You can pull a trailer behind the pop-up camper. Not every state allows towing two trailers or a boat with a trailer.
The states that allow triple towing and those that don’t can be found in the table below. If triple towing is allowed in your state, we recommend you read the legislation carefully.
Some states have limits on the complete length.
In some states, the limit is 70 or 75 feet, while in others it’s 65 feet. In most cases, the second trailer can only be recreational equipment, such as boats, ski jets, or ATVs.
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Can a Car Pull a Trailer Behind a Pop-up Camper?
When you have established that you can triple tow in your state, the next thing you should be concerned about is whether your car has enough towing capacity to pull a pop-up camper.
The towing capacity of your car can be found in the owner’s manual. If you exceed the towing capacity recommended by the manufacturer it could damage your transmission.
You should not tow more than 80% of the towing capacity of your vehicle.
It is a matter of simple math if you know how much you can tow. The average pop-up camper is 2000 lbs, but some can weigh as much as 3,900 lbs.
What Happens When You Exceed the Towing Capacity?
You will not be able to see the effect of the trailer load on the vehicle if you exceed towing capacity.
The car is not destabilized if the weights are evenly distributed and the car is hit from behind. If the weight is distributed poorly on the trailer, the vehicle will lose control.
We emphasize the importance of dedicating the necessary time to properly place the load on the trailer and stop considering it an unimportant process because this could cause a fatal accident on a busy road at a high speed.
The Best Vehicles That Will Pull a Trailer Behind a Pop-up Camper or a Camper with Ease
If you are one of the people who need serious towing requirements from your car, you know that pickup trucks can get the most out of it, even towing more than 10,000 pounds.
If you need to triple tow or transport a lot of people, many SUVs are available.
Ford Expedition Max
With an optional heavy-duty towing package, the Ford Expedition can weigh 9,300 pounds.
Even with the same package, the extended-length version of the Expedition exceeds 9,000 pounds.
Dodge Durango SRT
The Dodge Durango has standard four-wheel drive and a 6.4-liter V-8 engine that has a maximum capacity of 8,700 pounds.
Towing capacity drops from 6,200 to 7,400 pounds with the 3.6-liter V6 or 5.7-liter V8 of the Durango.
Lincoln Navigator L
The Navigator’s top weight is 8, 600 pounds (8,300 pounds with 4WD). The Navigator L has a top weight of 8,400 pounds, with 4WD.
Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban
The maximum towing capacity for the Suburban is 8,400 pounds with 4WD, while the maximum towing capacity for the Chevy Tahoe is 8,400 pounds.
The Suburban V-8 has a maximum towing capacity of 8,300 pounds, while the 5.3-liter V-8 has a maximum towing capacity of 7,900 pounds with 4WD.
The maximum towing capacity for the Armada is 8,500 pounds regardless of the driveline.
The maximum towing capacity of the QX80 is 8,500 pounds regardless of the driveline and it has a 5.6-liter V-8 with slightly more power than the Armada.
GMC Yukon, Yukon XL
The two GM brands that are truck-based are the Suburban and the Tahoe, both of which come with large V-8 engines.
The standard 5.3-liter V-8 has a maximum towing capacity of 8,500 pounds and can be used with 4WD.
The total weight of the Yukon is 8,300 pounds (8,000 pounds with 4WD).
The optional 6.2-liter V-8 engine can top out at 8,400 pounds (8,100 with 4WD) in the Yukon and 7,900 pounds (7,900 with 4WD) in the Whitehorse.
Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV
The standard 6.2-liter V-8 in the Escalade and ESV is the same as that in the previous Chevrolet models.
There is a maximum towing capacity of 8,300 pounds on the Escalade and 7,900 pounds on the Escalade ESV.
Land Rover Discovery
Land Rover’s new three-row SUV, the Discovery, has a maximum towing capacity of 8,200 pounds with a V6 engine.
The capacity has been reduced by about 7,716 pounds with the availability of a V6 diesel.
Toyota Land Cruiser
The Land Cruiser has a maximum towing capacity of 8,100 pounds and is powered by a 5.7-liter V-8 and 4WD engine.
The use of two joints involves having two trailers behind your car.
Significant skidding would have to be taken into account, and some trajectories could be complex if you don’t know what you’re doing.
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