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Towing Jet Ski behind boat trailer


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Has anyone ever fabricated a receiver hitch on their boat trailer? Im looking for a way to tow both the bu' and a single jet ski w/o two vehicles. According to a DPS officer I spoke with, it is legal in TX. I just may have to make an extension to keep the tongue of the jet ski away from the wedge and swim platform. Any suggestions or pics?

Thanks,

Brian

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you should be able to weld on a reciever and then make it removable. If it was there all the time the prop would hit it coming off the trailer. I would double check the laws regarding tandem trailers. Usually the first trailer has to be a 5th wheel/goose neck and both trailers will need to have brakes on them. Most jet ski trailers dont have brakes. You would also need to add a wiring harness for the second trailer to plug in to.

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Has anyone ever fabricated a receiver hitch on their boat trailer? Im looking for a way to tow both the bu' and a single jet ski w/o two vehicles. According to a DPS officer I spoke with, it is legal in TX. I just may have to make an extension to keep the tongue of the jet ski away from the wedge and swim platform. Any suggestions or pics?

Thanks,

Brian

You are leagal in Texas as long as the total legth of tow is not over 65'.

§ 621.205. MAXIMUM LENGTH OF VEHICLE COMBINATIONS. (a)

Except as provided by this section, a combination of not more than

three vehicles, including a truck and semitrailer, truck and

trailer, truck-tractor and semitrailer and trailer, or a

truck-tractor and two trailers, may be coupled together if the

combination of vehicles, other than a truck-tractor combination, is

not longer than 65 feet.

(b) A passenger car or another motor vehicle that has an

unloaded weight of less than 2,500 pounds may not be coupled with

more than one other vehicle or towing device at one time. This

subsection does not apply to the towing of a disabled vehicle to the

nearest intake place for repair.

© A motor vehicle, including a passenger car, that has an

unloaded weight of 2,500 pounds or more may be coupled with a towing

device and one other vehicle.

(d) In this section:

(1) "Passenger car" means a motor vehicle designed to

transport 10 or fewer persons simultaneously.

(2) "Towing device" means a device used to tow a

vehicle behind a motor vehicle by supporting one end of the towed

vehicle above the surface of the road and permitting the wheels at

the other end of the towed vehicle to remain in contact with the

road.

Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

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BTW Brian,

"If you're on the shore, then you're sure not me."

For those wondering what I am talking about...

"I'm on a boat" - by The Lonely Island

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On 6/18/2010 at 5:45 PM, rater1979 said:

Has anyone ever fabricated a receiver hitch on their boat trailer? Im looking for a way to tow both the bu' and a single jet ski w/o two vehicles. According to a DPS officer I spoke with, it is legal in TX. I just may have to make an extension to keep the tongue of the jet ski away from the wedge and swim platform. Any suggestions or pics?

Thanks,

Brian

 https://photos.app.goo.gl/NA89aK9wGEeL1E7b7 

I've tried to add photos. Hopefully you can see them through the link.

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