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Old 02-10-2015
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Going to be traveling with two tow cars. got to drive one of them or put the second behind the first. Anyone ever done this? Will is work? Is it safe?
Any thought?
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Couple of things-
Total length will need to be <=65'
In Tx you would need a Class A exempt license as I'm assuming both tow cars will be more than 10k lbs (not sure where you will be travelling)

Never done it and wouldn't unless it was some type of emergency. If I was pulling a heavy pickup and then a little Honda I wouldn't be worried about doing it but two close to equal weight vehicles would make me nervous as I'd worry about the tail end vehicle driving the one in the middle....especially in braking situations.

This is all just speculation of course...curious to see what others say
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Mallie, just make sure the car on top is cinched down well and watch for low bridges.

http://forums.aaca.org/f196/how-tow-...ce-246250.html

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Going to be traveling with two tow cars. got to drive one of them or put the second behind the first. Anyone ever done this? Will is work? Is it safe?
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It sounds like you want to pull two cars behind your bus. Without a Endorsment for triples on a CDL you will get busted if spotted by the DOT.
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Thanks for the quick response guys. Well I am considering it. The first Tow car is 5,500, second is 2,000.
Probably won't do it, but just a thought. If I do, it will be two lane roads.
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You need one of these.



Just a little longer, with a little bit bigger upper deck.
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We have done it a few times with the Jeep & fishing boat behind the bird, but you have to remember 50 states/50 sets of laws. We would only haul on the Interstate & not in conjested or heavy populated areas due to the idiot factors. Our triple tow has usually been limited to Kentucky and usually under 100 miles going to the lake or to the Mammoth Cave area. The Rand McNally Trucker's Atlas is a good source of information on which states you can double/triple tow. Michigan was one state we would not tow through, because their law just did not make sense to us and we did not want the hassle, so we never triple towed to Canada. In Michigan you can triple tow with a pickup/5ther/boat but not a motorhome/car/boat. In Kentucky we would triple tow on the Interstate and try to avoid heavy traffic areas, not needing to make fuel stops was always a plus. You also have to consider the legal length limits and the supplemental brake requirements for triple tow. For a car/trailer situation I would consider it if you're under the length limits, but sometimes it sounds like a good idea but it may not be worth it in the Long Haul
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Mallie, you have plenty of trailers to make one of those stackers
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I would think the baseplate mounting on the lead car would be overloaded, and the possibility of jackknifing the two stopping on a curve, particularly in the rain, would keep me pretty tense.
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Couple of thoughts;

1) most dual trailer setups require a hot shoe (5th wheel) type hitch, not a ball type.

2) max 65' length issues

3) most 2" balls are rated at 5,000 lbs with a few at 6,500-7,000 pounds with the correct material & shank thickness.

4) base plate & tow bar ratings.
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