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Old 12-04-2003, 08:11 PM   #1
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HOV Lanes and Motorhomes

I saw a Classic motorhome traveling north on I75 south of Atlanta a 5pm and rush hour traffic.
So when traveling through cities, like Atlanta on I-75/85, that have HOV lanes do you use them with your motorhome ??
the restriction posted is no trucks over 6 wheels in left two lanes.
I see people use the HOV lanes with TT's but have never seen a motorhome use them. Seems like it would make the trip easier.
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Old 12-04-2003, 08:15 PM   #2
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I live on the North side of Atlanta and I use the HOV with my trailer every time we go through town and we haven't had any problems so far.

It should make everybody happier that we are out of their way.
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Old 12-04-2003, 10:13 PM   #3
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Could've been me

Depending on when you saw that MH it could have been me! I was in and around Atlanta about two weeks ago and headed up I75 through downtown at rush hour to meet up with ALAND.

I saw those lanes but with my eight wheels I typically stay in the truck/commercial lanes if they are posted.
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Old 12-04-2003, 10:20 PM   #4
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Heck if you went of 75 to see Allen you probably drove within a couple mile of me. You got off at Hwy 5 didn't you? Did you stay on Canton rd or go up Sandy Plains?
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I was staying on RV dealer lots (Bleakley and Sagon). I'm in the biz and was training them over about 4 days. Shot up 75 to 400 to meet up with Alan. Planning on training them some more in the future so we'll have to plan a mini-rally....maybe at your place depending on your progress????
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Old 12-04-2003, 10:47 PM   #6
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HOV Lanes for Motorhomes

I am not a resident from Atlanta, but a former Los Angeles, California area resident with HOV lanes on the freeways. Motorhomes were allowed on HOV lanes because they did not have a speed limit restirction like large trucks and any type of trailers. Trucks and all trailers, in Calif, have a speed restriction of 55. All other were restricted to 65, including HOV lanes. So, since HOV lanes were restircted at 65, then trailers and large trucks were not allowed to use them. I would imagine its the same in Atlanta. To avoid a ticket from your local cops, I would call them to make sure. Good luck.
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I saw the Classic yesterday,12/4/2003, and it had a blue toad.
It looked like a woodgrain stripe around its middle but that was all I could see.
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I have to say I have only seen one other classic MH here, and it was a 310 at the shop for repairs.
I have seen Leemo's 24' before he bought it when it was up in Ellijay parked for sale. Never caught one on the road though at least not in GA.
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wasn't me then.
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Old 12-05-2003, 11:09 PM   #10
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I have seen 4 Classics.
your 280 last year and the Classic Coach the other day.
there was a 310 at Altanta Motor Speedway in march from north Georgia
and a 325(?) with Florida tags at a resturant at exit 212 on I-75
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