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Old 09-30-2014, 01:58 PM   #11
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LEO's aren't to concerned with RVers. I've never had a problem. With the new trailer I load my golf cart, RZR etc in th bed but I plan on tripple towing a 14 ft aluminum boat.
I tripple towed with my fiver and crossed the ferry many times with no problems.
I'm guessing if you got stopped it would be just a warning.
That's good to know! With your current rig, with that boat on the back of the TT, you'd be about 77-78 ft long (mas or menos), even the more permissive states limit at 75 ft. I could see LE turning a blind eye to a couple feet, but 12 is quite an overage, it's surprising they would ignore that.

But I believe you're right, I too find that LEOs tend to ignore RVers, whether they should or not. Some folks need to be pulled over and written a warning because they don't know just how dangerous their rig is.

BTW, I've been over that ferry a handful of times with my rig, DW's fingernails leave a mark in the arm rest every time! LOL! I told her my next truck might have a long bed, she says "no, that's too long!"
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Old 09-30-2014, 02:13 PM   #12
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Camper...with truck...62.5..plus 14 ft boat plus 1 ft for motor plus 4 ft for trailer tongue....81.5 feet....

But I've seen lots longer.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:58 PM   #13
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Camper...with truck...62.5..plus 14 ft boat plus 1 ft for motor plus 4 ft for trailer tongue....81.5 feet....

But I've seen lots longer.
LOL!! That's a heckuva train!! I only allotted 3 ft for the boat trailer and totally didn't consider the motor!

I'd like to see a pic when you get it all put together. I've been considering the idea of towing a small utility trailer behind my TT (years from now when I have my big truck). I'm a bit concerned because I've read that it's not a good idea to tandem tow behind a TT (as opposed to a 5er).
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Old 10-01-2014, 08:54 AM   #14
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I measured, finally, my train of 2012 GMC CC short-bed, Jayco Eagle HT 26.5 and Crestliner Super Hawk 1900 the other day just to see how really long it is. I figured it would be around 75 feet, but in reality, it is right at 71 feet. I realize that's pretty long, but it certainly is manageable now and has been over the years since 1993 when we started double towing.

As far as towing behind a TT, I had a friend a few years ago who tried this one time and got about five miles on the interstate until he had to pull off at an exit to unhook his boat which was swerving back and forth so much he was afraid it would cause a wreck. He didn't have sway bars on either the TT or the boat and I have often wondered if that would have made a difference. What a pain that would have been to unhook the boat so he could park the TT, then unhook it and then go back to the boat to launch it. We have, since 1993, always towed double with a FW so I don't know what would happen with a TT.
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Old 10-01-2014, 09:33 AM   #15
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I pull a 8' Aluma trailer with my HD Limited inside behind my 351 RLTS. I am well under 2000 lb. and have 250 lb. of tongue weight. I did this with another camper with no problems. My only concern with this unit is the amount of frame behind the axles. 250 lb. is not much until you start bouncing down a bad road and watch the back of the camper. Many people are doing this but with a much shorter units. I am looking at adding some support to the frame for piece of mind. I think they have a cargo rack for the back that is rated at 300 lb. If you add in the weight of the hitch (which I over built) and trailer tongue I have convinced myself I need to add some bracing.
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