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Old     (davidggriffith)      Join Date: Sep 2008       06-14-2010, 4:27 PM Reply   
i'm looking into buying a fifth wheel and im wondering what the longest you can be in california ive tried to search and keep finding diffrent answers any info would help
Old     (tims72)      Join Date: Apr 2008       06-14-2010, 4:59 PM Reply   
ive been told it is 85 1/2 ft. and something like the last axle behind the truck couldnt be any further back than 28 ft. i researched it awhile back but my fifth wheel and boat combo is too long. i believe with a 31 ft trailer and a 23 ft boat you should be just fine. also remember that the swim step also counts as overall footage. hope this helps.

Last edited by tims72; 06-14-2010 at 5:01 PM.
Old     (kiko12)      Join Date: Aug 2007       06-14-2010, 7:39 PM Reply   
68' cali 72' nv you also need a r endorsment and a j endorsment if over 10,000 pound or a com. lic.
Old     (hillbilly)      Join Date: Aug 2002       06-14-2010, 7:44 PM Reply   
Pull trlr (5th wheel) can't be more then 28 1/2 feet .............I've heard 70 and 75 as total length's but I'll wait and ask when I get stopped.

And you need a certain classification on your license.

But I have a commercial license so I have triple doubles certification .....So I'm not sure of the procedure to add the class onto a regular license.

I pulled my 25 ft trlr and 21 ft boat a couple weeks ago and it was way easier than I thought it would be ! Also easy to back up with wich I was worried about.
Old     (gwnkids)      Join Date: Nov 2003       06-14-2010, 10:05 PM Reply   
Jeff is correct 75' if the center trailer is 28'6" or less. If the center trailer is longer than 28'6" the length drops to 65'.
Old     (davidggriffith)      Join Date: Sep 2008       06-15-2010, 5:06 PM Reply   
thanks for all info


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