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Old 07-19-2016, 07:13 PM   #29
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Don't get your panties in a wad. If you don't like my message just go on down the road .... take a deep breath and relax.

Rvers haven't been calling it a triple tow very long...just since Towing World came out with with their chart a few years back and opinions expressed by a few new folks to the towing world on this and other rv websites.
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Believe me, it wasn't Towing World that invented that term for what I use it for. But carry on with your hollow mission - I'll leave it alone if you stop trying to correct me.
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Don't come to CA towing ball to ball or over 65ft. Has to be 5th wheel to ball and must have commercial class A to do it. I also believe Oregon doesn't allow doubles at all off interstates.

I don't have a pic but I tow a 5th wheel with a flatbed trailer for the ATVs behind it. 63 ft 6 inches tip to tip. Not a problem going straight or turning but I wouldn't be caught dead trying to back it up. Will be going to a 5th wheel toyhauler in the near future since they make them with 16ft+ garages.


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Don't come to CA towing ball to ball or over 65ft. Has to be 5th wheel to ball and must have commercial class A to do it. I also believe Oregon doesn't allow doubles at all off interstates.

I don't have a pic but I tow a 5th wheel with a flatbed trailer for the ATVs behind it. 63 ft 6 inches tip to tip. Not a problem going straight or turning but I wouldn't be caught dead trying to back it up. Will be going to a 5th wheel toyhauler in the near future since they make them with 16ft+ garages.


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CA regulations only say that each hitch has to be of sufficient strength to tow the trailers. Code 29003: Every hitch, drawbar, coupler or other connection between motor vehicles towing must be securely attached to the vehicle and be strong enough to handle the weight of whatever you are towing.

Here is information published regarding length and towing by state. Good Sam Camping
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I did this and not a single LEO even gave me a look. Towed across Missouri, Kansas to Colorado and back. The toad had brakes and the MH had both 4xdisc brakes and exhaust brakes. Yea, I was a bit long @ 72', but had no issues. On this trip I have a DRW truck, 5th, and a 6x10 trailer behind the 5th. Again, not a single look from anyone.

This is last years trip, again not a single look. You are correct that in SOME states it is not legal. Kinda like my carry permit, If I can not carry in your state, I do not spend my money in your state.

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CA regulations only say that each hitch has to be of sufficient strength to tow the trailers. Code 29003: Every hitch, drawbar, coupler or other connection between motor vehicles towing must be securely attached to the vehicle and be strong enough to handle the weight of whatever you are towing.

Here is information published regarding length and towing by state. Good Sam Camping
I stand corrected. They did away with the 5th wheel to ball years ago. I do know there is a lot of braking requirements as well as commercial DL requirements. 65ft rule still applies.

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Here's one for you. Camped in a pull-through site next to me at Cochise Terrace in Benson, AZ.
And we were a few sites over on the other side!!!
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And we were a few sites over on the other side!!!
No kidding. We were only there for an overnight.
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I stand corrected. They did away with the 5th wheel to ball years ago. I do know there is a lot of braking requirements as well as commercial DL requirements. 65ft rule still applies.

Andrew
Got caught with the same change myself. Hard to keep up with all of the regulation changes. I just wish all of the State and Federal DOT would get together and have one unified set of rules. Make life a lot simpler and compliance easier.
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Here is my old set up!
72ft and severely over weight. Traveled all over tx, Oklahoma, and up to Kentucky and down to Georgia and back across to Oklahoma. No issues except weird looks and people taking pics when I was passing them in left lane in the mountains of northern Tennessee and south Kentucky.
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Does the term apply to dog catchers, crossing guards and building inspectors or just the police?
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