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    Has any one pulled there fifth wheel and boat at the same time?

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    Saw a dually with a fifth wheel, and then a small fishing boat behind that. Told my wife the driver wouldn't know if the boat flipped and he was pulling I upside down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stv riverrocket View Post
    Has any one pulled there fifth wheel and boat at the same time?
    I know two guys that frequent Parker strip when I go and they tow doubles. One has a chevy crew diesel and the other has a ford crew. Neither are duallys and they never have problems to speak of. I know in CA you need your CDL though to tow doubles. A couple other guys that go out to Glamis that I know also tow doubles with their rail or quads on a flatbed. Just make sure you aren't over length for the state you're in because they will make you unhitch your second tow and leave it wherever you are.

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    Check the laws in the state you want to tow in. Most duallies can handle the tow no problem. Don't plan on backing in anywhere without unhooking the second trailer. Make sure your trailers are wired right and carry an extra flasher for the two vehicle. The extra lights are hard on a weak flasher. And make sure your fifth wheel hitch is rated for the combined tow weight. DOT might stop you and check your rig very closely (safety claims, break away devices, trailer breaks if equipped, etc..).

    Doubles with a fifth wheel draws a lot of attention so plan ahead and don't give them any easy reasons to cite you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snoc653 View Post
    Check the laws in the state you want to tow in. Most duallies can handle the tow no problem. Don't plan on backing in anywhere without unhooking the second trailer. Make sure your trailers are wired right and carry an extra flasher for the two vehicle. The extra lights are hard on a weak flasher. And make sure your fifth wheel hitch is rated for the combined tow weight. DOT might stop you and check your rig very closely (safety claims, break away devices, trailer breaks if equipped, etc..).

    Doubles with a fifth wheel draws a lot of attention so plan ahead and don't give them any easy reasons to cite you.
    I only tow here in michigan and up too hardy dam for hotboat weekend.

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    I see lots of triples on the road in MI. DOT isn't going to bother you. I'd would check into a review camera to keep watch on the boat
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    Quote Originally Posted by sanger rat View Post
    I'd would check into a review camera to keep watch on the boat

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    54 feet I think is the total overall length limit

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    Default Been there, done that...

    Worked great, but had a wireless camera to watch out back... Never would risk the Wood back there, but it did show "you can take it with you" and I did...
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    Did it for a few years but didn't like going places that I didn't know. Hard to back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Got Wood View Post
    Worked great, but had a wireless camera to watch out back... Never would risk the Wood back there, but it did show "you can take it with you" and I did...
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