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RE: Double Towing Length Laws

But that video really doesn't mean squat if you get stopped. He does it, but that is absolutely no guarantee that you can get away with it. Just have a game plan in case you do get stopped, and I don't think showing that video will count for much. :) My game plan is a $100 bill :B
timmac 01/14/20 10:20am Towing
RE: Double Towing Length Laws

RVHaulers Interview Meet Doug Towing his 80 Foot Long Rig 100,000 miles triple towing 80 foot in multiply states
timmac 01/13/20 08:34pm Towing
RE: Double Towing Length Laws

I double tow a little over length and so far haven't been ticketed. When I'm double towing I'm usually not terribly far from home so I could drop the back trailer and come back for it in the event I get pulled over by an unreasonable law officer. This is pretty much what I have heard from others, I figure as long as I am driving safe and not changing lanes than there should be no issues.
timmac 01/13/20 08:10pm Towing
RE: Double Towing Length Laws

For me personally i would never tow two couplers like pictured above. That MH in the wind will have a hard time by it's self staying in it's own lane! I think I am about the same length but with the 5er and ball connection my setup is FAR more stable going down the road even in high winds. I have flat towed in the wind and my truck never swayed like a trailer does, however I have not done it with the truck and boat yet, I suspect no issues however I don't drive when the wind when its pushing me around, I take a break and let the wind calm down or I just drive slower.
timmac 01/13/20 12:33pm Towing
RE: Double Towing Length Laws

Well that looks pretty long, but IMO, a lot safer tow than a 1/2 ton truck, towing a TT and a boat, that I see quite often. Jerry Exactly 70 foot from front bumper to back of boat motor, not a inch to spare. But I am still legal in 7 states that connect with Nevada..
timmac 01/12/20 04:16pm Towing
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timmac 01/12/20 03:42pm Towing
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timmac 01/12/20 03:40pm Towing
RE: Double Towing Length Laws

Here is pics of my legal setup
timmac 01/12/20 03:38pm Towing
RE: Double Towing Length Laws

And don't forget if you get stopped the deciding person will be the LEO who pulls you over. If he isn't familiar with the towing regulations then all bets are off. If the LEO is not familiar with the towing laws than how could he give me a ticket, if he or she tried to ticket me I will tell to call their supervisor to look up the law.. I checked on the 7 states and I am in the clear, 70 to 85 foot and no 5th wheel required in the middle.
timmac 01/12/20 03:17pm Towing
RE: Double Towing Length Laws

I did pull up each state on the states website and it appears I am legal to go in these 7 states, however vague is in the laws that is for sure. Some states straight up say the middle trailer needs to be a 5th wheel but not the states in my list. What saved me was my boat trailer tougne was long, so I now have my boat 16 inches from back of truck and can still turn very tight and also made a hitch extension for it if needed for shallow water launching.
timmac 01/11/20 09:32pm Towing
RE: Double Towing Length Laws

Update on my triple towing. I shorten my boat tongue by 3 feet, move boat forward on trailer 6 inches, removed my drop hitch receiver on motorhome and my total length from boat motor to front of motorhome is 70 foot right on the head, exact not a inch over, I am now legal in Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota and Colorado, and all these states connect together with Nevada. 7 states I can travel with my boat/truck behind motorhome. I also have a 2nd camera now on the truck to watch the boat from the motorhome. As to law about the middle being a 5th wheel go look at link and see what it reads, no requirement in these 7 states. Here is the link to all state laws on triple towing, see you on the road.. :B:C:B
timmac 01/11/20 07:59pm Towing
RV Skylight Shade Above Shower

Has anyone bought this product, the reason I am asking is they have 2 shades, one is a total sun blocker and the other is a partial sun blocker, I would still like some light but does the partial shade blocker still reduce the heat enough or should I go with the total blocker. I block my skylight during the summer to keep the heat out but it makes the shower/hallway area to dark. Let me know what shade you have and how it works. Link to product
timmac 01/07/20 11:05pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Double Towing Length Laws

Being here in Vegas I see snow birders and such all the time what appears to be well over 65 and even somtimes 70 feet and many are heading into arizona where its 65 foot max. So my guess the highway patrol is not checking lengths unless they are speeding or in a accident. If I rework my boat trailer I might be close to 70 foot but I can't get under that, I will also be going to Parker Arizona where its 65 foot and that's another issue right there..
timmac 12/29/19 05:11pm Towing
RE: Double Towing Length Laws

Yes I am not legal and was wondering if somone else has doulbed towed over the length with the police noticing, also the laws state the max length is from front bumper to back of the last trailer, have read this for many states, I am at 70 feet from front bumper to the back of boat traier and have about 3 feet over hang on boat trailer, I can shorten my trailer tounge by a foot and move boat another foot forward on trailer and might be at 70 foot. I am thinking of doing this to my boat trailer but I still might end up 6 inches over. I am also just under max weight so I am fine there.
timmac 12/29/19 05:00pm Towing
Double Towing Length Laws

I sold my heavy stacker trailer and Jeep and bought a Tacoma, now I want to double tow my Tacoma and small boat behind motorhome, however my length is 72-73 feet but Nevada is 70 max length and Arizona max length is 65 foot. Has anyone doubled towed over your legal length and had issues with the highway patrol, I know I have seen many well over 70 feet even in Arizona. Also my boat extends 2 feet beyond the end of boat trailer, where does the length end at trailer or boat over hang. :)
timmac 12/29/19 04:08pm Towing
RE: The flat-Earth conspiracy is spreading around the globe

The earth is hollow :B
timmac 11/24/19 06:43pm Around the Campfire
RE: Wrong Equipment?

But the salesman said it will tow it just fine.. :S
timmac 11/24/19 02:54pm Beginning RVing
RE: 2nd to Wrangler what are the best toad options?

Especially considering fuel economy and ease of flat towing,what are the dinghy s of choice? I've heard Jettas get good mileage. What are the considerations if not going with a Wrangler? I sold my 04 Wrangler and bought a 2018 2WD Tacoma ext cab 4 cylinder with automatic trans, all was needed was a driveline disconnect and it flat tows nice. Can get up to 26 to 28 mpg on highway at 65 mph, you can also get it in a 4 door and a V-6 but mpg wont be as good as the 4 cylinder. Best part is I now have a 6 foot truck bed for carry things when needed. The Tacoma has a 2.7L 4 cylinder, largest 4 cylinder made.
timmac 11/23/19 11:34pm Dinghy Towing
RE: So Valvoline has this meeting...

Really?? You’re all good with dirt colored grease? :S
timmac 11/15/19 07:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Current crop of SUV'S

Love my new Toyota Highlander SUV. Easier to get into (over a car), lots of power, smooth ride, very roomy inside. And it tows 5,000 pounds. We'll never go back to a car. I just bought my wife for her birthday a 2019 Highlander XLE AWD, its a nice quiet riding SUV, Toyotas dual fuel inject V-6 is the best V-6 on the market..
timmac 11/15/19 03:04pm Tow Vehicles
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