Towing a second trailer behind your Fifth Wheel
is legal in some states and illegal in others.
The States that do allow double towing often have
a restriction on the total length of both trailers.
The only way to know if you are legal is to contact
the Dept. of Transportation or the Highway Patrol
for each state you will be driving in.
Many states limit the second trailer to recreational
equipment — such as a boat, snowmobile, or ATV
Towing a second trailer impacts the weights of
your truck and the fifth wheel hitch on the truck.
Can the truck pull the combined weight?
Many Fifth Wheel manufacturers do not list the
towing capacity of the Fifth Wheel trailer, so
it is hard to find out how much the Fifth Wheel
trailer can pull without doing damage.
Pulling a second trailer behind the Fifth Wheel
presents a whole new set of challenges for the
driver. Backing up is not going to happen. Fishtailing
of the second trailer could be a real challenge.
The second trailer should have brakes, but most
Fifth Wheels do not have wiring for brakes at
the back of the Fifth Wheel trailer.
Below are the states that allow double towing,
but this should still be checked as they apply
different rules to truckers and RV owners.
It can be a challenge if you are pulling a trailer
with your Fifth Wheel across country and then
find that there is a state inbetween that does
not allow double trailering.