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Old 02-11-2014, 04:03 PM   #15
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Here's the link I mentioned. Trailer Brakes | AAA/CAA Digest of Motor Laws
The first thing to realize is the AAA list, as well as others I have found, is badly out of date. In general there has been a trend toward increasing length and width limits and also decreasing the threshold at which brakes are required. The Minnesota section, by way of example, is several years out of date.

The second thing to realize is, as others have posted, RVs are generally not expected to comply with laws and regulations adopted for the trucking industry.

In my experience there are a number of things to watch where you can indeed get stopped:

1) You must have lights that work properly
2) You must have current registration
3) There are many jurisdictions that disallow doubles and these rules are enforced
4) They will stop you for a violation of maximum length limits, which is really only a problem for some unusual older trailers e.g. the longer Spartans
5) You must have safety chains, and they will stop you if they are dragging and sending sparks flying
6) Routes in the mountains that have posted length width and height limits are enforced
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:48 PM   #16
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That has happened to our drivers in AL and FL.
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I figure that the 31' Classic model 30 with a ProPride hitch and the 20' Dodge will be close to 53' long with a combination weight around 18,000 pounds.
You might walk it off with a tape. I'm close to the TX limit of 65' with my similar truck and 35' Silver Streak. The Hensley Arrow hitch adds some length to the A-frame, but it is the TV front bumper forward-most point and the TT rear bumper length when hitched that is well above the "oh, my TT is about 35' in length" measurement plus adding the truck OAL.

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As to the OP's concerns I find them of no consequence. It is partly psychological -- a new awareness of "being" other than a car while running the roads -- the previously invisible made visible -- and second, that private citizens operating RV's are themselves pretty much invisible to LEO's unless something is amiss.

There is always the incentive in a profit-making venture to stretch rules past their breaking point. For vehicles in intra and inter-state commerce this comes down to the size and weight of a load: what it will pay. Unless monitored this confers an unfair advantage to the rule breakers as well as size/weight configurations that hasten wear/tear on infrastucture and pose a hazard to others.

Just stay within axle/tire/wheel ratings and length/width provisions, generally, and get on down the road.

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