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Old 06-13-2014, 05:32 PM   #1
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Anyone Double Tow Behind Class A?

Apparently it's legal in Ontario as long as you are under 65'.
Planning on towing my CRV and jetski behind our 37 ' gas motorhome which will be within our 5000# towing capacity. All flat 4 lane highway to our destination.
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Apparently it's legal in Ontario as long as you are under 65'.
Planning on towing my CRV and jetski behind our 37 ' gas motorhome which will be within our 5000# towing capacity. All flat 4 lane highway to our destination.

Where you are going would help?
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:38 AM   #3
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Where you are going would help?
My question was how many if any people double tow with their class A.
I did it all the time with our 5th wheel.
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:46 AM   #4
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I have Never seen a Motor home, but have seen it many times with a 5th. Wheel trailer. If You feel comfortable and your camera allows you to see Both..... then go ahead.
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We tow our car behind our mh and nothing more. I believe adding anything else is asking for trouble as the vast majority of us are far from qualified/experienced to do so. Leave the double/triple tows to the big rig drivers who do it every day.
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Double towing in itself will be no problem, I double towed a camping trailer and motorcycle trailer for years behind a pickup. Whether pulling 1 unit or 2 you probably won't even notice the difference between them. But remember you have to take the overall length including tow bars and hitches into consideration for the total length, and if I remember correctly the middle unit - your CRV - must have operating brakes and I believe there is an upper weight limit for the end unit- your jetski, which back when I was doing it was 1500lbs including the trailer. Also your motorhome may actually be longer than the 37' that it is designated as. All of this is subject to the laws and regulations of the areas you will be traveling through of course. But if you fall within all the legal requirements I'd say go for it! We were certainly happy when we did it and had no problems doing it for years.
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I double tow a lot just got back from myrtle beach pulling a expedition with a trailer and a limo golf cart in my picture on it no problems the trailer follows right behind toad. I use a 10,000 lb all terrain tow bar.
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Double towing is illegal in many states unless the first towed unit is attached to the towing unit with a 5th wheel. It is legal in Wisconsin under those circumstances, but only on interstate highways and for a short distance on 2 lane roads. The law was enacted to allow towing 2 short semi trailers behind a single tractor. Double towing on 2 lane roads is to allow the tractor and trailers to get to a depot or other facility where the trailers can be disconnected and towed separately for deliveries. The maximum length is 65'. Each towed unit is supposed to have a braking system.

The kicker is you're supposed to have a special endorsement on your license to prove you are a qualified driver. There is no reciprocity between states. It may be allowed in the state you register the vehicles, but that doesn't carry over to states you may be passing through.

If you plan to do it be sure it's legal in your state and any you pass through. In this time of tight budgets you can bet you'll be issued a ticket if you're caught in a state that doesn't allow it. In Wisconsin they'll escort you off the highway and make you detach the last vehicle. If the last vehicle happens to be a trailer or unpowered vehicle you'll have to leave it and come back later to retrieve it.
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We just towed the wave runners behind our MH. I wouldn't do it all the time, but it wasn't bad at all.Click image for larger version

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Have a 45' and have towed toad with motorcycle trailer behind the toad several times. Never had a problem.
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I double-tow every year - have 43' HR with Jeep Liberty toad via Blue-Ox and Aluma 6810 trailer carrying Polaris RZR 780 miles one-way - no issues
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We just towed the wave runners behind our MH. I wouldn't do it all the time, but it wasn't bad at all.Attachment 65550
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