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Old 12-04-2016, 06:42 PM   #11
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Yes, I'm sure that would be the only way to find out for sure.
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I looked into the Idaho Tote and similar Totes that literally attach to the rear of the trailer and have one or two swivel wheels. I was thinking that something like this would work to haul my ATV... Wellll, I called a couple of the companies and they both told me that they would not install, nor should these be attached to a tongue-pull trailer; they said they would increase whip and could cause a control loss issue. I am assuming that unless your rig was designed and built to tow doubles, you could also fall into this category...

Eagle, you pulled park model trailers and obviously used a much heavier TV than a pick-up... any comments on towability of doubles with even a 1 ton pick-up TV???
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Adding an Idaho Tote or similar loaded with an ATV of ?? pounds would reduce your tongue weight due to added weight on the very rear. Also unknown if the trailer frame could sustain the added weight.

When towing mobile homes up to 16 feet wide and 85 feet long, I drove a special made mobile home 'toter' designed specifically for that purpose with a very high GVW rating.

UPS tows doubles with a single axle tractor with a 5th wheel plate...and pintel hitch to the 2nd trailer. I've heard they are very unstable in windy conditions and horrible to control on ice. A tractor w/dual drive wheels would be a great advantage. I've seen the UPS tractors w/two trailers behind in the wind and they weave back and forth like a snake going down the road.

I've never towed doubles and don't care to which is the reason I purchased a toy hauler. Pulling one trailer at a time is enough.
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Hi Eagle,
The totes connect via a hinge mechanism... The particular one shown is not of choice, but helps explain to others...
The hinging mechanism, in this case, is the aft "pins" that connect the tote to the RV... This particular model has a single swiveling wheel; because the connection doesn't swing side to side by itself, it is considered part of, or rather an extension of the RV that is hinged up and down. This model used a single 2" connection "Tow Bar" to the RV trailer hitch... I would have used two connections, one at or close to each end of the "Tow Bar"...

Depending on the location of the wheel/s, a portion of the weight is carried by the wheel... It looks good on paper and in talking to several people that used them on the back of an RV or 5th wheel, they had noting to say but good.

On a tag-along Trailer, the story shifts and the manufactures of the companies I called, would not install them on these Trailers.

I built a lot of machinery and to drag a swivel-wheeled wheelbarrow, carrying an ATV, motorcycle, etc., behind my vehicle, I would have two bearinged connection points, two connection points to the RV, and two larger wheel assemblies.
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Welcome! Are you going to tow the boat and the trailer at the same time? Wow!
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LOL, Dan. I had to read it twice, too. He meant BOAT trailer!
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