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Author Topic: Where can the 102's go?  (Read 2953 times)
Moof
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« on: June 17, 2006, 08:53:43 PM »

I have heard rumor that there are some states that do now allow 102" buses.  Does anyone know if this is true?  And if so what states and / or roads.

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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2006, 08:59:34 PM »

Moof,

No restrictions that I ever herd of.

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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2006, 08:59:50 PM »

Hey Moof don't worry about it, some states have restrictions on 102" wide big trucks on local routes, but in a private coach they ain't gonna care or pay anyattention to ya! BK
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2006, 09:25:33 PM »

I guess I am more worried about getting on back roads that will not accommadate the 102.  I am looking for a publication that will tell me about this

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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2006, 09:32:20 PM »

Danny I've been all over in a 102" charter bus and as of yet have not found any roads that couldn't handle it, but I have found a few that were tight when meeting another vehicle but we just each moooved over a tiny bit and it was all good! LOL! Seriously people charter buses to go to some of the neatest senic places that require a little patients and some skill to get there but I've never found a road that was impossible yet! BK Grin
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2006, 10:28:06 AM »

From being an ex-cross country furniture mover, I've been on all types of small country roads, whether it be for moving people or just to take the scenic route (I took advantage of driving a moving van) I had a 48x102 trailer with a 235" wheelbase tractor that was 68ft overall.  Never got pulled over and sometimes took up the entire road for a turn (thats why I had a train horn on my truck-and have one on my bus too!).  After driving the big rig, I can say that buses are very maneuverable (especially transits) to the point that it feels like just driving a big van.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2006, 11:54:59 AM »

Just curious. Did you ever drive any part of US-1 with that big rig?
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From being an ex-cross country furniture mover, I've been on all types of small country roads, whether it be for moving people or just to take the scenic route (I took advantage of driving a moving van) I had a 48x102 trailer with a 235" wheelbase tractor that was 68ft overall.  Never got pulled over and sometimes took up the entire road for a turn (thats why I had a train horn on my truck-and have one on my bus too!).  After driving the big rig, I can say that buses are very maneuverable (especially transits) to the point that it feels like just driving a big van.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2006, 02:36:17 PM »

I've heard people complain about getting a 45' 102 through the gates at the Disney campground (narrow gate followed by a right turn) but that was several years age, may have been fixed.

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« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2006, 06:57:30 PM »

Thanks for the info. 
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« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2006, 07:03:06 PM »


Moof Check this out it may be the info you are lookig for.

http://www.wecamp2.com/size.html


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« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2006, 07:21:31 PM »

Richard- yes, one time when I finished unloading in San Luis Obispo, I had an extra day, so I drove up highway one to Monterey-just so I could say I did it.  But it was also during the week in winter so traffic was just about non exsistant.  This was many years ago, but wouldn't dream of doing it now with the CHP being a bit more savvy now.  I've also taken my bus up the same stretch-and this was with the old air assisted manual steering (8 1/2 turns on the steering wheel lock to lock).  So both times, was very busy doing lots of steering.  As compared to last summer going over 299 from Redding to Eureka. Still a Mother of a pass, but much easier with the full power steering (4 1/2 turns lock to lock).  Some of these twisting, up and down passes are neat to take once, but not ever again in a big vehicle.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2006, 08:18:51 PM »

Kristinsgrandpa,

That was exactly what I was looking for.  Thanks!!
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« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2006, 08:56:38 PM »

I agree. Once is enough.

Richard- yes, one time when I finished unloading in San Luis Obispo, I had an extra day, so I drove up highway one to Monterey-just so I could say I did it.  But it was also during the week in winter so traffic was just about non exsistant.  This was many years ago, but wouldn't dream of doing it now with the CHP being a bit more savvy now.  I've also taken my bus up the same stretch-and this was with the old air assisted manual steering (8 1/2 turns on the steering wheel lock to lock).  So both times, was very busy doing lots of steering.  As compared to last summer going over 299 from Redding to Eureka. Still a Mother of a pass, but much easier with the full power steering (4 1/2 turns lock to lock).  Some of these twisting, up and down passes are neat to take once, but not ever again in a big vehicle.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2006, 09:03:01 PM »

Oh for heaven's sakes, Richard & TomC. . .

I've been up and down Hiway 1 and over 299 dozens of times in charter buses. . . there's nothing wrong with the roads, the problem's mostly the *&%*# four-wheel drivers.  You just have to pay attention to what you're doing, that's all.

Tuscon --  Take your time and enjoy the ride!!   Grin

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I agree. Once is enough.

Richard- yes, one time when I finished unloading in San Luis Obispo, I had an extra day, so I drove up highway one to Monterey-just so I could say I did it.  But it was also during the week in winter so traffic was just about non exsistant.  This was many years ago, but wouldn't dream of doing it now with the CHP being a bit more savvy now.  I've also taken my bus up the same stretch-and this was with the old air assisted manual steering (8 1/2 turns on the steering wheel lock to lock).  So both times, was very busy doing lots of steering.  As compared to last summer going over 299 from Redding to Eureka. Still a Mother of a pass, but much easier with the full power steering (4 1/2 turns lock to lock).  Some of these twisting, up and down passes are neat to take once, but not ever again in a big vehicle.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2006, 09:05:28 PM »

Of course it can be done. I just did not enjoy spending so much time in the opposite traffic lane. LOL
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Oh for heaven's sakes, Richard & TomC. . .

I've been up and down Hiway 1 and over 299 dozens of times in charter buses. . . there's nothing wrong with the roads, the problem's mostly the *&%*# four-wheel drivers.  You just have to pay attention to what you're doing, that's all.

Tuscon --  Take your time and enjoy the ride!!   Grin

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I agree. Once is enough.

Richard- yes, one time when I finished unloading in San Luis Obispo, I had an extra day, so I drove up highway one to Monterey-just so I could say I did it.  But it was also during the week in winter so traffic was just about non exsistant.  This was many years ago, but wouldn't dream of doing it now with the CHP being a bit more savvy now.  I've also taken my bus up the same stretch-and this was with the old air assisted manual steering (8 1/2 turns on the steering wheel lock to lock).  So both times, was very busy doing lots of steering.  As compared to last summer going over 299 from Redding to Eureka. Still a Mother of a pass, but much easier with the full power steering (4 1/2 turns lock to lock).  Some of these twisting, up and down passes are neat to take once, but not ever again in a big vehicle.  Good Luck, TomC
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