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  1. My truck is a 2006 chevy duramax so maybe not what you would think of as a commercial truck if that helps. Also, I got my commercial license just so I can tow doubles legally in ca, this isn't my profession so I don't know all the laws and regs. That's why i come here, for some knowledge.
  2. First off, I don't know that it's not legal and I'd like to learn why or why not. That's why I was asking and sounds like you don't know either nutinelse2do. Second, my truck is registered commercial and pretty sure my flatbed is as well. You need a commercial class a to have endorsements so I don't believe you can tow doubles with a non commercial license from California. Third, to double tow in California legally you don't need to have a one ton vehicle. Soooo, back to the question, what do I need to do to be legal to tow doubles in oregon? Dot #'s and everything that goes along with that? I don't understand the recreational vs commercial double towing.
  3. Thanks for replying Chad, especially since you have knowledge of this. What is the difference in the recreational vs commercial doubles? My truck is technically commercial (I think?) as is my rear trailer since it's over 10k gvwr. Not sure if that makes a difference. Appreciate the help.
  4. Sooooo, going back to the question that started this, does anyone have any experience towing two trailers in Oregon or have any suggestions regarding it.
  5. I have been pulled over by both DOT and CHP. I fail to see how in my chevy truck, 5th wheel camper, and flatbed I'm not covered under my cdl. How do you figure? Please explain. Or are you talking about Oregon?
  6. I'm not sure what that means, would you be able to explain further? I got a commercial license to tow doubles since that was the only way to legally do it in California. I don't believe there is any non-commercial license that can include an endorsement for doubles.
  7. Yes, it is legal in Ca. You do need a commercial license, which I have. I've been doing it for about ten years so far and never had issues with law enforcement.
  8. I'd like to go to the sand dunes in Oregon but I tow a 5th wheel and a flatbed trailer behind it with my toys. I live in CA and have the appropriate license and am the correct lengths. I've alwaya heard Oregon and Washington don't allow double towing but as I researched it found that many people do it in Oregon. Do they just hope to not get caught, get a permit, just not care? I'm looking for anyone with real life experience doing this and why it can or can't be done. Thanka for the help.
  9. I'd like to go to the sand dunes in Oregon but I tow a 5th wheel and a flatbed trailer behind it with my toys. I live in CA and have the appropriate license and am the correct lengths. I've alwaya heard Oregon and Washington don't allow double towing but as I researched it found that many people do it in Oregon. Do they just hope to not get caught, get a permit, just not care? I'm looking for anyone with real life experience doing this and why it can or can't be done. Thanka for the help.
  10. Thanks for the responses. I do have the temp probe which is nice when it's freezing out. So maybe it charges at 14.5 volts until the battery is full then it goes in to float mode? That sound correct? Appreciate the help
  11. I bought a cheap solar kit that came with two 100 watt panels and a 30 amp windy nation p30l charge controller. I have four of the costco 6 volt golf cart batteries. It seems to me that this controller isn't right for my setup. I think it will charge my batteries until they reach a certain voltage that I punch in. It came set to 13.8. Will this kill my batteries from overcharging or not charge them well enough? My goal is to not need to plug in my trailer while I'm not using it or on 3-4 day trips. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.
  12. Pyscokev

    Few questions

    Thanks for the info, was hoping you would chime in. If an HDTV is already registered as an rv in another state is it just brought in to ca as an rv?
  13. Pyscokev

    Few questions

    I hope to one day soon have an HDT and I'd like to build a trailer for it. My thought was to get a 53' drop deck trailer and build it for living quarters and a stacker garage in the back. While thinking about it I don't know the legalities of it. How long of a trailer is legal for an RV in CA? I've seen many race teams with this setup and know they aren't commercial but maybe they just aren't getting caught. I do most of my camping at the beach and desert so I wouldn't have space limitations there. Any other reasons you can think to not go this route? I've seen several good Volvo's for sale and was planning on a 770/780 since I could sleep in it for a night if needed while towing a flatbed trailer with my jeep on it. Would an older non-DPF truck that isn't compliant with current emissions be ok in CA as long as it's registered as an RV? Any idea on why the 2004 Volvo 780 in the classified ads isn't selling since it seems like a good truck? Last question is what kinds of costs will increase going from a 2500 Duramax to an HDT? I believe tires are still good for only six years so I'd still be replacing tires every six years even though they have plenty of tread left. Mileage would be about the same I'm guessing since I'm double towing about 18,000 lbs right now. I've heard working on these trucks is easier than a LDT because of space and they are better thought out in regards to getting back on the road. Thanks for any help you can give.
  14. I was given three Deka Solar batteries 8G27 from work because they thought they were dead. They were powered by a solar panel that never saw sun so they were eventually discharged to 10 volts or so. I brought them home and charged them. One of them holds a charge and after resting will read 12.7 volts or so. The other two after a load has been put on them or after resting awhile read 12.3 volts. Am I doing something incorrectly or is the battery worthless? I thought a bad cell would show it around 10 volts so I'm not sure what's going on. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
  15. I have a 26' 1998 5th wheel that I added a hitch to. I tow a trailer that weighs roughly 8,000 lbs depending on what toys go (jeep on 42s, sandrail, quads, ...) I was told that it would never work but I've been doing it six years now. Have a solid hitch built and be smart about it. I always figured that many trailers get beat up pretty badly on the road by inexperienced drivers or people who just don't care that if I think and plan ahead I can take most of the stress off the trailer. Between the two trailers and truck I weigh 25.6k.
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