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Old 08-22-2012, 10:09 PM   #11
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Re: How to tow a car AND a boat?

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... Trust me, you don't want to be trying to pull a car with a tow bar behind a bus. The rear swing is far too great from the length of the overhang on the rear of the bus. It would drag your car sideways, and, or break something.

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We towed our Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4 down, 1700 miles from NC to NM. No problem (until David forgot to put the Jeep's tranny in Neutral). I was behind David a great deal of the way and the Jeep pulled just fine.
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:03 PM   #12
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Re: How to tow a car AND a boat?

Just because you did it, and it seemed fine, doesn't mean it was. Your Jeep is a little bigger, and a lot stronger than a car. Your schoolie on a tight turn would drag the front tires of the jeep side ways and you would never know.

Again, I drove a Truck with the same wheelbase, overhang, ect. I've seen it happen.

The only way I can think of to correct that, would be a tow bar as long as the overhang on the bus. That would cancel out the swing. But for what the op wanted, this would make the over length problem worse.

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Re: How to tow a car AND a boat?

always this option

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Re: How to tow a car AND a boat?

http://rv-roadtrips.thefuntimesguide.co ... wing-2.php

Hereís what you need to know before you pull 2 trailers behind your RV.

These are just some of the things to keep in mind about triple towing:

Triple towing isnít legal everywhere; every state is different.

There is usually a maximum length requirement, which varies between states.

Backing up with such an arrangement is near impossible; donít even try it.

Donít exceed the CGWR (Combined Gross Weight Rating) of your tow vehicle.

Make sure all portions of your combination have the proper safety equipment in place.

Check your state & local requirements if you must tow more than one... behind you tow vehicle.
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:16 PM   #15
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Just because you did it, and it seemed fine, doesn't mean it was. Your Jeep is a little bigger, and a lot stronger than a car. Your schoolie on a tight turn would drag the front tires of the jeep side ways and you would never know.
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I thought my Jeep was a car (or a tractor depending on how I used it). The front tires track behind the bus. If they were being dragged sideways, wear would have occurred on the tires and they would have been hotter than normal. We kept an eye on the tires of all the vehicles, especially the ones being towed. Of course the only tight turns were in the Benbrook COE (Holiday Park... nice little campground... $28/night for w/e, no sewer just dump station... skoolie friendly of course). David turned the bus & jeep around in the empty parking lot at the boat launch. If the tires had dragged, we would have seen evidence of it in the loose sand/gravel that accumulated on the surface of the pavement. We also would have blown a tire out in a very few miles. How do I know this? Because David put "R"-Jeeps tranny in gear while we were at Benbrook (spent a couple nights there). He didn't mention this to either Stacey or me, so we assumed (never assume) the Jeep was still set up to be flat towed when we pulled out on Monday. From Benbrook COE to the exit where the front tire blew from being towed in gear (tires rolled but with a great deal of resistance) was roughly 20 to 25 miles. Gotta love that there seems to be a Wal-Mart at every other exit! But you are probably right. We can't pull the Jeep 1700 miles behind the bus. Can we pull the single axle food cart behind the bus? I just need to know because if we can't, then we didn't pull the cart over 150 miles on Hwy 380 back in December.




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Re: How to tow a car AND a boat?

then we didn't pull the cart over 150 miles on Hwy 380 back in December....lol

Didn't think that was you guys we seen on the road, it just looked like your bus and food cart going down Hwy 380...
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Re: How to tow a car AND a boat?

I "photoshopped" the pics!
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:13 PM   #18
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Re: How to tow a car AND a boat?

Back to the original point, the Better way of doing it.

Rules for different areas including Canada.

http://www.woodalls.com/articledetails. ... 1195129#AL

Open model.


Closed in model.


Just make the bottom one your boat.

I would also run a single 22.5 tire on each side that matches the tires used on the bus, not them tiny things.

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I just found this.



Where it came from.

http://www.hardcoresledder.com/forums/3 ... ailer.html

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How the heck do you launch the boat?
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