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Old 08-06-2013, 03:37 PM   #15
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Kentucky is in the 96" club also except federal roads
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:38 PM   #16
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We once stayed at a rest area in Conn that specifically had a section for RV's (separate from autos and trucks) and stated that overnight stays were welcome. There were about half a dozen RV's there at the time.
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Often we will eat at a Cracker Barrel and then move on down the road to another for the night.

The first time we were in Ohio, many years ago, I asked the waitress if it was OK. She did not reply and went away. Shortly thereafter the manager came to the table and said I hear you want to stay. I said no not at this Cracker Barrel I was just asking in general. He said Good I don't suggest you stay here. Did you notice how our parking lot sits above the Interstate? Well the prostitutes sit up here on the CB and call the truckers in after we close. The cops raid the place regularly.

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Old 08-06-2013, 04:17 PM   #18
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Ohio toll road has designated camping spots at the rest stops. And for $10 you can get electric. They also have a dump station.
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:18 PM   #19
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Most States allow overnite parking in some rest stops but not camping. So in answer to your question, yes, there is a difference. New Mexico even has covered shelters in the rest stop on I-10 between Lordsburg and Demming. You can even barbecue You are limited to stay up to 24 hours. We use it often.
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:48 PM   #20
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No camping in New Hampshire

[/QUOTE The 96" limit applies to all trailers whether registered there or not. New hampshire is 96"only, new jersey. new york, allow 102" on federal roads and access roads but not the back roads. District of Columbia is also only 96". You might be able to permit and go other places in these states.[/QUOTE]

It looks like New Hampshire does not want RV tourists in their state. Airstream and many others build lots of units that are more than 96" wide.

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I really doubt that you would get pulled over and measured. If asked the width the correct answer is "96 inches officer".
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:28 PM   #22
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I really doubt that you would get pulled over and measured. If asked the width the correct answer is "96 inches officer".
Most officers carry a tape measure in their car so you might as well be honest. Probably will never get messed with as long as you are on interstate or unless you are doing something else and get pulled over. Hope DOT never decides to pull you over.
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:54 PM   #23
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FYI Dumas TX about 35 miles north of Amarillo has a city park that offers a free parking site with hookups. I think a 2 night limit but I am going to try it this fall just to say I have done it. A bit off the interstate but I love driving the back roads.
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:03 PM   #24
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I find that especially in rural Canada, and I suspect this to be similar in the US, finding a place to stay overnight is often as simple as asking for it.

Supermarket parking lots, churches, community centres, parking lot of a car dealership, a farmer's unused dirtroad, back of a store, even a police station, the options are pretty endless. In our experience people are really interested and generally friendly.

Open up the trailer, get the kids out, let people see you're a decent person and nine times out of ten you have a place to stay.
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Most officers carry a tape measure in their car so you might as well be honest. Probably will never get messed with as long as you are on interstate or unless you are doing something else and get pulled over. Hope DOT never decides to pull you over.

And how does he measure the widest spot? Wrap the tape around the trailer, divide by pi take the square root and double it?
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:12 PM   #26
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And how does he measure the widest spot? Wrap the tape around the trailer, divide by pi take the square root and double it?
Yes that would be the easiest way or he could simply measure the width of the tires from side to side and that would tell him it is wider than 96 inches
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Ohio toll road has designated camping spots at the rest stops. And for $10 you can get electric. They also have a dump station.
Ohio....best rest areas we've stayed at.

If we're on a destination trip, (in a hurry), we use them regularly. Have never had a problem.
POI...have an exit plan to make sure you don't get blocked in.

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We have camped in and driven through New Hampshire with our 101.5" Airstream on many occasions. I did not realize that we were violating sate law. I guess that no one that lives in any of the 96" maximum states mentioned can own a modern Airstream, 25' or larger. Can they even sell these trailers in any of those states? I guess that Colonial Airstream in New Jersey can only sell Airstreams 23' or smaller.

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