May 3, 2006I own a 99 F-250 LD and Im looking at purchasing a 5th wheel mainly to tripple tow with my 4-wheeler trailer. Iv done a little reaserch and came up with this, I can tow 8800LB - 12500LB and 25' -28' in length. My question is, How much could a tripple tow affect these number? thanks
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May 6, 2006Keep researching. this isn't a triples set, its a doubles set.
I've seen a lot of conflicting info on what licence you need to have in order to pull a doubles set legally, depending on what state you are in/going thru.
From what I can gather, as long as you don't exceed the maximum length (most states 80' or so (?)) and don't go over GCVW, AND have the proper licencing in your pocket, you should be OK. I am licenced for everything on the road but busses and motorcycles, and I am still confused about this.
but make sure your brakes can handle the extra weight when you are all kitted out to go on a trip. thats what will cause an accident.
May 6, 2006hey dude i believe the utah law is u can doubly tow as long as it is fifth wheel/gooseneck first then reciever so you should be ok law wise.
May 6, 200680' total including tow vehical, and GVRW max...
May 14, 2006It is legal to pull a set of doubles as long as it doesn't exceed the length of 65 ft. As far as weight your good with a c class license up to 21,000. Now pulling a set would need a class A license with double endorsment. Call you department of transportation in your state to verify. A phone call couldn't hurt. And trust me DOT have the answers.
May 14, 2006FYI- my experience has been that this totally varies by state, you'll need to look up your local laws.
May 15, 2006Yeah it does, for instance C class is up to 26,001 here which is still way too low IMO, although I think there is some kind of exemption for Recreational vehicles.