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Old 10-12-2019, 08:10 PM
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That sounds like an absolute nightmare of an idea. Wouldn't even consider it with less than a 1 ton pickup with a 5th wheel.
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Old 11-08-2019, 04:18 PM
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My wife has a jeep grand Cherokee limited. I don't think I would even consider towing my ZV18 with it let alone a camper and boat. Not that it won't do it but I have a 1/2 ton pickup that is much better suited for towing.
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Old 11-08-2019, 05:10 PM
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Oh this sounds bad.

First I would like to know which state allows ball-to-ball double towing. I'll avoid that one!

So let's assume a real small fifth. Say a 21', at 4500 lbs.
A 14' boat and trailer, at 1,000 lbs.

The boat should put ~15% on the ball of the fifth - about 150 lbs.
The fifth then might need another 1-200 lbs in front to counter-balance.
If his pin weight is normally 20%, that would be 900 lbs, plus the 200 - or 1100 in the bed.

Jeep payloads range from 1,100 to 1,600.
So with hitch, add-ons in the jeep, passengers, etc. it is very likely to be some, to extremely, overloaded.

If it really is ball-to-ball, then the first restrictive weight will be the receiver on the Jeep, even with a weight distributing hitch. The math would be pretty much the same, using 15% for the weight on the truck ball.

Of course all the above is fictitious - since I have no idea as to his real weights, trailers, hitches, etc.

Bigger fifths and trucks can do it, because their payload is a lot more and the need to counter-balance is nil in relation to their overall weight.

Every vehicle can pull a huge amount (relatively). But almost all can not carry the extra weight towing at the high end entails. When towing, size for payload first, not towing capacity. Newbie's getting an RV are stung by that every day after believing the RV salesman....

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Old 11-08-2019, 07:59 PM
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Ohio allows double towing. We see it alot with guys who drive van's for the Amish fisherman and have two boat trailers behind them.

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Old 12-15-2019, 07:42 AM
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North Dakota allows ball to ball as well. ****, ND allows most everything.
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