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Old 03-20-2015, 07:46 PM   #1
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Towing thru Fla (with a 24' boat)

Headed for the Keys in my 40' Allegro Bus and towing a 24' boat . Boat tows great, is about 4200lbs, and the whole rig is 70' long. I think I am a little longer than they like down there. I'm legal in SC .
Anybody with a big long trailer ever been stopped in Fla ?
Think I can sail thru ?

Thanks

Rob
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Old 03-20-2015, 07:57 PM   #2
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Headed for the Keys in my 40' Allegro Bus and towing a 24' boat . Boat tows great, is about 4200lbs, and the whole rig is 70' long. I think I am a little longer than they like down there. I'm legal in SC .
Anybody with a big long trailer ever been stopped in Fla ?
Think I can sail thru ?

Thanks

Rob
I think you're over the length limit in most states, but I doubt you will get stopped for that.
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I would suggest that you make sure you have rear tie down straps from your boat to trailer. I've read a number of times of people being pulled over, in the keys, for not having them.
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Old 03-20-2015, 08:30 PM   #3
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Headed for the Keys in my 40' Allegro Bus and towing a 24' boat . Boat tows great, is about 4200lbs, and the whole rig is 70' long. I think I am a little longer than they like down there. I'm legal in SC .
Anybody with a big long trailer ever been stopped in Fla ?
Think I can sail thru ?

Thanks

Rob

Rob,

You should be fine, but definitely have the rear straps. We are in the keys right now, where are you headed?

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All along the Keys in Monroe County there have been numerous reports of getting stopped for no straps, no brakes or working brake lights and over width without a permit. Interestingly, it appears that FL requires brakes on every axle, yet mine is a FL built boat and two axle trailer and only one set of brakes. If you have straps and working brake lights you probably won't draw attention to yourself.
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Thanks, almost forgot about the straps ! I am so used to running without them, and only use them on trips. I always tow a nice boat when we go , but this is the first trip with the Allegro Bus and boat. It tows great , we will be fine.

Going to the Grassy Key RV Park. Looks nice. Maybe we catch some tarpon. But April is notorious for the wind.
See you there.........

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Old 03-21-2015, 09:54 PM   #6
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You will like Grassy Key - we spent February there. Only downside is when wind is out of the north, it hits you head on. You will love having the boat right in front of the campground .....
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