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laknox

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Posted: 02/27/14 10:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

crasster wrote:

Backing up is a PAIN doing this.... I've done it one time with the travel trailer we have. We pulled a small utility trailer. I don't know if its legal here, but we just basically went down the road to a local CG. Backing up was horrible. [emoticon]


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Okie in Wyoming wrote:


However, some states do not allow double towing, please check with the states you are traveling through so you are aware of their restrictions.
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Xln't advice.

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I was actually able to back out of a gas station once. But a tandem axle 23' trailer reacts much slower than a single axle utility trailer. Just watch your turning radius on the small trailer. If the tongue is too short, it can hit the 5er. The long swing on the back really puts a tight turn on the back trailer.

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Atom Ant wrote:

I was actually able to back out of a gas station once. But a tandem axle 23' trailer reacts much slower than a single axle utility trailer. Just watch your turning radius on the small trailer. If the tongue is too short, it can hit the 5er. The long swing on the back really puts a tight turn on the back trailer.

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We have double-towed since 1993, first with a 19' Bayliner Capri, then a SeaSwirl Striper 1850 WA, a 22' Sea Hunt Escape 220 and then our last boat, a Crestliner SuperHawk 1900. So, that would be 21 seasons so far with zero problems. Except for the first boat, they have all had tandem wheels and surge brakes, but even the first boat presented no problems. However, we have never tried to back up all of them at the same time, I am too much of a chicken to do that.


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I watched a couple guys with rigs like in Atom Ant's photo above back into camping spots last summer - I was suitably impressed! They backed into at least a 45° offset site, unhooked the boat, pulled forward and backed the 5er in alongside the boat.


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Specularius wrote:

I have pulled a 5.5 by 10 trailer I bought from Tractor Supply over 1600 miles one trip with a golf cart on board and pulled my 20 foot bass boat once for a 300 mile trip. The small single axle trailer I could not see without a camera unless it was a very tight turn. The boat tracked 3-4 inches inside the fiver tracks (the fiver tracks were closer to the curb than the boat tracks). So far I have not had any issues. When I am pulling two trailers I plan my trip down to where I will get fuel and verify it with Google earth to see anything that may be a problem.

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This is exactly what I've always wanted to do when we start snowbirding. Would love to haul my bassboat down south with me. I know it's not legal in New York (what is?) so I'm not sure how to get where I wanna go. I pretty much wrote off the idea, but...........[emoticon]


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I've heard that backing up doubles was impossible so I decided to try it. I have a backup camera to help but the trailer is so short that it's wheels follow the tracks of the 5th wheel. A short trailer is harder to back up then a longer one but I thot having experience backing up a tractor with a chopper or baler with another wagon behind I should be able to. It was doable... slowly. Now I know if I get in a tight spot it can be done.

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DSteiner51 wrote:

I've heard that backing up doubles was impossible so I decided to try it. I have a backup camera to help but the trailer is so short that it's wheels follow the tracks of the 5th wheel. A short trailer is harder to back up then a longer one but I thot having experience backing up a tractor with a chopper or baler with another wagon behind I should be able to. It was doable... slowly. Now I know if I get in a tight spot it can be done.

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My suggestion.... don't come to Oregon doing triples...it's illegal! Only ONE trailer allowed, even if it's a 5th wheel.

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