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Old 09-25-2019, 10:12 AM   #43
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45ft coach is only 1 foot longer than 43ft?

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I disagree with your premise, because there's very little value gained from having to go through the hoops of a supposed "test".



While a DMV guy can sit in a car and have the driver do 3-point turns, etc in 10 minutes, the value of a car license is in the written test that shows that the driver knows rules of the road. Once you have those, it is OJT about the mechanics of driving. A motor home driver already has that down pat.



For a motor home, keep it between the lines, keep distance between you and others, and the other things that driving is all about (OJT). Adding recurring revenue to a state doesn't make the rest of us any safer, and doesn't give the driver any advantage over those that don't have a CDL.


LOL. You just validated my point in spades!!!!

YES...the written test IS ABSOLUTELY important! Where’d you get that I didn’t think so?

You make the point I’m making...which is...

Why does the 43’ driver get tested for his knowledge of the law and the 40’ (and under) driver not?

Makes no sense. Thanks for substantiating my/our point.

BTW, the “behind the wheel” test is 2.5 hours...a far cry from 10 minutes. And, when it comes to backing your 45’ rig into the slot next to my $$$,$$$ investment, I’d prefer you do the “OJT” somewhere else. Agree?
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Old 09-26-2019, 06:41 AM   #44
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Where is the "official" place to measure length? From tip of front bumper to tail of rear? From front of mirrors to rear of ladder (if there is one)?
From one end of chassis frame to the other? (what does Prevost then use?)

I am betting most front body side (sans mirrors) and rear body (sans ladder).
And to fit in a building, mirror to ladder.
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Old 09-26-2019, 10:07 AM   #45
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National park rangers measure the points that give them the longest reading. Includes accessories, built up rust,etc.

Texas state troopers measure front axle to rear axle.

Been measured only those 2 times.
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Where is the "official" place to measure length? From tip of front bumper to tail of rear? From front of mirrors to rear of ladder (if there is one)?
From one end of chassis frame to the other? (what does Prevost then use?)

I am betting most front body side (sans mirrors) and rear body (sans ladder).
And to fit in a building, mirror to ladder.
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Old 09-26-2019, 10:25 AM   #46
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As in?

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National park rangers measure the points that give them the longest reading. Includes accessories, built up rust,etc.

Texas state troopers measure front axle to rear axle.

Been measured only those 2 times.

As in measured by State Troopers? For what reason?
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My neighbor is a state trooper. I was asking how they measure and weigh, so he brought his kit over. Measure was from center front axle to rear toad axle.

The weigh was two scales , single axle at a time. He said they usually have 6 scales but his kit only had 2.
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As in measured by State Troopers? For what reason?
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Old 09-26-2019, 10:34 AM   #48
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National park was an upset ranger because he assumed I was over 21ft.

I have a ranchhand bumper on front and rear. I also had the roadmaster tow hooks in.

I also had a drop ball hitch in the back.

The got every cm out of his measure to ticket me for 21ft, 2 in.

Cost me $250
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Old 09-29-2019, 04:24 PM   #49
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I measured our 36' Scenic Cruiser and it's 37 1/2'.

What about max width? This one is near 104", almost 2" more than 8 1/2 feet

That's great for the interior with no slide but always wondered if it would be measured if we were pulled over.

Anyone else with a wide body over 8 1/2 feet?

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Has to do with fed and state laws with 45 ft limit.
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I read plenty in this thread, but not all posts. Here's a boating similarity to RV promo regarding length advertised.

Back a while: We owned a truly great 31', twin screw, 1973 Uniflite sport fisher / sedan boat with full interior accommodations and a flying bridge. Round about 1974/75 Uniflite altered the trim a bit and the interior layout quite a bit.

Suddenly they had a 32' sport fisher boat. Same exact hull and same exact 31' 2" OA length.

It's sometimes... all in the words chosen.

BTW - Same hull same manufacturer that U.S. put thousands on Mekong Delta, Vietnam
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This has been going on forever. Usually they put the smaller number on to stop legal problems. What counts is how you like it. To me some 38 footers have more room than a 40 footer.
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The 48' shop is measured from the outside perimeter? Walls are say 9 " thick? (6x6 plus perlins on both sides?) Plus the garage doors that are inset?
True, however with the ladder sticking out back, with the door closed with a couple inches you have 2.3 feet in front. barely enough to walk through comfortably

just mentioning it if someone is building or renting, you need to measure closely
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Better measure garage again as no way you eat up 4 to 5 feet with walls ladder and doors. But maybe you built a bomb shelter!
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Had a KZ Sportster 41. But it measured 43'5". Was measuring one day and discovered the 41 was the measurement from the pin to the back bumper. The rest was the front overhang.
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The model numbers do not mean much. Our 5er is a 38RLRSB and the outside measurement is 39'-7". Find something else to worry about.

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