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Old    the_skeptic            02-19-2006, 2:03 PM Reply   
Of you folks out here in Cali., anyone know the law on the total length for your fifth wheel + boat + truck? Is a special license required?
Old    Cory McLean (kikitlo)      Join Date: Jul 2005       02-19-2006, 2:28 PM Reply   
From my understanding you have to have a class A license.
Old    the_skeptic            02-19-2006, 5:54 PM Reply   
This is all I could find... nothing about class A:

35401. (a) Except as provided in subdivisions (b), (c), and (d), no combination of vehicles coupled together, including any attachments, may exceed a total length of 65 feet.
Old    norcalbrdrydr            02-19-2006, 6:42 PM Reply   
From what I read in your post "fifth wheel + boat + truck" makes me assume that you are pullin doubles (your boat behind your fifth wheel) if that's true then you need a class A. Unless you can somehow convince the police that it is for agricultural use. Good luck.
Old    the_skeptic            02-19-2006, 7:34 PM Reply   
Correct, boat behind the fifth wheel. Just trying to find the law where it states you need a class A. I don't mind getting the class A if needed, I just want to see it somewhere.
Old    Jeff Hill (hillbilly)      Join Date: Aug 2002       02-20-2006, 12:56 PM Reply   
You might be able to just get doubles/triples endorsments. You dont need air brakes I have a commercial license but can't remember if you can get 2/3 without a class A?
Old    Joe Mitchell (mitchj)      Join Date: Aug 2002       02-20-2006, 1:33 PM Reply   
You need a class A
Old    Red C5 (peterc4)      Join Date: Aug 2005       02-20-2006, 8:06 PM Reply   
You need a class A with doubles endorsement.
Old    the_skeptic            02-20-2006, 8:38 PM Reply   
cool, thx for the info...
Old    Bryan Locke (gwnkids)      Join Date: Nov 2003       02-20-2006, 10:37 PM Reply   
Peter is right - If the middle 5er is less than 28'6" you can tow up to 75'
Old    scott smith (sherman)      Join Date: Feb 2002       02-21-2006, 3:13 AM Reply   
for all of you that are posting here is the rules I had to get it for pulling my train. dodge 3/4 ton 21 ft 5th wheel and 21 ft sanger. here is the law you can't go over 65 ft and you must have a non commercial class A. for more info go to DMV and ask for a book on RV towing with a 5th wheel I hope this helps. most of the CHP officers dont know the law we had to go to a weight station and ask for the info and than they told me what to ask for at the DMV
Old    Joe Mitchell (mitchj)      Join Date: Aug 2002       02-21-2006, 7:10 AM Reply   
With a non commercial class A using a pick up and a 5r with a 3rd 65 feet max the OTR rules do not apply . 75 feet is for the big rigs .

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