Bus Conversions dot Com Bulletin Board
July 31, 2014, 02:42:27 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: If you had an E-Mag Subscription: You will not incur forwarding fees when you are on the road.
   Home   Help Forum Rules Search Calendar Login Register BCM Home Page Contact BCM  
Pages: [1] 2 3  All   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Length Restrictions  (Read 3976 times)
John316
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3212

MCI 1995 DL3, DD S60, Allison B500.




Ignore
« on: October 29, 2009, 05:48:33 AM »

Does anybody have a website that lists all of the length restrictions? Before we buy our new trailer, I want to make sure that we can get into all of the states.

Thanks.

God bless,

John
Logged

MCI 1995 DL3. DD S60 with a Allison B500.
HighTechRedneck
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2925


BCM Editor


WWW
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2009, 05:55:13 AM »

http://www.towingworld.com/articles/TowingLaws.htm
Logged
belfert
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 5396




Ignore
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2009, 06:04:43 AM »

Some of those length restrictions are downright ridiculous.  55 feet?  50 feet and 60 feet by permit?

I didn't realize that many states still don't legally allow 45 foot motorhomes.  I have haveen drive my 43 footer many miles in Nevada without issue.
Logged

Brian Elfert - 1995 Dina Viaggio 1000 Series 60/B500 - 75% done but usable - Minneapolis, MN
HighTechRedneck
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2925


BCM Editor


WWW
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2009, 06:24:23 AM »

That list I linked to is a couple years old that I know of and I don't know how well they maintain it.

A Google search turned up this list at Woodall's.  It shows Nevada up to 45' now.

http://www.woodalls.com/articledetails.aspx?articleID=1195129
Logged
paulcjhastings
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 195





Ignore
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2009, 06:28:44 AM »

Look at the column furthest to the right in that list, reciprocity "yes" for almost all listed. Another win for states rights Wink
Logged

Paul Hastings
1993 Setra 215 w/ Detroit Series 60 & Allison HT748
Belle Plaine, MN
612-987-6021cel
John316
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3212

MCI 1995 DL3, DD S60, Allison B500.




Ignore
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2009, 06:39:44 AM »

So I am assuming that "reciprocity" means that the state that you are in, honor's the state that you came from, rules. Right?

God bless,

John
Logged

MCI 1995 DL3. DD S60 with a Allison B500.
WEC4104
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 779





Ignore
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2009, 06:42:17 AM »

As a result of Nick's recent trip to Virginia Beach, where he hooked his Hummer to the back of an H3-45, he is now a Wanted Man in several states.   Grin
Logged

If you're going to be dumb, you gotta be tough.
paulcjhastings
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 195





Ignore
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2009, 06:43:50 AM »

So I am assuming that "reciprocity" means that the state that you are in, honor's the state that you came from, rules. Right?

God bless,

John


Exactly
Logged

Paul Hastings
1993 Setra 215 w/ Detroit Series 60 & Allison HT748
Belle Plaine, MN
612-987-6021cel
John316
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3212

MCI 1995 DL3, DD S60, Allison B500.




Ignore
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2009, 06:47:44 AM »

Nice!

We would be fine with a 16 footer then.

God bless,

John
Logged

MCI 1995 DL3. DD S60 with a Allison B500.
bevans6
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4545


1980 MCI MC-5C




Ignore
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2009, 07:03:46 AM »

I am quite sure that reciprocity refers to drivers licencing only.  If you are legal to drive your rig at home, they honour that.  But it does not extend to the vehicle.  The vehicle must be legal wherever it is.  Example of situations where truckers are allowed to double tow in one state but have to drop one trailer at the border of the next state.

Brian
Logged

1980 MCI MC-5C, 8V-71T from a M-110 self propelled howitzer
Spicer 8844 4 speed Zen meditation device
Vintage race cars -
1978 Lola T440 Formula Ford
1972 NTM MK-4 B/SR
John316
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3212

MCI 1995 DL3, DD S60, Allison B500.




Ignore
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2009, 07:06:04 AM »

Thanks for raining on my parade, Brian Grin Grin Grin.

God bless,

John
Logged

MCI 1995 DL3. DD S60 with a Allison B500.
WEC4104
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 779





Ignore
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2009, 07:14:17 AM »

I believe I have to agree with Brian.  Many years ago, a family member (based out of PA) was towing a long trailer through Rhode Island.  He pulled into a roadside rest area where they happily agreed to weigh his rig for him.  Unfortunately for him, they discovered he was overlength for Rhode Island laws, by a few inches.  He tried to plead his case that he was just passing through on the interstate.  No dice.  He had to unbolt a spare tire from the back bumper of the camping trailer or face getting a ticket.
Logged

If you're going to be dumb, you gotta be tough.
WEC4104
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 779





Ignore
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2009, 07:28:20 AM »

I was looking at the towing world table, and am hoping somebody can answer this question.  There are two columns I was studying. One is labeled "Combined Length", the other is labeled "Two Vehicle Length".   For quite a few states, the two numbers are not the same.  (Delaware, Maryland, DC, Michigan...)    My first thought was that it had to do with states that permitted triple towing, but that does not appear to be the case.  Can anyone explain the difference between these two columns?
Logged

If you're going to be dumb, you gotta be tough.
bevans6
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4545


1980 MCI MC-5C




Ignore
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2009, 07:47:20 AM »

alll you 102"ers, did you notice the number of states that have a 96" max width?   Roll Eyes
Logged

1980 MCI MC-5C, 8V-71T from a M-110 self propelled howitzer
Spicer 8844 4 speed Zen meditation device
Vintage race cars -
1978 Lola T440 Formula Ford
1972 NTM MK-4 B/SR
John316
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3212

MCI 1995 DL3, DD S60, Allison B500.




Ignore
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2009, 07:49:25 AM »

Shhhhhh, Brian!!!

God bless,

John
Logged

MCI 1995 DL3. DD S60 with a Allison B500.
Pages: [1] 2 3  All   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.18 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!