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Bionic Man

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Posted: 07/26/21 08:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

laknox wrote:

richclover wrote:

Bionic Man wrote:

The forum really is slow when you have this few of comments on what is always a hot topic that causes many to get their panties in a bunch.

I've towed a boat tandem behind my 5er since about 1999. I have not towed through the states that you mention, but I'll share my experiences and you can take them for what they are worth.

(SNIPPED)


Trailer brakes on that 5000# boat rig?


Surge brakes, most likely.

Personally, I'd like to know what Bionic Man did to beef up the frame on his FW to handle that trailer load.

Lyle


5er frame was reinforced all the way forward of the axles.


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Posted: 07/27/21 09:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bionic Man wrote:

laknox wrote:

richclover wrote:

Bionic Man wrote:

The forum really is slow when you have this few of comments on what is always a hot topic that causes many to get their panties in a bunch.

I've towed a boat tandem behind my 5er since about 1999. I have not towed through the states that you mention, but I'll share my experiences and you can take them for what they are worth.

(SNIPPED)


Trailer brakes on that 5000# boat rig?


Surge brakes, most likely.

Personally, I'd like to know what Bionic Man did to beef up the frame on his FW to handle that trailer load.

Lyle


5er frame was reinforced all the way forward of the axles.


Done correctly, then. [emoticon]

Lyle


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Posted: 08/02/21 05:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Obviously(!) requirements vary by state.

Ex: California. Double tow is OK (length limit applies) if:
The tow vehicle is 1T, & you have a Class A license.

At the time I double towed, there was *not* a Non-Commercial class A,
but would guess the Non-Com would (now) be OK.

IMO your dice to roll. No matter where you travel, lots of LEOs have better things to do on the freeways/expressways, etc. - many others do not.

Expensive if you are the "recipient" of the ones who do not! [emoticon]

Good luck !!

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