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laknox

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Posted: 02/03/20 08:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I know that in AZ you can tow doubles if:

1) first trailer =must= be a FW; can =not= be a GN.
2) distance from front bumper to rear axle can not exceed 65', however a 10' "overhang" is allowed (rear axle to rear bumper), for an OAL of 75'.

After reading and re-reading AZ Revised Statutes, I can't find anything about licenses, truck capacity or weights.

All this being said, I've seen plenty of GNs and other utility trailers doubled to another utility trailer or implement, like a welder or mixer.

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Been a while since I measured. Think I am 65’ front bumper to center of MC trailer axle.


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This is what Minnesota has...
Statute 169.81 HEIGHT AND LENGTH LIMITATIONS

And here is MORE INFO if you want.


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Washington Resident here. I travel I-90 from/to Bellevue to/from North Bend 4/5 days a week since 2000. I have seen many RV double tow rigs pulled over by Washington State Patrol(WSP)and forced to detach the second trailer. I have also seen RV double tow rigs impounded on this stretch of highway.

Lately, one of the WSP trooper's assigned from Issaquah to North Bend almost every morning has a commercial vehicle pulled over for some reason. I would be hesitant to try slipping through this road stretch with a double tow rig from what I have seen.

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I stick to I-5 thru WA and OR. I am prepared for what may happen.

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Wadcutter wrote:


The US Supreme Court ruled decades ago that all states are mandated to recognize all other states' driver's licenses.


When and where was that? I've read a great deal of cases but never read any such case.

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twodownzero wrote:

Wadcutter wrote:


The US Supreme Court ruled decades ago that all states are mandated to recognize all other states' driver's licenses.


When and where was that? I've read a great deal of cases but never read any such case.

Sorry I'm no longer working and I left all my teaching materials with my employer. We cited the case in our lesson plan. It involved more than just DLs and registration between states.


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Wisconsin does allow double towing but there are restrictions.
(i) A 3-vehicle combination consisting of a towing vehicle and, in order by weight, with the lighter of the towed vehicles as the 3rd vehicle in the 3-vehicle combination unless not structurally possible, a recreational vehicle or camping trailer as the 2nd vehicle, and a recreational vehicle, camping trailer, or trailer carrying any vehicle for recreational use or carrying no load as the 3rd vehicle may, without a permit, be operated on a highway if the overall length of the combination of vehicles does not exceed 65 feet and, if the total weight, including any load, of all towed vehicles exceeds 3,000 pounds, one of the towed vehicles is equipped with brakes. No 3-vehicle combination may operate under this paragraph if highway or weather conditions include heavy snow, freezing rain, icy roads, high winds, limited visibility, or upon a highway that is closed or partially closed by the department due to highway conditions.
(j) A 3-vehicle combination not exceeding 70 feet in overall length may, without a permit, be operated on a highway if the towing vehicle serving as the power unit is equipped with a 5th wheel and kingpin connection by which the 2nd vehicle in the 3-vehicle combination is drawn, the 2nd vehicle in the 3-vehicle combination is a recreational vehicle or camping trailer, including any combination camping-horse trailer, the 3rd vehicle in the 3-vehicle combination is a recreational vehicle or camping trailer or a trailer carrying any vehicle for recreational use, carrying equestrian equipment and equestrian supplies for recreational purposes, or carrying no load, and, if the total weight, including any load, of all towed vehicles exceeds 3,000 pounds, one of the towed vehicles is equipped with brakes. No 3-vehicle combination may operate under this paragraph if highway or weather conditions include heavy snow, freezing rain, icy roads, high winds, limited visibility, or upon a highway that is closed or partially closed by the department due to highway conditions.


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Georgia allows doubles but first trailer must be a 5th wheel.


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Bird Freak wrote:

Georgia allows doubles but first trailer must be a 5th wheel.


Same with AZ. I dont know what the total length requirment is because I dont but a lot of people with side-by-sides do it


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