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Old 04-30-2013, 11:41 AM   #1
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Think I could pull something like this behind my Airstream?

We have a 1978 31 rear bath Sovereign.

Our Tow Vehicle is a 1999 3/4 Suburban 2wd.

My wife had a BMW F650 GS Twin, approximate weight 450 pounds, wet.

You know where I'm going.... I've read enough on the forums to know that putting a trailer hitch on the rear of the Airstream and towing a motorcycle trailer isn't going to work.

But, I got to thinking about those in-line horse trailers,

I can't get the photo to post, but here is a link to what I am talking about:
1-HORSE TRAILER FOR SALE http://www.stephenvilletrailers.com/...ls.asp?id=1333


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Old 04-30-2013, 11:55 AM   #2
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Maybe in front of the truck???

Scooter Carrier | Trailer Hitch Scooter Carrier, Trailer Hitch Carrier

Wally used to do it, right?!
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:15 PM   #3
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Oh my, I can see a real wiggle wagon going down the road. I assume you mean hitch that to the back of the Airstream but put no weight on the AS. Triple, actually quadriple with a joint at the back of the tow vehicle, another at the back of the AS, another at the dolly and then the poor seasick horse in the rear.

Better you than me (and tell me when you are anywhere near me, cause I will stop)... Grin.

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Old 04-30-2013, 03:50 PM   #4
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I think you would have to someone have waving a red flag in front of your rig if you attempted to pull that train down the road, but I do like that you are an idea man. The correct solution will come to you.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:58 PM   #5
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Not every state will allow a double pull of any sort. Check to be sure. I've seen some smaller double rigs but never a double bumper pull w/ an RV trailer.
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:36 PM   #6
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Easiest solution is trade the Suburban for a crew cab truck. Or an Avalanche maybe.

Get a Silverado crew cab 8' bed with a Duramax and never look back

(OK, let the arrows begin!)

Actually, I have a 4-door Dodge with the Cummins and the long bed. I pull a 34' triple axle, and used to carry my KLR650 in the bed, no problems at all. I plan to do the same with my V-Rod at some point, but so far, I've not taken the new bike anywhere I haven't ridden it to
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:41 PM   #7
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Touche. We got a p/u expressly to carry a bike, either a V-rod or a Honda ACE depending on trip parameters. Sorta feel like Joads rolling down the road w. bicycles on a front hitch, M/C in the bed, and the AS, but the flexibility can't be beat! Now once I add a rack for kayaks...
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:49 AM   #8
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It can be done, as long as there is no downforce applied to the rear of the Airstream, and the entire frame is sufficiently reinforced for such a double tow.

Make sure there is no lever action of any kind to speak of.

I ran across someone in 2010 towing a 19ft Bambi with a Ford pickup, and he was towing a Jeep behind his Bambi. This was at the Grand Canyon, and he was on his way to Moab. I talked to him for a while; he was quite eager to discuss how he did it (he was an engineer). He explained how there was no downforce on the hitch (no tongue weight) and he had very much over-built his hitch and rear frame on the Airstream. He had towed like that for thousands of miles. He and his wife were jovial and eager to talk at first, but when I told him about this site and how he would be raped over the coals for designing such a thing he started to back off. I tried to take a picture, and he told me not to. I thought he was joking, and laughed. I was about to try again and he said, "No, I'm serious, I don't want any trouble from anyone on that site tracking me down." He then walked away and told me to leave him alone. I snapped a picture as I was driving away, but only caught part of the trailer (none of the Jeep).

So, it CAN be done...as long as there is little to NO downward force/tongue weight or lever action on the rear of the Airstream. If you know how to triple tow and have a suitable large heavy tow vehicle with proper weight distribution, it is feasible.

Saying that, I wouldn't do it myself...especially not with a single axle trailer. But as I stated, this guy had been doing it for years.

If you look REALLY closely at this picture, you can see the Jeep behind the Bambi. Sadly, he was pretty adamant that I not take a picture as I really wanted to take a picture of his hitch design on the back of his trailer. Oh well...twas not to be.

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Old 05-02-2013, 07:20 AM   #9
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I ran across a guy once in a rest area who was towing a fishing boat behind an SOB trailer, all behind a diesel pickup. He had two bicycles, a generator and a gas grill all lashed down in the fishing boat, an ATV in the bed of the pickup and two kayaks up on a ladder rack over the bed and ATV. There was a small Vespa-like scooter in a rack on the front of the pickup truck. I could hardly believe my eyes ... looked like Jed Clampett. I just had to walk over to ask him if he'd left ANY toys at home. He just grinned, while his (apparently long suffering) wife just rolled her eyes. It sure wasn't very streamlined!
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I ran across a guy once in a rest area who was towing a fishing boat behind an SOB trailer, all behind a diesel pickup. He had two bicycles, a generator and a gas grill all lashed down in the fishing boat, an ATV in the bed of the pickup and two kayaks up on a ladder rack over the bed and ATV. There was a small Vespa-like scooter in a rack on the front of the pickup truck. I could hardly believe my eyes ... looked like Jed Clampett. I just had to walk over to ask him if he'd left ANY toys at home. He just grinned, while his (apparently long suffering) wife just rolled her eyes. It sure wasn't very streamlined!
Hah hah....Jed Clampett!, exactly what came to mind as I scrolled through this thread. Then I hit your post. Yup. I can hear the music.
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It can be done, as long as there is no downforce applied to the rear of the Airstream, and the entire frame is sufficiently reinforced for such a double tow.
AND as long as everything in the tow has its own brakes, all controlled from the tow vehicle…
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:31 PM   #12
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Triple Tow

Here's a photo of an example.

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