Originally Posted by B and B
According to this guide the 101 inch wide Columbus can not be towed in Penn, NJ and Virginia. I wonder how many know this.
Don't go by what some editor typed up and posted on some blog. All the links I've seen so far for a cheat sheet on towing laws were full of flaws. Go to the source. Look up the statutes.
Also Recreation Vehicles laws are separate from Commercial Vehicles. I see a lot of comments above confusing the two.
Here's the actual statute from NJ pertaining to Recreational Vehicles.
To sum it up,
Max length on an RV such as a motor home is 45 feet.
Max length of a combination vehicle (truck & trailer) is 65 feet.
Max width is 102" NOT including lighting and awning upto an additional 3" on each side. (Total width may be up to 108" including factory/dealer installed attachments)
39:3-84. a. (13) The maximum overall length of a recreation vehicle including any load or truck camper thereon found or operated in this State shall not exceed 45 feet and no combination of a recreation vehicle with any vehicle, including the load thereon, nor any combination of any motor vehicle with any camping trailer, fifth wheel trailer or park trailer attached thereto, as these terms are defined in section 1 of P.L.1991, c.483 (C.46:8C-10), shall exceed 65 feet in length. Further, the outside width of a recreation vehicle found or operated in this State shall not exceed 102 inches, excluding safety appurtenances such as awnings and lights which are integral to the construction of the vehicle, installed by the vehicle's manufacturer or dealer, and do not extend more than three inches wide on each side of the vehicle, provided however, that such vehicles permissibly exceeding the 102 inch width with their attached equipment or appurtenances shall only be operated:
(a) On roadways having travel lanes at least 11 feet in width, unless prohibited by the Department of Transportation or by a municipality based on safety reasons and marked with signs prohibiting such vehicles; or
(b) On any roadway of the State when such a vehicle is being operated between roadways permitted under subparagraph (a) of this paragraph; and
(i) The location where the recreation vehicle, fifth wheel trailer, park trailer, camping trailer or truck camper is garaged; or
(ii) The destination of the recreation vehicle, fifth wheel trailer, park trailer, camping trailer or truck camper; or
(iii) A facility for food, fuel, repair, services or rest.
b. No vehicle or combination of vehicles, including load or contents, found or operated on any public road, street or highway or any public or quasi-public property in this State shall exceed the weight limitations set forth in this Title. Violations shall be enforced pursuant to subsection j. of section 5 of P.L.1950, c.142 (C.39:3-84.3).
With all that said I do haul doubles from NJ to FL and never had a problem. I'm right at 65' total length.
And it is double towing as seen in my picture below. Double meaning 2 trailers. Triple towing is triple trailers and is rarely if ever used on the east coast anymore. I have a class A CDL with multiple endorsements including double and triple trailer. The definition is clear in the manual and on the exam.