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Old 02-18-2016, 08:25 PM   #11
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"Speed limit for travel trailers: 60 during the day, 55 at night, unless otherwise posted."

This is for Texas. The last part I am not clear on. I have never seen a speed limit sign just for RV's. Or, are they saying, if the speed limit is lower, then you must follow the lower limit?
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Old 02-18-2016, 08:37 PM   #12
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"Speed limit for travel trailers: 60 during the day, 55 at night, unless otherwise posted."

This is for Texas. The last part I am not clear on. I have never seen a speed limit sign just for RV's. Or, are they saying, if the speed limit is lower, then you must follow the lower limit?
That's crazy talk.

I've lived in Texas. There are no speed limits there. I understood they were mere suggestions.
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Old 02-18-2016, 08:41 PM   #13
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I honestly can't believe you're allowed to ride in a TT or Fifth Wheel in most states...that seems insane to me!

Reading your comment brings to mind "The Long, Long Trailer" with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.

WOW, talk about pushing the boundaries of CRAZY!

Great movie though!
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Old 02-18-2016, 08:42 PM   #14
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I think the link may be a little out dated. I just read through the entire Florida state statute in the law enforcement statute book and I see nothing limiting trailer length 40'. It states the overall length cannot exceed 65'.


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Old 02-18-2016, 08:43 PM   #15
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in California it is posted that the speed limit for a truck with a trailer is 55, I have never seen a truck and trailer travel at a regular speed of 55
By definition, a "truck" is a commercial vehicle and carries a "truck" (commercial) license plate. A pick-up that is not used in a commercial activity is a "non-comm" licensed vehicle and not regulated as such. Of course I'm sure there are exceptions to this.
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Old 02-18-2016, 08:44 PM   #16
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That's crazy talk.

I've lived in Texas. There are no speed limits there. I understood they were mere suggestions.
Texas Law states

"The maximum speed for a towing vehicle in Texas is 70 mph -- on the interstate -- unless posted otherwise. Under code 545.352, that's only in the daytime; it applies to passenger vehicles and light trucks pulling small trailers less than 26 feet long, carrying a boat, motorcycle or animals. For such small trailers, the nighttime maximum is 65 mph. For other kinds of trailers, such as fifth wheels, the maximum daytime speed is 60 mph, and that maximum drops by 5 mph at night. Common sense trumps the posted speed limit: If it's foggy, and you're still traveling at 55, the police can cite you for dangerous driving."
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Old 02-19-2016, 06:08 AM   #17
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By definition, a "truck" is a commercial vehicle and carries a "truck" (commercial) license plate. A pick-up that is not used in a commercial activity is a "non-comm" licensed vehicle and not regulated as such. Of course I'm sure there are exceptions to this.
Well....in California....all pickups have commercial plates and the towing speeds applies to them also if pulling something.
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Towed in many a states. Never weigh and saw not special speed limits for campers. Late RJD
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I am not sure who the sign speed limit applies to, no one abides by them anyway


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Well....in California....all pickups have commercial plates and the towing speeds applies to them also if pulling something.
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Good ref info if you are traveling. Idaho allows triples to 75' and drive posted speed states surrounding are either no triples or limit the length.
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