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RE: Who Double Tows With Your Motorhome

Been towing double for many years and it is legal in over 39 states, just not some of the nanny states back east. Even OR says under certain conditions it is legal. What conditions is it legal to double tow in Oregon? Please provide something to back up such conditions. I called Oregon DOT last summer and was told double towing even if the first trailer is a 5th wheel was not legal. Maybe Oregon is ok as long as you stay on the major highways when just passing thru state..
timmac 04/20/14 10:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Who Double Tows With Your Motorhome

Last I looked in CA (last year) you need a commercial class A license with medical certificate etc. to tow double. I assume you need equivalent license from NV. I believe your equipment would be legal on most roads but certainly restricted on some due to curves. No special license needed in Nevada to tow double as long as I am under 70 foot, as to Cali law it states on Cali residents need the special endorsement on Cali license to double tow, out of state drivers are legal if its legal in their state to double tow without special license, but I do need the medical certificate for Cali only, that's how I read it, but 20 people read it and you get 20 different answers.
timmac 04/20/14 09:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Who Double Tows With Your Motorhome

The problem with the California double tow law is that very few understand it, even some highway patrol men don't know how the law goes, its dame confusing, maybe I should go into Cali and see if I get a ticket and challenge it in court and see how a traffic Judge views the law than we will know for sure, till than its up in the air, as to all other 49 states it clear in the writing of the law.. Why is Cali so confusing in their laws, even many truckers have gave up going into that state..
timmac 04/20/14 09:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Who Double Tows With Your Motorhome

As far as I know your not legal anywhere in the Us. Really, and you know this as fact.. Try checking the laws before making such a broad statement..
timmac 04/20/14 09:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2005 Fleetwood Bounder 34F installing ceiling Speakers

Explained improperly , it is 6inches from ceiling to roof per Fleetwood specs ,but does not mean it is solid void . I assume there is probably 2-3 inches(hopefully insulation)after that unknown , at least to me. I myself would not cut into the ceiling, but if you must than go ahead, running the speaker wire thru the ceiling is not going to be easy, I have a Bose sound box and that fills the whole rv with sound and no need to install speakers through out rv..
timmac 04/20/14 05:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dumping at Michigan State Parks

As long as they have a dump your good to go, no fee. Should the OPer just call the State head of all campground host to get the answer, why ask others for this info, it could be wrong, Right.. ;)
timmac 04/20/14 05:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Who Double Tows With Your Motorhome

It's simple. Do you want opinions or do you actually want to be legal triple towing? If so you can call the cops or they can write you a fat ticket. You decide. Try that analogy when you get pulled over. Try calling the state on double tow laws and see where that gets you, beside what phone number, on another rv forum 2 people called the Cali highway patrol, one officer gave the wrong info and the other did not understand the new Cali law on double tow, just asking others that do the same and how has it been, I am legal so far as I know in Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and Texas.. :R
timmac 04/20/14 05:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Who Double Tows With Your Motorhome

I didn't post your link, you did to correct someone else. All your going to get here is opinions and maybe correct answers. Wise thing for you if your really concerned is decided where you'll be traveling and contact the authorities in that state and any others you drive through. That way you should have piece of mind. Yea OK got that, than we should not post about tires either, should just take the tire salesman's word as fact that the tires are good quality.. :B
timmac 04/20/14 05:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Who Double Tows With Your Motorhome

Opps :)
timmac 04/20/14 05:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Who Double Tows With Your Motorhome

Don't know about other places butin Mi. you will be ticketed unless it is a 5th wheel. Yep saw that on the link, one of the 4 states that says the 5th wheel must be the 1st trailer, I just don't know why either..
timmac 04/20/14 04:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Who Double Tows With Your Motorhome

You posted your link, isn't that enough? One thing for sure is your a target for attention on the freeway. Surely hope you've crossed your "T's & dotted your "I's" with everything else that goes along with it. I'd be more worried about being within the weight capacities of your rig, tires aired properly, lug nuts checked, maintenance up to date on all towed and towing vehicles, all tires are in good shape, etc. Do you have a TPMS for all your tires? The link is just a general guide as it states in link, why am I not allowed to ask about others doing the same, what's the sense of this forum if the links are enough, and yes I am under my towing weight limit, boat/trailer and Jeep together weights under 5000 ibs, maybe under 4500lbs..
timmac 04/20/14 04:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Schwintek Slide slides out while driving

