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Old 01-22-2010, 08:34 PM   #1
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Can you pull a trailer with a trailer?

Good evening. This is my first post on the forum. I am a 36 year old insurance executive. I used to go camping with my cousins in a 1978 International whein I was a kid. My twin brother and I loved it. We were in Region 5, Southern Illinois Unit. My Dad's cousin (more like a grandpa to me) was a charter member of the unit and he and his wife had perfect attendance for over 25 years to all of their unit's rallys. It has been a while, but I am wanting to get an airstream. I now live in the Tampa, FL area. I have a question. Is it possible to pull two trailers at the same time. It might seem a little crazy, but I need to know if it is possible. I would want to pull a 31 or 34 footer, then pull a bambi behind that one. Have have you ever seen this done? Is it safe or even legal?

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Hello Jeff. Welcome to the forums!

A number of states (but not all) permit a 5th wheel trailer with another trailer pulled behind. The usual combo I see is a 5th wheel pulling a fishing boat but this is not specified as far as I know. You'll never be able to back up until the 2nd unit is unhitched. Truck stops for gassing up - yes. I think there'd be a lot of problems at most standard auto gas stations.

Trailer on a hitch pulling another trailer? Can't say I've heard of that. Wonder if it's legal anywhere. But call your highway patrol -- I've seen them attending camping shows and they know their stuff!
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On a recent trip to Arkansas I did see a 5th wheel pulling about 25' SOB.

Trailer on trailer?...... I really doubt it.
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:46 PM   #4
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Here is my idea. I want to travel around the country. My wife homeschools the kids, so we could go anywhere at anytime, but I still have to work. If I pull a trailer to live in, I still need an office. My thought was to pull a really small trailer behind the 31 or 34 footer for the office. Would it be any better to get a 325 or 345 motorhome, then pull a truck with a bambi??? Just thinking outside the box..
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Yep, but trying to back it up is a real adventure. Try it and you'll understand what I mean in about 10 nanoseconds.

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Old 01-22-2010, 09:03 PM   #7
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Last summer at Cochiti Lake State Park in New Mexico I was amused to see a number of "bumper pull" travel trailers towing boat trailers behind. This would not be legal in Arizona, which does, however, allow a trailer behind a fifth wheel. Laws vary from state to state.

A few years ago the Arizona State Lottery had a TV ad showing a lucky winner towing a travel trailer and a number of toys on trailers behind his pickup!

p.s.... My Sovereign came with a receiver mount below the rear bumper, I've thought about hooking up the Bambi to it just for a photo op.
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You can do it if you have a 1929 Rumley tractor as a puller.
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Hi, I saw a motor home pulling small trailer.
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No way! As an insurance exec- I'm surprised you even have to ask this. A motorhome pulling a full size trailer- sure. But not a set up that has two different pivot points (hitches)- I don't think that is legal anywhere and it sure as heck isn't real smart (sorry to be blunt about it). The fifth wheel and extra trailer combo isn't even legal in all states. Also most states have a total length law as well.
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Some states allow different combinations but when you arive in a state that doesn't you have to leave one behind.
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They're called tandems and the legal requirements vary considerably from one state to the next. In Minnesota, for it to be legal, the tow vehicle has to be a pickup and the 1st trailer must be attached to it with a fifth wheel hitch. There are also length and weight limits.

Outside a few specialized situations, most people don't find it practical (When it's done it's usually a camper and a boat).

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In NM the first trailer does not have to be a 5th wheel but it has to have brakes. The total length of your parade is limited to about 60'

The 1st trailer used to have to be a 5th wheel but the law was changed.
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I think a better solution would be a large slide in truck camper pulling a trailer. Not sure the feasability of disconnecting the slideout so you could still work while the truck is gone though.

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