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post #1 of 22 Old 06-16-2011, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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Towing doubles

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To make a long story short, wife wants to ditch the tent for a camper because we have a young-un now. Trying to come up with something nice that doesn't break the bank. My hobby is rock crawling and I tow my bronco all over the state and beyond for this hobby. When we camp, we also like to take my bronco as a means to explore the back country without fear of ruining my truck.

So my original plan was to replace my car hauler with something that has at least 10k gvrw and longer to accommodate a small pop-up on the front. Still has to be bumper pull as I have a topper too. example...


However, it might be nice to just pull the pop-up behind my car hauler (still need a more HD one) because that would allow me to pull only the pop-up or only the trailer or both. Or even pull the pop-up into a more remote spot with my bronco if my truck can't do it. My bronco and trailer weighs in around 7k.

I have just never, ever pulled doubles. I know that you cannot back them up, but I think I can handle that. Just have to plan to unhitch the pop-up, then the car hauler. Get the pop-up situated, then the car hauler.

Option Z1.34.3 is to get a trailer long enough to haul my bronco hitched to the pop-up and tie them all down as necessary, but then that means I have a 22ft+/- trailer that I only use 14ft of most of the time and have the added hassle of maneuvering that longer trailer.

Anyway, seeking advice on pulling doubles in this manner. Thanks!

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I've seen toyhaulers built like the picture you posted.

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Yes, but they are spendy!

Which brings up another point. My bronco wreaks of gas, oil, etc smell, so I can't use an enclosed trailer either.

Also, I don't want the hassle of a slide-in camper either. Plus I don't want to worry about storage for such an animal.
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Yes, but they are spendy!

Which brings up another point. My bronco wreaks of gas, oil, etc smell, so I can't use an enclosed trailer either.

Also, I don't want the hassle of a slide-in camper either. Plus I don't want to worry about storage for such an animal.
Hey man, nobody said fun was cheap

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True dat!! If it were up to me, we'd still be camping in a tent like we always have and not have to change a thing.

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I used to be able to bump the dock with a set of doubles, took me a few pull ups but usually could get it, i believe you need a 5th/goosneck as the front trailer to pull doubles and the first trailer must be heavier then the second, you might want to look and see if you need a doubles endorsement in your state. why not just hitch the trailer to the bronco and drive them both on the trailer?


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why not just hitch the trailer to the bronco and drive them both on the trailer?
Thanks for the advice. Pulling them both on a trailer is an option, I just don't want to get a longer trailer than necessary as some of the places I need to get are pretty tight. however, that would make it a bit more simple.

I'll see what I need for pulling doubles.

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Check the state laws......It is illegal in Ca.
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Pretty sure it's legal here, but would have to verify. Hoping to talk to someone who's actually done it.
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Check the state laws......It is illegal in Ca.
Not true. If you have a Class A either commercial or non-commercial you can tow doubles with a pickup as long as the GVWR isn't less than 6,000 lbs. But you will need the doubles endorsement.

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