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Old 08-24-2010, 10:56 AM   #15
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There are numerous BIG signs to warn you, just read and obey.
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:24 AM   #16
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Kinda hard to tell a 40' from a 45' going down the road.
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:42 AM   #17
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I'm just curious why folks would look for ways or for excuses to not obey these rules/regulations/laws. Seems to me they are in place for a reason whether it is safety, traffic control, or physically restrictive roads. I realize it might be an inconvenience, and we really don't see the need, during our travels and it requires some pre-planning to learn the roads you plan to travel but that is what is required. We are not cars and must accept all the responsibilities that go along with our desire to travel in our well equipped, roomy homes. Why would we risk ourselves, others, possibly our insurance coverage, and potential traffic blocking.
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There are signs well before the tunnel warning you -- but you have to pay attention. When trip planning, if your route includes a tunnel, you can Google it and find out.
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Kinda hard to tell a 40' from a 45' going down the road.
Tag axle -- generally anything 42' and up.
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:00 AM   #20
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I'm just curious why folks would look for ways or for excuses to not obey these rules/regulations/laws. Seems to me they are in place for a reason whether it is safety, traffic control, or physically restrictive roads. I realize it might be an inconvenience, and we really don't see the need, during our travels and it requires some pre-planning to learn the roads you plan to travel but that is what is required. We are not cars and must accept all the responsibilities that go along with our desire to travel in our well equipped, roomy homes. Why would we risk ourselves, others, possibly our insurance coverage, and potential traffic blocking.
Just to clarify...I can certainly seen a need to limit travel on certain roads due to what you mention, I do not understand a state law that puts you in violation for traveling through using federal interstates. I believe if laws of this type were actively enforced we would be stopped at weight stations at state borders.

Maybe in the State statute it limits sizes on certain roads and is generalized in some publications.
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I use the Frances Scott Key bridge to bypass the tunnel.Last time I missed the exit and got off just before the tunnel.When I stopped to figure out where I was a pickup pulled up and the driver worked for the tunnel authority. He said he couldn't say it was allowed but RVs went thru all day long as long as the tanks were off.Someone I know uses the tunnel also.I prefer to go inland and avoid D.C Baltimore an New York and all the tolls involved.Last time I stayed on 95 north to Ct it cost over $120 in tolls for the motorhome towing a car.The GW bridge was $32 .
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:09 AM   #22
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bldrbob, Crabby Mike, wkdwitch,
Thank you all for your information on road resrictions on the East Coast. I think I will be taking the outer bypass routes around the major cities.
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I'm sure no one would bother you as long as its not noticeably bigger than 40'
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Federal Law Trumps State Laws on all Interstate Hwys

Federal Law is king on all Interstate Hwys. That includes being able to get off of an Interstate on local roads to rest or buy fuel. You are allowed to travel something like a mile from the Interstate for that purpose without state laws kicking in. Federal Interstates allow a minimum of 65 foot length and some states allow more. If traveling on a Federal Interstate as long as you are not exceeding 65 feet in length you are within the law. NC tried to limit the length on federal interstates below 65 feet and was trumped by federal rules.

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semi's are able to to travel 5 miles or less off the interstate if there is a lenth limited, (EX: most trailers are 45 ft long, but now you see alot of 53 ft long trailers, the road is built for 45 ft trailers and the tractor pulling them, so now you have a 53 ft trailer and the tractor pulling it.now add the lnth of the semi.) or its a direct route to the company that is needed for this truck to pick up or drop off. Aso if there is a crash on the interstate then your routed, the safest, fastest, route to get back on the interstate.
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What about insurance coverage if you have a mishap. Will your insurance company give you a hard time and try to deny a claim because you are oversized?? We all know that some insurance companies will try to find whatever excuse they can to deny a claim
Insurance is not just for when you do everything right. It is also for when you do something wrong. Your insurance provider may raise your premium or cancel you after the fact but they will cover you even if you do something dumb. That is why we buy insurance.

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There are numerous BIG signs to warn you, just read and obey.

Sure . . . we rented a class A the year before we bought one and I had to pick up people in NYC and go to the Meadowlands . . . the Lincoln Tunnel looked like a good route and I searched all over online (at that time) and found nothing about propane restrictions.

When we got there (the tunnel), there was an enormous sign about the propane restriction, but no place to turn around and crazy traffic . . . we went through without any problem . . . just lucky, I guess!
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