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Old 06-25-2016, 01:12 PM   #29
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I did a quick look at the CA rules and found a page that said the only restriction on double was the hitches had to be of sufficient capacity for what they were towing.

Other jurisdictions I looked at specify the first hitch must be a 5 wheel pin.
Gordon, would you mind sharing the link you found? I'm(and others might be) interested in reading that info.

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I have an email saved from Valley division of CHP that answers the question i asked about pulling two bumper pulls. What Gordon said is right that hitches need to be sufficient to pull the weight and not to exceed 65ft in length. I too have a Class A cdl and try to keep up on the regs that apply to what i do.
Valley Division is who I was communicating with (about 5 years ago). The email he sent me was a complete contrast to your email. Had I known that there would be different information from the Authorized Source, I would have saved a copy of my email. Do you carry that 'Golden Ticket' Email with you when your traveling with your doubles?


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doubles max length in Cali is 75'.
The CHP Commercial Supervisor stressed that my setup be no longer than 65' from front bumper to the rear of last trailer. IDK, but me thinks the 75' is for Truckers not RVers.
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Never seen doubles in Cal without one being a fifth wheel. I did see a guy with a van pulling a trailer and 2 boats on a back road in Tennessee. I almost fell off my bicycle and wasn't able to get a picture.
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[QUOTE=r___r;3131909]Gordon, would you mind sharing the link you found? I'm(and others might be) interested in reading that info.
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CA Codes (veh:29000-29009)

29003 is the relevant section. This is as far as I looked. Double towing does not affect me so extent of interest.
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CA Codes (veh:29000-29009)

29003 is the relevant section. This is as far as I looked. Double towing does not affect me so extent of interest.
Yes, as doubles won't interest you or most here, that's still a good quick search find. Thanks for the link.

I read a little further and think that NevadaNick might find 29007 (f) interesting.

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Some great feedback here, thanks all. Decided to get the trailer and the journey starts mid September, west to Calgary (from Windsor) then south to Utah then Nevada then California for Christmas. Then east and finally north back to Canada re: the six month out of country requirements. Excited and apprehensive as well. Jimmy B
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I came across this PDF document which I have attached entitled Federal Size regulations for Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV).

Look at Page 11 which references Figure 16, Recreational Vehicles.

These regulations are in effect on the entire Dwight Eisenhower Federal Interstate Highway System.

However, when not driving on the Interstate Highway System then each state has authority over their state highways BUT still as they pertain to Recreational Vehicles NOT commercial vehicles unless of course you use your recreational vehicle for commercial purposes which some people do.

You would need to research EVERY state to see what regulations they have specifically for recreational vehicles. An example would be CA that prohibits 45 foot recreational vehicles on certain highways.

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