, 01:26 PM   #1
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Question 5th wheel towing a Jeep

Anyone ever heard of being able to attach a Jeep 4 on the floor behind a 5th wheel? What is the trailer hitch for on the 5th wheel?
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Old 07-04-2019, 01:46 PM   #2
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Towing double (or triple depending on point of view)


Tow vehicle --- towing 5th wheel --- towing trailer/car dolly/another vehicle/cargo rack etc



Many states allow 'doubles' provided first towed unit is a 5th wheel
Course not many 5th wheel trailer frames are robust enough to carry much in the way of 'tongue weight' so towing another trailer/car dolly would be limited.
Another vehicle.....not much tongue weight if 4 down towing...just an issue of overall length and GCVWR


Cargo rack......weight limited
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Old 07-04-2019, 03:07 PM   #3
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The hitch on a 5th wheel is most likely used for a bike rack or storage rack. Maybe, just maybe if could be reinforced to tow a 3,500 - 4,000lb jeep.
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Old 07-04-2019, 04:20 PM   #4
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Seriously, you need to check with the mfr. of your trailer. Very doubtful it is attached strong enough for towing any kind of vehicle.
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You need a BIG toyhauler!
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You need a BIG toyhauler!
The first RV double tow I saw was in '79. The truck was the old IDI F250 4wd diesel pulling a 25-28' 5th wheel trailer with a full size Bronco being towed on the wheels going up LaVeta Pass during elk season.
The old IDI was smoking like crazy.

I've owned three 5th wheel trailers and had a custom fabricated rear hitch tied into the main frame rails and cross members on them.

Towed mostly 3k-45k fishin' boats behind the trailers.

Some factory trailer hitches on a trailer can be tied to the thin box tube for a drain hose and may be for carrying something light weight like a ice chest/etc.

And some are robust enough to tow just about anything
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Old 07-05-2019, 07:41 AM   #7
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The first RV double tow I saw was in '79. The truck was the old IDI F250 4wd diesel pulling a 25-28' 5th wheel trailer with a full size Bronco being towed on the wheels going up LaVeta Pass during elk season.
The old IDI was smoking like crazy.
89? No idi in 79. No diesel period in 79.
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I have seen a few 5th wheels that can tow 5000 pounds. Looked at a DRV Mobile Suites the other day that had that option. If where you want to tow allows it, go for it.
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