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Old 05-21-2019, 01:59 PM   #1
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Class A and Chesapeake Tunnel

Taking our 1st trip up north and read some posts about folks using the tunnels and other folks avoiding the tunnels. I want to stay legal and avoid any DOT issues. I have a glass A FR3 that has a fixed propane tank...

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Old 05-21-2019, 02:36 PM   #2
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Youíre kinda vague... north is a big place, and starting point?

If youíre talking about 95 north then the fort mchenry tunnel in Baltimore is the problem. Take 695 beltway around Baltimore to avoid it. Your are going to get killed with tolls that way.

Route 81 is a good way. When Iím coming north on 95 , I cut over to 81 around fredicksburg via 17. It adds about an hour or so to the trip but avoids Baltimore an Washington traffic which if hit wrong adds more than that.
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Ok headed from FL to eastern PA, just above Philly area.
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:25 PM   #4
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All you have to do is turn off the propane to use the tunnel. I have been across several times with my class c. That's in both directions. Stay away from the Baltimore tunnels.
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Youíre kinda vague... north is a big place, and starting point?

The thread subject specifically asks about the Chesapeake Tunnel.


Their official website is a good resource for info - CBBT Recreational Vehicles
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The thread subject specifically asks about the Chesapeake Tunnel.


Their official website is a good resource for info - CBBT Recreational Vehicles

It's pretty clear that one should have no problem if driving a Non-Commercial vehicle and has total LPG capacity less than limit.

In my travels whenever there are special regulations for tunnels like this there is usually a place where one can pull off after warning notice and turn off tanks if required.

Only time I had any real difficulty was post 9/11 and I was traveling West across Hoover Dam towing my old 27' Terry TT. Had to pull over and have everything "sniffed" by bomb dogs and had "papers" checked by military personnel with M-16's slung across their chests.

They didn't say a word about my propane tanks
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Old 05-22-2019, 01:15 PM   #7
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We travel to the Outer Banks from NJ every year for Thanksgiving and use the CBBT. When you pull in to pay the toll, they'll ask you if your propane tanks are off. There's an area just past the toll booth to pull over...shut everything off and you're good to go.
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Propane and Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

Just returned from a two-week trip where we headed south on the Bridge Tunnel from an old iron furnace in Snow Hill, MD. Turned the 2 x 20# propane tanks off before hitting the checkpoint. At checkpoint, we were asked if our propane was turned off. Answered in the affirmative and off we went. Same thing later for a tunnel in Norfolk area; questioned but never inspected. Easy peasy.
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Class A and Chesapeake Tunnel

We took the same route one year from Florida back to Mass. Stayed at Castaways campground in MD for a couple of nights.
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Dittos...we take the CBBT regularly to head north (and return). Just turn off the propane for the crossing and you'll be fine...The route is a great way to bypass so much crap and is a pleasant non-interstate drive so it is hard to beat . No worries.
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