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Old 04-02-2010, 08:17 AM   #11
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Semis go through the tunnels all of the time, and most of them are at the max of 13.6'. It looks close, but it doesn't seem to be a problem.

Cutting off your propane before entering 1 of the tunnels in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia is not a problem either. There are mandatory pull-offs manned by VDOT personal that vehicles that are carrying hazardous or propane are required to stop at. The VDOT worker will confirm that your gas is off, or just ask you. You see RVers going back to cut the propane off, as well as stopping on the other side of the tunnel to cut it back on. It is a way of RV life when traveling through VA. tunnels. Personally, I like it......just another way to make our roads safer.

BTW, if you cut the propane off without turning the fridge off, the fridge is going to try to continue to light. I take the time to open up the camper and turn the fridge off before turning the propane off. It is also a good time to check that everything is riding OK inside and out, check my axle temperatures, hitch, and just stretch the legs a little.

After a neighbor warned about the wind turbulence of going though the tunnels, I pinched the seat of my truck the 1st time I went through. Wasn't bad at all. Makes you a little more aware of staying between the lines, though.......it is close, but not a problem.
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:36 AM   #12
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Good thing you changed your route. To the best of my knowledge if you carry propane you wont be allowed to enter the tunnel.
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One other detail about the Bay Bridge Tunnel. They won't let RVs cross in the event of high winds. Might want to check that out at Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel --News Alert and keep that alternate route in mind.
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:16 AM   #14
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Good thing you changed your route. To the best of my knowledge if you carry propane you wont be allowed to enter the tunnel.
Not so. Check out: Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel -- GAS REGULATIONS
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:42 PM   #15
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Well, the whole thing blew up on me. Ended up having to cancel the trip. Was gonna do the roundabout way on the way down and use the tunnel on the way home. Figured the campgroungd was only about an hour from the tunnel, so if I would have had to turn around it wouldn't have been a major setback. Thing that really got me was when I called the tunnel directly and spoke to a Sgt. He really didn't give me a lot of info, basically told me to try it, and if I was overheight they would make me turn around. That would have meant driving to the tunnel and then all the way back up to cross to the west side of the bay and go south again- probably add something like 3 hours to the trip!!!
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