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Old 05-12-2006, 08:30 AM   #1
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I am in the process of getting an ATV (Yamaha Raptor) and want to pull the ATV trailer behind my 5ver. I have a 12K, 25ft 5th wheel that I pull with a 04 Dodge 3500 4x4. Is this possible, and if so, what are the pros and cons of doing this. TIA
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I am in the process of getting an ATV (Yamaha Raptor) and want to pull the ATV trailer behind my 5ver. I have a 12K, 25ft 5th wheel that I pull with a 04 Dodge 3500 4x4. Is this possible, and if so, what are the pros and cons of doing this. TIA
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Old 05-12-2006, 08:56 AM   #3
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want to be sure? contact the fiver manufact.
i see plenty of em with boat hitches, but check and see if your fiver will support the additional stresses out back.

then you may or may not have peace of mind tooling down the road
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Also, check the laws in your state and the states through which you'll be traveling. Some allow double-towing; others don't. Some that do require special driver licensing.

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Old 05-16-2006, 03:19 PM   #5
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I have a 29' 5th wheel, and I pull a 10' lite trailer with a Polaris 700 in it, behind my 5er. And I pull it with a F250 PSD. Last summer, went all the way to Co, 2500 mile round trip. Pulls fine and no problems. Just gotta be carefull where you pull into, cuz there aint no backin.
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Old 05-17-2006, 07:35 PM   #6
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Dag, How does having the trailer affect the pin weight since you now have more weight at the back of the 5ver? Do you have to load more weight upfront to compensate?
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Old 05-20-2006, 08:36 AM   #7
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by mjbarr99:
I am in the process of getting an ATV (Yamaha Raptor) and want to pull the ATV trailer behind my 5ver. I have a 12K, 25ft 5th wheel that I pull with a 04 Dodge 3500 4x4. Is this possible, and if so, what are the pros and cons of doing this. TIA </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have been towing tandem for years, jet skis behind boat or 5th, and ATV/motorcycles behind 5th.
Pros, you don't need a expensive plain jane toy hauler.
Cons, difficult to back up, but can be done with a little practice, worst case must unhitch to get turned around.

I don't know where you live or RV, but not all states allow this, check you local laws.
You do have the right set up to pull tandem, med sized 5th and a 1 ton truck! Enjoy!
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I really can't tell the little trailer affects the pinweight. But the little trailer tongue wt cant be over a couple hundred pounds. I do know you have to hve some wt on the rear tongue. Once had the ATV back too far on the trailer and it would'nt track, so had to stop and move the ATV up a little.
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As the song says how high is the water.The weight is the first factor, You are also a factor as are You must drive the works down the road hitch is a big factor also I am pulling a puppy and 62-1/2' long it's a job in it's self I also think a sway brake is a must remember You have little chance of backing up far so You must know the route You are takeing and as others have said the hitch must be a heavy one for the load is a big factor and use a trailer with good tires and lights for a poor tire can blow and a sway can run You in to a big problem.Hope this helps Bushman..
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