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Old 03-12-2007, 07:49 PM   #1
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I saw a MH+Towed+Trailer (small utility) passing through my city a few weeks back.
I assume it's legal in my state and I'm considering the same setup on some shorter trips.
Anyone have any gotchas or experience with such a setup?

P.S. My MH is 36', my towed about 10', and my trailer another 15'. I have integrated, progressive brakes in the towed, but none on the trailer.
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Old 03-12-2007, 07:49 PM   #2
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I saw a MH+Towed+Trailer (small utility) passing through my city a few weeks back.
I assume it's legal in my state and I'm considering the same setup on some shorter trips.
Anyone have any gotchas or experience with such a setup?

P.S. My MH is 36', my towed about 10', and my trailer another 15'. I have integrated, progressive brakes in the towed, but none on the trailer.
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Old 03-12-2007, 09:03 PM   #3
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Don't know about Arizona, but one of my co-workers (before I retired) did this double towing. In California, he had to get a special license to tow two devices. He towed a small trailer and a boat!
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In Ca. you have to have a "truckers' license" in order to tow all three and it still cannot be over 65'.
I know this because one of the guys I used to work with talked about what he had to do in order for him to pull his fifth wheel behind his Duramax Diesel with his boat attached to his fifth wheel. It was also a big deal about finding the biggest and best fifth wheel he could get to be at the 65' limit. He showed that picture of all three hooked up to anyone who would hold still long enough to look. (He actually did have something to be proud about - how often have you seen that?)
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Remember you still have to abide by the motorhome's GCWR and also the hitch rating. Toad plus trailer is going to add up to quite a bit of weight. And with the trailer unbraked you are both taking a chance and probably disobeying the law as well, since your total trailered weight is not braked.

If you have diesel coach, you may be within its GCWR, but if gas probably not. And in either case you may well have only a 5000 lb hitch and probably a 5000-6000 lb towbar on the toad. If the trailer is behind the toad, the tow bar is pulling both the trailer and the toad and the combined weight may exceed its design capacity.
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HERE is a pretty good link to the 50 State Towing Laws and there's a column for triple towing as well.
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Thanks for all the feedback!

So it looks as though the setup I saw going down the road was illegal for my state.

I think I'll play it safe and have the wife drive the towed with the utility trailer connected to either the MH or towed.
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There's a group out that makes a trailer you can get that will carry both your boat and your toad. The boat sits in a craddle that is raised by a motor up out of the way so you can drive your towed on underneath. The you're all in one trailer and saving your towed's tires.
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