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Author Topic: Length Restrictions  (Read 4252 times)
cody
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« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2009, 09:28:02 AM »

John, michigan hasn't yet changed the total allowed towing length, it's still 65ft regardless of double or single towing and to further complicate the problem, Michigan doesn't recongnize the greater length allowed by other states, a 70ft total length will be stopped and the trailer unhooked to bring it into compliance if the officer checks, michigan is reviewing the situation and may change the allowable length in the future but as of now it hasn't been changed.  Commercial vehicles fall under a different set of rules and total lengths, if your vehicle was registered as a commercial vehicle you have a greater range of allowable lengths but that opens up a different can of worms like log books, CDL's etc.
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« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2009, 09:32:06 AM »

Thanks for the plain talk, Cody. This poor banjo players mind, needs something really simple so I can grasp it. I got it, and don't have ANY questions.

That is the biggest problem for us. It isn't a toad that we would have to drop, it is a trailer. Drop the trailer, and it drives itself like a big boulder (meaning it doesn't Grin).

We certainly don't want to come under the CDL stuff.....Too much hassles. Not to mention, we would often drive more hours then "da book" calls for...etc. etc.

Still praying for Libby, Cody.

God bless,

John
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« Reply #32 on: October 30, 2009, 10:02:12 AM »

Cody,

Since you were a trooper, I have a question for you. The trailer that we are looking at has a 12' box. However, that does not include the tongue. We would then probably be over by 1 foot (with the tongue). Do you think that has in relevancy? (I am talking about places with a 60' restriction).

What do you think?

God bless,

John
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« Reply #33 on: October 30, 2009, 10:07:05 AM »

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« Reply #34 on: October 30, 2009, 10:08:36 AM »

Ya, Dallas, I know. It all is a little painful, getting the biggest trailer that you can, but being so limited....glug...

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