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Old 08-30-2013, 11:02 PM   #1
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Towing behind fifth wheel

Hello all My wife and I are getting ready to buy our new Pinnacle we have looked at most of the floor plans but have not picket the one we want yet. We are getting ready to go full time, and I want to try to set it up to tow a 12' cargo trailer behind our fifth wheel. I have a bike I would like to put in the trailer. I would love some feed back on that if I could. We have had a 33' Sprinter up till now, but we are really sold on the PInnacle.
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:30 AM   #2
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Check your state laws on this subject. Some allow it and and some don't and some require different licensing for the driver.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:12 AM   #3
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I would think you will have some problems with law enforcement in some states.

Driving around, you see all kinds of stuff being towed on the roads, but I several who have been stopped and advised to make other arrangements to get the double tow off the state roads.
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:15 PM   #4
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Towing behind fifth wheel

There would be a lot of states where you are unwelcome. And forget backing up.

I have seen motorcycle carriers on the back that look like wheel chair lifts. Drive on, raise up, and go.
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:26 PM   #5
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Thank you all for your input. I am going to look into the lift idea.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:53 AM   #6
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Why not go with a toy hauler? They are made just for doing what you want. Jayco has some awesome Seismic's that will haul your bike and gear easily.
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:40 AM   #7
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Irondog look into the Idaho toteand Rampage lift. Jayco doesn't reccommend putting a lift on the back of your unit if there is more than 10' span behind the rear axle. I own the Idaho Tote and Have no problem from officials in Mi,IN,Ky,Tn La Ark,Tx.I put a HD electra glide classic on it. Tjis unit you can back your trailer up ansd the tote follows thr trailer around.Look up the info @Idaho tote.com
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:24 AM   #8
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You can "triple-tow" is roughly 30 states. The laws aren't consistent, but it appears the most common is 5th required to be able to pull a second bumper pull trailer. Total complained length <65'. In California, where it s legal, if your trailer (or combination of trailer) is >10k lbs you will need a "non-commercial class A" drivers license. With this license you will be covered for all the states that allow triple towing.
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Hello all My wife and I are getting ready to buy our new Pinnacle we have looked at most of the floor plans but have not picket the one we want yet. We are getting ready to go full time, and I want to try to set it up to tow a 12' cargo trailer behind our fifth wheel.
You better check with JAYCO first! You may have a new FW without a warranty.
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Welcome to the user friendly Jayco Owners forum! Our members just love to answer questions or help out other members when possible and have fun sharing their experiences . They also love pictures of your RV, tow vehicles, and campsites!! So do not hesitate to post pics of your Jayco in the "Pics of your Jayco forum" and pics of your tow vehicle in the "Tow Vehicle forum".

Feel free to participate in our many fun polls (first thread in New Members forum has them all listed, second thread has more new member welcoming info). Post often, have fun with the forum, and enjoy your Jayco!
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