Anyone haul a boat *and* travel trailer??

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MrsOlney

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So, towing doubles (or sometimes it's called triples), is legal in Nevada where we live and (mostly) camp.

Has anyone here successfully hauled a small-ish boat with a travel trailer? My husband is on a constant search to figure out how to [safely] haul one of his boats with us when we camp. Yes, I said one of his boats. 🙄 He is going to be selling one of them soon enough, but I digress....

One of the boats is a little 12' Valco on a trailer with a small-ish motor, and the other is bigger (can't remember what kind, but it has a fiberglass shell, I think) and of course, also on a trailer.

Any tips or ideas on how to haul either of them? Towing, stacking, any ideas would be appreciated. :)
 

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Towing "doubles" (travel trailer and a boat on a trailer) is allowed in a few states. Most require a special drivers license to do so. With the extra length and difficulty in backing up two trailers, it is not an option for the faint-of-heart.

Two possible alternatives; a rack on your tow vehicle that would support the boat, or sell both boats and buy an inflatable that can be carried fairly easily.

TJ
 

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Towing "doubles" (travel trailer and a boat on a trailer) is allowed in a few states. Most require a special drivers license to do so. With the extra length and difficulty in backing up two trailers, it is not an option for the faint-of-heart.

Two possible alternatives; a rack on your tow vehicle that would support the boat, or sell both boats and buy an inflatable that can be carried fairly easily.

TJ

He does have a little one person pontoon boat that I forgot about... maybe I should just suggest he take that 😂😂
 

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I can't say about using a TT with doubles, but I did that with a fiver. It was no problem. The second trailer would follow the path of the first trailer (28' fiver, 16' boat). I Minnesota you need to have a king pin on the first trailer not sure about other states.
Yep, you don't want to back up with both trailers on, but all you need to do is use some common sense and not get into where you can't pull through. I knew one guy that built a loader for his boat (16') in the back of his truck.
edit: I forgot to say that you NEED a decent hitch on the backof your trailer not just a clamp on bumper hitch.
 

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Funny, that article says your gas (in my case fuel) mileage will go in the crapper when you add a second trailer. To that I say Bologna! There was essentially no change in mileage when I had my boat behind. Rain being a problem? Far as rain, that was never a problem. You just drive appropriately just exactly the same as you would otherwise. The link about driving in bad weather is bogus too. If road conditions are that bad you would be hard pressed to find anyone towing an RV to do that. I drove over the road in a semi in all kind of conditions and would do everything I could to avoid situations like they show. Of course you won't have the maneuverability of a sports car. You never will with an RV. Again, if you use your brain it really is quite easy. That second trailer will simply follow what ever is pulling it. In my opinion they are making out to be a lot more of an issue than what it really is. Just MAKE SURE you follow the laws in the state you are going to tow doubles.
 
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