Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-06-2013, 11:15 AM   #29
Senior Member
 
WheelingIt's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: On Wheels
Posts: 1,983
I'm surprised no-one has mentioned weight. If you're loading up the trailer you need to be sure you're not exceeding the GCWR (Gross Combination Weight Rating) = the maximum total weight that your motorhome can handle. So before entering into that deal I would get the MH weighed and work out how much you can safely haul.

Other than that length will be an issue in many parks, especially public parks. You'll have more options in private parks.
__________________

__________________
12 paws, 40 feet and the open road
WheelingIt is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-06-2013, 11:39 AM   #30
Senior Member
 
Gorlininc's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Merritt Island, FL
Posts: 1,723
If you have an iPhone. There is an app RV REF. this app among other information, it list the limitations of Rv length, trailer and total legal length by state. Handy information. I hope this helps.
Rick
__________________

__________________
Gorlininc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 12:31 PM   #31
Moderator Emeritus
 
TXiceman's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Oklahoma Boomers Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Full Time, TX Home Base
Posts: 17,150
Blog Entries: 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by WheelingIt View Post
I'm surprised no-one has mentioned weight. If you're loading up the trailer you need to be sure you're not exceeding the GCWR (Gross Combination Weight Rating) = the maximum total weight that your motorhome can handle. So before entering into that deal I would get the MH weighed and work out how much you can safely haul.

Other than that length will be an issue in many parks, especially public parks. You'll have more options in private parks.

I and a lot of others were assuming weight is a given and the owner knew enough to stay under the coaches weight rating. I am glad you pointed this out as you know what assuming does to everyone.

Ken
__________________
Amateur Radio Operator (KE5DFR)|Full-Time! - 2012 6.7L Ford Crew Cab Dually -2013 HitchHiker Champagne 38RLRSB - Travel with one Standard Schnauzer and one small Timneh African Gray Parrot
TXiceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 02:15 PM   #32
Senior Member
 
C-PHartley's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Florida Cooters Club
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Venice, Fla.
Posts: 495
It's gonna be tough finding a Cracker Barrel RV space that fits.
__________________
--Chuck
95 Newmar Kountry Star, Spartan Chassis, Venice, Fla
C-PHartley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 02:35 PM   #33
Senior Member
 
tom77hmstd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: homestead fl.
Posts: 280
As you can see mine is at about 72ft. I have been all over the east coast no problems. It seems like any other rig I have driven the more you drive it the easier it gets.You just have to seek out the CGS that have long pull thru.
__________________
Tom Homestead Fl.
2006 National RV Tradewinds 40D
tom77hmstd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 03:08 PM   #34
Junior Member
 
MarknHaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 7
Thanks so much for all of your advice and Tips. They have been very helpful!
Mark has a current CDL and is an experienced driver. I would love to take a training course. We are currently in UT but we have dreams of heading to the Gulf Coast. The plan is to only move the Rig a handful of times a year. It would not be a triple pull. The bikes and run-around vehicle will be in the trailer—getting something that can move the trailer is a fabulous idea. I would love to find the book on RV Parks that cater to Big Rigs if anyone has more info on it. We are looking into trading the 27’ trailer in for a 20’ Stacker which would get us down to ’65.
__________________
MarknHaze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 04:00 PM   #35
Senior Member
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 395
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gorlininc View Post
If you have an iPhone. There is an app RV REF. this app among other information, it list the limitations of Rv length, trailer and total legal length by state. Handy information. I hope this helps.
Rick
I have an iPhone 5 and looked for this app. I couldn't find it. Do you know the exact name or publishing company? It sound like a good app to have.
__________________
2008 Newmar Dutchstar 4023, 425hp Cummins ISL
SOLD: 2005 Winnebago Journey 39K, 350HP C-7 Cat
Toad: Flat deck car trailer hauling a 1932 ford tudor sedan
Deucenut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 06:36 PM   #36
Registered User
 
