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Old 10-23-2013, 09:54 AM   #1
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Jeep on HDV with 5er camper

I am looking into building HDV for hauling jeep and 5er. Would like to get thoughts from experience. +/- 1 year out from full timing.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:33 PM   #2
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Nick, I think you will have to supply a little more detail to exactly want you are wanting to accomplish.
Do you mean you want info on buying something heavy enough to tow a 5er and jeep? What size and weight is the 5er? What's the length? I'm not really sure you can/should be towing a jeep behind a 5th wheel. There would be lots of issues to check into first.
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:50 PM   #3
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Nick, I think you will have to supply a little more detail to exactly want you are wanting to accomplish.
Do you mean you want info on buying something heavy enough to tow a 5er and jeep? What size and weight is the 5er? What's the length? I'm not really sure you can/should be towing a jeep behind a 5th wheel. There would be lots of issues to check into first.
I was wondering if I could build a HDT long enough to tote the jeep wrangler and pull appx 38-42 ft luxury model. I read today that the limiter would be legal length of 65' even though I saw a couple of HDTs set up this way. Wondered if I'm wishfully thinking too much.
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:20 PM   #4
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Nick, in my opinion, you are "really" wishful thinking. Check it out further with your state patrol and let me know the out come.
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:34 PM   #5
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Wouldn't it be safer and maybe even cheaper to buy a motorhome and pull your Jeep behind it?
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:42 AM   #6
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Nick, I don't know if you ever thought/considered a motor home, I was going to suggest it, but I see Mike already has.
Here are some to look at if you are interested.
Winnebago Industries

I'm kind of partial to the Winnebago. We use to own one and it served us well.
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:29 PM   #7
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Nick, there is a couple on the Montana Forum who have a Volvo TV and put their Jeep behind the cab and hook their Montana on the back. They have been doing it for years. So it can be done, as with anything, it just takes the Money.
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:28 AM   #8
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Nick, I've seen boats and single axle trailers being towed behind 5ers. The hitch and your 5er frame has to be capable of towing a 4,000 to 5,000 pound vehicle. Then, like mentioned, length of all attached will need to be within a certain length per State.

I like the idea of mhs4771, where you place a smaller vehicle on the back of a tractor (heavy duty truck) and tow your 5er. I think it's cool!
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Old 03-06-2014, 01:01 PM   #9
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I recently bought a set of golf cart wheels/tores off a craigslist ad. When I went to pick them up, the guy had a Super Duty Dually, 38' 5th Wheel & behind that towed a large utility trailer with his golf cart & harley on board. He said he's never had a problem with the law. This, in over regulated New Jersey!
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:22 PM   #10
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WOW!!
I think I cross my fingers and not talk very loudly about it if I was him.
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:56 PM   #11
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In North Carolina you can not tripple tow. It will get you a ticket
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