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Old 01-24-2014, 02:40 PM   #11
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I was told that because you would be welding to the frame it would void the warranty.
So welding to the frame would void warranty ???? I would have to argue with them on that. Crazy
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Old 01-24-2014, 02:48 PM   #12
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So welding to the frame would void warranty ???? I would have to argue with them on that. Crazy
Quite possibly if there was ever a frame or structural issue they may blame the hitch and added weight of the towed trailer on the failure.
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Old 01-24-2014, 05:40 PM   #13
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Quite possibly if there was ever a frame or structural issue they may blame the hitch and added weight of the towed trailer on the failure.
That makes since and logical. I was thinking other parts of trailer. Thanks
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Why would that void a warranty??
Your warranty probably states "any" unauthorized modifications voids the warranty. The factory service center will not even do modifications unless it is something that is available normally for your particular floor plan.
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:50 PM   #15
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You see TTs with boats and other stuff attached frequently in Colorado. I once asked a State Patrol guy about the rules. He spent quite a bit of time checking and told me as long as the sum total was not more than 70', you could pull a number of units. But, if they appeared to present an unsafe situation, you could be ticketed. Duh.

As for voiding a warranty, there's not much you can do that won't void one, on cars, boats, trailers - you name it. Pretty standard stuff.
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:50 PM   #16
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When I got my first travel trailer I also had a boat and trailer. Had some friends that worked for DMV and Highway Patrol. Told them that I wanted to tow the boat and trailer behind our trailer, they did some checking and told me that it is against the law to tow a boat and trailer behind a pull behind trailer. A 5th wheel is ok. The reason is the way the pull behind is hooked up to the truck. A 5th wheel is a more stable platform. Now this is for Arizona only, other states have different laws. Now on the welding of a hitch on the back of the trailer, if you read the warranty book they can decline warranty work even if you drill a hole in the frame. If you are out of warranty then it doesn't matter about the welding.
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:53 AM   #17
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I think not allowed in most states is more accurate.

According totowingworld.com you can only tow a second trailer behind a fifth wheel trailer in AZ.
I see it all the time durring the summer down here, actually quite common. Boats, enclosed trailers, golfcarts on a landscape trailer...
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More power to you, not sure what your TT is, but make sure it has a sturdy enough frame for the job.
The guy that did my custom hitch said it made the frame stronger as he welded 2 extra cross members to mount the hitch. My Flagstaff was no longer under warranty when this was done. I never towed this combination outside of Indiana, but I think if you're not doing anything stupid, you're probably OK. I do wonder if someone did get stopped in a state that didn't allow it, what would they make you do? Unhitch the boat and come back and get it?
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I do wonder if someone did get stopped in a state that didn't allow it, what would they make you do? Unhitch the boat and come back and get it?
They definitely will on the PA Turnpike, not sure about the other highways. Had it happen to 2 friends.
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i had plans to do this with my boat but being about 3000 lbs i was a little more worried, so i have decided to trade my tt in for a 5er and then upgrade the truck next year so i can pull both, right now with the 5er i am getting i can only tow 1 or the other not both with my HT

but my idea was to make a bolt on one, so that if there ever was a warranty issue i could take it off and hope they didnt notice the holes
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