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Old 08-10-2017, 07:50 AM   #15
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Splitting hairs. The REAL concern is the weight.
Not always.
US 64 in North Carolina has a weight restriction of 12 tons IIRC, as listed online in the NCDOT site, and my GPS would go berserk everytime I approached home, demanding I detour, etc, etc,. When I finally called the state authority on roads and their restrictions, the agent confirmed that yes there was a restriction, but it was for "thru trucks" and that it did not apply to RVs /motorhomes.
If a road or bridge has a weight limit, then of course that applies to all vehicles. In any case one should research the issue to determine just what is the restriction.
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Splitting hairs. The REAL concern is the weight.


It's no more 'splitting hairs' than having two speed limits, one for trucks, one for everybody else.
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I always figure if it's posted at 8 tons, it's good for at least 16 tons. 2 vehicles going each direction simultaneously on bridge. Plus with your long wheelbase, you probably won't have your whole coach on the bridge at once. Just saying!
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It's no more 'splitting hairs' than having two speed limits, one for trucks, one for everybody else.


Hmmm. True that. Got me there!
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I've yet to find a weight restriction that didn't mention "truck" and / or "commercial vehicle".

A motorhome is a 'passenger vehicle' not a commercial vehicle.
Good luck with THAT argument if you are overweight! Hope your bank account can stand it.
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Good luck with THAT argument if you are overweight! Hope your bank account can stand it.


There is no "luck" involved, it's no different than as mentioned above, speed limits. If I'm driving a 5 ton truck in Michigan the speed limit is 65 mph, if I'm driving a motorhome on a 5 ton chassis the speed limit is 75 mph because it's a 'passenger vehicle' not a 'commercial vehicle'.

The County road I live on is a load restricted road year-round, the wording of that restriction says "Commercial vehicles that weigh over five tonnes per axle need a Load Exemption Permit to travel on roads with year round weight restrictions.".

I confirmed, in writing, with the County that I did not require a permit because I was not a 'commercial vehicle'. They replied that that was correct and that the weight limit was only to restrict commercial truck traffic using those routes.
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You all are forgetting, when a road is posted 8 tons, that is axle weight. So for the OPs 44 foot rig, that would be 8 tones or 16000 lbs on the steering axle, plus 16000 on the drive axle plus 16000 on the tag axle for a total of 48,000 lbs. And it all has to do with how well the road bed was constructed to support that kind of weight. Now I know he doesn't actually have 16000 lbs on this steering or tag axle, but that's how the thought process works.

Bridges are a different story and ARE restricted by total weight.
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Drove across a 5 Ton limit "bridge" in NW Atlanta in June to detour for Interstate construction. Other signs said "No Trucks Beyond this Point"

The bridge turned out to basically be a large asphalt covered culvert.

Had the family asking me how heavy was our MH. 24,000 lbs.

BTW - we made it!

Now if it had been a swinging bridge.....................
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