I finally got an answer about pulling doubles

Discussion in 'LOCAL OKLAHOMA TALK' started by daniel-delarosa, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. daniel-delarosa

    daniel-delarosa New Member

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    I emailed The Department of Public Safety about pulling a boat behind a bumper pull travel trailer. Looks like Im good to go! Although it is going to look funny pulling a boat that is bigger than my trailer, lol



    Re: Pulling a boat and trailer as doubles.

    Monday, October 5, 2009 2:46 PM


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    No as long as the overall length does not exceed 70'
    Captain Craig Medcalf #37
    Troop S Commander
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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: daniel delarosa [delarosa74868@yahoo.com]
    Sent: 10/05/2009 02:45 PM
    To: cmedcalf@dps.state.ok.us
    Subject: Re: Pulling a boat and trailer as doubles.


    Even though the travel trailer is a bumper pull? What if the boat is longer than the travel trailer, does that matter?
    Im sorry to bother you with the questions, I couldn't find any info on the net.
    Thanks, Daniel DeLaRosa

    --- On Mon, 10/5/09, cmedcalf@dps.state.ok.us <cmedcalf@dps.state.ok.us> wrote:

    > From: cmedcalf@dps.state.ok.us <cmedcalf@dps.state.ok.us>
    > Subject: Pulling a boat and trailer as doubles.
    > To: delarosa74868@yahoo.com, delarosa74868@yahoo.com
    > Date: Monday, October 5, 2009, 1:34 PM
    >
    >
    > Yes it is legal in Oklahoma to pull a boat and travel
    > trailer as long as
    > the overall length isn't over 70ft from front bumper to
    > rear of load.
    >
    > Capt. Craig Medcalf #37
    > Troop S Commander
    >
     
  2. fmb

    fmb New Member

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    post a picture when you try this I would like to see just for kicks:big_smile:

    p.s hope you like getting 2 mpg:smile2:
     

  3. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Would this be called a caravan?:smile2:
     
  4. hog223

    hog223 New Member

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    my neighbor got escorted out of washington state for that.
     
  5. LazyBum

    LazyBum New Member

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    Not sure where I got this, but I was always under the impression ya could have a 5th wheel, and a ball hitch, but not 2 ball hitchs... but, you get a OK from DOT, as you said, good to go! Thats good to know
     
  6. bvomark

    bvomark Well-Known Member

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    I use my 2005 chevy 3500 to pull my 27 ft fifth wheel trailer and then the boat behind it. I started with a 14 ft aluminum boat, graduated to a fisher 2072 and now pull my Xpress.

    It works well and is legal in OK. You just have to plan all your moves as there isn't any backing up.
     
  7. lkilleb rew

    lkilleb rew New Member

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    It is legal to pull two bumper pulls in OK, but NOT in TX. In Texas it is legal to pull a gooseneck and a bumper pull attached, but not two bumper pulls. You can pull two bumper pulls in NM and CO.

    I've pulled my single axle popup camper with a single axle ten ft utility trailer loaded with bikes and a quad many times. It is doable, had a blowout on the lead trailer once, it was scarey, glad there wasnt any oncoming traffic.

    Never pull a tandem axle behind a single axle trailer, it is way to squirrely. If both are tandems, it isnt as bad but, it is scarier than two single axle trailers.

    Do not get in a hurry, avoid heavy traffic if you can. Good luck.
     
  8. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    my father in law went the VA over the summer and drove his motor home which is 38' long towing his chevy tahoe with the boat being towed by that, so it was the motor home, tahoe, and 17' nitro boat... :eek:oooh:, now he only did that on the highway, on the back roads he disconnected the tahoe and just towed the boat, i forget what he said the total length was but it was a sight to see
     
  9. biga

    biga Well-Known Member

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    i do it with my 24ft tag trailer and boat.. been to a few gatherings like this .. i am sure there are some pics floating around..
     
  10. biga

    biga Well-Known Member

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    with a little practice it can be done!! i have even backed my boat down the ramp like that before!!:smile2:
     
  11. daniel-delarosa

    daniel-delarosa New Member

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    Got the hitch done. One problem though, to be legal you have to be under 70'. Im at 70' 2":crazy:
     

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  12. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Take yer prop off!! :wink:
     
  13. The Catfish Cowboy

    The Catfish Cowboy New Member

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    Yes, Thats true. Here on the ranch we tend to do that alot. Specially on those long hauls. But it wise to pull the bigger of the two at the back. You can see things better.
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2009
  14. The Catfish Cowboy

    The Catfish Cowboy New Member

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    Thats one hellava rig you got yourself there.
     
  15. baptistpreach

    baptistpreach New Member

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    If you have any welding skills, you just need to shorten the tongue on you trailer a few inches, and you're perfectly legal.
     
  16. kyleco55

    kyleco55 Well-Known Member

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    beat me to it.. i was thinknig the exact same thing.. sure beats tryin to cut straight, and then reweld it strong.. :smile2: