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#1 Jason Martin

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:00 AM

I was wondering if it is legal to ride in the 5th wheel trailer we are towing.

#2 HamRad

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 03:14 AM

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Edited by HamRad, 18 November 2011 - 06:26 AM.

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#3 Bill B

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 05:54 AM

Jason - welcome to the forums. - This would probably get a better response in the ' General Topics' portion than 'Marketplace - Exchanges" Just a thought. People are coming to this one to Exchange RV's for whatever purpose.

In the upper right hand corner, there is a search function (google search works a whole lot better though) and if you put in something like "riding fifth wheel" it will bring back 2 pages of prior discussions. One of the topics that I found (we just had this a bit ago - reoccurring topic) is this link - http://www.rvnetwork...=1 . Might want to check it out. Some good stuff there.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 11:34 AM

Welcome to the forum. I believe that the answer to your question is it varies by state. There are some states where riding in a trailer is absolutely prohibited, some you can if there is communication between the trailer and the tow vehicle and some with no restrictions. You will have to check the states you plan on visiting. I know that Auto Club(AAA) has a page in their Triptiks that list the regulations in each state.

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#5 LindaH

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 12:55 PM

Who cares whether or not it's legal? It's a bad idea! I wouldn't let a pet ride back there, let alone a person I loved.

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#6 Earl

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 09:16 PM

Who cares whether or not it's legal? It's a bad idea! I wouldn't let a pet ride back there, let alone a person I loved.

x2 I think it is legal in many states, but why? Noisy, uncomfortable, and in case of a wreck, a goner.



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#7 Bob Cochran

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 10:37 PM

X3 if you have ever seen a 5er or tag trailer after an accident it would not be a consideration. <_<

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#8 ravenmike

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 02:50 PM

I asked the same question last month, the over whelming response was, "Are you crazy? Heck No" ....most wouldn't leave their pets in the back either....

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:17 AM

I'm not gonna tell ya no,but I will say this.

Once you do it,you'll never do it again.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:11 PM

Never rode in a trailer or 5th, however, I let my son drive my coach once while I layed on the bed. That was a very uneasy feeling.
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Posted 16 December 2011 - 01:43 PM

While it may be legal in a few states, I sure would not. In the event of an accident, you have ZERO protection in the trailer.

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#12 Wandering1

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 10:08 AM

In some states, check the state laws where you plan on traveling.
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:13 PM

I saw Lucy and Desi do it once and it worked out great. Lucy did her housekeeping and cooking while on the road so that they had more time to spend together once they got to their destination. Did wonders for their marriage and love life.

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#14 Earl

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:37 PM

I saw Lucy and Desi do it once and it worked out great. Lucy did her housekeeping and cooking while on the road so that they had more time to spend together once they got to their destination. Did wonders for their marriage and love life.


However, that was in a tow behind trailer, not a fiver! Don't think that's legal in any state. LOL

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:12 AM

I grew up trans-versing the US in a back seat of a Buick.
and I got an MotorCoach for this very reason.
however walking or standing while moving is the same as a ship.
one hand for the ship one hand for self.
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#16 Biker56

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 05:29 AM

Yes you can in some states. More allow riding in a pickup camper then a 5th.
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#17 Roadwarrior

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 08:53 AM

I saw Lucy and Desi do it once and it worked out great. Lucy did her housekeeping and cooking while on the road so that they had more time to spend together once they got to their destination. Did wonders for their marriage and love life.

hmmmm a trailer on a set is a lot different than one being really towed.
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#18 Pensauncola

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:34 PM

hmmmm a trailer on a set is a lot different than one being really towed.


You mean Lucy wasn't really going down the road? Next, you'll say there's no Santa Claus or Easter Bunny.

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#19 Roadwarrior

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:52 PM

You mean Lucy wasn't really going down the road? Next, you'll say there's no Santa Claus or Easter Bunny.

considering I am addessed as Santa by kids, why would you say that. :P
I still have not how we get easter eggs from a bunny. :lol:
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#20 Kirk

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 05:05 PM

Ditto here also


If it happens to fill with CO from the truck's exhaust you may go back when you stop find all of your passengers asleep. Permanently! :huh:

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