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Old 04-22-2008, 05:00 PM   #1
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Hello All, I posted the following question on the Escapees website, but have not received any responses, so I thought I'd post it here:

I was wondering if anyone has ever been stopped by a law enforcement officer for driving a 45' motorhome off the "designated" routes found in some states. Just curious if anyone out there cares about this particular regulation. Thanks!
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Old 04-22-2008, 05:00 PM   #2
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Hello All, I posted the following question on the Escapees website, but have not received any responses, so I thought I'd post it here:

I was wondering if anyone has ever been stopped by a law enforcement officer for driving a 45' motorhome off the "designated" routes found in some states. Just curious if anyone out there cares about this particular regulation. Thanks!
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Old 04-22-2008, 05:13 PM   #3
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you can drive it any where dare.
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Old 04-23-2008, 03:59 AM   #4
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When this issue first came to light in CA, there were quite a few posts relating to CA, but rarely a post about other states.

There has not been much, if anything reported recently.
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:26 AM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> you can drive it any where dare. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Naw, just try it over Independence Pass
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The only restriction would be a highway load limit. We have lots of those in Pennsylvania. Have to be watchful of those old bridges with load limits.

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Unfortunately, Tom, Kalifornia has a regulated highway route for motorhomes over 40'. It is the same as for some long big-rig setups. They are restricted to special major highways, and you can go a mile off of them to get fuel. Sounds like no such restriction else ware. Sweet! Now I have to research Texas DL law on these rigs!
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Post a link to a road map that shows the regulated highway routes for motorhomes over 40'.

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The link to the California 45' map is here: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/traffops/tr...45-bus-map.htm
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try this

CO 82 Independence Pass
Existing Conditions: CLOSED for the season.
Restrictions in Place: Reopens Spring 2008.
Comments: Paved. Alt: 12,095', max grade 6%. No vehicles over 35' long.
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Thanks Cruzer and doc.

Pennsylvania has road restrictions but not related to length. PA's road restrictions are by weight. All roads with a weight limit have signs stating the weight limit. Many are 10-15 ton limits. Mostly because of bridges that were not built for heavy vehicles.

Locally here north of Pittburgh I can travel a road in my gasser but my buddy can't in his Allegro Bus.

The PA state police will quickly ticket a vehicle violating the road weight limit.

It would be great if PA had maps of restricted roads such as CA has. I have often seen tractor trailers trying to back up after realizing they were on a road with a weight limit.

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