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Old 09-25-2007, 11:17 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever towed a small trailer with a larger trailer? I have a small popup that weighs about 900 lbs. I plan to haul it behind my 26 foot bumper pull with my Jeep on it. Anyone done this? I have seen it done before but I hope to find some tips and hints that I don’t know yet. Also, both trailers have sway brakes on the tongues.
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Has anyone ever towed a small trailer with a larger trailer? I have a small popup that weighs about 900 lbs. I plan to haul it behind my 26 foot bumper pull with my Jeep on it. Anyone done this? I have seen it done before but I hope to find some tips and hints that I don’t know yet. Also, both trailers have sway brakes on the tongues.

My boyfriend Dan has - 2 times actually --- He drives 18 wheelers for a living though. Here is he # 903-819-0951 -- you can call him tomorrow after 9 am and talk to him about it. He moved me here north of Dallas when hurricane Rita was supposed to hit Houston -- he was driving his dad's Chevy with a Duramax - pulling a 16 ft trailer loaded with a 4-runner which was packed full - then a 12 ft enclosed trailer packed full. It was quite an experience 33 hours on the freeway trying to move here !! I know one thing he will tell you -- get trailer brakes !!
I am sure he can answer all your questions.
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I regularly pull a 25' gooseneck tandem axle with my Jeep behind it on a tandem axle flatbed at 65-70-75 mph down the highway. I wouldn't do it without an anti-sway bar on the Jeep trailer. I'm considering going to dual sway bar sliders.

And I have brakes on all trailer axles and a 4-axle controller.

And I'm thinking of building a little pup trailer dolly thingy (like the 2-trailer fedex or ups trucks use between trailers) to take most of the tongue weight off of the arse end of my camper. That would [technically] have me pulling THREE trailers
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I also have done it, but the difference is that I have a fifth wheel and it pulls much better than a bumper pull. I tried pulling a small trailer behind a bumper puller travel trailer (19') once and it didn't work out. Hook it up and try it out on a non-busy highway and see what you think first. Good luck and be careful. Remember to stay under 65' in Texas, some states have a lesser requirement.
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Check with SAK5 on this board. He pulls a pop up behing a 16' trailer with a truck on it. He seems to have no trouble doing it.

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Has anyone ever towed a small trailer with a larger trailer? I have a small popup that weighs about 900 lbs. I plan to haul it behind my 26 foot bumper pull with my Jeep on it. Anyone done this? I have seen it done before but I hope to find some tips and hints that I don’t know yet. Also, both trailers have sway brakes on the tongues.
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I believe the state law just changed, Sept 1st, to 95' total length.

Just thought I had read that when all the new laws were being put in the newspaper.
Was wondering if triples were going to be running this states hwy.

May have to go look that up.
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It is not a problem but one thing nobody mention is do not even try to back up. You will be cussing and doing more damage than good. Ask me how I know. And if anybody else has heard of the 95' law change post up a link. I have been wondering how to get my 39' camper behing my 24' gooseneck. I think I'll be ok as long as I dont turn right.
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It is not a problem but one thing nobody mention is do not even try to back up. You will be cussing and doing more damage than good. Ask me how I know. And if anybody else has heard of the 95' law change post up a link. I have been wondering how to get my 39' camper behing my 24' gooseneck. I think I'll be ok as long as I dont turn right.

Yes I heard they changed it too but I thought it was 90' -- I know a DOT cop -- I will ask him --- one other thing I know for sure if you have trailer brakes you have to have a brake -away -- that is a law alot dont know about - with my boyfriend driving 18 wheelers we know the laws. Another thing if you are over rated over 5,000 lbs your trailer has to be inspected. I will ask my cop friend about the length -- alot of cops dont know about these laws cause they dont read them --- a DOT cop told me these things.

By the way moneypit -- Dan (my boyfriend) can back anything you want him too -- he amazes me all the time -- but he does this for a living too.
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You can back up. But more than a few feet and it takes the king of coordination to maintain a semi-straight line.
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You can back up. But more than a few feet and it takes the king of coordination to maintain a semi-straight line.


Well I would not agree with that totally --- Dan is in no way the king of coordination -- but he can back the hell out of anything you ask him too. lol
I can back a 40ft no problem - have not tried 2 trailers though -- I will leave it to Dan.
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I pull a 28' gooseneck with 2 rigs on it, behind that I pull a pop up camper. I use a sway bar on the pop up camper. Been doing it for years.
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Idea why not put the pop up on the trailer with your rig. 26ft trailer you should be abell to. hell you can fit two rig on one. if you load them right. Be sitting it sideways and removing the touge.
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Just checked on the dot site and it is still 65'. Has anybody else come up with anything?
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65 ft is limit on lernght, i pull my car hauler and a pop upbehind if, best way for me is with pop up camper brakes not on, to hard to set up so, i used my truck and traailer brakes only, . you get a wander on popup but nothing you can fel. and backing up is next to impossible .
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