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Old 03-30-2016, 08:54 PM   #1
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How can we take it all

We have a ford 350 cc srw and are planning on purchasing a fifthwheel.however,dh is strongly attached to his 22 ft ozark fishing boat which we would like to take along also.suggestions?
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A lot of states allow a double tow with a 5th wheel

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Old 03-30-2016, 09:29 PM   #3
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I would research the states you plan to travel and pull doubles. I pulled doubles with a fifth wheel and the 2 bumper pulls for many years.
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lol I wondered why my trailer had a hitch on the back.
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Old 03-30-2016, 10:13 PM   #5
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Saw a MH pulling a pick up pulling a boat on the way home from the keys last week. No idea if it's legal or not.
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Just check with DMV in the area you plan to tow the boat in and double tow if legal.
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Saw a MH pulling a pick up pulling a boat on the way home from the keys last week. No idea if it's legal or not.
It depends on the state. In Texas, you can tow double, actually up to triple, using a saddle tow. You are only allowed one bumper hitch tow at a time.
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I am in the same "boat", but cannot double tow here in Maine. We have a seasonal site and fortunately it is only four hours from home. I plan on either making two trips on successive days or installing a hitch on the car and having the dw drive that behind me. Most likely will end up making two trips and she is leary of towing anything. Besides, making two trips will keep the total weight down and allow me to put the air compressor and generator in the truck bed on trip two. The answer to your question may just be make two trips unless you are going cross country or have a second vehicle with a hitch your wife is willing to drive.
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If going long distances I can't imagine maneuvering something like that in a fuel station.
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Old 04-01-2016, 04:22 PM   #10
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Double tow is pretty much legal everywhere, I can speak for sure in Texas the law is:

double tow ok, total length cannot exceed 65'..period.
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Is this about Full Timing and taking along??

OR

Is this about an extended trip?

Extended trip...check each state you will be traveling thru as to double tow or not and overall length.

Full Timing.......it would get OLD fast having to deal with both 5vr and boat
Pull into CG--drop boat----go set drop/set up 5vr. GO hookup boat.find place to drop boat Repeat, repeat, repeat......and not all places have extra spaces for boat and not all places have a place to use boat.

Double towing can be a PITA
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Get an inflatable boat and a small motor.
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The second trlr just follows the first so fuel stations and what not are no problem. Double bumper pulls are even easier as they both follow the tow vehicle and dont cut the corner like a fifth wheel.
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