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Old 09-18-2015, 06:27 PM   #1
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Where to store alcohol while driving

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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Old 09-18-2015, 06:48 PM   #2
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Usually in the fridge, whether it's a TT or MH. Nothing to hide, if leo wants a breathalyzer, it would not be an issue with me.

Wine bottles, liqueur bottles or spirits would have to corked or capped and kept in a cabinet or fridge. But open beer bottles need to be emptied out and other empty alcoholic bottles should be discarded prior to driving off. Do not keep the empties in the TT/MH so as not permeate the place. And no cups (plastic or glass) in sink that would smell like alcohol. Just my IMHO. Hope this clarifies some of it for you
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Old 09-18-2015, 06:58 PM   #3
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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...
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Perhaps the real question should be, how many RV'ers have ever been cited under an open container law in their motor home? I suspect the answer will be none, and it's something not to be concerned with.
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Old 09-19-2015, 01:00 PM   #6
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Perhaps the real question should be, how many RV'ers have ever been cited under an open container law in their motor home? I suspect the answer will be none, and it's something not to be concerned with.

state laws vary...

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

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Basement/Storage compartment
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Some states do have a open container law within the passenger compartment.
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Old 09-19-2015, 01:31 PM   #9
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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?
out of the reach of the pilot or copilot. It is not illegal for people who ride in the MH as long as it can't be reached by the driver. Same as open containers in boats.
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Ddphillips52 said it perfect
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