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Old 02-01-2023, 09:31 AM   #99
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Interesting thought on the Jeep frame structure. I figured the swivel tray was less stress on the vehicle than a trailer and the Jeep is rated for at least 3500 lbs towing. Are you maybe referencing the front of the frame and towbar capacity as concerns?
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No Sir, not the front. Yes Sir, the Jeep is rated for towing that much but, if you look under the rear of a later model Jeep Wrangler, the actual access to enough frame to securely mount the two receivers it would take to be able to tow that two-wheel platform, is almost impossible. Lots of things in the way. Can it be done? Well, I suppose so. But also, the distance between the frame rails is not the same as a motorhome or even some 5th wheels.

The longer distance between the two receivers on a motorhome, the more spread out the load of torsional stress can be tolerated. I.e., going in and out of driveways at an angle, sharp turns and at the same time, transitioning from a level street to an uphill or downhill one, things like that.

I kind-of agree, it would be nice to eliminate the "middleman" in between the Jeep and coach and put that platform on the rear of the Jeep. And, that would eliminate most of the logistical issues of backing the coach up with that thing attached and making sure you're not running into all kinds of things.
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I had seen a swivel connected to a Samurai so was surprised of assessment of the Jeep. He carried two road bikes on the tray and the Suzuki was towed by an E450 Class C.

I am sure something could be fabricated for the rear of the Jeep but it may run lower to cradle the obstructions and reduce your off road clearances if it cannot be run straight back. The Samurai had a custom rear bumper with three receivers.
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Question for those that think triple towing is 2 trailers ? Have you ever towed doubles ? Or in your mind triples.
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Old 02-02-2023, 10:16 AM   #102
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Question for those that think triple towing is 2 trailers ? Have you ever towed doubles ? Or in your mind triples.

Professional drivers don't call them "wiggle wagons" for no reason...
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The confusion between private “triple” or double towing is probably caused by misinformation in articles on the internet like this one.
In the world I lived in for more than two million miles, before retirement, "towing doubles" is/was/always has been towing two trailers; same for triples--towing three trailers.
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