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post #1 of 13 Old 01-23-2008, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Can you Tow?

I was told that it's legal to tow two trailers with one pick up. For example I hook up my truck to a camper then I hook up the camper to a equipment trailer. Is this correct? Has anyone done it?

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I was told that it's legal to tow two trailers with one pick up. For example I hook up my truck to a camper then I hook up the camper to a equipment trailer. Is this correct? Has anyone done it?
it is illegal in some states. You need to check your local states and laws. Im from montana...and ive done it there...i have family members that do it all the time....(its legal there)

Ideally you want the first trailer to be a fifth wheel or goosneck....and if its not you NEED an equilizer hitch to be safe...

its a good idea to put at least a sway bar on the second trailer or use an equilizer as well if it weighs very much....or it can cause the other trailer to sway and can get you very unstable...
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I've seen it but every state is different. Hope ya don't have to back yer rig up

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I have seen it done, but never done it myself. I saw a dodge (sorry guys, don't mean to swear.LOL) towing a 20 foot orso goose neck inclosed trailer followed by a 4ft flatbed trailer with a goose neck hitch on the flat bed. And hooked to the goose neck was probably a 20ft or so inclosed trailer. I think they were brand new, and he was delivering them. It was a sight to see. It was in a little town in Iowa. Wish I would have snapped a pic.

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I dont know if it's legal or not, but I'm pretty sure they go by the overall length, after a certain length, you need a CDL?
I live in NY also, and went on a snowmobiling trip last year with a friend of mine that has a CDL. We hooked up a 24' gooseneck camper to his Duramax, then a 2 place snowmobile trailer to the camper. We went all the way across the canadian border, and back - never got pulled over once.

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I seen it in NJ 2 horse trailers. 1st one was a gooseneck. Now the next ? is would you need the double endorsement on your license???

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CDL goes by weight not length.

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I dont know if it's legal or not, but I'm pretty sure they go by the overall length, after a certain length, you need a CDL?
I live in NY also, and went on a snowmobiling trip last year with a friend of mine that has a CDL. We hooked up a 24' gooseneck camper to his Duramax, then a 2 place snowmobile trailer to the camper. We went all the way across the canadian border, and back - never got pulled over once.
I live in Berne, NY not to far from you.

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I dont know if it's legal or not, but I'm pretty sure they go by the overall length, after a certain length, you need a CDL?
I live in NY also, and went on a snowmobiling trip last year with a friend of mine that has a CDL. We hooked up a 24' gooseneck camper to his Duramax, then a 2 place snowmobile trailer to the camper. We went all the way across the canadian border, and back - never got pulled over once.
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CDL goes by weight not length.
i do believe some CDL requirments vary from state to state too (some states have strickter regulations than federal requirments but have to honor another states CDL...or so ive been told anyway...not positive this is true though)
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ive seen this a lot of times your first trailer has to be a gooseneck or 5th wheel and the second a bumper pull and you cant be over 52 or 53 feet long from nose to tail

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