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Old 04-26-2017, 08:22 AM   #1
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Exclamation Suggestions for triple towing ATV trailer behind camper...

I’m thinking about “Triple towing” my small ATV trailer behind my 19ft tandem axle camper….being pulled by my ½ ton Dodge Ram Hem Quadcab. I hooked everything up and took it for a test run the other night…..towing it about 60mph on some side roads just to test it out. It seemed to pull just fine, except that any little wobble in the camper, would get the little atv trailer acting pretty sketchy…not dangerous, but definitely moving back and forth more than I would like. I tightened up the single sway control brake on the camper hitch as much as I could, and that made a really big improvement.

I went ahead and ordered another sway control brake since they are pretty cheap…but I’m wondering if I should put the second sway control brake between the truck and the camper to make it a dual brake setup…….or put it between the camper and the atv trailer. I’m thinking that as long as the camper doesn’t move, the atv trailer won’t move….so I’m probably better off to add the second sway control brake between the truck and the camper.

I’m assuming I want to have a decent amount of tongue weight on the ATV trailer? I’m planning on filling the fresh water tank in the front of the camper to compensate for the extra weight on the rear.

Thoughts? Ideas? Tips for triple towing?

Oh, and in MO this is legal with a bumper pull camper….as long as the total overall length isn’t over 55ft long….I’m around 50ft total.
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Old 04-26-2017, 09:46 AM   #2
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I'll be following this as I want to tow my 20 foot boat behind my 32 ft. 5ver. My truck is a GMC Sierra 3500 with 6.7 Duramax and Allison transmission.
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Old 04-26-2017, 10:13 AM   #3
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I towed a canoe on a boat trailer a few times. It always bothered me that I couldn't see it back there. Only on corners.
If I was to tow like that again, I would have a camera back there so I could see it.
My 5th wheel came from the factory with a hitch and wired for lights.
It's a pretty good hitch they put on, but tongue weight is only rated for 300#. That might be something for you to keep in mind.
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Old 04-26-2017, 07:09 PM   #4
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Old 04-27-2017, 03:37 PM   #5
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My crossroads 5 th wheel came with a 2" receiver and wired. We pulled our utility trailer loaded with kayak, bikes etc. Pulled like a dream. I zip tied a old fishing pole to rear of trailer where i could see it and tied on some bright pink surveyers tape. Work good, so I could see trailer in mirror.
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