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Old 12-24-2012, 10:44 AM   #15
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Saw one with a huge Peterbuilt tow rig, the longest 5-er I have ever seen, with a trailered Smart Car behind. Had to be over length. Took him 3 spins through the park to negtiate the exit, where he pulled out about 100 yds in front of a semi, causing the semi to smoke the tires and slide his trailer cattywampus into the other lane. And the big Pete driver never noticed.

Smart Car. An oxymoron?
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:54 AM   #16
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Some states are legal at 105 feet.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:59 AM   #17
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I rarely drive I40 near the Colorado river that I don't see a double rig. I doubt the percentage of bad drivers is any higher in those rigs than in standard rigs. The hitches have to be added to the 5vr and in the majority of cases are likely well done. Get over it, not a world ending situation.

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Old 12-24-2012, 11:48 AM   #18
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I see 5th wheels pulling small boat trailers in MN. I think they have a limit on length and how many axles you can have here.
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Our last RV was a Montana, Keystone said not to tow anything behind it due to the very weak Lippert frame. The back hitch was for bikes only.
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My Excel 5th wheel has a factory installed receiver rated to tow 4,000lbs.
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Fifth Wheel With Tow Behind

We live full time in our 5th wheel and tow either a trike or small jeep behind due to the fact that we pull with a 4700 Int. and can use it to go to town but much better with trike or jeep also we love to get out and ride country roads and lol the 4700 Int. is not the best due to fuel and size. We did choose the 4700 Int. because of the size and safety factor pulling with a big truck set up for heavy loads and we use a rear camera on 5th wheel also for safety factor. Had 5th wheel unit set up at factory with hitch to handle the load. We also use a brake tow system on jeep if we pull it for more safety. We try to stay on interstate highway as much as possible or 4 lane roads to park that we are working in again just for safety.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:49 AM   #22
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I would guess just running down the highway with a toad behind your 5er is ok. It would be the CG and other areas with tight turns that would have me concerned. That said, I wouldn't think of pulling anything with my 5er, I wouldn't trust the frame.
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"Truck + Trailer = 65ft max. Tractor (no bed) + Trailer no limit on total length trailer cannot exceed 59ft." In TX, From another forum...

In a lot of states, yes, you can double tow, but there is usually a max length allowable. Generally, 65 ft. No 34-36ft fifth wheel behind a crew cab pickup can tow much more behind the fiver than something maybe 8-10' long and still be under 65 ft. My 450 with grill guard and trailer is 58' long.

And, at least in my area, more and more city and county have DOT patrols in addition to the state.

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