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Old 06-13-2014, 07:13 PM   #1
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Class A Body Width

We are looking at the American Coach Revolution and I noticed a note in the specifications stating that the body width at 102" exceeds the maximum of 96" and may limit access to certain roads.

I am just wondering how much of an impact that has on travel. It seems that most of the models we are looking at exceed 96".

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Old 06-13-2014, 07:15 PM   #2
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102" is quite normal for a class A and won't be an issue.
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Some states limit the body width to 96" but not many. 102" is pretty much the standard but the 102 does not include any added extras such as awning, mirrors, etc.

I have never had any problems with the 102 width anywhere I have been.
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mine is 102", no issues during traveling.
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Old 06-14-2014, 12:21 AM   #5
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Class A Body Width

Where is there a limitation of less than 8'6" (0r 102")? I've trailered a lot of boats and have never run into a restriction less than 8'6", or 102". That is why a lot of boats are made to exactly that width. Same spplies to RV's.


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Old 06-14-2014, 06:49 AM   #6
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Most semi trailers have an INSIDE width of 96". That's the trailer. As you know, the tractor's mirrors are going to extend well beyond that.

Earlier MH's were built to a 96" standard, but in the early 90's (I think) the DP MH's started using a "wide body", which eventually evolved into gassers using the same width later in the 90's.
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Almost 99% of semi trailers are 102" wide and they operate in ALL 48 states. There might be a couple of i.e. state/county roads that restrict trl widths but they will be FEW and FAR between. Also there is allowances in the law for attachments (i.e. Awnings) on the side of trlrs/MH that allow then to be over 102".
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96" width restrictions are typically posted, and I usually see them just for tunnels and some very old bridges.
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So for those who have the GPS with RV status, do you put in 102 or do you add for the mirrors??
I'm unsung a nominal 120 (10 feet) is that a bit excessive?
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Drivers side to passengers side Mirror to Mirror mine measures 10ft 6 inches wide.

It's been a problem several times on the back roads we travel and a few times on main roads during road construction.

My rig goes into a heated barn for winter - The mirrors get removed to get through the 10ft wide x 14ft high door

Suggest you use 10ft 6" as your width
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Hi,

Newbie here negotiating to purchase a 07 Winnebago Voyage 33V which is 8'5-1/2" wide and I live (for now) in NJ. We plan to be heading west and south but, might like to visit some of the states listed as 8' limits. NH, MD, and TN as for instances.

So, should this width issue enter into my buying decision in any way or is it a non-issue in reality. I promise, being new, I will endeavor to stay off really narrow roads.

Geez, most tractors and it appears many busses like Prevosts, Van Hools look wider than 8'.

Thanks in advance.
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Hi,

Newbie here negotiating to purchase a 07 Winnebago Voyage 33V which is 8'5-1/2" wide and I live (for now) in NJ. We plan to be heading west and south but, might like to visit some of the states listed as 8' limits. NH, MD, and TN as for instances......
Thanks in advance.
I live in NH and my Itasca is also 8"-5 1/2" wide and don't even give it a thought about the width. We've travelled from NH to FL and NH to MI without issue on the width requirement.

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Never heard of that being a problem.
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So, should this width issue enter into my buying decision in any way or is it a non-issue in reality. I promise, being new, I will endeavor to stay off really narrow roads.
It is a non issue in reality. Most present day semi trailers and motorhomes are 102" wide (even wider at the mirrors, awnings, etc).
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