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    Adding a Little Trailer

    Well, just reaching out to get some good experience info.
    contemplating picking up a golf cart, would make sure it is street legal, then adding a small trailer to the back of the fifth wheel to take with us on some trips.
    I understand Sate laws and would make sure we are legal with them, just info on trailers etc.
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    Jeff & Karen
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    JFF&KRN: Not going to get into the legelez here Iím sure youíll get an ear full leaning both ways.
    I will say donít buy one of those inexpensive lawnmower trailers. Shop for a heavy duty single axle utility trailer from someone like Big Tex or whoever. Since the trail trailer pivot is located so far back from your 5íers axles it will take a beating more so than the 5íer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JFF&KRN View Post
    Well, just reaching out to get some good experience info.
    contemplating picking up a golf cart, would make sure it is street legal, then adding a small trailer to the back of the fifth wheel to take with us on some trips.
    I understand Sate laws and would make sure we are legal with them, just info on trailers etc.
    thanks,
    I have pulled my motorcycle behind my 5th wheel for several years, the biggest problem is you can’t back up (at least I can’t!). If I had to do it over I would get one of these: http://www.cruiserlift.com/. Whichever way you go, as mentioned, get a good quality trailer. I have an Aluma, good quality, all aluminum: https://www.alumaklm.com
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    The swivel wheel trailers make for easy towing. Used one for several years to carry the motorcycles before we bought a toyhauler. The main downside is the price, and to a lesser degree, the tail swing. Since they are solidly, loosely speaking, attached to the trailer, they add a lot of tail swing. On the plus side backing up is a non-issue.

    JMO, but I also think LEO's choose to ignore the swivel wheel trailers more often than regular trailers. We traveled a lot in states that don't allow double towing and never got a second glance. YMMV.
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    FYI You can jack knife the second trailer going forward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Rojo View Post
    FYI You can jack knife the second trailer going forward.
    That would take a really sharp, sustained turn wouldn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoopy Frood View Post
    That would take a really sharp, sustained turn wouldn't it?
    Yep. But I've done it.
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    When I started hauling the second trailer I went to a large parking lot and made several 360* circles, never had a jackknife.
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    You would also have to plan ahead and make sure the trailer fits at your campsite, or they have a separate parking area. It would probably make it easier if you put a tow ball on the golf cart so you could use the cart to park the trailer, or at least move it out of the way while parking the 5th wheel.
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    If we do it, we wouldn't really take it cross country, I think, but will plan for all of the above.
    he swivel trailer has been thought of, but not sure if i want to get rid of that much $$$.
    The other thought is just a small enough trailer for it. who knows what I will do. just doing some research and checking right now.
    Jeff & Karen
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