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Old 06-18-2013, 06:30 PM   #1
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Getting around the "NO TRIPLE LAW"

In some states including Washington you cannot pull your trailer, or 5th wheel and pull a boat behind them. Ran across this slick setup last weekend on a fishing trip in Washington. The bed has a winch in front. He customized everything else and pulls a toy hauler that fits his four wheelers or a small car. Who says you can't take it with you?
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That's some shaky lookin' , unbalanced , top heavy hodge-podge mix there .
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What you described is towing doubles. It is not triple towing, a common misconception. Ask any OTR truck driver or company if in doubt, they must abide by DOT and Federal Motor Carrier regulations.
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There is the easy way and the hard way.
Simpler if he had a Class A Toy hauler [with smart car in the back] and tow the boat on its' trailer behind.
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He customized everything else and pulls a toy hauler that fits his four wheelers or a small car. Who says you can't take it with you?
Where is the hitch thing for the toy-hauler? How is he towing it what that truck?

I'm assuming it's not a 5th wheel.
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There is the easy way and the hard way.
Simpler if he had a Class A Toy hauler [with smart car in the back] and tow the boat on its' trailer behind.

I agree.
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Actually that did not look all that shakey or top heavy to me. Boats are fairly light and it was very well strapped down.

a slightly (Very slightly) Better version of this would be to tow the TT with a flat bed tow truck.. This is not far removed from that at all.
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All the weight is in the motor. Looks VERY stable to me. Those ramp trucks carry much more top heavy loads when they are carrying a van or other vehicle. This looks like a great setup and a whole lot easier to launch once at the waters edge than a motorhome trying to back that boat trailer down a narrow ramp.
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What you described is towing doubles. It is not triple towing, a common misconception. Ask any OTR truck driver or company if in doubt, they must abide by DOT and Federal Motor Carrier regulations.
Guess I counted the tow vehicle in the "triple". Maybe not right....but logical. The trailer toy hauler was 38'. After unhooking the TT he unloads the boat and launches it with the truck. When you watch him you can tell he's done this a time or two. I don't think he's much interested in purchasing a class A toy hauler to pull the boat.
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What you described is towing doubles. It is not triple towing, a common misconception. Ask any OTR truck driver or company if in doubt, they must abide by DOT and Federal Motor Carrier regulations.
Still illegal in lots of states and WA is one as the OP mentioned.
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I see no reason why this would not work. The only problems I see is that it might be kinda tall and you should look out for low hanging wires. And, how does he get it up there? Sure the truck as a winch but, the winch won't put it that high above the cab.
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He winches the boat up on the truck 3/4 the way. Secures it and changes the hook from the front of the trailer to a bracket in the middle of the back axles. He welded a narrow ramp for a small wheel secured to the front of the trailer and the wheel follows the ramp up and over the cab of the truck.....very slick!! He says he's 10'10" high. I know our motorhome was higher than the boat was.
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