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Offline JR

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Saw a scary one today,,,,,,,
« on: September 04, 2015, 11:44:19 PM »
As many off you know our trucks can tow quite a bit. I have even seen a few pulling doubles, normally a 5th with a boat behind it. Not a terrible thing if you don't go over the GVW "AND" have the proper braking for the combination.

Now with that said the 1st trailer MUST be a 5th/gooseneck type trailer and the 2nd can be a bumper pull. Proper baking for the CVGW is a must and is what CHP will look at most of time.

What I saw today (no picture) and at highway speed was a what looked a dodge, pulling I would say a 25-30 bumper pull trailer with a boat behind that. It was a nice FG type boat too, not a little alum toy. This is illegal and  an accident waiting to happen.

Now in Ca it is also legal to have a passenger in a trailer as long as the trailer is a 5th type and the passengers can communicate with the cab.

There are also MANY other rules and endorsments that come into play, endorsments, commercial or not, length.
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Re: Saw a scary one today,,,,,,,
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2015, 08:09:18 AM »
This was me last weekend. I didn't measure it but I know im over length. I only went 12 miles.
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Re: Saw a scary one today,,,,,,,
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2015, 08:39:20 AM »
JR I've seen those kinds of things too.  Your post made me think.  Braking on the second trailer would be interesting.  I know of no way to do it with electric so I assume it would have to be surge brakes??
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Re: Saw a scary one today,,,,,,,
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2015, 09:54:11 AM »
Boat trailers will be surge only, if anything at all. Under a certain weight, no brakes.


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