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Old 04-08-2007, 01:53 PM   #1
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Towing behind Airstream?

Can I set up my trailer so that I can tow my Jeep Wrangler behind it?

If so, what is required to do this?

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Old 04-08-2007, 01:57 PM   #2
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Can I set up my trailer so that I can tow my Jeep Wrangler behind it?

If so, what is required to do this?

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Andy,

Besides being illegal in most states, no.

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Old 04-08-2007, 03:52 PM   #3
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I was wondering if this was legal. I saw an SOB hooked to a truck, pulling a boat on I-40. Look Dangerous to me!
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Old 04-08-2007, 04:25 PM   #4
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Tandem Towing...

Depends on the state...it's legal here.

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Old 04-08-2007, 04:27 PM   #5
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I was wondering if this was legal. I saw an SOB hooked to a truck, pulling a boat on I-40. Look Dangerous to me!
It is legal in many states. Try backing up one of those!
http://www.towingworld.com/articles/TowingLaws.htm
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Old 04-08-2007, 04:41 PM   #6
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Two Words

Frame Separation.

Airstreams are not designed to even carry a load on the rear bumper, so if you see one that has had a wheelchair or motorcycle ramp added, unless is is very short, you're likely to have broken frame members, possibly even the main beams.

Towing something like a tiny teardrop is probably less dangerous because it's got two wheels on the ground so there's less weight on the tail of the Airstream.

Not that I'm a vintage person, but I did stay at www.airforums.com for two years....

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Old 04-10-2007, 08:24 AM   #7
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It is legal in many states. Try backing up one of those!
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Old 04-10-2007, 08:42 AM   #8
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Capability is one thing, SAFETY is quite the other. What tows well in the wide open spaces would quickly become a nightmare in city streets and on congested single lane roads. Changing lanes on a busy interstate or finding an exit is always very interesting as well, especially during rush hour traffic...

But, other drivers seeing a "train" may well yield for self preservation... ha ha

As stated earlier, backing is problematical at best!

For confirmation of the joys of towing ask any truck driver who tows those double trailer rigs what they think...

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It's very legal here. A pickup, SOB & boat all rolled at 70mph just west of here in 2005; the driver survived. Anybody have an idea about the right antisway gear for such a setup? Double Hensley maybe, but what about warranty...
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It's very legal here. A pickup, SOB & boat all rolled at 70mph just west of here in 2005; the driver survived. Anybody have an idea about the right antisway gear for such a setup? Double Hensley maybe, but what about warranty...
Hmmm, outriggers or training wheels may help ?????????

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Depends on the state...it's legal here.

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Shari, the link in the original thread is no longer working. Do you have an updated site?
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Ooops...sorry! Try this one:

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It's very legal here. A pickup, SOB & boat all rolled at 70mph just west of here in 2005; the driver survived. Anybody have an idea about the right antisway gear for such a setup? Double Hensley maybe, but what about warranty...
Bob,

I think it's only legal for 5'ers, so the antisway configuration would only be between the trailer and the boat.
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Shari, the link in the original thread is no longer working. Do you have an updated site?
It's working now. I had a Forums outage in the last hour ...
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It's not recommended to tow anything behind and Airstream trailer as has been covered in this thread already. Not a good idea.
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It's illegal in Florida, although I still see the occasional triple travel trailer combo on the Interstate.
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