Originally Posted by Richard Stewart
The following is CA's requirements for towing:
A driver must have a fifth-wheel recreational trailer endorsement added to his/her Class C driver license to pull a fifth-wheel recreational trailer over 10,000 lbs., but not over 15,000 lbs. GVWR, which is not used for hire. This endorsement is not required if the driver has a commercial or noncommercial Class A driver license.
It appears that you only need a written test to get the endorsement. DMV.CA.Gov
Yes, that is what guided me to the endorsement I have. Over 15k fifth wheel is a non-commercial Class A and requires written AND road test by a Class A tester (not your regular drive test guy, takes special appointment and they are tough, requires pre-trip inspection checklist prior to driving test, including tire pressure, etc.)