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Old 10-02-2019, 11:21 AM   #1
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Well we are back in the PNW following our mad dash across country from the rally in Goshen to southwestern Idaho to pickup some new toys. I figured I would put this out there in case anyone else is looking to accomplish something similar. I took a very close look at another tote brand that was available at the national rally and the differences are demonstrative. While there is a considerable price difference the construction is night and day. I would say you owe it to yourself to look at all the alternatives.

So here is our new reality of overall length and a little more tail swing to be aware of. After driving back through the Cascade mountain passes I was pretty impressed at how the tow went overall. The optics of the tote movement via the rear observation camera will take some getting use to.
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Old 10-02-2019, 11:35 AM   #2
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Is the electric bike for sale?
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Old 10-02-2019, 11:50 AM   #3
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I kept it simple. I just double tow. It was easy to strength the factory 2" receiver hitch, add a chain loop and wiring. I'm at ~75' overall length when I'm shagging the mess around. It is smooth and there is no sway. I watch the rear trailer with the rear view camera. I know OR and WA don't permit double towing (except the commercial double/triples vehicles on interstates) so the tote as an extension of the main trailer somehow navigates around the law there.
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You are correct the tote is not considered double towing by law as it has two connection points versus a pivot point and therefore does not meet the 49 states definitions within their towing laws. I do not know about Hawaii as I have no intention on taking my rig there. I also added quite a bit of frame reinforcement. I am probably close to your overall length though I have not measured yet. I am legal everywhere I intend to go EXCEPT BC, Canada.
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No they are not sorry. But I may be upgrading my electrical system in which case I may have a Magnum msh-3012 and Midnite Solar Classic 150 for sale. Someone would get a very good package in perfect working order.
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I've only double towed in NV, CA, ID, and MT. No issues in those states.
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I don't think you will have any issues for the most part except on the coasts
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