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Old 12-10-2011, 10:13 AM   #11
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hate to break it to ya but we now have 50 states not 48 and especially not 57
i just could not resist
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Don't see too many folks traveling by RV to Alaska in the winter or to Hawaii at all!
The OP was a Canadian and asking about traveling south. There you have it, we have the LOWER 48 and then Alaska and Hawaii.
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:01 AM   #12
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"There you have it, we have the LOWER 48 and then Alaska and Hawaii."
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Talked to a guy from Alaska, and he reflects that opinion that the 'lower 48' treat them like a foreign country. He wished Alaska would join Canada!
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:19 AM   #13
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In California - it is only if you are pulling a trailer you are held to the different rules - 55mph and must stay in the right 2 lanes. RVs that are not pulling anything are free to be a car, they can use the carpool lanes and go 65.
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Old 12-10-2011, 02:11 PM   #14
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In California - it is only if you are pulling a trailer you are held to the different rules - 55mph and must stay in the right 2 lanes. RVs that are not pulling anything are free to be a car, they can use the carpool lanes and go 65.
Where did you come across this information - DMV? While it's common sense to stay in the slower lanes because of going slower I didn't know it was the law. I would like to see if there anything I should know about.

The link listed that in CA Flares & signs are required. Is this for towing a travel trailer? What kind of signs?
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:15 PM   #15
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Idaho interstates, truck speed is 65, all others are 75, trucks are defined as 5 axles on the ground or GVWR 26,000# or greater. This is limited to commercial vehicles.

I have travelled into California a few times, there are multiple areas where the signs indicate vehicles pulling trailers are restricted to the two right lanes.
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:53 PM   #16
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Don't care...I drive between 60 and 63 mph. It's my comfort zone, better fuel economy and I enjoy watching the show behind me while hot rodders figure a way to get around me. It can be amusing at times.
You better stay out of Ky then because the "Hot Rodders" will run over you around here.
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:54 AM   #17
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You better stay out of Ky then because the "Hot Rodders" will run over you around here.
There are impatient people in every state. They just need an excuse to blow by someone, and I give them that excuse.

When the hot rodders start paying for my gas, then I might speed up a little. But maybe not....I just might pocket the extra money.

Slow and easy is the name of the game. I am on vacation when the camper is following my truck.
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:18 AM   #18
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slammed on the brakes a little

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Slow and easy is the name of the game. I am on vacation when the camper is following my truck.
yes
I need to remember that
after pulling trailers for many years on the job
sometimes I think I get going a little too fast
then I slow it down yet again
the thought of a blow out at speed
scary to say the least

50 to 60 MPH pulling a trailer
for me anyway
should be kept in mind at all times

I think that the law in Calif says 65 MPH
that is getting close to FAST SPEED while pulling
if
there is any kind of trouble

pulling my sailboat home just last night
on the freeway
looked up and noticed traffic was stopped
I think that I was going around 60 to 65 MPH
slammed on the brakes a little
as the
blood shot to all parts of the body
adrenaline was flowing
one or two more seconds of not paying attention
OR
10 MPH faster
that boat may have never seen the water again ???

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In California, according to the Vehicle Code it is considered a car for the purposes of speed limits. If you are towing, the speed limit is 55 MPH.

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