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Old 03-08-2016, 08:11 AM   #15
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Idaho Tote. Check them out. Great way to carry atv or bike. Very well built. Not considered a trailer because it does not articulate as it is attached at two points and the axle has a steering assembly and both the wheels turn together - not like the small wheels on the swivel wheel trailers. You can back this up like it is not even there.
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Old 03-08-2016, 08:44 AM   #16
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I'm new here, so if this has been addressed, I apologize for repeating the question.
We just bought a new 38' 5th Wheel (11,000 lbs). It has the square rear bumper, welded to the frame.
I have a 600 pound motorcycle, and would like to take it with us.
I'm reluctant to pull a trailer behind it, if for no other reason than the lack of experience pulling (and backing) two trailers. I've seen the lifts, but the $4,000+ is a bit steep for my budget.
Suggestions?
Examples?
Concerns?
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I can think of only 4 practical and... "legal in every state" suggestions:

1.) Trade up to a toy hauler.
2.) Get you a motor home and a motorcycle trailer.
3.) Ride the bike to your destination.
4.) Leave your bike at home.

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Old 03-09-2016, 06:54 AM   #17
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The Idaho Tote is legal in every state as law enforcement does not consider it a trailer so there is no concern about double trailers since it does not articulate. Of course you still must always be withing the state length limit. In most states that is 65 ft. With my 39 ft 5th wheel I am just under 63 ft.
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Dandianntx, With all due respect to all the other posters, there is really only one way to due this with respect to safety and cost: that is your wife will have to drive the truck and trailer between parking spots and you will have to ride the bike. I know that this is a big imposition on you but you have bite the bullet.

Besides what could possibly go wrong?


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Old 03-11-2016, 09:22 AM   #19
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I had a local welding shop install a receiver on the back end of my fifth wheel RV trailer. They bolted and welded the receiver frame to the frame of the 5er. I had Big Tex build me a 5'x10' box trailer with 4' tall sideboards and one 5,200-pound axle with ST225/75R15E tires. That gave me a hitch weight of about 200 pounds and payload capacity of about 2,000 pounds. We hauled a quad plus big generator, or a golf cart plus the generator, then later a handicap battery-powered scooter plus the generator. Texas Motor Speedway first outlawed the quad, then they made it almost impossible to use the golf cart, so DW wound up using her electric scooter to get about a half mile from the primitive no-hookups campground to our seats in the grandstand.

We drug that trailer behind the 5er for 10 years and more than twenty 600-mile round trips before we stopped the expensive hobby of attending the NASCAR races at Texas Motor Speedway.

The Good Sam/Trailer Life campground guide includes a summary of towing laws for the USA and Canada that shows where "triple towing" is allowed. They define triple towing as one tow vehicle pulling two trailers. It's allowed in 37 states and provinces, but usually with caveats such as the first trailer must be a 5er, not a bumper pull. Pay attention to the FedEx rigs in your are. If you see a tractor pulling two trailers, the first will be a 5er and the second will be a "pup". If you see that on your highways, then you know that triple towing is allowed in that area.

Caveat: that second trailer is going to do a huge sway every time the 5er does a little bobble. Not a good. My cure was a sway bar on the hitch of the box trailer. Like this one:
https://www.etrailer.com/Weight-Dist...e/RP26660.html
Note that you need a special shank/ball mount that includes a provision for adding the tiny ball for one end of he sway bar. Reese says "◦Can also be used with ball mounts that have sway-control platforms, even when no weight distribution is used." Here is a ball mount with provisions to add one sway bar. They also make them with provisions to add a sway bar on each side of he trailer tongue.
https://www.etrailer.com/Ball-Mounts/Curt/D320.html
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Idaho Tote. Check them out. Great way to carry atv or bike. Very well built. Not considered a trailer because it does not articulate as it is attached at two points and the axle has a steering assembly and both the wheels turn together - not like the small wheels on the swivel wheel trailers. You can back this up like it is not even there.
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