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Can I Tow A Car Behind My Hi-Lo Trailer Without Violating Towing Laws?

by Barry Connell
(Maine)

Is it possible to go from Maine to Arizona with an suv pulling a 17 foot Hi-Lo and a Miata behind the Hi-Lo. if not in what states would it be illegal.

ANSWER Greetings Barry thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.

Barry, I am afraid you are out of luck. There are a few states and Maine is not one of them that allow you to tow a vehicle or another trailer behind a 5th wheel trailer. You are towing a normal ball and hitch trailer, so you cannot tow another trailer behind a ball and hitch trailer.

Even if you were towing a 5th wheel and you wanted to tow a vehicle behind it in the states that allow it, you may not have the proper driver's license to do it. A lot of the states that allow this towing combination require that you have a commercial driver's license with a doubles endorsement. The rules vary by state.

The only alternative you have to bring the Miata along is to have someone follow you in it during your trip. I do not think that this would be a cost effective way of traveling, so I am afraid that you are going to have unhitch from your trailer and use the SUV for your sightseeing trips.

If you are concerned about the security of your Hi-Lo travel trailer when you are not hitched up to it; I would suggest that you invest in a Trailer Hitch Coupler Lock.

If any of our visitors have further information or suggestions for you they can add it to this page by clicking on the Click Here To Add A Comment link located near the bottom of this page.

Happy RVing

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towing doubles
by: Paul

Always take everything you read on the internet with a grain of salt, you can tow doubles, but it will vary by state and weight, but the fifth wheel thing is just plain wrong.

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Tow Ratings
by: Neal and Bev

You can find tow ratings in the links section of the Hi-Lo Trailer Forum at the HiLo Trailer Forums you can also gets lots of technical support and advise from other owners.

Happy Trails,
Neal

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towing a car behind your hi-lo
by: Anonymous

I believe you got the wrong info about towing your car behind your trailer. There are many states that allow it up to a certain combined length. That includes bumper pull travel trailers.
Check RV.netopenroadsforum they had a list of each state that allows it and the max length of the everything. Some states such as Idaho not only allow it but do not require a license upgrade to do so. Hope this helps you.

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