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Old 07-25-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
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Help with driving 95n.

I am going to be heading from South Carolina to New Jersey. I understand there are some constraints because of propane(Baltimore tunnel) and someone told me towing a toad on nj turnpike. Can anyone with experience give me the proper highways to take that I will be allowed to travel on? I need to get to toms river area in nj. Any help/ advice is appreciated.
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:05 PM   #2
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When we travel from Richmond VA to CT.. we hop on 207/301(exit104 i95N) just north of Richmond to 97/695 to 95.. then NJTpke. Smooooooth ride.... a few traffic lights, but are you in a hurry?
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If you stay on 95, you will have no tunnel restrictions until you get immediately south of Baltimore. There you'll have to take I-695 either east or south (it's a loop and I don't recall what the sign says) towards Dundalk/Key Bridge. Follow that over the Key Bridge until you get back to I-95 and go north again.
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:42 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info. Any knowledge about towing a toad behind our motor home. I was told that it isn't allowed on nj turnpike? It there any concern there??
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single axle dollys are banned. Is a toad the same thing?

You can always take I-95 to I-695w to I-83n to I-76(central/south Jersey) or I-78 (north Jersey). no restrictions, maybe added 45 min depending
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:56 PM   #6
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single axle dollys are banned. Is a toad the same thing?

You can always take I-95 to I-695w to I-83n to I-76(central/south Jersey) or I-78 (north Jersey). no restrictions, maybe added 45 min depending
I don't use a dolly. But tow my jeep all 4 wheels down. So I would assume that is ok??
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:08 PM   #7
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yes, you are fine. (unless they changed something very recently)
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:18 PM   #8
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FYI: I do see one restriction though

Towed Cars: Braking system required when gross weight of towed object exceeds 3,000 pounds, 1,500 pounds if 1975 or newer model.

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FYI: I do see one restriction though

Towed Cars: Braking system required when gross weight of towed object exceeds 3,000 pounds, 1,500 pounds if 1975 or newer model.

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Are the toad brake requirements applicable by the state you are currently travelling in, or are they applicable by the state of registration?

I'm registered in South Dakota and it's 3000+ before you need brakes on the toad.

I always figured that the state I was travelling in would honor SD's limit; not their own. But maybe I figured wrong??

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I understand (but could be wrong of course) that the law of each state applies to that state you are travelling in. It is one of the only reasons I always deal with having a brake buddy on our lightweight toad. Other than that I wouldn't even notice it is back there and the braking indicator lights almost never show that it is needed or the braking even applies especially since I always have the engine brake on and the brakes apply gradually. It is mainly to satisfy any state that there is a breakaway device in place... otherwise it doesn't really matter or do much.
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