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Old 02-19-2016, 09:07 AM   #21
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"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."
Wow. Never saw this before. LEA's could make a killing pulling over TT and FW owners because NONE of them run 60. Ever. I run at 65 and get passed regularly. Don't think I've ever passed a fellow camper- so I'm the slow driver.
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Old 02-19-2016, 09:21 AM   #22
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I think if you are going to quote what a law says in Texas or NC says why not post where it says it at. I don't know how to put a site in, that way everyone could see exactly what the regulations say and not have to take your word for it. I do not look at what AAA says, I look for proof. I pull my Cedar Creek 32RL with a Silverado 3500 SRW, I really could care less what someone else pulls the same size camper with. Any truck can get you to the top of the mountain it's getting down that matters to me, personally I could care less what you pull your camper with, if you are happy I am happy. If you hit me that's what I have insurance for, in case your insurance won't cover the accident I carry extra. The name of the game is have fun and don't get caught up with weights. If all the DOT scales had to weigh RV's no truck would ever stop. It would be a mess


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Old 02-19-2016, 01:07 PM   #23
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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!
Don't mistake "riding in a truck camper allowed", as a travel trailer. I am unaware of any states allowing passengers in a moving travel trailer, though some do with fifth wheels. I do agree, even that is crazy.
The truck camper designation refers to an actual camper that sits inside the bed of the truck, such as the Lance brand.
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Old 02-19-2016, 01:15 PM   #24
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Don't mistake "riding in a truck camper allowed", as a travel trailer. I am unaware of any states allowing passengers in a moving travel trailer, though some do with fifth wheels. I do agree, even that is crazy.
The truck camper designation refers to an actual camper that sits inside the bed of the truck, such as the Lance brand.
I understand what a Truck Camper is, I also know what I read on that page. So unless there is bad information on that page.....

States where traveling in TT is allowed:
Arizona
Indiana
Iowa (Legal but not recommended)
Kansas (Over 14 Yrs old)
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Nebraska

States where traveling in 5th Wheel is allowed:
Arizona
California
Colorado (Allowed but not recommended)
Indiana
Iowa (Legal but not recommended)
Kansas (Over 14 Yrs old)
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
New York
North Dakota
Oregon (with special requirements)
Pennsylvania
South Dakota
West Virginia


By my count, that means in 18% of US States you can ride in a Trailer, and 36% you can ride in a 5th wheel.
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Old 02-19-2016, 01:25 PM   #25
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I searched the AAA doc and found "Riding Allowed" 17 times. All for truck campers and 5th wheels...
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Old 02-19-2016, 10:48 PM   #26
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In regards to triples, each trailer is 28 feet long 3x28=84 plus 2 dollies plus tractor, if I remember it's 105 feet overall it's been a while I've been retired 9 years now and in some places in Utah the posted speed is 80 mph and pulling trips at 80 mph is a gas even more fun down hills.
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Old 02-20-2016, 10:37 AM   #28
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Same here I was in CA two yrs ago stayed at 55 got the feeling I was backing down the road by the way all trucks and trailers were passing me.
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Old 02-20-2016, 10:38 AM   #29
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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
Same here I was in CA two yrs ago stayed at 55 got the feeling I was backing down the road by the way all trucks and trailers were passing me.
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Thanks a lot for the links!
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