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Old 06-17-2011, 03:55 PM   #1
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As I am driving west towards Amarillo with my twin 14yr olds in the backseat of my silverado,(being as quiet as a freight train), I began to wonder if it is legal to have people ride in a fifth wheel as it is being towed in Texas.
Does anybody know??

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Old 06-17-2011, 09:00 PM   #2
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The short answer: Bad Idea! I don't know about Texas, but here in Ontario, it's "verbotin". If Texas does allow it, it's still not a good idea, for safety reasons, to allow anybody in the trailer while it's beening towed. I can understand your desirefor aquieter driving environment, because I've been there, butthe safety of your twins is more important.
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:54 PM   #3
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Here's a web page that shows the rules by state and province: http://www.towingworld.com/articles/TowingLaws.htm I cannot speak to how recent the information is, but it would seem to indicate that Texas doesn't allow riding in a fifth wheel.



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Old 06-17-2011, 11:15 PM   #4
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No is it not legal. In Texas kid are required to be inside your vehicle buckled in.
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Old 06-18-2011, 12:22 AM   #5
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Second the bad idea. Me and six friends went to the Nascar race in Bristol,Tn and a couple of them begged me to let them ride in the camper.No way. They had more faith in my driving then I do. I have never had an issue but there was no way I was lettin any one ride back there.

Who would want to, I would get motin sickness 50ft into I think.
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Old 06-18-2011, 02:56 AM   #6
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This topic has come up before and with the same response every time. Some thought putting kids, dogs, and even a mother in law or two but agreed it was not safe to do it. First, personally I do not or would let anyone ride in the the camper. It is not like a motorhome or a camper in the back of the truck. Next, it was my understanding you had to have two way communications then it was OK but still no. Then I thought the room all they would have is the bedroom and bath not like they would sit at a table and play cards.

Just form me I do not think it is safe and would not do it.


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Old 06-18-2011, 05:10 AM   #7
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Follow another 5er down most major highways and as you see the rear bouncing up and down a foot or more you would soon see it would not be enjoyable or safe.
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Old 06-19-2011, 05:15 AM   #8
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i rode in the trailer after we checked in to a campground once. made me sick just going a couple miles per hour. was very very bouncy. i agree riding in the trailer is not a safe idea. my fear is the trailer coming unhitched. never ever seen it happen, but on the road, anything is possible. safe travels!
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I woudln't do it but the idea of the Mother In Law Hmmmmmmmm....
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:22 PM   #10
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I think in CA you could ride in a 5er but you have to have 2-way comunication, usally with a cb.
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:51 PM   #12
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In Minnesota you can ride in a 5th wheel if you can communicate with the people in the truck. I've slept that way before and it wasn't that bad, a little bumpy. We used walkie talkies.
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