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Old 08-16-2020, 03:06 PM   #21
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If you have a rig with the engine totally up front you and your co-pilot have some protection. The rest leave you hanging out there for impact. Ouch! Anyone ever notice that RV's don't come with a safety crash rating?
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Old 08-16-2020, 03:15 PM   #22
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The only thing i see wrong is she isnt making the driver lunch! Haha, just joking. This is a future Darwin award winner for sure.
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Old 08-16-2020, 03:17 PM   #23
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I looked into this in Texas some years ago now. It was only legal in a fifth wheel and there had to be two way communication possible. Only did this one time for a short ride so that my sons family and the wife and I could go to the beach.
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Old 08-16-2020, 03:51 PM   #24
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Wow! I am not sure I would want to be in that TT speeding down the road. However I have learned that it is legal in some states as long as communication is maintained.
Sorry, but I can’t imagine Lucille Ball doing anything illegal!! Am I dating myself????
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Old 08-16-2020, 03:54 PM   #25
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Wife is driving and I am just watching the scenery go back. When a truck and TT passed by. I had to do a double take to make sure I was not seeing things. Because of traffic they slowed down and then passed us again. We are doing 68 mph and they flew past us.Attachment 236702
Unfortunately it happens a lot these days! I used to drive bus for our college - usually doing about 70 - and I can't tell you the number of times I've had boats, TT's, car haulers, etc fly by me! I even had several doing it following a highway patrol car! Don't you think the CHP would have slowed and pulled the offender over? NOPE!
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Old 08-16-2020, 03:57 PM   #26
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The only reason I am aware it was legal in any state is because we watch Going RV and it was mentioned on one of the shows. That fact blew my mind.
Be careful here! We watched Going RV also, and I believe they were in a 5th wheel, which, at least in CA, it's legal! It's NOT legal in a pull trailer!
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Old 08-16-2020, 04:05 PM   #27
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Unfortunately, motorhomes that passengers ride in are built the same way. Probably the same with ambulances, too!
Ambulances have to pass crash and rollover tests. They also have restraints for all crew and the patient (multi-point restraints in new models). https://youtu.be/I4Xkfvj_bxg
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Old 08-16-2020, 04:22 PM   #28
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Motorhomes have seat belts on the seating designed for occupation during travel. I don't think any tt or 5th wheel made can claim the same.
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Old 08-16-2020, 04:32 PM   #29
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PJSNorwood: I agree! A basic rule I follow is “just because you have a legal right to do (something) does not necessarily make it a “right” (something) to do”.
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Legal in OR in 5th wheel only when have communication with driver. Not legal with TT at all.
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Old 08-16-2020, 05:29 PM   #31
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Wait, your wife was driving!!!

Just kidding.
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Old 08-16-2020, 05:54 PM   #32
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Many years ago I saw the Luci and Desi movie, Long, Long Trailer. The vision of her trying to (I believe cook dinner) sticks with me. I would never ride in a TT or Fifth when traveling.
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Old 08-16-2020, 06:11 PM   #33
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The only thing i see wrong is she isnt making the driver lunch! Haha, just joking. This is a future Darwin award winner for sure.
Because someone riding in the TT is somehow going to cause some catastrophic failure somewhere ? Kind of a stretch don't you think ?
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PJSNorwood: I agree! A basic rule I follow is “just because you have a legal right to do (something) does not necessarily make it a “right” (something) to do”.
Agree. My flight examiner once asked me if it was legal to fly without a radio! It is! But he followed up with "should you?". Point taken.
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In Wisconsin it is legal with a 5r only and there has to be binary communication. That means that both people have to be able to talk at the same time and they can hear each other. Like a telephone, not a two way radio.
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Not legal in Texas
24 years ago when I was living in Texas it was legal to have passengers in the bed of a pickup truck, they were not required to wear seatbelts. If you had a dog in the bed of your pickup truck it had to be restrained. But passengers can't be in the trailer? Go figure.
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Wow! I am not sure I would want to be in that TT speeding down the road. However I have learned that it is legal in some states as long as communication is maintained.
In some states it is legal in 5th Wheel trailers.

Travel trailers it is illegal in all 50 states.

More rules you may or may not be aware of:

https://www.tripsavvy.com/state-regu...o...%20More%20
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Old 08-16-2020, 08:58 PM   #40
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Way back in High School I worked as the lot rat at an RV dealer here in town.
We had many customers and many rigs sold, I did the prep and delivery, now known as the PDI.
One of them had purchased a trailer and towed it along everywhere.
One day his buddy was driving and he was asleep in the trailer when there was an accident. Lived through it, but the trailer was trashed.
This was 1977 or 1978 here in Virginia.
I wouldn't have done it back then and even more so now.


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