I hope the OPer gets your slide out system fix and in good working order, but as to the Schwintek Slide systems to many problems I have heard here and on other forums, I think RV makers need to stay with the tried and true Power Gear slideout systems that have been is use for many years.
timmac 04/20/14 04:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Who Double Tows With Your Motorhome

Thanks AKsnowcampers, I will remove Alaska off my list of states to double tow. Oregon and Washington is also a no double tow state.
timmac 04/20/14 04:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Who Double Tows With Your Motorhome

I'm not sure the reason for the question if you don't want anyone to respond. :? Just looking for others that do this and how has the outcome been with police and state laws, its legal in many states and have seen some doing it, I am new to this and only done it in Nevada where I am legal to do so.. Its summer time around the corner and time for boating and traveling and trying to avoid issues with the state troopers..
timmac 04/20/14 04:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Who Double Tows With Your Motorhome

but jeep is not a trailer so it is illegal So all of us thousands of flat tow Jeeps behind our motorhome is illegal ??, show me where this is stated.. As to any two trailer combo does not mean it has to be a actual trailer, flat tow car/jeep is classified as a trailer in the state law classification..
timmac 04/20/14 04:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Who Double Tows With Your Motorhome

Towing laws as per state.. http://www.readybrake.com/state_laws.html
timmac 04/20/14 04:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Who Double Tows With Your Motorhome

Yeah, sounds kool but you will be illegal in many states. As stated first hitch has to be a fifth wheel. Be careful out there. Actually only 4 states say the 1st trailer must be a 5th wheel, all others that allow double tow say any two trailer combo as long as its under the state length law, in Nevada its 70 foot max, in Utah its 65 foot max any two trailer combo no special license required.. And what I don't get about the 1st hitch 5th wheel law is that 5th wheels are not really setup at factory to tow, you must make the 5th wheel to tow, my Jeep has the DOT cert to tow up to 2000lbs but the 4 states that say no is a old law that needs revised, its just plain stupid, I can see all the way back to my boat motor with onboard camera.
timmac 04/20/14 03:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Who Double Tows With Your Motorhome

My understanding of the law in California is that to double tow, the first trailer must be a fifth wheel. Which means you must be towing with a truck. Also, I was told that a few years ago the law was changed so now a Class 1 license is required to double tow. Well if you look at their new revised law on double tow it does not mention 5th wheel at all, its says any two trailer combo, also out of state drivers are legal if my state allows on my license to double tow and they do, only thing is must be under 65 foot and have a truck drivers physically exam paper with me, that's how I read it, only Californians need the new class a license.
timmac 04/20/14 03:49pm Class A Motorhomes
Who Double Tows With Your Motorhome

I just set my motorhome up to tow double, I now flat tow a Jeep and a 13 foot inflatable boat/trailer that is hooked to my Jeep, my whole setup from front of motorhome bumper to back of boat is 64 foot and 4 inches, just under the 65 foot law for most states. Just wondering about others that do this with your motorhome, any issues with police/highway patrol. How about California double tow law, I have a hard time trying to figure out their new law on this, am I legal there or not. Maybe next time when I go to the lake I will take a pic of my setup and post it here.
timmac 04/20/14 03:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Walmart Wouldn't Fix a Flat

Same here in Vegas, wallmart/sams club, discount tire and many other tire chain stores no longer work on motorhome tires or even install new motorhome tires, one person told me the insurance was to high for employees to handle heavy truck/motorhome tires, to many issues with explosions, weight and such.. Its the insurance companies causing the problems, same with my janitorial business here in Vegas, to work at my many HOA contracts I now have to have a 1 million dollar liability on each work van as also a 1 million dollar business liability, all just to clean a toilet.. {this took effect 2 years ago}
timmac 04/20/14 03:22pm Fifth-Wheels
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