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post #1 of 21 Old 06-10-2010, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
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Anybody ever double tow? 5th wheel / Trailer

I have a quick question, I am planning on towing an enclosed trailer behind my 5th wheel. Both have electric brakes, I was planning on just adding 2nd brake controller to my truck for the second trailer, and using the built in one for the 5th wheel.

Anyways, while searching for a second brake controller I ran across this: Untitled Document

Do you think the factory brake controller would handle two sets of brakes?

Or should I just go back to plan A and install a second controller?

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Wow! You sure you wanna do this? How long is the 5th wheel trailer? Even if the DUOP works, I wouldn't want to have to stand on the brakes with all that behind me!

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There is no way I would do that. I recently saw a guy pulling a 5th wheel trailer with a boat behind it try to stop quickly. It got ugly fast and almost had an accident. No to mention, how would you ever back up if necessary pulling 2 trailers??!?

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we have a 26ft goose neck and i haul a komatsu skidsteer loader on that,we also have a cherrypicker with a 50ft boom on it,the 26 footer has a 2 5/16 ball right dead center at the rear of the trailer,i pull them both all the time,coarse i have vaccum over hydro's brake system,it can be done,the problem is stopping...
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Backing up is not the hard part. Its just the opposite of backing one trailer. But I am with the others on stopping. Thats a lot of weight. It will will push you around, a lot!

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Here is one of several threads on RV.net that address towing doubles.
RV.Net Open Roads Forum: General RVing Issues: Towing Doubles

And another one of the MANY topics on Pirate 4x4 dealing with pulling doubles
Double trailers - Pirate4x4.Com Bulletin Board

Go to each forum and search for "towing doubles" and be prepared to read for a few hours

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Stepdad does it when they go on vaca. They pull the 5th wheel (converted to a gooseneck) then a 18' ski boat. The boad has the brakes built into the tongue though. If you pulling both I would think one brake controler would work. Might have to adjust the gain up a bit..

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If I could pull doubles in Oregon, I would have bought a fifth wheel instead of a travel trailer. I even have "doubles endorsement" on my license.


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ive done it plenty, you just want to make sure your primary trailer dwarfs your second one, if they are anywhere close to the same weight you will get allot of negative feedback.... a boat, a atv trailer,no problem, if your talking about anyting bigger then a 12'-14' cargo trailer, it may start to push the 5er around a bit

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