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Duke-44

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I'm heading south w/my side by side on trailer behind 30' 5th wheel, I have never done this before. I have to say I am a little nervous. I know there is only straight ahead. Any words of experience from the Knowing?

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Get your license endorsement.
https://drivinvibin.com/2021/03/16/double-tow/

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Make sure you are legally licensed to tow double in your home state and doubles are allowed in the states you travel through. Also check max overall length laws you will tow through. I would want a rear camera to keep an eye on the utility trailer. Also make sure the hitch on the rear of the 5er is rated for the load you plan to tow as well as a break away system for the trailer.

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Thanks, good to know...
I will be traveling thru WY, ID, UT, NV and AZ. All are double/triple tow states.

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Duke-44 wrote:

I'm heading south w/my side by side on trailer behind 30' 5th wheel, I have never done this before. I have to say I am a little nervous. I know there is only straight ahead. Any words of experience from the Knowing?

Thanks

We towed doubles for 8 years all over southern plains states and NM/CO mountains with a 2500 chevy/26' 5th wheel trailer and a 3500 lb fishin' boat. Total length was 63'. The boat trailer had guide ons that stuck out to the side enough for me to see the boat trailer.
I never tried keeping up with the flow when pulling doubles.
This was before the computer and the net.
Use google maps to make a looky for fuel stations/pit stops that have plenty of room to get in and straight out without having to back the combo up.
Just take it easy.


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Get a huge fuel transfer tank. I can drive over 1,000 miles without stopping pulling my 5th wheel.

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jdc1 wrote:

Get a huge fuel transfer tank. I can drive over 1,000 miles without stopping pulling my 5th wheel.


Impressive bladder.


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A 12 inch trailer? Just put it in the glove box
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bucky wrote:

A 12 inch trailer? Just put it in the glove box
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Reminds me of a documentary about a band that wanted 18 foot tall stonehenge replica for the stage....turns out it was 18 inches.

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In construction I always referred to feet and inches as it can be confusing. Example if someone says cut to 54" and you are used to 5' 4" that is a bit of a problem.

Bottom line proper communication is where it's at. I am sure Larry will concur!

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