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Old 01-08-2013, 08:03 AM   #43
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We traded our rigs in for a new class a and still triple tow with our Rubicon and Atv on a trailer behind the Jeep. We are still one foot over at 66 feet but plan to stay out of Kansas! I don't think the Kansas Troopers like Texas folks.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:24 AM   #44
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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.
I subscribe to Big Rigs Directory, plus I use RV Park Reviews to scout out possible campgrounds. If you still have a question, call the campground directly though they tend too say they are big rig friendly even with tight interior roads & low hanging tree limbs. Be careful when traveling throughout California with your length.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:27 AM   #45
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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.
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Excellent point-verify max. To further stress the point of GCWR, verify the towing max of the MH, not just the Max hitch rating on the hitch label. Although you may not exceed the GCWR, the hitch may only be rated for 5000lbs for example (especially on a gasser).

As a side note, my DP MH is rated for 10,000lbs-with a weight distribution hitch, and max length in NY is 65' (I'm at 63' w/ my car hauler).
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:43 AM   #46
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70 feet exceeds the max vehicle length in many, if not all, states.

So, you will need to "Shorten" some.
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not sure that holds for anything but commercial trucks
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Can't address the "hassle" or "ease" of a 70' set-up.
But as for legal requirements/limitations try this

I got many responses to a google search of "max vehicle length by state" here is one:

http://www.towingworld.com/articles/TowingLaws.htm

Best of luck. There are a lot of experienced, knowledgeable folks on this forum. But be careful, "their opinions" and "their experience" won't park YOUR rig or pay for YOUR tickets.
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not sure that holds for anything but commercial trucks
Lengths in Texas apply to commercial as well as RV....max combined is 65'. Commercial vehicels can pay for a special permit to allow for over long, over width, over height and over weight. I addition to the permit cost, you may need to pay for special escort.

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Of all places, 70 feet is legal in Colorado! Go figure.
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But the O.P.had better come in to Washington through Idaho (also 75'), because the limit in Oregon is only 50' (60 with special permit)!
I can't believe this is true because anything over 36' with a toad will put you over 50'! Just saying.
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I can't believe this is true because anything over 36' with a toad will put you over 50'! Just saying.
I got that from the link I'd put up a few posts prior- it certainly could be wrong. Prolly best to check with the State itself...
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From someone that HAS experience in over length ....we are 75'....just use good common sense and things will work fine.
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Just an observation...why do people have trouble obeying the law?

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Just an observation...why do people have trouble obeying the law?

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It's Mr. Bumble's fault...did you ever read Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist"?

Just because ol' Bumble said "The Law is a ass", folks believed him- and since then a lot of True Believers just go ahead and do whatever they want to do!

Well, at least 'til the law comes up and kicks them in the...thing Mr. Bumble called The Law...
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I wanted to double tow. I see its illegal in to many states. It would be nice if this country had the same rules no matter where you went. It's too easy to leave your home state legal and never make it to where you are going without a handful of tickets.
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