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Old 11-02-2013, 06:15 PM   #15
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Here's another reference to tour buses hitting 52':

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GAC is currently airing episode 206 and 207...but Florida Georgia Line was on the last episode.
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How come all the single trailers behind semis are 53'? They're legal aren't they?
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I would venture that the single vehicle length rule doesn't apply to tractor/trailers...and those rigs are under Commercial regulations too.

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RVs have to comply with the size and tow limitations of the state the RV ius operated in, not the state they are tagged in. Some, maybe many, use the federal (commercial) limitations. The federal single vehicle length limitation is 45', the trailer length limitation is 53', I forget the overall length. Many state laws limit overall length to 65-75'.

FWIW, the longest Prevost chassis has never exceeded 45'.
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FWIW, the longest Prevost chassis has never exceeded 45'.
Don't forget the H5-60.

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The 60 is not a single chassis. It falls under the rules for a truck and trailer combination.
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Continental Coach 57' 2 BR, 2 Bath - oh my....
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The Continental appears to be manufactured in IN. I just checked IN law and its noncommercial truck and trailer length limitation is 60 feet. I didn't find an exemption for RVs. Just because its made doesn't make it legal on all or even most roads.
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The 60 is not a single chassis. It falls under the rules for a truck and trailer combination.
Looks like it has quite a bit of tongue weight at that as well.

here is one that was on Ebay a few weeks ago (it didn't sell)
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It's not a commonly known fact, but a fair number of Newell coaches were 47' long. They don't typically advertise them as that, but when you get the build sheet its right there.
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Every day I go North on US31 in Holland I see 2 of the articulated Prevost sitting in a lot just off the highway. I have never stopped to see if they are for sale. They look like set up for bus use but I never looked close
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It's not a commonly known fact, but a fair number of Newell coaches were 47' long. They don't typically advertise them as that, but when you get the build sheet its right there.
Yes, I had a friend that had a Newell 47' coach. He told me it was a custom that was built for him only, and not a advertised however they had problems , the extra long chassis put too much wt. on the stear axle . Tires were almost I possable to get so he had special high speed German tires made. The other thing he was banned from the Ohio turnpike as they have scales at the tool booths , he could never get light enough to meet their stear axle wt. he bought a new one about every three years, ( he owned a few large truck stops a d some trucking cos. ) we were always running together both with enclosed trailers behind with our vintage cars. We ran that tour group with our cars for over 20 years.....me always in a poor Monaco Windsor 38 ft.

The bottom line was he was never legal anywhere, except a few western states, which ment little as most of our driving on Interstates. And we did not have to stop at the scales. There is no long rules on federal highways, even today. 8' 6, width and 13' 6" high as legal. Many states have lesser laws, but federal lad does allow you to exit the interstate for short distances, deliveries, fuel, other needs.53' is the max trailer length but there is no overall length. I an still in the trucking business, so this stuff is standard fare everyday for us, 50 states 50 differend laws for oversize, weights ,metc. It's getting better, but not there yes
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