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Old 10-20-2007, 06:36 PM   #15
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I think one would have to look up the legal definition of Fifth Wheel in AZ, including whether or not case law had found one way or the other on gooseneck hitches (which is essentially what the
Scamp hitch is, except it uses a smaller ball than a standard gooseneck). I believe the reason the law states 5W is to preclude two bumper hitches in tandem, but that's my opinion.

Roger's advice is right on! Have the papers to prove your point because this is certainly going to be a gray area in some places and if you are involved in an accident that is not your obvious fault, it may save you from being cited and appearing to be at fault.

Some states allow it, some states allow it only on federal highways and within x miles of exits and some states forbid it. Apparently it doesn't fall under the Full Faith and Credit part of Interstate Law.
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Old 10-22-2007, 04:21 PM   #16
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Thank you all for your valued information. Carol, my wife, and I have come to the conclusion that double towing might be more problem than benefit. So, we will take the cap, topper, off of our truck and load as much as possible. We would rather be safe and legal than take a chance of mishap or other problems.
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Old 01-01-2008, 10:00 PM   #17
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Thank you all for your valued information. Carol, my wife, and I have come to the conclusion that double towing might be more problem than benefit. So, we will take the cap, topper, off of our truck and load as much as possible. We would rather be safe and legal than take a chance of mishap or other problems.
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I live in Missoula and here is my rig: 1999 Toyota Tacoma, V6, 5 Speed Manual Trans, 13 foot Scamp, 12 foot Gregor Aluminum boat.

Legal in Montana, and pulls fine, I try to not exceed 60-65 MPH on I-90, 60 on two lanes.

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Old 01-01-2008, 11:36 PM   #18
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And, from our Home Page Album, a pic of Gary's rig.

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Old 01-02-2008, 07:26 AM   #19
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And, from our Home Page Album, a pic of Gary's rig.
Thanks for pulling up the photo Mary--it was on the other computer.
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Old 10-04-2009, 06:54 PM   #20
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Old 10-06-2009, 01:38 PM   #21
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Steve is corrrect - we do NOT have true 5th wheel rigs - they are more of a goose-neck.

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I think the thing to be aware of as you look at your state laws is if there is a description of the hitch mechanicals for the fifth wheel trailer connection. The only fiberglass fifth wheel I've looked at (Scamp 5th wheel) had essentially a ball hitch bolted to the center of the truck bed. This doesn't meet the requirements of many of the states.
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Steve is corrrect - we do NOT have true 5th wheel rigs - they are more of a goose-neck.
The Scamp 19' trailers are Goose-neck.
The Bigfoot 5th wheel, Quantum 5, Perris Pacer 5th wheel, and the Escape 5.0 have true 5th wheel hitches.
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