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Old 04-15-2012, 05:51 PM   #15
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I called the Fl DMV and after talking to a few people was told if it bolts on to the frame, doesn't turn or sway like a ball hook up it's considered a frame extension. If it sticks out more than 4' from the main unit it needs lights and chains and must be registered as a trailer but it's not considered double towing.
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Really like your lowboy design, whats the bike weight?
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:34 PM   #16
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The bike is around 650#. Still some work to do on the trailer like maybe adding 2 more receiver arms to really stabilize it and replacing the steel channel with alum to take off some weight.
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I built this about 7 years ago using two Doublehitch suspension units. It is considered a vehicle extension in Washington State where double towing is not allowed. The boat is 14' and weights about 275 pounds. The Doublehitch suspension units are rated for 750# each.



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Old 04-29-2012, 12:07 PM   #18
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I called the Fl DMV and after talking to a few people was told if it bolts on to the frame, doesn't turn or sway like a ball hook up it's considered a frame extension. If it sticks out more than 4' from the main unit it needs lights and chains and must be registered as a trailer but it's not considered double towing.
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My investigation revealed the same - if the swivel trailer is "permanently" attached to the vehicle, it does not count as a trailer and won't count as triple towing in the states that prohibit triple towing.

You can argue with the DOT Cop about the definition of "permanent" but I'm guessing attaching it to your hitch receiver wouldn't pass the test.
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I don't think the single center connection between the TV and the swivel wheel device will pass the "Is that connection going to be stable and safe" test. The single connection scares me. I can see the swivel wheel device fish tailing violently.

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