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Due to low payload I cannot put the golf cart in the bed of the truck while towing my travel trailer, like I could with my previous truck (Titan XD Cummins). Before that truck I pulled with a ford excursion and double towed a small trailer behind it. Was very pleased to see this set up work well with the EcoDiesel. The mpg are actuals from this trip. Roughly 200 miles round trip and never unhooked, so no unloaded drivin between.
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Using a ProPride hitch, and keeping speeds between 55-62 mph. That’s just where the truck runs best with this set up. Anyone else towing like this?
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Due to low payload I cannot put the golf cart in the bed of the truck while towing my travel trailer, like I could with my previous truck (Titan XD Cummins). Before that truck I pulled with a ford excursion and double towed a small trailer behind it. Was very pleased to see this set up work well with the EcoDiesel. The mpg are actuals from this trip. Roughly 200 miles round trip and never unhooked, so no unloaded drivin between. View attachment 92020
Using a ProPride hitch, and keeping speeds between 55-62 mph. That’s just where the truck runs best with this set up. Anyone else towing like this? View attachment 92019
Maybe a silly question as double towing is illegal in Washington and I have no experience with it, does the back trailer reduce the tongue weight significantly or have no effect.I see you have a pretty good sized generator perched right up there too!
 
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Maybe a silly question as double towing is illegal in Washington and I have no experience with it, does the back trailer reduce the tongue weight significantly or have no effect.I see you have a pretty good sized generator perched right up there too!
Its legal in Texas. The second trailer does not appear to produce any additional sway. I think the ProPride hitch helps a lot, but also the weight balancing as you mentioned. The generator is roughly 100 lbs and the mount it is on was about 100.
 

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That looks like a really nice rig, and great MPG for what you're pulling.

As others have said, I thought it was only legal if the first trailer was a 5th wheel. But if it's completely illegal in Washington, and perfectly legal in Texas, then maybe the 5th wheel rule is specific to some states. Since there seems to be some variation in the rules, do you generally stay in Texas or have you ventured into other states?

I recall one other post (i think in the towing thread) of someone double towing with an EcoD, pretty sure theirs was a 5th wheel and way overweight for the truck.
 

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Think there are a few states where a double tow is legal but only on interstate roads or the like. Never see that except behind fifth wheels in the East. Illegal.

What you need is to buy a toy hauler RV. Put the cart inside the toy hauler and enjoy.
 
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