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Old 04-07-2021, 06:05 PM   #1
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Can you legally pull a boat behind your travel trailer in Texas.


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Old 04-07-2021, 06:08 PM   #2
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Yes depending on total length
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Old 04-07-2021, 06:13 PM   #3
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Yes depending on total length
What’s total length
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Old 04-07-2021, 06:17 PM   #4
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65 ft for three vehicle combination.
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Old 04-07-2021, 06:23 PM   #5
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All of this information can be found on the website for the Tx Dept. of Motor Vehicles. Here's a link to one of their online brochures.

https://www.txdmv.gov/sites/default/...h_brochure.pdf

If, for some reason, the link doesn't work, go to their home page and do a search for "Length Limits for Vehicles and Vehicle Combinations."
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Old 04-07-2021, 06:29 PM   #6
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I think I would be over 65. It would be real close. Will have to measure to be sure.
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Old 04-07-2021, 06:42 PM   #7
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Well looks like I’d be somewhere close to 71 feet after measuring all three. Guess I won’t be doing it.
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Old 04-07-2021, 06:48 PM   #8
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71ft is tough and to think you were considering it. You have some big ones. Huevos de la Kruppa es grande!
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Old 04-07-2021, 07:36 PM   #9
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Back in the mid 90s, I was heading back into New Braunfels from Sattler on 306. I came upon a large diesel pusher RV on the side of the road, heading towards Sattler. It was towing a trailer that had a Jeep Grand Cherokee on it, then behind that trailer, there was a trailer with two expensive Harleys on it, then behind that, was a boat on a trailer.

The reason it was on the side of the road, it had a fire, that started in the front of the RV and worked it's way towards the back. Set off three propane bottles, about the time it was completely burning from end to end. Then shortly afterwards, the Jeep caught on fire. I really wished I had a video camera, and time to stick around and watch the rest of the show, but I had things to do. So I don't know if the Harleys and the boat went up too. Nobody was making any attempt at disconnecting any trailers. I am sure they was one hell of a insurance payout on that deal.

I have never seen anyone pulling three trailers tied end to end, more so, behind a RV, till that day. I don't know how legal it was, but he made it almost to Sattler, from somewhere, don't have a clue where they were from.

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Old 04-07-2021, 07:46 PM   #10
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Correction on that post, it was a double decker trailer behind the RV, that had the Jeep and the Harleys on one trailer. I think the Jeep was on the bottom with the Harleys on the top. I was sure, I saw the Harleys on fire also. Which I did. I don't know how long that whole deal was, but I am sure, he was probably wishing, he was not pulling those trailers loaded down with toys that day. My may have lost off of his toys, in one afternoon.
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Old 04-07-2021, 08:01 PM   #11
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Well looks like I’d be somewhere close to 71 feet after measuring all three. Guess I won’t be doing it.
. Come on. How many great stories start with “ok, so I was following all the rules....”.
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Old 04-08-2021, 07:47 AM   #12
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I know right!


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Old 04-08-2021, 07:53 AM   #13
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Question is, can you back it down the boat ramp without taking up all 3 lanes of a 2 lane ramp?
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Old 04-08-2021, 07:54 AM   #14
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Pulled a 5th wheel and boat for years. Won a free camping night at koa in Texarkana for the longest rig 72 ft I believe. Never was stopped or measured. Lucky I guess.
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Old 04-08-2021, 07:56 AM   #15
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Its just 6 extra feet. Cant hurt much.
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Old 04-09-2021, 07:53 PM   #16
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I pulled a 32' bumper pull camper with a 12' low boy behind a 4 door 4x4 LWB Dodge from Houston to western New Mexico a few years back for an elk hunt. Overall length was pushing 90' if I remember correctly. Only had to back up one time at a gas station. Way overloaded and dumb but we didn't have any issues. You'll be ok as long as you use a little common sense.
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Old 04-09-2021, 08:28 PM   #17
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Pulled a boat behind a 32' 5th wheel many times. Never measured but guarantee I was over length. Never got stopped and passed many of LEO and State troopers.
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Old 04-09-2021, 08:48 PM   #18
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Question is, can you back it down the boat ramp without taking up all 3 lanes of a 2 lane ramp?
I think the real question is: How far do you need to go?

That would dictate whether or not I rolled the dice on an extra 6 feet or so.
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Old 04-10-2021, 10:53 AM   #19
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As stated 65’ is the legal maximum length. It’s up to you to decide if you are willing to risk it.

I personally wouldn’t that’s why we bought my wife’s vehicle with a trailer tow package.


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Old 04-10-2021, 03:06 PM   #20
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I was at 67 ft going to Colorado, ended up leaving Silverton to Oouray, on the MILLION DOLLAR HIGHWAY with that rig.....holy hell I dont know how I didnt tear off the side of my camper...
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