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Old 08-21-2016, 02:46 PM   #29
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I got stopped for speeding in CA last year. They wanted the $468 fine and didn't even mention measuring the rig.

I'm assuming you have WA license plates and WA driver's license. Does WA have any restrictions on length of coach and driver's license type?

I suspect not. Once the CHP saw your plates and license he would have no reason to bring out the measuring tape.

Now if you had CA plates and license, might be a different story especially if your rig is obviously over 40'.

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I'm assuming you have WA license plates and WA driver's license. Does WA have any restrictions on length of coach and driver's license type?

I suspect not. Once the CHP saw your plates and license he would have no reason to bring out the measuring tape.

Now if you had CA plates and license, might be a different story especially if your rig is obviously over 40'.

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The officer probably had bigger fish to fry. Length and weight restrictions are for everyone on CA highways regardless of where they are registered. Drivers license is the only thing that is reciprocal.
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Old 08-21-2016, 03:01 PM   #31
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Yep, I could have done that but never do!

Takes too much time and energy when it is very easy for the poster to put all of their important information in the signature line.

To each their own!

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I agree. If the info isn't posted in the message, I don't go looking for it.
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Where exactly in CA were you traveling when you got stopped and ticketed for over-length?

Was it around the I-8 corridor or near the Glamis Dunes recreation area?

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You nailed it. 86s expressway near Salton Sea on my way to Glamis.
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Rumor has it CHP does a lot of rig length checking on the way to Glamis.
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I suppose I will stay away from Glamis. I am 68' with just the F150 (6.5' bed) behind me.
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Yep! If you're over-length stay FAR away from the Glamis Dunes Recreation area. I would not be caught anywhere within 150-200 miles of that section of southern CA.

I have lived and driven in and around the state of CA while being over-length at 72 feet and have never been stopped for a measurement. That doesn't mean that I will not get stopped sometime in the future but your chances of being stopped are far greater when your are around the Glamis Dunes Recreation area.

That area of southern CA is where the CHP like to hangout and write their months quota of tickets. RVer's are number one on their list for violations down there.

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We snowbird near there and watch the long rigs go by on I8. And there are some really long rigs going by - gorgeous. I have watched CHP sitting on the overpass at Winterhaven watching the long rigs go by on the interstate without any reaction.

During Thanksgiving there are RV cities at both Glamis and Buttercup, they say numbering in the thousands. I suppose the safe option if you were going there would be to purchase an over length permit and not worry about the CHP.

I quickly looked at some of the rules and noticed anything over 80 feet has to have over length placards front and back.
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We snowbird near there and watch the long rigs go by on I8. And there are some really long rigs going by - gorgeous. I have watched CHP sitting on the overpass at Winterhaven watching the long rigs go by on the interstate without any reaction.
Those CHP vehicles sitting in the overpass are "spotters" letting the CHP chasers know which vehicles they should stop and check.

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Those CHP vehicles sitting in the overpass are "spotters" letting the CHP chasers know which vehicles they should stop and check.

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Probably - IMO the ones going to Buttercup are probably OK as they pull off of the interstate right into the camping area. It is the ones who head north on the state highway up to Glamis that are the targets.
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It's not that you would need a special license. It's that you might need to buy an over length permit if you are caught. Most states allow you to buy an over-length permit for a one-time passage through their state.
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No such thing as a " over length " permit when you have a divisible load. Especially in Calif. where they have been known to make owner with long trailer have it hauled by wrecker rig, to the state line ! Not sure the current regs. On trailer length in Calif. however. Most states do not bother RV set ups as you are not required to stop at scales or Ports of entry.
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I think it's one rouge CHP cop who's wife left him for a guy with a long rig.
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I think it's one rouge CHP cop who's wife left him for a guy with a long rig.
Now THAT'S funny!



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