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Old 11-02-2011, 10:13 PM   #11
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Greetings... Is this endorsement necessary if you're simply VISITING California (we're from Colorado) and NOT a resident? Thinking about pulling our rig to Yosemite, but want to make sure I'm "properly licensed".
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:08 PM   #12
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Hmmmmm....

I don't know for sure, but I would guess that since you need to be a CA resident to get a CA driver license they couldn't require you to have an endorsement. But then again, this is CA. To be positive you probably should call tha CA DMV. When I called the guy I talked with was well informed and very helpful.
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:38 AM   #13
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I don't know for sure, but I would guess that since you need to be a CA resident to get a CA driver license they couldn't require you to have an endorsement. But then again, this is CA. To be positive you probably should call tha CA DMV. When I called the guy I talked with was well informed and very helpful.
Our best friends that we run around with both work at Tx DPS.They say this upgrade on DL is coming from the FED level tied to highway dollars..No matter where you are a resident,would pay to check for any changes to your states regs.
Its confusing here when you first read the new regs,1st page says operators of private RV's exempt from the CDL requirements,then a few pages further you find that if combined GVW exceeds 26000lbs then you are not exempt and are required to add "A" endorsement or go to CDL.
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Old 12-18-2011, 09:36 AM   #14
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Yes, CA DMV employees really don't know it even exists. I had to argue to get mine when I was licensed in CA. However, law enforcement knows it exists. I retired from CA law enforcement. Not that you may be cited for it but if you were in an accident it would be an issue. When I moved to Wyoming they dropped the endorsement and it is not on my Wyoming license. Not required. I tow gooseneck horse and stock trailers.

For those not familiar with gooseneck hitches. They are a 2 5/16 ball mounted in the truck bed that can drop out of sight, or flop over so the entire bed can be used when not towing. The gooseneck ball has a 30,000 pound towing ability and 7,500 weight ability. Way more than the ratings of most pickups.
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Greetings... Is this endorsement necessary if you're simply VISITING California (we're from Colorado) and NOT a resident? Thinking about pulling our rig to Yosemite, but want to make sure I'm "properly licensed".
IF you are legal in your home area you are legal in Calif. UNLESS you stay too long in which case you need a Calif lic AND PLATES.
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Old 12-18-2011, 04:18 PM   #16
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You are absolutely right.

The only thing that they do enforce in CA is trailers, including 5th wheels 55 MPH speed limit.
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