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By Trevor Dean (drilldaddy78) on Friday, July 17, 2009 - 4:15 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Im looking to get a 5th wheel and am wondering what size I need to get to be legal in Ca. I have a V-230 ill be pulling behind.
 
By Jim Zarin (jimmy_z) on Friday, July 17, 2009 - 4:50 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I believe 65' combined length is the max.
 
By Bryan Locke (gwnkids) on Friday, July 17, 2009 - 5:31 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
You can go up to 75' if the center trailer is less than 28'6".
Here is my set up and I am right at the 75'. Remember you need a full class A with a doubles/ triples endorsement. It is the only way to go our mobile condo is always set up and ready to roll. The next trip is Pine Flat.

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By Trevor Dean (drilldaddy78) on Friday, July 17, 2009 - 5:34 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Thanks for the info. Ive been looking into the class A
 
By Bryan Locke (gwnkids) on Friday, July 17, 2009 - 5:42 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
We moved out of a class A into the 5er.

#1 once camp is set up you have a launch truck plus you have a vehicle to do sight seeing or a store run.

#2 easy launch 4x4

#3 one vehicle to keep up. If the 5er sets for a couple of months in the winter its no biggie. The truck is my daily driver.

#4 we can still tow the Jeep to the desert

 
By David Christman (lfrider92) on Friday, July 17, 2009 - 5:45 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
the question is, can you back it up
 
By Bryan Locke (gwnkids) on Friday, July 17, 2009 - 6:23 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
We made a wrong turn going to Blythe at 11pm down some farm dirt road and had to back up 200 yards tough but do-able it only took 45 min. (dont listen to the GPS).
 
By BL (killyourtv) on Friday, July 17, 2009 - 7:21 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
be careful when you fuel up!! almost got stuck trying to use a regular gas station. backing up in that situation sucked, so many things to hit or miss depending on how you look at it. i now use truck stops only!
 
By Dave (deltadave) on Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 7:01 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Bryan, that's a crazy rig and you have gots balls! Do you also work full time as a semi driver?
 
By evil0ne (evil0ne) on Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 10:00 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
That poor truck.
 
By Kevin K (supra) on Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 10:30 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
That set up is legal in Calif??????????
 
By Bryan Locke (gwnkids) on Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 11:29 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Evil - Duramax / Allison loves it (with a little help)
Banks 6 gun, super cooler with exhaust brake
1000 ft lbs torq trans upgrage
DPF on the shelf

Kevin - Yes it legal but Im at the max length 75' and with a full load of fuel 100# under on max weight. There are a lot of trains out there and its easyer than you think to drive.

 
By nu bu (05mobiuslsv) on Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 11:34 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
"There are a lot of trains out there and its easyer than you think to drive."

Ya maybe in a straight line. I don't know how you do it, that would eat my lunch. Do you ever have to back with that?

 
By Scott (chilidog) on Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 11:43 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
That is so cool!

I was just telling my wife that i have a wierd obsession with getting a kick out of driving vehicles that are loaded down just to see what they can do, Nice setup

what's the key for backing up?

 
By Jeff Hill (hillbilly) on Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 10:35 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
To back up..turn the wheel the way you want the tag(back) trlr to go.

I need to get a hitch put on the back of my fifth wheel so I can do this also.

 
By nEwJ_HoSeR (tinytdubb) on Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 12:00 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Scott I'm sure your wife totally agreed you. lol

"what's the key for backing up?"

I'm going to go ahead and guess confidence

 

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