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Old 05-06-2003, 06:02 PM   #1
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Question Towing a Small Motorcycle Trailer Behind 25' Safari??

Hi Everyone

Instead of trading my 25-foot Safari off for a run-of-the-mill Toybox, I was wondering if any of you had experience with towing a small motorcycle trailer with an Airstream trailer?

We have two V Star 1100s that weigh about 600 lbs. each and we would like to take these with us. I could run them both up in the back of a 3/4-ton pickup, or trade the A/S off for a Toybox, or get a smaller trailer to pull behind.

I understand (although I still have to check) that Texas state law allows up to 65 feet of towed vehicles, and I have seen others on the road.

If any of you folks have related experience in this area I would appreciate the input.

Thanks,

Carl Jackson
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Old 05-06-2003, 07:14 PM   #2
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This was covered in a prev post about a boat I believe.

The answer was I believe unanimous that you should not pull two trailers at a time.

For one, some felt that the A/S was not up to the additional weights and in one case one forum member damaged his rear bumper on the A/S.

Another member put it in his pickup bed. In some states it is not legal to tow two trailers. Inside out posted this link to a great state by state rule:

http://www.towingworld.com/brakinglaws.html

Perhaps they also have the info on dual trailer as well.

The Reader's Digest of all this is simply not to do it in your wildest of dreams.

Others care to re-comment or comment further?

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Old 05-07-2003, 10:04 AM   #3
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You would probably get busted by the police, as Airstream did some time ago.

They hooked a 30 foot trailer, to a car. Tied on to the back of the 30 footer was a 28 footer, tied onto it was a 26 footer, tied onto it was a 24 footer, tied onto it was a 22 footer, tied onto it was a 20 footer, and not to be out done, they completed the chain with a 17 foot Caravel.

They took this set up onto I-5.

You bet, it didn't take long and they got busted.

After all, a 167 foot trailer (trailers) plus a tow vehicle, takes up considerable space, PLUS, turning a corner wasn't easy!!!

Ahh, those were the days.

The point being it can be done, but should never be done, BY ANYONE.


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Old 05-07-2003, 10:22 AM   #4
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You would probably get busted by the police, as Airstream did some time ago.

They hooked a 30 foot trailer, to a car. Tied on to the back of the 30 footer was a 28 footer, tied onto it was a 26 footer, tied onto it was a 24 footer, tied onto it was a 22 footer, tied onto it was a 20 footer, and not to be out done, they completed the chain with a 17 foot Caravel.

They took this set up onto I-5.

You bet, it didn't take long and they got busted.

After all, a 167 foot trailer (trailers) plus a tow vehicle, takes up considerable space, PLUS, turning a corner wasn't easy!!!

Ahh, those were the days.

The point being it can be done, but should never be done, BY ANYONE.


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Now that would be a sight to see! Any pictures of it?
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Old 05-07-2003, 12:23 PM   #5
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Here's a link to State by State Towing Laws.

It is allowed in some states, however, whether it's "safe" or not is debatable. I think the reason Airstream had problems is the total length! Even in states it is allowed, the maximum length is only 70-75' total and there are also restrictions on weights, brakes, chains, etc.

Shari

BTW I have a friend who tows his Caravel with a vintage firetruck and often has his tear-drop tagging-along, and yes it's legal in CO:
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