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    We were on our way home from Bakersfield Raceway on Sunday morning and I see a guy going the other way with an overhead camper pulling two tag trailers. One was a boat and the second was a jetski trailer As far as I know this is illegal in Cali. So what's the deal? Is he a newbie and hasn't been caught or does he just do it till pulled over then unhooks one then recouples in a parking lot when the CHP is gone. It was on the 5. Just thought it was interesting

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    With a doubles endorsement on a Class-A, you can tow any combo as long as the first trailer has brakes.

    EDIT: ....and it doesn't exceed 65 feet.
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    But will they pull you over for no reason just to check and see if you have the endorsement? And whats the deal with pulling a 5th wheel and a tag behind that, same as a tag tag?


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    Quote Originally Posted by vee-driven View Post
    But will they pull you over for no reason just to check and see if you have the endorsement? And whats the deal with pulling a 5th wheel and a tag behind that, same as a tag tag?
    Technically, yes. The fifth will always have brakes, so that part is already handled. Still need a Class-A.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beer:30 View Post
    With a doubles endorsement on a Class-A, you can tow any combo as long as the first trailer has brakes.

    EDIT: ....and it doesn't exceed 65 feet.
    You are right. I didn't think of that scenario

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    Quote Originally Posted by vee-driven View Post
    But will they pull you over for no reason just to check and see if you have the endorsement? And whats the deal with pulling a 5th wheel and a tag behind that, same as a tag tag?
    they are right...the first trailer does not have to be fifth wheel. But to stop you they need probable cause...they would need another reason. I'm sure if you're towing doubles..you'll weave enough for an officer to stop you. But they can't just stop you to inspect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vee-driven View Post
    But will they pull you over for no reason just to check and see if you have the endorsement? And whats the deal with pulling a 5th wheel and a tag behind that, same as a tag tag?
    It's in the way it is towed, 5th hitch vs. bumper pull. The 5th is much more stable. You can only pull a tag behind a 5th wheel trailer in az, with brakes on the 5th. Sad part is you don't need an A to do it. You guys get so screwed in Cali. The DOT is run by a bunch of idiots.

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