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Old 06-17-2016, 09:46 PM   #51
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If I am not mistaken I thought that 53' was max semi trailer length and 65 was max total length. My uncle drives a trucks and said he cannot pull a full length trailer with his sleeper cab because it would be over the 65' max.


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Old 06-18-2016, 01:47 AM   #52
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If I am not mistaken I thought that 53' was max semi trailer length and 65 was max total length. My uncle drives a trucks and said he cannot pull a full length trailer with his sleeper cab because it would be over the 65' max.


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53 is max trailer length, 65 total don't sound right, that's only a ten feet tractor, most day cabs are longer then that, so any sleeper is gonna be. I don't really think there is a max combined length, trailer length is for kingpin to center of front axle lengths, for figuring up bridge formulas, there are some really long sleeper trucks running down the roads


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Old 06-18-2016, 01:54 AM   #53
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What if we are of legal length / weight in our home registered state and unknowingly cross into or camp in a state with shorter length / weight limits such as California, will CHP or any other state honor our states length limit?
Just as having a concealed carry permit. In some states it doesn't matter that you have one, it is still illegal to conceal in theirs. The "ignorance of the law is no excuse" will always apply. Well at least for the next dozen years or so.
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53 is max trailer length, 65 total don't sound right, that's only a ten feet tractor, most day cabs are longer then that, so any sleeper is gonna be. I don't really think there is a max combined length, trailer length is for kingpin to center of front axle lengths, for figuring up bridge formulas, there are some really long sleeper trucks running down the roads


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That is kinda what I am saying. He cannot tow a 53' with his sleeper. You also have to account for the trailer hitching up probably 6' at least which will take some of the length down. Take a 50' trailer and hitch it to a 20' tractor and you've got a 64-65' total length because of the hitch point.


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