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Unread 05-03-2012, 01:00 PM   #1
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Trying to find out double towing laws. Anyone help?

I live in Florida and as far as I have found online double towing is illegal in Florida Georgia and Alabama, rest of the states are okay on the way out to moab for me. I have a dodge 2500 Cummins HD with 8ft bed and air ride. I also have a single car trailer we plan on putting one jeep on. Can I tow bar a second jeep behind the car trailer once I get out of the states that its illegal in? Im having a really hard time getting a good answer on this. I have found alot about double towing behind 5th wheels but not much on car trailers.. I have brakes on the trailer and a brake controller in the truck so no worry there.. What about if I used a tow dolly instead of flat towing??

Never done anything like this and having a hard time getting a good answer.

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Unread 05-03-2012, 01:31 PM   #2
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nope. you can't get away with 2 regular car haulers...
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Unread 05-03-2012, 01:52 PM   #3
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I did find this though and although the mention of some states of 5th wheels is mentioned its not mandatory in every state.

heres one thread..
http://www.thedieselstop.com/forums/...ailers-184509/

seems like more were talking about the weight issues rather than the legality. Its all very shady though
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Unread 05-03-2012, 01:54 PM   #4
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http://rv-roadtrips.thefuntimesguide...ple_towing.php
http://www.woodalls.com/articledetai...eID=1195129#MN

little out of date though


still wondering if anyone has more experience with this
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Unread 05-04-2012, 12:27 AM   #5
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Assuming some states don't require a 5th wheel as the first trailer, some cities may. What are the odds you'll either quadruple you're mileage zigzagging back and forth to avoid them, or quadruple your time by sitting on the roadside, repeatedly, while an hp tries to figure out if he can ticket you or not since it's such an oddball combo?

Life would probably be simpler borrowing a single trailer that will carry both rides.
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Unread 05-04-2012, 09:35 AM   #6
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I totally agree.. Just been having a hell of a time finding one.. I do have a 20ft with a 2 ft dovetail available but havent had time to see if it would work.. Dont think it will.. although on paper it seems like it could possibly by hanging off both ends but im not so sure
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Unread 05-07-2012, 01:06 PM   #7
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It would be tight to be sure. When I was hauling my sami around I think I needed a minimum of 10' just for the rig, 12' in order to get any angle on the tie downs and keep them from being vertical. I ended up flat towing instead even after I picked up a 16' flatbed. It was just easier than dealing with the trailer. With a jeep, probably need 14-16' per vehicle as a total guess.
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