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Old 09-01-2014, 09:01 PM   #29
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I have a Class 1. It is good for any and all vehicles up to and including the legal limit and combinations allowed on the highway. However it is not good for my motorcycle. Another endorsement for that.

Double towing in our jurisdiction is only allowed if the first trailer is attached by a locking king pin. Ball hitches are not allowed on the first trailer.
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:26 PM   #30
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What about a Blue Ox coming off the MH and then a ball hitch behind the toad pulling a boat ?
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If you checked the drivers I am about 100% sure you would find they were from Mexico, had been a auto auction and where headed back to Mexico with their new found treasures! We see that all the time on I-20 and I-10 from DFW area to directions headed to Mexico.

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As you said some states are different. Not 70 feet but reference "double towing" as they call it. In May this year I was heading east out of El Paso, TX and saw a pick towing a car with a tow bar and the towed car was pulling a car with a tow bar. Saw two of those within five minutes but the second one was a sedan pulling two cars. I haven't seen that anywhere before.
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This past summer I needed our 4 wheeler and the toad at a boy's camp in Southern Missouri. I towed the Ford Flex 4 down and an enclosed 10 ft trailer with the 4 wheeler to and from without a problem. We got a late start leaving home and decided to leave late one afternoon and drive a few hours. Got close to Sherman, Texas and DW called a RV Park for an 80' slot and they had one, so we stopped for the night. We did not have one foot to spare in the rv space!
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You guys that rely on your CDL to cover you towing double with your RV
must know something about the CDL I don't. My understanding of a CDL is it is a Commercial Drivers License and is only valid when driving a commercial vehicle. It has no standing otherwise. I have had a CDL for 40 years and have had MANY contacts with commercial enforcement officers and they all said the same thing. Not valid driving a non-commercial vehicle.

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Jim, I was in the trucking business for many years, but not as a driver. I believe what you're trying to convey that others are missing, is that just because you have a CDL to double tow COMMERCIAL vehicles while on the job, that privilege does not apply to double towing personal recreational vehicles.

Of course your CDL would be valid to tow any legal combination of personal recreational vehicles.

Please correct me if I'm misinterpreting what you meant.
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You guys that rely on your CDL to cover you towing double with your RV
must know something about the CDL I don't. My understanding of a CDL is it is a Commercial Drivers License and is only valid when driving a commercial vehicle.
It has no standing otherwise. I have had a CDL for 40 years and have had MANY contacts with commercial enforcement officers and they all said the same thing. Not valid driving a non-commercial vehicle.

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Nope. You are only allowed to possess one driver's license. If you have a CDL you are not allowed to have a state issued license too. A CDL is valid for driving a non commercial vehicle and a commercial vehicle as long as you carry a valid medical certificate when driving the commercial rig. The CDL is valid up to the license limit (Class A or Class B) as modified by the endorsements on the rear.
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What about a Blue Ox coming off the MH and then a ball hitch behind the toad pulling a boat ?
Not familiar with a Blue Ox. Is it a locking king pin?
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Not familiar with a Blue Ox. Is it a locking king pin?
The Blue Ox is a tow bar that fit directly into the receiver hitch. no ball hitch connection as it has bushing joints.
And To answer the question it is not legal and as stated, first connection must be fifth wheel locked king pin, second can be ball hitch and all must have brakes and total length must be under your home license state length laws.
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I am 75' long and have not had any problems. We call ahead to find a campground that can handle us. Always found one. However, there is that nagging thought in the back of my mind, what do I do if stopped. Legally, I could be forced to unhook and have a shorter vehicle tow the trailer. That would not be a good thing. Never go into CA or possibly some eastern states. Fortunately, our travels take us through mid-west and western states that are more RV friendly.
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The Blue Ox is a tow bar that fit directly into the receiver hitch. no ball hitch connection as it has bushing joints.
And To answer the question it is not legal and as stated, first connection must be fifth wheel locked king pin, second can be ball hitch and all must have brakes and total length must be under your home license state length laws.
Thanks for the information about the Blue Ox.
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