How do you tow two cars at once?

The double trailer, although it sounds completely absurd, is legal in more than half of the United States. The entire east coast of the United States prohibits triple towing, but as it moves further west, it becomes more friendly to triple towing. Pulling two trailers or a combination of cars and trailers behind your platform is known as doubles towing. Many recreational vehicles also use the phrase triple trailer in reference to the three platforms that drive in tandem.

In either case, state laws vary and pulling multiple trailers requires serious consideration to operate safely. You'll want to check the legality and requirements of the double trailer in any state where you plan to tow twice. Tow Vehicle — Travel Trailer — Towing: This twin trailer configuration requires a heavy-duty towing vehicle unless both trailers are exceptionally light. And keep in mind that while it may be safe to tow with your car, the car you're towing may not be designed for such activities.

Towing doubles is illegal in many of the eastern states, but western states are available to people who tow doubles. Another option to tow car to car is a tow bar, and you can rent one if you don't already have one. The double trailer creates another connection point that must be inspected and configured correctly for a safe and optimal trailer. Generally speaking, towing a car with a tow rope or chain should be a last resort and should only be done for very short distances at low speed on local roads and motorways.

A popular method of towing a car with another car is to use a towing platform, which is essentially a small trailer. Also, be careful when braking and turning simultaneously, as the tow bars tend to push, which is when the thrust of the rear vehicle pushes the rear of the tow vehicle to the outside of the bend.