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Old 08-11-2016, 08:32 PM   #1
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Tag-a-long Towing behind RV

Interested in information about towing a boat or a pair of jet skis behind an RV. Beyond the obvious double trailer issues, no backing up ect... What are some other considerations I should be worried about or just need to know?

Anyone else doing this? What's your set up?

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Most states require the first "Towed" vehicle to be a 5th wheel. The 2nd vehicle can be a bumper pull. Depending on the total weight of the 2nd towed trailer, brakes are required- either surge or electric.

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Old 08-12-2016, 07:05 AM   #3
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Your best bet would be to talk to someone in your state that knows. State Patrol officers carry a book with them that have the laws and they know how to find them. For the rest of it, I recommend a camera to monitor the rear trailer. You will find that it is actually quite easy. Where ever you go the trailers are going to follow. With the tail swing of my trailer my 16' boat clears on a corner if my fiver does.
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Old 08-12-2016, 07:45 AM   #4
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You need to define "RV". If the RV is a motorhome, no problem. But if it's a trailer, then it depends. It's called triple towing (tow vehicle, first trailer. second trailer), but most call it pulling doubles or double towing.

Rules vary by state. In most states, triple towing requires that the first trailer be a fifth-wheel. You cannot pull two "bumper-pull" trailers. So no TT plus a boat. Also. total length restrictions vary by state, with 65 feet max being common. But most states won't bother you for length violations unless you do something else that gets their attention, such as a wagging trailer or an obviously overloaded tow vehicle.
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In CA a CDL is required, plus 65' limit.
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