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Old 12-09-2011, 01:28 PM   #1
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Fellow American rv'ers...on your interstate highways is a motorhome considered a truck when it comes to speed limits or a standard vehicle..We do not have truck limits in Canada and I am confused..
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:05 PM   #2
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As far as I know here Speed Limit applies to every vehicle equally, although most times I believe I might be the only one close to it. The main thing I watch is weight limits and when it says no trucks left lane. I just stay out of the way of those that want to fly down the road. Height restrictions and propane restrictions at tunnels apply around here as well.
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:09 PM   #3
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i have always believed it to be a private passenger vehicle,that the way it is registered
and even tho trucks have lower limits in some areas i have never seen them going slower than regular vehicles and the speed dif is usually 5mph plus i never go over 65 no matter the limit (or i folloew the limit which ever is lower)
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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.
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:36 PM   #5
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polkatronron, it is confusing, even for those that live here. It could well depend on which state you are traveling in. Many states no longer have separate speed limits for trucks. I was traveling through Tenn. a couple of years ago, and wondered how my truck and trailer was classified, and even called the state police to verify......my unit was considered a car.

I don't think there is a cut and dry answer for every state.
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Since this is a state regulation and not a federal one you will likely get 48 different answers. Here in Oregon the speed limit is posted on freeways at 65MPH and 55 for trucks. Trucks is defined as commercial vehicles. Since you are driving a private (NOT FOR HIRE) vehicle you are limited to 65 on the interstates and 55 in all other highways.
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Since this is a state regulation and not a federal one you will likely get 48 different answers. Here in Oregon the speed limit is posted on freeways at 65MPH and 55 for trucks. Trucks is defined as commercial vehicles. Since you are driving a private (NOT FOR HIRE) vehicle you are limited to 65 on the interstates and 55 in all other highways.
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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Old 12-09-2011, 05:07 PM   #8
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Thanks to all ...Montana Hwy patrol tell me speed limit 75, trucks 55, motorhomes fall into a class over one ton and is 65...so i guess i am safe driving 60 to 65 everywhere.
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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.
Ditto but here is a link to towing laws in all states including speed limits.
State Towing Laws for RVs
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thanks Joe S for the info...very helpful.
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