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Old 10-23-2013, 10:50 AM   #15
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Wayne that print is kinda tiny, but it looks like 8'5.5" to me. Ever try to type with a cat on the keyboard, you wouldn't believe the typos I've had to correct on this reply.


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Old 10-23-2013, 08:03 PM   #16
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I would suspect one could only have a problem when registering a vehicle

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Old 10-23-2013, 08:20 PM   #17
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102" (8'6") is legal for the vehicle. Max width including
mirrors is 120" (10') The only exception I have ever seen
is the old (I895) Baltimore Harbor Tunnel.
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:48 PM   #18
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You are fine with an RV built and maintained to factory specs. For sometime now the majority of tractor trailers are 102" wide. This dimension is for the body, not including lights, latches, awnings, mirrors, etc. Most older RVs were 96" wide (my 1997 Itasca Suncruiser was) but today just about every big truck and RV are spec'd to 102". Have fun and take it easy on narrow two lane roads with your new Coachman.

Sidenote: In 1987 I was truckin' on a two lane road in Massachusetts with a 102 wide semi trailer. Going through a small town the local cop pulled me over. He had a tape measure and he ticketed me for being off the "National Network" with a 102 wide. Then and now I have no idea [moderator edit] the National Network is. I do know that little town had a balanced budget that my employer contributed to.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:57 AM   #19
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Federal highways, such as an interstate are typically enforced using Federal mandated rules. Another set of rules are applied for a City, State, and county roads and streets so different agencies are in charge of enforcing them. Quite often the width of the lanes are the determining factor. Driving on the interstate with a 102" wide may be legal until you exit to go the five miles away to a county RV park and then you may be illegal. If you happen to sideswipe another vehicle in the oncoming lane, I bet you will get a ticket! If you get there safely, I doubt the county will care. After all you are helping finance their County Park.

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