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yogibear

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california laws regarding 5th wheel weighing 13500 lbs.
« on: February 12, 2018, 01:08:17 AM »
are there any laws regarding towing a 5th wheel in california about 13,500 lbs. for an out of state person just visiting the state. Or any other State. Im from the state of washington.

kdbgoat

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Re: california laws regarding 5th wheel weighing 13500 lbs.
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 06:18:23 AM »
I'll defer to the folks from California, but the only thing I have heard is 55 mph max when towing. As far as license, insurance etc., whatever satisfies your home state is legal in California.
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Kevin Means

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Re: california laws regarding 5th wheel weighing 13500 lbs.
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 10:16:58 AM »
If it's legal to tow your fifth wheel in the state in which you're licensed, it's legal to tow it here in California. Kdbgoat is right... 55 is the max legal speed for towing anything in CA. Enjoy your trip.

Kev
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Yonder

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Re: california laws regarding 5th wheel weighing 13500 lbs.
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 11:03:18 AM »
In case you need further confirmation, I'll give a 'third-it' to the above. I'm a former California motor cop and still go back there regularly for family visits. When we had a 5th wheel (it weighed well-north of 15,000 lb) we towed it all over CA and never considered anything but the 55MPH max speed when towing.  Oregon is the same.
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Seon

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Re: california laws regarding 5th wheel weighing 13500 lbs.
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 03:02:03 PM »
Good luck towing at 55 cuz you'll get run over  :-\.  Semi's are cruising at 65 mph minimum.  When I tow, I just flow with the slow lane traffic and pass when I need to.
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