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    Towing doubles

    Anyone have pics of their modded trailers setup to tow tandom trailers??

    Want to pull a single behind my double for Mud Bug.

    Thanks


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    KirkF350 has a setup with a hitch on the back of his double

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke View Post
    Anyone have pics of their modded trailers setup to tow tandem trailers??

    Want to pull a single behind my double for Mud Bug.

    Thanks
    Check the state laws regarding that trailer arrangement. May not be legal in some states.

    Somewhere I recall reading that a second trailer is OK only if the first trailer is a large 5th wheel type, but not two ball hitch trailers together.

    There may also be rules regarding mandatory trailer brakes when the total towed weight exceeds a certain limit (3,000lbs?)...

    Keep in mind that the tongue weight of the second trailer will reduce the tongue weight of the first trailer. You may have to shift the skis forward on the double trailer to maintain decent tongue weight with the single trailer connected.
    Last edited by K447; 04-26-2008 at 02:54 PM.

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    I think there is a length limit too

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    I have pulled mine this way several times I need to get a picture of the hitch I moddified one from a F150 had "u" bolts made to attach the hitch to the back of the trailer and spliced into the lights for a extra plug

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    http://greenhulk.net/forums/attachme...3&d=1179265049

    Here is a link to my buddy pulling 2 single place trailers. We did not go far, a couple of blocks. Not sure if it is even legal.

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    Definately would love to see a pic of that hitch setup. May not be a bad idea to do to my trailer!

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    I have pulled mine this way several times I need to get a picture of the hitch I moddified one from a F150 had "u" bolts made to attach the hitch to the back of the trailer and spliced into the lights for a extra plug

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke View Post
    Anyone have pics of their modded trailers setup to tow tandom trailers??

    Want to pull a single behind my double for Mud Bug.

    Thanks
    I got one on mine Dukester, will post pictures tomorrow.

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    Arrow Table of Trailering laws by state

    Load Rite has an XLS chart of state trailering laws, including which states allow double trailers.

    Attached is another table (from Boat US, I think).

    Not sure how up-to-date these chart are.

    Items that some folks may not know about;
    Some states require flares be carried when towing.

    Max highway towing speed with a trailer can be less than the posted speed limit.

    Maximum trailer width is 102 inches in some places, but listed as only 96 inches in other states. I suspect this may be incorrect, as 102" seems to be the commonly used max width, and many manufactured trailers are wider than 96"
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    Also check you license requirement, you will need a Class A license to pull a double trailer.

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