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February 19, 2014

Piggybacking Is Dangerous

Filed under: Motorhomes and Campers — Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am

Over the President’s Day weekend, we saw this double-towing accident waiting to happen.

Piggybacking Is Dangerous from Starling Travel - Don't Double Tow!

This is called Double Towing, Tandem Towing, Triple Tow or Piggybacking and it’s DANGEROUS. It’s not legal in many states and many other states allow it only if you have a special driver’s license. This particular vehicle was towing in Utah, where it is legal with only a Class D license, but that doesn’t make it any less dangerous.

You can find out whether this is legal in your state, or any states you might be driving through here:

There is a discussion about it here:

The best answer to the question came from luckyinkentucky:

It would be a heck of a lot cheaper AND wiser to teach your wife how to tow a trailer, and have her follow you in the minivan or whatever. Sorry, but I think the only people who should be allowed to tow 2 trailers are people with a CDL license.

If you have a boat (or ATVs) that need towing in addition to your camper, be smart and stay away from piggybacking. No vacation or trip is worth the risk to your family.

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