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Old 09-10-2010, 01:53 PM   #1
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double tow w Pup

New here and dont have a camper yet. Am looking at pop ups and have some questions. My wife is handicaped and does not walk well and likes to use a golf cart to get around.

Is it possible to double tow with a pop up and a small utility tlr to cary the golf cart.. I Think the cart ways about 1000lb. Would be towing with a full sized suv. breaks needed on one tlr or both or if one whitch? How to install a hitch on a tlr?
Any thoughts would be great.

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They make pop-ups that have a cargo pad (7' x 10') on the front of the trailer. Some are large enough for two ATV's. So a golf cart would surly fit.

try this Quicksilver
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I assume you would have to put the golf cart on a trailer. Would the bumper be able to handle the weight of the trailer and golf cart????
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Thanks for the quck replies


a toy haller like the quck silver would be nice, but they are hard to find used and reasonable.



"I assume you would have to put the golf cart on a trailer. Would the bumper be able to handle the weight of the trailer and golf cart???? "

Yes the cart on its own trl. that is what i was wondering. where and how to mount a hitch on the back of the pop up
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Double towing on ball type hitches is illegal in many states. You need to investigate the applicable laws in every state you plan to tow through.
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Yes, double towing is illegal in a lot of states. We drove thru many of those states pulling a 5er and a trailer w/motorcycle behind it. Never was pulled over for it.

I think your biggest issue is getting a hitch capable of pulling that much weight on the back of a pop up. A pop up is built for light weight camping and does not have a heavy duty frame. Additionally, when you add the hitch weight and the tongue weight of the trailer to the rear of a pop up you are asking for problems. Keep in mind you need some weight on the bumper hitch of your tow vehicle.

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any idea why 2 ball hitches would not be legal/safe. I would think that as long as the hitch on the truck and first tlr were heavy enough. but then a pup is not that heavy to begin with. could be a case of the tail wagging the dog.



i guess that was my main concern, if a pup had a heavy enough frame to pull a second tlr. May have to look at a toy toter instead. Really did not want to spend that much.
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any thoughts on what the "smallest" camper you could double up with?
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any thoughts on what the "smallest" camper you could double up with?
I am thinking you might run into the same problem with the strength of a trailer bumper or frame.

Might look in to a small class B or C motor home. This way you would be set up for hauling a trailer and do not need to worry about towing doubles.

What ever you do I wish you the best.
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I doubt if a pop up will have enough frame or bumper to pull anything of any size. Plus with a short trailer, I'd be concerned with stability.

How about a small toyhauler that will work with your Tahoe and load the cart in the toyhauler.

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i think a toy haller is the way im going to have to go to take the wifes cart along. Or make 2 trips.


well see when tax time rolls around
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thanks everyone for your imput and information.
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