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Old 04-14-2014, 09:05 PM   #1
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Over Max Allowed Length?

I was told today that my new 375bhfs is too long to be pulled in some states. Is there any truth to that? In Michigan I am good up to 65'.
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:23 PM   #2
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Link to state restrictions

http://www.rvsafely.com/rvroadlaws.htm
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Some states are 60' max without special endorsement, or commercial. Your overall length 43'5" will have 3-5' subtracted from being over the bed. What truck do you have? My Megacab is 20'8", and they don't come too much longer.
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New Jersey 50. Feet
Mississippi 53 feet
Everyone else is 60+
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:45 AM   #5
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Jmoo, thanks for the link!
I measured the 5th and TV and recall that I'm around 65' and see several states with a max length of 60'. Anyone ever stopped & ticketed for being too long?
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There are federal regulations in place on interstates, depending on how you interpret it, stating that states cannot enforce combo limits on legal trailer truck combos within the interstate system. But...the laws we are looking at apply to commercial tractor trailer combos and may not be applicable to RV trailer combos since we are private. Same thing with weigh stations, we bypass them...for now. I am sure that if someone wanted to, they could enforce something on us, especially a state or local road.

I bet that there are some bumper pulls in excess or touching close to my dimensions with not having the bed overhang that a 5'er provides.

http://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/FREIGHT/publ...t/index.htm#rv
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Most states have "Reciprical" Agreements with other states- That means if you are "legal" in your state, you are "legal" where you are- However, there are some roads which have specific restrictions in place- JMHO- DD
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There is a major difference between commercial law and RV rules. If you ask you don't always get the right answer. Go to the state DOT site and search RV rules for a state you may be traveling to. That's the only sure way of knowing. Even web links that show the different states are full of misinformation.
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Usually if your legal in your home state you are legal anywhere.. EXCEPT for towing double..
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Usually if your legal in your home state you are legal anywhere.. EXCEPT for towing double..
But that's only if the State Trooper from Tennessee knows that in your Canadian Province you are legal... and even then, you can get into troubles.

Best thing is to always search ahead and enquire to the proper authorities!
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