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On theProwl

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Posted: 09/14/19 05:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Can someone provide a link for what state's this is legal in? I've searched and can't seem to find reliable info. Alabama specifically.


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Posted: 09/14/19 05:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Try this


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Posted: 09/14/19 06:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In addition to the legality of double tows or not, there is another "law" on the books for every state regarding the total length of your RV rig.

Click here.

Alabama:
Total length: 57 feet; trailer length: 28 feet 6 inches; motor home length: 45 feet; width: 8 feet 6 inches (excluding mirrors and safety equipment, and appurtenances up to 6 inches attached to a motor home, travel trailer, self-propelled camper or house car, truck camper, or RV); height: 13 feet 6 inches.

Although it is quite common to see RV rigs longer than your state requirements, as a resident of your state, you need to be in compliance with your state of registration.

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Posted: 09/14/19 07:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good luck trying to back up!


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Posted: 09/14/19 07:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've tandem towed for years. I have yet to find a on-line resource that was accurate for states laws.


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Posted: 09/14/19 07:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

^^^^^^^^^This, the only semi-reliable information you can get is from the DMV in the particular state you plan to visit. And I consider that only "semi-reliable" after many interactions with various DMV's.


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Dick_B wrote:

Good luck trying to back up!


Not a problem.

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Thanks for the replies everybody. Clear as mud, lol. Guess I'll call the Alabama DMV and see what they say.

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Clear as mud is correct. When I double towed I spent time asking the CHP, the CA DMV, and my local law enforcement and got three different answers. I have also contacted a local traffic accident attorney and my insurance and got two more different answers.

Because of what I wanted to take with me I decided to tow doubles and had many, many, many incident free miles and it allowed me to enjoy camping and OHV at the same time. Over buy/build your hitches, good braking on all trailers, and good lights on both trailers. I did find myself traveling a bit slower, being picky over stops (this went away the more I towed), and I tended to preplan a lot more than I do now.

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Dick_B wrote:

Good luck trying to back up!


Why is that the first thing people go to?

Motorhomes towing cars 4-down and on dollies can't back-up. That's a vast majority of MH owners.

Why isn't every motorhome thread littered with "Good luck trying to back up!"?


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