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Old 05-22-2013, 02:05 PM   #1
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Pull'en Doubles or Triples as their called in some states.

Saw a post somewhere about pulling doubles but I haven't had enough coffee this morning yet to find it so I will just stick this info here. I've pulled doubles for a lot of years in Michigan and some states I shouldn't have. A few years ago I did a search for info and downloaded this list from some RV site. Don't know how current it is but I even made a map for quick reference. If your in a blue state you should be good to tow but stay out of the red ones if you have a pup at the back of your rig.
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:23 AM   #2
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I know several people here in WI that pull trailers behind their 5th wheels and have never run into issues. One guy even owns a towing company and has several police friends. Maybe that's how he gets away with it...

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only doubles im pulling is at work hahahahahahah
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:57 AM   #4
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my understanding and please correct me if i am wrong. Its only considered a double tow if the TV is hitched to a trailer to a trailer, not a 5er to a trailer. Florida is a non double tow however i see semi's all the time especially fedex or ups towing a trailer behind the 5er they are pulling. If it were illegal I am quite sure it would not get past the weigh stations.
I also see lots of 5er RV;s towing trailers, boats etc. Never see a trailer behind a trailer.
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:18 PM   #5
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In Michigan trailer behind a trailer is not permitted, doubles require a fifth wheel on the lead unit. Can't speak for other states. I downloaded the reg's from Florida DMV site back when I was researching where I could tow them, (That's why we now have a Voltage). According to the DMV of Florida, doubles are permitted if the unit is commercially licensed but only on roads that provide a 12 foot wide lane or within 2 miles of said road. Was so confused by what I read that I said screw it and towed doubles in a few years ago. No trouble going in, (guess they wanted my tourist dollars), but got stopped on the way out. After a lot of finger wagg'en officer let us continue but said we were in their "puter" system and if we got stopped again they would probably make us break them up. Guess he thought my class "A" operators license with triple trailer and Hasmat endorsements was good for something.
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:31 AM   #6
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You also need to be concerned with overall length. Here in Colorado it is 70 ft., however in Texas, for example, it is only 65 ft.
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Only in Alberta......

U haul pulling a car trailer with a pickup..pickup pulling 5th wheel...Notice the Mountie...yellow stripe on the pants....this guy was heading for BC

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U haul pulling a car trailer with a pickup..pickup pulling 5th wheel...
Now THAT is funny!! I think the driver may be a good candidate for a Darwin Award as well.
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That's one better than this unit that DW and I saw just west of Edmonton last year. This little boat trailer was not designed to haul this kind of weight.
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