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Author Topic: Saw a very nice stacker trailer today..........  (Read 4891 times)
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« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2011, 07:55:28 PM »

And what about legal length limits?.
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« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2011, 09:01:14 PM »

^^^ I was told that in IN that I could not tow a two car trailer behind my bus due to the over all length laws.  So I am looking at building a "stacker" for my cars.
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« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2011, 04:15:39 AM »

Unless your pulling in California nobody is going to mess with you
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« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2011, 06:26:56 AM »

Unless your pulling in California nobody is going to mess with you

That is a strong statement, and certainly something you won't catch me saying.

However, it wouldn't surprise me if you will be fine at most lengths. But, I can see it coming back and biting you BIG TIME, if you have a wreck. Not only might you get cited, but watch out for those sue happy lawyers.
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« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2011, 06:37:30 AM »

Minnesota has been known to ticket overlength motorhome/trailer combinations.  The limit was 65 feet until it was increased to 75 feet a few years ago.
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« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2011, 06:42:18 AM »

Most all scale houses at a Port of Entry can measure you length and weight before you get to the scales and can do it while you are in motion you know there is a problem when the light comes on and says EXIT.
I see AZ gets a few buses with the long trailers look likes the entertainers buses but we are close to CA  lol  

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« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2011, 06:26:45 AM »

Clifford, Stay in the left lane thru the weigh stations. All the weighing and measuring is done in the right lane.

Wayne
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« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2011, 06:30:32 AM »

Clifford, Stay in the right lane thru the weigh stations. All the weighing and measuring is done in the left lane.

Wayne

Wayne,

That is interesting. Thanks for the info. I have usually seen the WIM on the right lane. Makes sense that they would put it in the left. All that aside, we still have to pull in at the coops, because we are now commercial Undecided.

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« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2011, 06:49:45 AM »

John, I changed my post the measuring is done in the right lane. Are you saying I have to pull into the ports with the trailer? I have yet to pull into a port and you would think that I would have been caught by now.

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« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2011, 07:11:19 AM »

Wayne,

Thanks for clarifying. We do not pull a trailer. However, we had to go completely commercial, because we sell things when we travel. It was a long story, but bottom line is, the law says that if you make money (sell CD's, books, whatever), you are a CMV. So that is why we have to stop at the coops.  Sad

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« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2011, 08:50:43 AM »

I've triggered the weigh in motion stuff in Nebraska a half dozen times at least.  I have never exited and have never been chased by anyone.  I don't believe I was overlength any of the times I was asked to exit at the weigh station.
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« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2011, 09:18:46 AM »

Hey Clifford, I got it finished.



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« Reply #27 on: June 22, 2011, 09:31:52 AM »

I want to see a night shot! Sure is purdy!
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« Reply #28 on: June 22, 2011, 12:09:55 PM »

Yes, Light em' up! Grin nice job!
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« Reply #29 on: June 22, 2011, 12:44:20 PM »

Seems like a lot of trouble just to carry one cup of coffee.
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