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Offline LPS

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I have a travel trailer that is 7,200 lbs.  My truck is listed at towing 10.200 lbs appx.  I want to bring my SxS a time or two a year but don't want to spend another 20 grand to trade in my new travel trailer for a 5th wheel so I can pull something behind it. I have had 5th wheels but don't have one now.  I do like them.  SO I want to relax the rules as many states have done and allow to pull a light trailer behind a bumper pull trailer.  Granted the max towable weight of both trailers and gear must be below the max truck towing specs.  SO I am thinking allowing a trailer 2,500 lbs or lighter.  At 3,000 lbs brakes are required.  SO this insures that it will be for lighter trailers and loads.  Any thoughts? 
My trailer has a factory installed hitch on back.
« Last Edit: July 07/31/22, 05:00:41 PM by LPS »

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Sounds like you did your homework. I can't reply if it's legal or not.... because I just don't know.

I've seen f150's pulling a camper/ice castle with a 16 foot Lund in tow, and they get away with it  :scratch:

I guess I'd have to check with the DMV to see what's "Legal"
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I ve seen a bunch of that while driving when I was doing the union thug thing. See a fair amount heading back and forth to the cabin.

Other then that I got nuttin. Like HD I'd have to check with law enforcement.
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I did that when we had the 5th wheel trailer, but have not noticed a pull behind doing that...  I'll have to watch more now... 
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I thought it was illegal so I am going to try to change it by letting them know an easy way to allow light weight pull behinds. 

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so do I
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Offline Pulleye16

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Legal, illegalÖI donít care. Just make sure you can at least drive the posted speed limit!  Lol. Coming home from Aitkin today, some yahoo was doing this driving between 45-55 (60mph posted). Pretty sure it was NOT a fifth wheel but I was too angry to notice for sure.

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I'm with HD here, as I've seen a few too. Most of the time, 99%, it's a 5th wheel travel trailer with a boat behind it that I see here. :confused:
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LPS. Last time I looked into this, which was awhile ago, was that you couldn't pull a second trailer behind a trailer that has safety chains connected to your vehicle. This included the ball type hitches commonly used on livestock trailers. There also used to be a "length" law where you can't be over "X" feet long from front bumper of vehicle to the end of the trailers. These laws may have changed over the years so I would check into it beforehand. I pull my 28' camper and a 10' trailer behind it a couple times a year with my side by side or golf cart on it. Good luck.  :happy1: :happy1: 
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Read the last sentence

M.S.S. 169.011 Subdivision 62 (a) which states that a "Recreational vehicle combination" means a combination of vehicles consisting of a full-size pickup truck or a recreational truck-tractor attached by means of a kingpin and fifth-wheel coupling to a middle vehicle which has hitched to it a trailer. And (b) For purposes of this subdivision, a "kingpin and fifth-wheel coupling" is a coupling between a middle vehicle and a towing full-size pickup truck or a recreational truck-tractor in which a portion of the weight of the towed middle vehicle is carried over or forward of the rear axle of the towing pickup. Please note that a simple ball hitch for the first trailer does not meet the legal requirements.
« Last Edit: August 08/01/22, 07:35:49 AM by Cooperman »

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Yup, in Minnesota it has to be a fifth wheel to pull double and max length is 70 feet combined. ND is 75 feet. I see what LPS is trying to push for and I agree with him. Sure wish all states would match.
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Usually a once a year thing.
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Nice rig JB. 

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Nice rig JB.
:happy1: yeppers...nice get up. just hope that aint a FORD pulling all that!!!!!!!! :evil: :sleazy: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Usually a once a year thing.

Wait, was that you 169 last weekend??? :mooning: ;)

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Usually a once a year thing.
Nope. We come south from LPS direction.
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Wait, was that you 169 last weekend??? :mooning: ;)
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