Iron Man's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,051
Make sure of your weights and that the trailer brakes are functional. Leo's may not be to worried about your length, but if you ever get pulled over or are in an accident those 2 things are sure to be checked.
__________________
John, Pam, Nicholas, Aria
NKK 16073L
2007 Essex 4502
2015 GMC Seirra
Iron Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 08:01 PM   #37
Senior Member
 
Gorlininc's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Merritt Island, FL
Posts: 1,723
The correct name for the app is. RV POCKET REFERENCE. When you down load Tap the screen for the menu on the bottom. Hit favorites. Then state law. It's pretty cool.
Rick
__________________
Gorlininc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 12:55 PM   #38
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: bis. nd
Posts: 687
I thought that you abide by state registered in for total length and if you travel acroos state lines you are not breaking law as you are not registered there and dont need the permit or anything unless you are comercial...jeff
__________________
London Aire..350hp Sparton chassis... with all the good stuff from the time.
2007 Alfa Gold!! model 1008. 400hp Freightliner, now in use!!
beenthere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 01:03 PM   #39
Senior Member
 
Francesca's Avatar
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Port Hadlock, Washington
Posts: 2,855
Quote:
Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
I thought that you abide by state registered in for total length and if you travel acroos state lines you are not breaking law as you are not registered there and dont need the permit or anything unless you are comercial...jeff
As has been repeatedly stated here and elsewhere, so-called "reciprocity agreements" do NOT cover equipment/length limits. Individual States set those standards, and everyone within their borders, even temporarily, is obliged to adhere to them.
__________________
Francesca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 02:35 PM   #40
Senior Member
 
Old Dude 66's Avatar
 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: North Texas
Posts: 359
Quote:
Originally Posted by TdogKing View Post
For the most part Motorhomes don't get pulled over unless you get caught speeding . Keep your nose clean and they won't even look your way.
That isn't necessarily true. We were pulling a Jeep behind our fifth wheel in Kansas. We were pulled over by a Kansas Trooper and he measured us at 3 feet over length (total of 68 feet). He made us unhook the Jeep and since my wife couldn't drive a stick shift, we had to leave it 250 miles from the Oklahoma border, leave the camper in Oklahoma, and drive 250 miles back to pull it back with our pickup.

If you get stopped for being over lenght, they will make you unhook and leave it there! Maybe if we had been an overlength motor home, they wouldn't have stopped us.
__________________
2011 Winnebago Adventurer 35P
Towing a 2014 Jeep Rubicon 4 Door.
Summers in Silverton, Colorado.
Old Dude 66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 09:20 PM   #41
Senior Member
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 395
Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Dude 66 View Post
That isn't necessarily true. We were pulling a Jeep behind our fifth wheel in Kansas. We were pulled over by a Kansas Trooper and he measured us at 3 feet over length (total of 68 feet). He made us unhook the Jeep and since my wife couldn't drive a stick shift, we had to leave it 250 miles from the Oklahoma border, leave the camper in Oklahoma, and drive 250 miles back to pull it back with our pickup.

If you get stopped for being over lenght, they will make you unhook and leave it there! Maybe if we had been an overlength motor home, they wouldn't have stopped us.
I'd be willing to bet that had you not been double towing, he wouldn't have even given you a second thought.
__________________
2008 Newmar Dutchstar 4023, 425hp Cummins ISL
SOLD: 2005 Winnebago Journey 39K, 350HP C-7 Cat
Toad: Flat deck car trailer hauling a 1932 ford tudor sedan
Deucenut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 05:49 AM   #42
Senior Member
 
Gorlininc's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Merritt Island, FL
Posts: 1,723
Kansas allows triple tow according to my app. However there is a 65 foot limit. You need one small tow vehicle to meet that requirement.
Sorry he made you drive all that way. I guess he was bored.
__________________

__________________
Gorlininc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.