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Double towing - anyone else doing it?

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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鈥檚 just where the truck runs best with this set up. Anyone else towing like this?
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used to tow a double pretty regular with my CTD (camper and bass boat), but have not needed to with my Eco, nice camping setup you got there though (y)
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used to tow a double pretty regular with my CTD (camper and bass boat), but have not needed to with my Eco, nice camping setup you got there though (y)
Thank you. We don鈥檛 like traveling without the cart.
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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鈥檚 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.
I thought the first trailer needed to be a 5th wheel for double towing, or at least recommended.

What does your golf cart weigh?
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I thought the first trailer needed to be a 5th wheel for double towing, or at least recommended.

What does your golf cart weigh?
Its required to be fifth wheel in AZ .
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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.
I鈥檓 within the weights. Right around 8k all in. It鈥檚 a gas golf cart so only 600 lbs companies to a battery one which is about 1,000. The only requirement in Texas is under 65 total length and I鈥檓 right at like 63.
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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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I'm going to be hauling duals this year. 4500lb dry 5th wheel and 8x5 trailer with quad behind. In Canada only a few provinces allow it and never with bumper pull. The issues with bumper pulls are exaggerated when pulling tandems. I would only ever do it with the first trailer being 5th wheel as they don't suffer from sway and pull so much better.
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