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Old 09-24-2012, 08:29 PM   #31
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This is most likely a non issue as there is a government issued plate on the trailer and the tv. Why would they issue a plate to a trailer that would not be able to use the highway, there are more junk laws on the books than you can possibly imagine they just add more and never take any away. Just my opinion for what it's worth.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:38 PM   #32
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This is most likely a non issue as there is a government issued plate on the trailer and the tv. Why would they issue a plate to a trailer that would not be able to use the highway, there are more junk laws on the books than you can possibly imagine they just add more and never take any away. Just my opinion for what it's worth.
If you are replying to my earlier post here, my intent for asking why this information is not posted at RV dealers and posted on the RV unit is simply to inform each RV purchaser that his/her state may have laws limiting the lenght that the RV is legal at.

It may help a person who is not familar with his/her states law make a more informed decision on what type of Rv and TV they should purchase to be legal in their state.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:42 PM   #33
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I just had to chime in here.... speaking of stupid laws on the books.
Do you know in many states it's perfectly legal to have passengers in your towed 5th wheel and or tt as long as you have 2 way communications.

REALLY ?

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Old 09-24-2012, 08:52 PM   #34
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It's the triple rig that make you a target for cops. Truck, RV, plus something being towed behind the RV. People have been doing this for years with no problem. Well RVs keep getting bigger and longer soooooo, you may be over max lengh now.

Go ask a commercial DOT cop what would happen to an RV if it got pulled over and was found to be too long. The commercial cops would know. Find them at your favorite truck stop or if you are feeling brave, go into an active weigh scale on the freeway. You may even get lucky and find a in the know officer at a public rest stop.

Here is the 2011 guide per state from Woodalls.
2011 Driving Laws for the US and Canada
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:58 PM   #35
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For any one going north of the border regulations can be found here: RVDA of Canada - Provincial RV Regulations
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:01 PM   #36
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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.
Do you happen to remember what this setup is called or who made it?
Unfortunately not. My guess is that it was a home built job. We only glanced at it because it caught us kind of by surprise.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:52 PM   #37
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So - I did get a response from the Maryland State Highway, Motor Carrier Division. I asked specifically about pickup trucks pulling fifth wheel campers and this is what they had to say:
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Noncommercial power unit and travel trailer combination may be up to 65 feet BUT anything over 55 feet is required to be on specific routes:

1. Interstate system
2. State routes considered authorized "truck routes"
3. Shortest practical route between designated highways and:
a. point of origin and destination on a particular day.
b. for a distance not to exceed 1 mile, facilities for food, fuel, repairs or rest.

Transportation article 24.104.1.m
So, I'm officially over the 55' length & therefore means that I'm limited to the routes that I can take. Which, to be honest, is fair and within my comfort-level anyway.
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So - I did get a response from the Maryland State Highway, Motor Carrier Division. I asked specifically about pickup trucks pulling fifth wheel campers and this is what they had to say:


So, I'm officially over the 55' length & therefore means that I'm limited to the routes that I can take. Which, to be honest, is fair and within my comfort-level anyway.
I feel the same.I stay mostly on the main routes anyway.thanks for posting the info too.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:31 PM   #39
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Has anyone here ever tried to get a permit to be over the states measuerments? What were the requirements?
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:34 PM   #40
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Here is a follow up.

I called Udot today and asked how I go about getting an oversize RV permit.

The ladies answer was simple "just go to the website and sign up for a login and then purchase a permit online"

I explained that Colorado has a 70' limit and I am within their specs and she said no problem.

It was as easy as that!!

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