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Old 01-20-2015, 08:40 PM   #15
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Until recently Maryland did not permit motorhomes over 40' long on its roads. My GPS still tells me my combined length is illegal in some states I drive through. Just behave out there and no one will trouble you.

FYI. In WV the width restriction is 8'6" on all roads except local roads with a lane width of less than 10', in which case it is 8'.
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Especially since there's only 6" difference between 102" and 96".
So I failed math
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Especially since there's only 6" difference between 102" and 96".
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40' limit in Maryland? Greyhound and most other tour buses are all 45' So are all the big coaches (Prevost) that music bands tour in. I can't speak as soundly on motorhomes as I can on commercial vehicles, but overall length is a thing of the past in regards to combinations. Back in the 1980's laws changed. Truck length was controlled by "overall length". 65' was the most common, hence the popularity of cabovers. Now, just trailers are measured and most places, except NYC, have a 53' limit with no overall length limit. That's why long conventional tractors (hoods) are so commonplace.
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Normally the width is not a problem except on some state roads in VA that are 14-15 feet wide. Yes that is 7 foot per lane. I am 96 inches and slapped mirrors with semi going opposite direction at 55 mph. Scared the poop out of me! Hard to drive w/o rear view mirror!
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40' limit in Maryland? Greyhound and most other tour buses are all 45' So are all the big coaches (Prevost) that music bands tour in. I can't speak as soundly on motorhomes as I can on commercial vehicles, but overall length is a thing of the past in regards to combinations. Back in the 1980's laws changed. Truck length was controlled by "overall length". 65' was the most common, hence the popularity of cabovers. Now, just trailers are measured and most places, except NYC, have a 53' limit with no overall length limit. That's why long conventional tractors (hoods) are so commonplace.
Confusing isn't it. It is not true that combination length restriction is a thing of the past, not in WV anyway. Interesting that a motorhome can be longer than a truck. Here is the actual wording from the WV Code :
" A motor vehicle, including any load thereon, may not exceed a length of forty feet extreme overall dimension, inclusive of front and rear bumpers: Provided, That a motor home and a school bus may not exceed a length of forty-five feet, exclusive of front and rear bumpers."
I am not saying it makes sense!
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The only concern I have traveling some of the state routes in PA and WV is they are narrow, and alot of tree branches, etc to scrub the roof and upper side on if not careful.
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