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Old 04-29-2004, 11:29 AM   #1
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3 states don't allow wide-body trailers!

I happened to notice that in 2004, there are three states that don't allow the wide-body trailers (i.e., 8'6"): New Hampshire, New Jersey and Louisiana.

They claim they allow the 8'6" on "certain, federal roadways." I read that to mean the interstate highways. So does that mean that a wide body can get ticketed for traversing from the highway to the off-highway campground in those three states? Has this happened to anyone?
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Old 04-29-2004, 12:49 PM   #2
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Guess I'm glad the wide body Airstream is only 8' 5.5".
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Old 04-29-2004, 05:27 PM   #3
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I happened to notice that in 2004, there are three states that don't allow the wide-body trailers (i.e., 8'6"): New Hampshire, New Jersey and Louisiana.

They claim they allow the 8'6" on "certain, federal roadways." I read that to mean the interstate highways. So does that mean that a wide body can get ticketed for traversing from the highway to the off-highway campground in those three states? Has this happened to anyone?
If they are following the federal rules, there will be information on the designated highways..... look for them in a Trucker's Atlas...... those same federal rules allow one off the designated highway for food, fuel, rest, or repairs. The corridor on either side of a designated hwy varies from state to state, but is mandatory. In Illinois, the distance allowed off the d/h is five miles in either direction. If you can testify, in a court of law, with a straight face, that you were there looking for a sandwich and a place to sleep..... you're home free. Yes, you may ask me how I know....... and I might tell you....
And for what it's worth, not all those designated routes are interstates!
Those routes were very important to truckers..... not only did it allow the extra width (standard had been 96 inches of width, fifty five foot overall length, and a gross wieght of 72,380 pounds) now the new rules are 102", 55' of trailer, and 80,000 gross weight.... this made it possible to haul more freight and increase revenues.
all of this is why we were not particularly interested in the wide bodies..... I like to stay legal (when I can!).

Elizabeth in Iowa

As for the guy happy Airstream wide bodies are only 8' 5.5" wide..... guess what? Anything that exceeds 96" and is less than 102" falls in the 'suspect' catagory! At 102.01 inches, a wide load permit is needed. With special rules and all that..... Have fun!
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There are lots of "US" highways that are not interstate highways.
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Guess I'm the guy that Cedars is talking about....

I'm not very concerned about it. I loose more sleep over hail storms or wind than I ever would fearing I'd get a ticket for being over 96" wide.
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I happened to notice that in 2004, there are three states that don't allow the wide-body trailers (i.e., 8'6"): New Hampshire, New Jersey and Louisiana.
I didn't want to go to those states anyway.
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I didn't want to go to those states anyway.
If you ever change your mind..Just know you'd be welcome like a brother~! btw, I live here and, I've never seen nor have I heard of anyone being stopped for that infraction~
I can't wait to get back to Louisiana, as they have some of the best food~!
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New Jersey....ahhhh...

New Hampsire and Lousiana...I'd still go. Not worried.....
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If you ever change your mind..Just know you'd be welcome like a brother~! btw, I live here and, I've never seen nor have I heard of anyone being stopped for that infraction~
I can't wait to get back to Louisiana, as they have some of the best food~!
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