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By Bryan Locke (gwnkids) on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 - 7:46 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Check this out.


By Chris Walker (redsupralaunch) on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 - 8:17 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Hi Bryan! Great pic. Can I play too!

By Charles (chas) on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 - 8:58 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
here is home away from home

By SoCalrider (magellan) on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 - 9:14 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Is that legal? I guess it is but I thought you couldn't have two trailers..
By Bryan Locke (gwnkids) on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 - 11:56 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
You right but a 5vr is not a bumper tow. As long as your under the GVW and length requirements all is good and no more lumpy smelly hotels.
By Karl Hartman (shredhead) on Thursday, December 23, 2004 - 8:15 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I'll bet backing up is a challenge.
By Craig Cox (wakedoctor) on Thursday, December 23, 2004 - 8:56 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
you don't back up, you just go forward. personally i wouldn't have my 30k + boat that far behind me.
By Bryan Locke (gwnkids) on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 9:08 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Hey Charles, whats the overall length of your rig? My wife would love more room, like your bedroom slide. But the law says 65' and we are at 63.8' now.
By Charles (chas) on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 2:18 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
it is over 70'. We don't go very far with boat in tow, back roads are not to bad going up to the lakes, but the CHP are harder to get around on the interstate.
By Robert (ag4ever) on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 10:44 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Here is a shot of someone pullin a MB Sport boat behind his Wildwood 5er and his superduty.


You can go here for more details about towing double.


By Bryan Locke (gwnkids) on Monday, December 27, 2004 - 9:54 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Found some info on the CA DMV site. If I read this correctly the length for doubles is 75'.

Length Of Vehicle/Loads—Combination Vehicles
In a combination of vehicles, auxiliary parts or equipment which do not provide space for carrying a load or are not used to support or carry the vehicle may exceed the single vehicle length limit, but the combination may not exceed the length limit for combinations.

An articulated bus or trolley coach cannot exceed a length of 60 feet.

A semitrailer being towed by a motor truck or truck tractor may exceed 40 feet when certain conditions are met. (VC §35400b[4])

A combination of a truck tractor and a trailer coupled together shall not exceed a total length of 65 feet except as provided in VC §§35401 and 35401.5.

A combination of vehicles consisting of a truck tractor, a semitrailer, and a trailer cannot be longer than 75 feet, providing the length of either trailer does not exceed 28 feet 6 inches.

If posted, cities and counties may prohibit a combination of vehicles in excess of 60 feet in length on highways they control.

Other exceptions can be found in VC §35401.5. Extension devices are allowed with restrictions. See VC §35402.

The load length on any vehicle or combination of vehicles may not be more than 75 feet long measured from the front of vehicle or load to the back of vehicle or load.

By Steve (kingskrew) on Tuesday, December 28, 2004 - 1:08 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
This is the from above (on ag4ever's post)
By Bryan Locke (gwnkids) on Tuesday, December 28, 2004 - 7:51 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Steve - Nice setup
By Duane (nvsairwarrior) on Tuesday, December 28, 2004 - 9:05 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
way nice.
Is a special license and test required?
I know trucks do this but I'm trying to imagine passing through a small town like Oakdale, or even Modesto on the way to a few Sierra foothill lakes. Seems like it would be very tricky.
I'm guessing on the trailer but are we looking at about $150K?

By Chris Walker (redsupralaunch) on Tuesday, December 28, 2004 - 4:15 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Its been a few years since I researched it but where I trailer in IN, OH, KY, and TN - 65 feet total length is max and does not require a special license, unless you use a commercial vehicle.
By John Hovde (mastercraft7100) on Wednesday, December 29, 2004 - 9:17 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
FORD is the King of Trucks
By SoCalrider (magellan) on Thursday, December 30, 2004 - 7:18 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Great, thanks John.
By ryan (powerstroke) on Friday, December 31, 2004 - 7:01 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
By Steve (kingskrew) on Saturday, January 01, 2005 - 11:19 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Wish that was mine Bryan!! I grabbed the pic from an above link.
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