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Cummins12V98

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Posted: 01/01/20 08:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have double towed at least 7,000 miles in CA with SD plates. Why haven’t I been pulled over???


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Posted: 01/01/20 08:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

I have double towed at least 7,000 miles in CA with SD plates. Why haven’t I been pulled over???

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Had a 1500 ram towing a large fifth and towing a small car like hualer that had a MC in it come into our rv resort a month ago.

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Posted: 01/02/20 09:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Simply do a search "states that allow RV double towing"

Virtually every one shows CA as legal.

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Posted: 01/02/20 11:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It may be a 'qualified' legal in California. That is what I am trying to determine.


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Posted: 01/19/20 03:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Been carrying this for awhile, as we planned to travel there with our trailer/swivel wheel.

California code

Driver Licensing For Double Trailers - Nonresidents

12502. (a) The following persons may operate a motor vehicle in this state without obtaining a driver's license under this code: (1) A nonresident over the age of 18 years having in his or her immediate possession a valid driver's license issued by a foreign jurisdiction of which he or she is a resident, ....

(b) Any person entitled to the exemption contained in subdivision (a), while operating, within this state, a commercial vehicle, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 15210, shall have in his or her possession a current medical certificate of a type described in subdivision (c) of Section 12804.9, which has been issued within two years of the date of operation of that vehicle.

15210. (b) (1) "Commercial motor vehicle" means any vehicle or combination of vehicles which requires a class A or class B license, or a class C license with an endorsement issued pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) of Section 15278.
In summary, nonresidents may tow two trailers with a non-commercial license IF their base state allows it. IF the vehicle is commercial, the driver would also need a valid medical certificate per 12502 CVC.


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Winged One, thanks for that info. That jives with what I was told. I can double tow CA since I am licensed SD and it’s legal there

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Here’s some good news: in many states it’s legal to tow 2 trailers at the same time.

Double towing is allowed in the following states:

Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Mexico
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

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Posted: 01/20/20 08:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Most states do allow some types of RV double tows setups (non commercial).
However...
My state requires a 3/4 ton truck or larger
Some states require semi trailer/trailer (pin then ball trailers) but may or may not allow a GN trailer to be the first trailer
Others require the first trailer to be heavier than the second trailer
ETC/ETC....devils always in the details for how each state codes read/enforced on non commercial combinations.


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Posted: 02/03/20 03:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

frac999 wrote:

Here’s some good news: in many states it’s legal to tow 2 trailers at the same time.

Double towing is allowed in the following states:

Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Mexico
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah


Here's some bad news......

Your list is NOT accurate.....unless it indicates the added requirements for a double tow...[emoticon]

Ex: California requires a Class A CDL (maybe now "only" a non-Commercial Class A) -and- a one ton pickup.

BTW - for those out-of-state folks - usually the CHP is too busy with more important things - than checking to see if your DL is appropriate for the out-of-state plates displayed on your pickup....[emoticon]

However / note: There is NO reciprocity between states for overall length.

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