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Old 05-03-2012, 12:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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 bags in the rear. 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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Old 05-03-2012, 12:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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little out of date though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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Old 05-03-2012, 01:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Don't know if you can see it or not. PM me and I will send them too you in a big file but this is the basic laws for all state. It is out of my dealers catalog.
It looks like the states on your route that you cannot pull two trailers are
Alabama
Florida
Illinois
Georgia
Kansas

Although I have found that most officers will not mess with you as long as it looks safe and you are doing it at a safe speed. If you are trying to run 80 and your back trailer is all over both lanes you will become a target!!!
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Don't know if you can see it or not. PM me and I will send them too you in a big file but this is the basic laws for all state. It is out of my dealers catalog.
It looks like the states on your route that you cannot pull two trailers are
Alabama
Florida
Illinois
Georgia
Kansas

Although I have found that most officers will not mess with you as long as it looks safe and you are doing it at a safe speed. If you are trying to run 80 and your back trailer is all over both lanes you will become a target!!!
I was planning on doing the florida alabama mississippi, louisiana, texas, new mexico, colorado, utah route but could change depending. I will PM you for that file though that would be great. I was wondering how much DOT would mess with me since it isnt a commercial deal, And im not going to be doing 80, ill be shooting for a good mpg to make this trip affordable for me. I just dont know if its worth taking a chance for the ticket, i wonder how expensive it would be even.

Other option is best deal for rental i have found is a 20 ft deck trailer with 2 ft dovetail.. might be able to squeeze two TJ's on there but it would be DAMN close
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tow-bar or dolly behind a trailer is DEATH waiting to happen
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Other option is best deal for rental i have found is a 20 ft deck trailer with 2 ft dovetail.. might be able to squeeze two TJ's on there but it would be DAMN close
Better make sure its a 14k GVW trailer and has good tires.

2 TJs are gonna be about 25ft overall give or take. So you'll wanna back the 1st one on as far as it'll go and then pull the 2nd one on. That'll put most of the weight over the axles. As long as you can get all the tires on the trailer you'll be okay.
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:35 AM   #7 (permalink)
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When we went to Moab, I bought a 34 foot trailer, then sold it when I got back for $400 less than what I paid for it.

It was like renting a brand new trailer with brand new tires and brand new brakes. Since I financed it, I only paid interest for one month.

If this is a one time trip and you're considering renting a trailer, buying one and unloading it after you're done is a nice option.
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Hey guys thanks for the replies.. I was thinking about it, the double towing may be a little sketchy but the single car trailer I have is very solid so I didnt think it would be too bad with swaying or anything.. but it might be.

I think the 22 MIGHT be doable.. its got all new tires and axles to handle the weight its an equipment trailer technically.. i dont remember the weight ratings but they were around the 14k i think.

I have considered buying a trailer and reselling it, but I would really much rather just rent one so I dont have to worry about registering and all that stuff.. although the financing thing is an option..
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