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Old 10-29-2013, 02:21 AM   #1
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Question Are Three Axle Camping Trailers illegal?

I've been told three axle camping trailers are not being made anymore like the one in picture below,
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:45 AM   #2
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Dutchmen Voltage toy haulers have three axles. They're being manufactured and sold to date.

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Old 10-29-2013, 03:54 AM   #3
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New Horizons has three axles and are building them today.
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:44 AM   #4
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Basically all the big toy haulers and lots of custom units too. Who told you that?
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:18 AM   #5
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:47 AM   #6
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I don't believe there is any law anywhere about how many axles a vehicle can have--the limiting legality in some places is weight per axle. And an RV will never approach the legal limit per axle--they put a third axle to support weight of the unit WITHOUT having to go to dual wheels per axle side.
The normal highest weight rating of a two-wheel axle is 8000 lbs. To go higher, you have to have 4 wheels per axle. Its basically a tire limit deal.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:48 AM   #9
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Wrong, that's not a camper, its a fifth wheel rv. Tent trailers, fold outs and pop ups are campers.
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Have you seen some of those rigs carrying the blades for the power generating wind mills? They have around 18 axles and are the longest things I have seen on the road. Wow, they need special equipment to get around most corners. Impressive to see. We had a triple axle toy hauler and no one hassled us about the size or number of axles.
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:05 AM   #11
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You haven't really seen a long trailer will lots of axles/wheels til you have seen the rigs used to transport used nuclear waste from the Columbia River to the Hanford, Wash, storage site--I think there are over 200 tires on them--and a special road for them.
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:00 AM   #12
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The tolls would be missing out on money when they charge me per axle if there were only two.
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Actually your still wrong. A camper slides into the bed of a pickup truck. Everything else is what it is. Tent trailer travel trailer fifth wheel trailer etc
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Well, according to Webster, http://http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/camper

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