Can I pull a boat behind my camper?

Posted on: September 10, 2021

Probably. You can use a pickup to pull a bumper hitch or 5th wheel camper, with a boat behind the camper. The total combination from front bumper to the rear of the boat, including the motor, cannot exceed 75 feet, and the rear trailer including the load, cannot exceed 24 feet. There are some other hitch and weight provisions, so please see the full statute link below. Please be aware that different states have different laws on this type of combination. Some allow different lengths, some may not allow it at all. Please check with individual states before making your trip.

The full text of the law can be found at SDCL 32-22-12.1