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Old 05-26-2010, 01:06 AM   #1
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Re: Traveling Cross State / Province

man that was the good old towing days! where could youm do that now?
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Old 05-26-2010, 01:53 AM   #2
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I would have to say yes........if your state has say a 45' max length (just grabbing numbers here), and the neighboring state has a 40' max....and you get stopped, you'll pay a fine. Dad used to pull his TT with his boat hooked behind it (the TT) to Florida, he had to bypass a state or two where it wasn't legal.

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In California, you won't get a ticket for that if you are from out of state and it is legal in your state. If you are from CA, it's a no-no.
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Old 05-26-2010, 06:29 AM   #3
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Re: Traveling Cross State / Province

In some states that allow two trailers, it makes a difference if the middle unit is a trailer or 5th wheel. A fifth wheel trailer would be partially supported by the drive wheels of the tow vehicle. Check the link Lorna posted in this thread http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtop...=5982&start=15 under the column "triple towing" for a place to start on looking up the laws. 21 states are listed as prohibiting it entirely.

In some other states:
TV + 5R + trailer OK
TV = trailer + trailer no good
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Re: Traveling Cross State / Province

I know British Columbia ( BC ) does not allow more then 1 trailer at all.
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I forgot, I think it requires a Class A license.
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No problem pulling a trailer behind a 5th wheel in Alberta. See it all the time around here, truck + 35ft 5th wheel + big ski boat. It is just too bad we can't pull them into BC (not allowed to pull two trailers) where there are many great lakes to ski on.
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I think under the rules that cover state to state (& to province) reciprocity laws, you probably can get away with it providing it is legal in the state it's registered in. I'd still check with some kind of authority figure about that. I would however, make sure any writing that lists cities and/or says school bus is at least covered over with black paint...
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Great! Thanks for the info guys!

I have seen what your talking about (Truck + 5th Wheel Trailer + Smaller Trailer) of course had AB plates on it I know that's a no no here in BC, but thats why I was wondering.

The wife and I are going to be using the rig to cross Canada and land in our new home in Ontario (where we may full time it in the bus until we are settled) obviously we are going to have to paint it (Ontario SB Yellow buses are illegal) but it was a matter of when/where. We may as well just paint it before we hit the road (at the very least primer it).

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Nothing wrong with a primered bus. In fact, I have had many comments from people thinking it was the final paint job. I just had to laugh a bit and tell them that they should see it once I get the actual paint on it! Apparently, flat white (light grey) primer matches a lot of sticks-n-staples units out there. I blend in very well at the campgrounds.

Saltybob- You happen to know where Lake Koocanusa is? I will be there at the end of July with my bus, and my jetski. I hear it is a very beautiful lake and has lots of exciting things to do.
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