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Old 02-29-2016, 09:33 AM   #1
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I have a Country Coach Allure, 40ft. I tow a 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.
I'm going to purchase a Hobie Kayak that needs to be put on a 13ft trailer. Can someone tell me if I can tow this behind my Jeep? Thanks, John
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I have a Country Coach Allure, 40ft. I tow a 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.
I'm going to purchase a Hobie Kayak that needs to be put on a 13ft trailer. Can someone tell me if I can tow this behind my Jeep? Thanks, John
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You can.
(But only if you have, or get, a trailer).

BTW you can even tow a big boat behind a Jeep:


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To the best of my knowledge this is not allowed. If you have a 5th wheel and are under a certain length and possess a proper license then you can tow a trailer behind the 5th wheel trailer but that is the limit. I have never heard of towing a trailer behind another tow vehicle.
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All together? What would your total length be?
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I'm not totally sure but I'd say about 62ft.
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Old 02-29-2016, 10:20 AM   #6
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Here is how we tow our kayaks with our TJ. One kayak is 13.5' and one is 14.5'. \ken
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I would agree with 530KTM... don't think you can have two tag-alongs in tandem.

Can you mount the kayak on top of the jeep for travelling or do you need the trailer to cart it around once your at your destination?

If budget's not a big issue you could go for a double decker trailer...



and carry the kayak on its trailer above the jeep...
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Roof racks work very well for kayak's.
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not exactly an answer to your question but this is what I do.
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I'd do like Bumps.
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I'm not totally sure but I'd say about 62ft.
Your math is off.

Motorhome - 40', hitch/towbar - 4', Jeep - 15'.

You're at 59' already. Add 13' of trailer, and you are at 72'.
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Why a trailer for he kayak? There are racks available for jeeps, even soft-tops. They have to be welded to the frame, but I have a friend who routinely carries a 17' canoe on his jeep. If the issue is getting the boat off the vehicle, there are special products from Yakima and Thule that make it much easier. They drop the boat off the side of the vehicle so you don't have to lift it on top.
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Kayak Pro Angler 17T

I was asking about towing a kayak behind my jeep on a trailer, which is being pulled behind my coach.
The reason I wanted to use a trailer is that the kayak; Mirage Pro Angler 17T
weights in at fully loaded 240lbs. I have a Smitty Rack installed on my jeep.
The problem is lifting the yak on top of the jeep. I know there are various systems to help load the yak. All I was asking was whether or not I could tow a trailer behind my jeep.
Thanks everyone for your input. John
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I was asking about towing a kayak behind my jeep on a trailer, which is being pulled behind my coach.
The reason I wanted to use a trailer is that the kayak; Mirage Pro Angler 17T
weights in at fully loaded 240lbs. I have a Smitty Rack installed on my jeep.
The problem is lifting the yak on top of the jeep. I know there are various systems to help load the yak. All I was asking was whether or not I could tow a trailer behind my jeep.
Thanks everyone for your input. John
Short answer is yes, it can be done. You will probably need a commercial driver's license, and may have a length issue depending on which state you are towing in.

Darn nice kayak, I have tried out the Mirage Drive
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