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Old 08-26-2012, 05:31 PM   #15
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Forgot to state my name on this one. Did so later on. Jeff

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Folks on this forum are not trying to "barracks lawyer" you, they are trying to help keep you out of trouble, they most all have lots of experience.
Understood, I've learned a great deal in these forum's and am having fun experimenting with solar. How about instead of "schooling" me (I'm a grown up) they share their experience? Maybe we can find the way not to do it.

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I noticed that you don't think it's a problem to triple tow in California, to a point, that is correct as long as the first vehicle is a 5th wheel (this is also true in most states), although most tow guides don't tell you that, and in California, you must have a CDL with a doubles endorsement.
I tried but failed. Where is this hidden info?

I found the actual statutes etc.. in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. They lined up with Woodall's Rules of the road and Towing World's chart. These are places I'm most likely to visit and if I ever wanted to go to any of the other places I would figure out how to check first.

Again, legality is for another thread. I'm interested in successes/failures here. If you been doing for a decade... how?

And if you have a newer unit with fully enclosed underbelly what problem's did you encounter.
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Sounds like some one that wants to do what they want and never mind the rules.....

There is a lot of experience here available in all phases of RVing.

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I would weld it up,hook it up and head out. That is the only way you are really going to know. PLEASE let us know the outcome
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Have you considered installing a rack in the bed of the truck
to hold the boat or jetski you are talking about towing??

The TT you own is a very light weight rig and yes if you can
open up the underbelly you probably will find a place to weld
in a hitch mount, will the trailer frame be strong enough to
deal with this?? I don't know.

Plus you are probably near your max tow rate with your F150.
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:11 PM   #19
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Have you considered installing a rack in the bed of the truck
to hold the boat or jetski you are talking about towing??

The TT you own is a very light weight rig and yes if you can
open up the underbelly you probably will find a place to weld
in a hitch mount, will the trailer frame be strong enough to
deal with this?? I don't know.

Plus you are probably near your max tow rate with your F150.
Yep I have all that in mind. My GAWR rear is 3850 and GVWR of the truck is 7050. I'm supposed to be able to tow a Max of 9000 pounds with 900 lbs weight distributed tongue weight. I'll have to get real weights first to be sure but I don't believe I can put an 1100 pound Rzr in my bed with 800 or so pounds tongue weight.
Looking at the frame it's a fairly light I-beam and I would have to strengthen at least 4 foot of it from the hitch attachment point forward. Not sure if I'll attempt or not. What got me thinking about it again is the 3p hitch I have on the way. Would never do it with my equali-z-er.

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You know it's funny. I never asked for "opinions" on legality. After researching this I found only 4 of 22 states (never mind ak and hi) west of the river who are a pain on this. Nm, az, wa, and or. Big deal. There is a thread where the barracks lawyers can argue this and have. I'm curious about functioning solutions. Those who have got past the nonsense and are doing it and how.

Thanks, Jeff
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If you don't want correct answers don't post a statement that is wrong.
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If you don't want correct answers don't post a statement that is wrong.
And what is wrong with my statement. It is legal in most western states. I stand by my statement.
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Pass the salt please.....
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Jeff,

Have you given any thought to upgrading to a 3/4 or 1 ton diesel
truck to haul your stuff?

I keep looking at the new F150 V6 with twin turbo's (eco boost)
and wondering if I could down size from my F350 diesel??

My TT weights in at 7700# loaded and my truck has a 20000#
tow rate, 8000# of that is my truck W/full tank of fuel, 2 people
and stuff and a 80# dog. Leaving me 12000# of trailer towing
capacity. Overkill maybe, but my truck is paid for.
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Jeff,

Have you given any thought to upgrading to a 3/4 or 1 ton diesel
truck to haul your stuff?

I keep looking at the new F150 V6 with twin turbo's (eco boost)
and wondering if I could down size from my F350 diesel??

My TT weights in at 7700# loaded and my truck has a 20000#
tow rate, 8000# of that is my truck W/full tank of fuel, 2 people
and stuff and a 80# dog. Leaving me 12000# of trailer towing
capacity. Overkill maybe, but my truck is paid for.
Oh ya, this is on the horizon. Once I find the correct 02/03 7.3L PSD CC Dually I'm there. I really like my 2013 Rockwood 2501ss. Great floor plan and great bathroom. If the PSD comes along no problem putting a Rzr in the 8' bed but then I might want to tow a lightweight fishing boat.
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This isn't he most friendly forum for getting direct answers to a simple question.
However some of us can help you.

Anyhow, Smokey makes a good point on attaching a hitch to the frame for doubles towing.

I have a custom fabed hitch welded to the trailers main frame rails and cross members on all of my RV and flatdeck trailers.
Granted 1500 lbs isn't much but the back end of any trailer has lots of up and down pitch which is the reason I prefere welding vs bolting.

Also some folks have the thin wall snake holder removed and a heavy wall square tubing welded in place with bracing to a cross member or frame rails or both.

I would check with a couple of metal fab shops or a hitch shops that does these type mods, for a estimate.

Or if you have the equipment tackle it yourself. Good luck
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I would check with a couple of metal fab shops or a hitch shops that does these type mods, for a estimate.
Definitely, we have a couple good welding shops here in Cheyenne and if I get closer to doing this will visit both. I guess my main concern is what's inside the enclosed underbelly. Example: If there's expando foam on the inside of the frame it will have to be removed and replaced.

Suppose I'll have to get down there and take it apart and look. Those down/ups get more difficult every year.
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