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Old 10-29-2021, 04:23 PM   #1
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Rear hitch fabrication

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Old 10-29-2021, 05:00 PM   #2
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Is this a question, statement or quiz?
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Old 10-29-2021, 07:39 PM   #3
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yes it is, maybe
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Old 10-30-2021, 05:24 PM   #4
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This should be fun.
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well, personally I think everyone should
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Old 10-31-2021, 05:04 AM   #7
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Any photos of rear hitch on 5thwheel would be helpful
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Old 10-31-2021, 12:11 PM   #8
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Since you ASKED, here ya go right from the factory.


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Old 10-31-2021, 12:15 PM   #9
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Couple of the back of mine.


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Old 11-02-2021, 09:15 AM   #10
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Thank you Cummings for the pic I have a 2004 RE3 I hope they can do that with out damage to the under belly material
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Old 11-02-2021, 12:10 PM   #11
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Pull it all back and have a water hose on the ready!!!
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Old 11-03-2021, 08:13 AM   #12
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I will remove the sections of underbelly and send it out for welding and reinstall thank you
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Old 11-03-2021, 04:33 PM   #13
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How old are these pics? This looks like the 3" version, newer trailers have 2" cross tube.

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Old 11-03-2021, 08:17 PM   #14
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These two pics are in 2016 at the DRV Factory.

Doesn't surprise me they have gone to a cheaper pc of steel!
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Old 11-16-2021, 05:37 AM   #15
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Anyone been stopped by police while triple towing? It’s legal in my state, but I would be over max allowed length. I’ve talked to several people I’ve encountered doing it, just wondering if anyone here has been stopped for over length and how it was handled by police.
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Like Cummins, we have tripe towed for many years (14) and never been stopped. Even though it is illegal, we have towed many times through Florida, Alabama, and Georgia without incident. Because of relatively low tourism in comparison to Florida, we avoid the remaining east coast states simply because it isn't seen/done there very often. Most of our TT travel is through the Midwest and out west, avoiding the entire west coast.
Observe all traffic laws, make sure all lights are working properly, and have a backup plan to CYA should you get stopped. Our plan is to have DW drive the truck and RV, and I'll simply back the bike/sidecar off the trailer, hook up to the trailer hitch on the bike, plug in the lights and follow her. When we get down the road fifty miles, pull into a rest area, load back up and hit the road. Where can we go wrong?
We gross on the CAT scale right at 32,000 when towing, I'm not sure about the length, I've never measured it. Add a 12' trailer, 40' RV, and 22' truck, subtract the overlap and you can figure it out.
Triple towing isn't for everybody. If you have very little sense of adventure, sweat the little things in life, or worry about what might happen down the road then maybe RV'ing and tripe towing isn't for you.
We regretfully took a detour in Illinois when the bypass around St Louis was shut down for repairs and it led to a 12' railroad bridge, yes, two lane road.
We stopped in time, had a little help from a fine fella at his farm, unhooked the bike trailer, got all turned around, and then were treated to coffee on their front porch. Fine people!
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Thanks, Notanlines. I measured my toy hauler (44') hitched to my Ford F350, came in at 64 1/2'. I just bought a 2021 Ram 3500, assuming it's pretty close in length. State legal limit is 65'. Add overall utility trailer length of 15' and I'm 5' longer than the commercial limit of 75'. Do you tow slower? The law here also states that speed is limited to 65 mph when triple towing. Just trying to get a feel for people's actual experiences. Have not heard of anyone actually being pulled over and what the ramifications would be. I suppose worst case scenario would be that I would have to leave the trailer on the side of the road, park toy hauler somewhere and come back for the utility trailer. Side by side is not street legal, so moving it like you would isn't going to work.
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Great idea towing the trailer with the MC. I really doubt an officer would make you separate along the highway. Most likely to the next exit or nearest safe place. I figured I would park MC on its trailer and leave it if I had a safe place to park it. Then take the RV to the next state drop it and return for the mC. Who knows!!!

We simply tow at the lower speed limit like the truckers and stay in the right lanes. So far no issues in WA or OR.
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Good to know, thanks!
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