Several people had questions about double towing so I’m going to respond to them from my point of view.
I am not comfortable with the boat attached to the fifth wheel. Jim is very aware of this and he knows that I plan our trips with this in mind. Jim has always had trailers and boats of all sizes and he is totally comfortable driving. In fact, in Montana this is a very common sight especially during the summer. Most of the fisherman double tow.
You definitely cannot double tow in a lot of states especially not on either coast. We are very aware of the rules of each state and we know we can legally tow from Montana down through Idaho, Utah, Nevada and into Arizona. In 2009 we actually towed this way up to Sedalia, MO for Escapade and then back to Montana with no issues.
I am more comfortable staying in campgrounds rather than boondocking when we have the boat attached. I worry about leaving the boat because Jim has lots of fishing gear in the boat. So instead of a leisurely trip down to southern Utah we will be making a straight shot down the Interstate. I’ve found big rig campgrounds that we can fit in along the way so that we don’t have to unhitch the boat.
Unhitching the boat and parking it elsewhere is a pain (not hard – just a pain) especially if we’re only staying for a night. When we get to Utah hopefully the campground will have a place we can leave the boat for the two weeks we’re there.
One other thing – I will NOT drive when we are double towing. We are almost 72 feet long and that is not within my comfort zone.
Tonight we are at the fairgrounds in Spanish Fork, UT. It’s not as nice as the one in Blackfoot but it’s fine for the one night we’ll be here. We’re both exhausted tonight. I started out the day with a migraine (haven’t had one of those in months) and then I helped Jim drive every single mile from the passenger seat as we got through all the traffic and road construction through Salt Lake City. No pictures. Too busy helping drive.
But Skittlez wanted to share this one with you. She got a new harness.