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Old 09-19-2015, 12:37 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Mark_Harrington View Post
My DA friend tells me its not illegal so long as it isn't within reach of drivers or opened by passengers. For example in a van or suv it just needs to be in the cargo section. For an RV common sense will apply and it can be in a pantry, fridge or storage container and you should be fine - in California at least...
100% correct. Best place is a trunk, if not available, then in the back seat on passenger side (furthest away from driver)... it must be out of reach of driver if it is an open container (bottle of vodka for example).

In a motorhome, just put it in a cabinet.. as long as it is out of reach of the driver, you are all set.

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Old 09-19-2015, 02:13 PM   #12
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All good answers. Use common sense.

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Old 09-19-2015, 02:56 PM   #13
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Old 09-19-2015, 03:48 PM   #14
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Or drive up to a sheriff while intoxicated like our former neighbor. We were reporting her for hit and run and the sheriff was taking our report when she drove back to her house with no headlights and didn't even acknowledge the sheriff as he was standing by watching her
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Old 09-19-2015, 04:24 PM   #15
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I don't drink and drive! Had motorhomes since 1993 and have never had an issue. Keep it in the "pantry" and enjoy your trip!!!
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Old 09-19-2015, 04:43 PM   #16
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Jerry, each state laws will be different but in NC alcohol can be consumed in the passenger area of a vehicle as long as the driver and the passengers are seperated by a partition. No opened containers ( nothing with original seal can be busted on) is allowed in drivers area. You would be ok in your truck with a case of beer inside the original package if all 24 are present and the box has not been opened. So....if your RV has something to seperate the 2 areas close it and no problem. If it does not make sure they are sealed. Put the whole case in the fridge in the original unopened container.
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Old 09-19-2015, 04:54 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Cowracer View Post
state laws vary...

Here in MO, it is perfectly legal for passengers to be drinking while under way. No open containers within "drivers area"

Most state laws are like this one.
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Old 09-19-2015, 05:12 PM   #18
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I keep mine in the cooler in an outside compartment,,,
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Where are you supposed to store alcohol in a motorhome so you won't get in trouble with open container laws while driving?

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