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    Towing a trailer behind 5th wheel??

    Hi new to the forum, just in the process of buying a sundance 3200re. Has anyone pulled a small trailer behind there 5th wheel trailer? Going to haul a small flatbed with a couple of four wheelers.

    Any thoughts.

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    Re: Towing a trailer behind 5th wheel??

    Hi fernortner79,

    Welcome to the Heartland Owners Forum and Family. We have a great bunch of people here with lots of information and all willing to help and share knowledge.

    You will get lots of answers about pulling another trailer behind your Sundance. Depends on state and length, tow vehicle, brakes, all kinds of things come up. You should be getting some replies from some that do soon.

    Enjoy the forum.

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    Re: Towing a trailer behind 5th wheel??

    Welcome to the forum. Yes we sometimes pull a golf cart behind our Big Country. We live in a state that allows tandem trailer pulling so you might want to double check when traveling to make sure the states that you are planning to go thru allows tandems.
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    Re: Towing a trailer behind 5th wheel??

    Quote Originally Posted by fernortner79 View Post
    Hi new to the forum, just in the process of buying a sundance 3200re. Has anyone pulled a small trailer behind there 5th wheel trailer? Going to haul a small flatbed with a couple of four wheelers.

    Any thoughts.

    thanks
    We checked into doing the same thing before deciding on the toyhauler. Reason for the toyhauler, if memory serves me right we found 22 states that do not permit triple towing, we were told by some that some states where it is not permitted won't bother non residents. (Personally I think that's pretty shakey advice, if not for possibly a ticket, what if your in an accident and towing in violation of that state's regulations?) One dealer also brought up possible questions on warranty issues if towing a trailer (don't know if that's correct or not, maybe someone else can answer that one for sure.
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    Re: Towing a trailer behind 5th wheel??

    Some of the states we have traveled require the second trailer to have brakes. Our did but takes a bit of doing and is well worth it. Sure have to keep in mind you aren't going to back up very far. You will be pushing the length limit in some states as well if you have a long TV, Coach, and second trailer.

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    Re: Towing a trailer behind 5th wheel??

    States that allow tandem;
    California
    Nevada
    Idaho
    Utah
    Arizona
    Montana
    Wyoming
    Colorado
    New Mexico
    North Dakota
    South Dakota
    Nebraska
    Kansas
    Oklahoma
    Texas
    Minnesota
    Iowa
    Missouri
    Arkansas
    Louisiana
    Wisconsin
    Illinois
    Kentucky
    Tennessee
    Mississippi
    Michigan
    Indiana
    Ohio
    Maryland
    Alaska
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    Re: Towing a trailer behind 5th wheel??

    HEY just wanted to say that calif no longer allows double towing even if you have A class a license .

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    Re: Towing a trailer behind 5th wheel??

    Thanks for the great advise everyone.

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    Re: Towing a trailer behind 5th wheel??

    Quote Originally Posted by sandman View Post
    HEY just wanted to say that calif no longer allows double towing even if you have A class a license .
    Who did you talk to cause according to the DMV so long as you have a CDL with a T endorsement you are good to go. Total length is limited to 65 ft. They used to be pretty lenient and only required a written test. I know longer maintain a CA drivers license.
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    HEY Bihurt a freind of mine is a CA Hiway Patrole he told me that even with a cdl you cant tow recreational doubles he did say they are not real stricked unless the are driving real fast. i wil tell say you cant believe anything that the ca dmv says they dont know much any more lol.

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