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Old 07-06-2016, 08:21 AM   #1
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Exclamation Does anyone tow a small trailer behind your camper?

Iím thinking about putting a receiver hitch on the back of my 19ft Crossroads travel trailer so that I can tow my small 8x10 ATV trailer behind it with two atvís on it. Bad idea? Iíve seen some people who have done it and posted pictures onlineÖ..it doesnít really look all that difficult as long as you weld in enough square tubing for bracing in order to connect the hitch to the main frame, not just the bumper. After looking at the bumper on the back of the trailer, Iíd be afraid to even hang a bike rack off of itÖlet along try to pull a trailer.

Has anyone else welded in some square tubing supports to the main frame in order to make their travel trailer capable of towing a small trailer?

Any info would be great!
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I tow behind my 5th wheel.
Before doing what you are thinking of, I would check your states regulations on double towing. Some don't allow it with a travel trailer.
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I believe that most of the states that permit triple towing require the first trailer to be a fifth wheel.
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Old 07-07-2016, 07:34 PM   #4
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Here is a state by state listing.

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Interesting that the trailer width in a couple of states that I checked (including my own) is 8'0"... yet I've seen travel trailers for sale in this state that list the width as 8'1". So technically it would be against the law to tow them?
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I tow behind my 5th wheel.
Before doing what you are thinking of, I would check your states regulations on double towing. Some don't allow it with a travel trailer.
as well as ANY states you might tow through... as license is the only thing that's reciprocal between states - towing laws are state by state
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Interesting that the trailer width in a couple of states that I checked (including my own) is 8'0"... yet I've seen travel trailers for sale in this state that list the width as 8'1". So technically it would be against the law to tow them?
George allows up to 102" width. Look at section #32-6-23. I think most states are 102" wide now. There are a lot of RV's on the road that are "wide body" and are 101" - 102" wide and have been being built for several years.
http://www.dot.ga.gov/PartnerSmart/p...es/Title32.pdf
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George allows up to 102" width. Look at section #32-6-23. I think most states are 102" wide now. There are a lot of RV's on the road that are "wide body" and are 101" - 102" wide and have been being built for several years.
http://www.dot.ga.gov/PartnerSmart/p...es/Title32.pdf
Ah, I see. The Towing World site is a bit confusing in that it has a width of 8.5', then a couple of lines down it has Trailer Width - 8'0", which is what I saw first. In any event, my trailer is only 8'0" wide.
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I tow behind my 5th wheel.
Before doing what you are thinking of, I would check your states regulations on double towing. Some don't allow it with a travel trailer.
IN CA you have to have a Class A commercial license to dbl tow. My Class A non-commercial isn't acceptable.

Also, you can't exceed 65 total feet with all combined vehicles.
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If you really want to do it, you can do an 'attached' trailer like the idaho tote or similar...

but length laws, weights, and licensing still apply...

and I would consider beefing up the subframe hitch points because on some crests the back end will just be hanging in the air
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