Robert, your thread prompted me to start taking a look at this before I realized that you were in Maryland. I have a 43' fifth wheel and a Ram 3500 crew cab + long bed. Hitched up and measured bumper to bumper, I'm 58 1/2 feet long.
I had read the trailer life directory guide that someone previously posted and was concerned that I'm over the 55' length that it seems to indicate is the maximum.
SO.. I started looking on the Maryland.gov site for references to "maximum vehicle length" (see this search
). The best document that I could find was Maryland Motor Carrier Handbook, Revised May 2012
. Overall, it's largely targeted at commercial drivers, but in a couple of places it touches on non-commercial requirements, as well. For instance, chaper VIII, section H on page 59 talks about "Non-commercial driver's license". Down in chapter XII, section C.2 on page 74 talks about "Maximum length - combinations of vehicles".
Here's what it says:
Any other combination of vehicles other than those listed: 55'
Cargo carrying power unit in combination with another vehicle: 62'
Combination of non-commercial power unit and travel trailer: 65'
Problem is, I don't know if we fall under the "Any other combination" or the "Combination of non-commercial power unit and travel trailer".
If the latter, I'm legal. If the former, I'm illegal.
Either way, if you're already at 65' feet - I don't see how you can add anything for carrying your motorcycle. My bet is your only option is UP
-- carrying it on a custom rack on top of your cab. I saw a pretty sweet rack on a truck outside of an RV show last year. Nothing was up there, but the rack was freaking insane. We assumed it was for carrying a golf cart or something like that.