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fj12ryder

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Posted: 07/17/19 02:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bumpyroad wrote:

I thought that MN allowed a pickup/5er/boat combination only.
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That's correct, and the 5th wheel has a maximum length. My BIL was informed by a Minnesota state trooper that his 31.5' 5th wheel was 6" too long.


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“California allows it IF the first trailer is a 5th wheel and the whole combo is under a certain length.”

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CA Traveler wrote:

Other than a drivers license there is no reciprocity on driving laws between states. Can't exceed speed limits for example. Double towing if allowed in a state may have length restrictions.


While I don't believe reciprocity applies to double towing, it's a little more nuanced than that. For example, I can drive in California without meeting California emissions rules.


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C.B. wrote:

Legal in Wisconsin.

I din't tow a boat. I do tow a enclosed trailer behind 5er.


It should be noted that there are length restrictions. I'm sure yours is fine, your second trailer is pretty short. I've seen a few over the years though that can't be legal.

https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/348/II/08


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valhalla360 wrote:

CA Traveler wrote:

Other than a drivers license there is no reciprocity on driving laws between states. Can't exceed speed limits for example. Double towing if allowed in a state may have length restrictions.


While I don't believe reciprocity applies to double towing, it's a little more nuanced than that. For example, I can drive in California without meeting California emissions rules.
OK good point but if you live or work in CA for some time you have to register the vehicle and that requires passing emissions in many counties. Not all counties require emission testing.

Best to remember the towing speed limit is 55. The worst offenders of this are Californians IMHO. And me as I flow with most trucks at 61-62.


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CA it's legal with endorsement. I can and do double tow there since I am licensed SD. I have double towed thru OR and WA 3 round trips now without issue. I am guessing they don't care since I am licensed SD.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

CA it's legal with endorsement. I can and do double tow there since I am licensed SD. I have double towed thru OR and WA 3 round trips now without issue. I am guessing they don't care since I am licensed SD.
I don't think that the fact you're licensed in SD would mean much if they pulled you over for pulling doubles in a state where it isn't allowed. I don't think reciprocity extends to that particular item.

My BIL was pulled over in Minnesota for pulling a boat behind his 5th wheel, and told his 5th wheel was too long by 6 inches. He was perfectly legal in Iowa, but that certainly cut no ice in Minnesota. FWIW he had traveled up there several other times, with the exact setup, with no stops and no issues.

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fj12ryder wrote:

My BIL was pulled over in Minnesota for pulling a boat behind his 5th wheel, and told his 5th wheel was too long by 6 inches.

By 6 inches? To know, the officer would have had to measure. Who held the other end of the tape? [emoticon]


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DarkSkySeeker wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

My BIL was pulled over in Minnesota for pulling a boat behind his 5th wheel, and told his 5th wheel was too long by 6 inches.

By 6 inches? To know, the officer would have had to measure. Who held the other end of the tape? [emoticon]


I don't think that measuring the length/width/etc. of vehicles is the toughest job a LEO has on the road.
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DarkSkySeeker wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

My BIL was pulled over in Minnesota for pulling a boat behind his 5th wheel, and told his 5th wheel was too long by 6 inches.

By 6 inches? To know, the officer would have had to measure. Who held the other end of the tape? [emoticon]
When was the last time you had a disagreement with a highway patrolman...and won? [emoticon]

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