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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 12:37 AM
"double" towing in baja?


anyone know if it is allowed to pull a camper trailer behind a pickup and have another small trailer behind the camper with an ATV on it? not sure i have ever seen this in baja, but maybe... thx!
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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 01:23 AM


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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 04:19 AM


I'm not sure if it's legal or not but I think that it might be unwise given some of the roads.
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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 05:39 AM


:o:o:o
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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 07:04 AM
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used to do this regularly. BTW, last heard from enjoying life on the PNW coast.
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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 07:14 AM


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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 07:54 AM


Post when you are driving down. :o:o:o
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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 08:17 AM
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There used to be a guy (still is ?) who towed his boat and Ford Explorer behind his class A motorhome down to Rancho Percebu each year for many years. Given the overall size of the combination, if there were legal problems, it seems he would have been stopped. He did have the appropriate U.S. license.

On one occasion, the Explorer broke loose just north of Percebu, but the damage must not have been serious. He went back and drove it in.
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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 08:34 AM


Perfectly legal in AZ and NV.
Seen many trailer & boat rigs around 53 feet total.
That is a lot of level straight driving around there though.
I'd call for an Uber first and let you drive the Santa Rosilita grade though.




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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 09:26 AM


Any kind of problem along the many stretches with no shoulder would likely cause a big traffic jam. Probably resulting in impatient 18 wheeler truckers on tight schedules using their cow catcher front bumpers to push your entire train into the ditch.
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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 09:46 AM


Towing just one trailer on an elevated, 19 ft. wide road, with no shoulders, is hard enough!

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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 10:55 AM


Hola lobogrande,

starting around 2008 and for a few years thereafter, a friend of mine drove a longbed diesel ford f350 towing about a 35 foot fifth wheel travel trailer with about a 15 foot utility trailer behind that to los barriles from eugene, oregon round trip and didn't have any problems that i'm aware of.

you need to plan where you plan on staying the night at an rv park or where you can do a pull through as it would seem to be be impossible to back your rig up without uncoupling the utility trailer. it seems to be quite a challenge hooking up your third unit unless it's small and easy to manipulate.

buying fuel may be problematic although quite a few pemex stations had their diesel pumps in a separate location either beside or behind the station.

good luck if you decide to do it. also, better check with your mexican insurance company to see if they allow it. you didn't post where you were coming from or going to as maybe it's possible to hook up with someone on this site or another to pull the utility trailer for you, paying for some of their fuel or food or lodging.

if you do find someone, make sure there is insurance for them too and have all your documentation on your rigs and quad.

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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 10:59 AM


My dad use to do it on road trips down to Florida when I was a kid.

No way in hell I'm doing that in Baja.




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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 12:35 PM


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[*] posted on 6-1-2018 at 09:24 AM


I did this in Baja regularly...a fifth wheel and a boat behind. Passed many cops along the way, and cops passed me also.
Double towing is legal here in Baja.

I am not current as to whether one needs a truck-driver's license in Baja, but you did in California.




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[*] posted on 6-1-2018 at 12:08 PM


I think it all depends on your experience, and skill level. Unless you have a good bit of experience driving your intended set-up on US secondary roads, I wouldn't advise going to Baja for the learning curve!

Like 90% of all drivers, I always considered my driving skills 'above average'. A decade ago I would consider driving a combination like that down the peninsula, but a head injury and advancing years has robbed me of the depth perception, peripheral vision and reflexes needed to safely handle such a rig!




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[*] posted on 6-1-2018 at 01:19 PM


As we all know, when things go wrong on TP 1 they go very wrong very fast, and a double-trailer only adds to negative odds. I've doubled here in NM, thought about doing Baja that way and definitively decided against it. Just my two centavos.
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[*] posted on 6-2-2018 at 04:35 PM


well now... that's a whole lotta advice! with a crew cab chevy diesel i will be towing a short li'l 15 foot bumper pull camper and a tiny utility trailer with a medium size ATV on it. have been pulling trailers since i was 16 years old so that makes almost 40 years towing up to 12,000 lbs. this double rif should not be over 4000 so i'm feeling pretty confident.

a friend told me she looked for a year to find a good deal on a quality 4WD ATV. i should be able to have my choice more or less in socal and pay a much lower price than she paid.

plan to get the trailer and ATV in my name before the border to minimize chance of border hassles.

thanks everyone for answering this cusetion importante for me

k tengan un dia muy buenazzo!

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[*] posted on 6-2-2018 at 09:19 PM


if you have driven Mex 1 before and u actually want to tow 50' of chit, go for it, personally, after 35 yrs of driving the baja, less is bessst
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[*] posted on 6-3-2018 at 11:17 AM


i'm puckered just thinking about it. i have towed single trailers the length of the TP hwy a dozen times.
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