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Old 06-02-2019, 07:39 PM   #1
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Mirror to Mirror Width

I was polishing up the front of my Rig Today and for some reason measured the coach from outside of mirror to outside of mirror. Wow was I surprised at the width. 9 ft 10 inches. I have heavy trucks that aren't that wide. The body is 8'6" then add on the mirrors. I have them adjusted in as close to the coach as I can and still see the side of the coach to the rear wheels. Where the problem is the PA Turnpike Toll Booths are setup for 10 foot. That gives me 2 inches to spare. How many others have actually measured their width? How many have had a Toll Booth "Incident"???
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If I see that a toll booth looks narrow; when I enter it I only look at the drivers mirror and I concentrate on keeping that mirror very close to the booth. Then I know that the other mirror will clear. I've driven the Pa. Tpke many times and never hit one of the booths.
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Old 06-03-2019, 07:03 AM   #3
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I have never measured mine but I certainly will now. I guess I was assuming the outside measurement on my mirrors were around 9' 6". Good to know.
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That's good to know about the PA Toll booths. What do they do if you are too wide?

I had my coach in storage while I added a pad next to the house. I looked at the "Overall Width" in the catalog and it said 102" so I ordered a 120" gate for the fence - ought to give me plenty of room. I was so happy the day I drove the coach home but as I was pulling into the gate I was about 4" too narrow. I had to re-order a new gate - got it 14' this time.
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I had maybe an inch or so on each side getting onto the Mass Pike at one of their toll booths a few years ago. I think they are pay by plate or EZ pass now, so tool booths shouldn't be a problem there.
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I think most turnpike/toll roads use the far right lane to accommodate wide loads. No toll booths on both sides, just the one on the left.
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I think most turnpike/toll roads use the far right lane to accommodate wide loads. No toll booths on both sides, just the one on the left.

Most have a "wide load" lane on far right. My mirror-to-mirror is 121". Most lanes are at least 11' wide and some are 12' wide.
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In RV-101 for Motorhomes, the rule they mentioned is 1/4" outside of the outermost protrusion on that side of the coach. I used a piece of lath since it's about 1/4". I then adjust the mirror from inside the coach so I can see all along the DS/PS side. Then you should be well inside any toll booth. You can also check YouTube for another point of view. I set mine in 08 and they have worked fine for me.
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In RV-101 for Motorhomes, the rule they mentioned is 1/4" outside of the outermost protrusion on that side of the coach. I used a piece of lath since it's about 1/4". I then adjust the mirror from inside the coach so I can see all along the DS/PS side. Then you should be well inside any toll booth. You can also check YouTube for another point of view. I set mine in 08 and they have worked fine for me.
The mirrors on mine are attached to the side of my coach and do not fold, more than once.
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When I to delivery of my first coach I lost a mirror to a toll booth :( I wished they made an electric folding mirrors

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