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Old 04-13-2021, 03:45 PM   #1
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I was just talking with a Trucker who said be careful in Wyoming regarding RV width. Apparently when you measure the RV's width, 8.5 feet and then add in your shade most RV's are wider than Interstate Highway regulations. Wyoming intermittently enforces this regulation. Is this regulation really true? If so I am going to avoid Wyoming.

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Do they ignore the width over the mirrors?
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Old 04-13-2021, 04:01 PM   #3
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Your source appears to have been misinformed. From Wyoming DOT:

31-18-802. General requirements.
(a) All vehicles operated on the highways of this state shall comply with the following:

(i) Width-all highways:

(A) No vehicle, unladen or with load or load-holding device thereon shall exceed one hundred two (102) inches in width.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, appurtenances on noncommercial
motor homes, house trailers and truck campers may exceed one hundred two (102) inches in width if they extend no further than the exterior rear view mirrors of the motor home, tow vehicle or pickup truck, in the case of a truck camper, provided such mirrors only extend the distance necessary to provide the required field of view for the vehicle before the appurtenances were attached
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Appurtenances - certain items attached to the side of a motor vehicle such as handles, latches, and awnings ("tarps") are excluded, as are mirrors.

https://www.rvia.org/system/files/me...RV%20Width.pdf

For Wyoming specifically:
http://www.dot.state.wy.us/files/liv...L%20(2013).pdf

See page 10. (Section 5-9 (zzz).)
Wyoming appears to be somewhat unusual in that they only allow such appurtenances to extend for 3 inches, where most other states appear to allow them to extend 4-6 inches.
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Wyoming is a popular RV state. We've driven in it many, many times with our 40' MH. No issues.
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My ex inlaws used to drive with their awning all the way out and surprisingly, never got stopped. They are 10 feet over width when they do this.They replaced many awnings. Holding it to the floor and it not going anywhere plus all the noise was never noticed.


I could tell a lot of stories, like him drilling a hole in a water heater so it will flow better, and her taping over the heater vent so rain wont get into it, with it on. Then theirs him unbolting the black tank..with it full. And him standing up out of the drivers seat, while going down the road and telling her to drive because he needs to go potty.
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my ex inlaws used to drive with their awning all the way out and surprisingly, never got stopped. They are 10 feet over width when they do this.they replaced many awnings. Holding it to the floor and it not going anywhere plus all the noise was never noticed.


I could tell a lot of stories, like him drilling a hole in a water heater so it will flow better, and her taping over the heater vent so rain wont get into it, with it on. Then theirs him unbolting the black tank..with it full. And him standing up out of the drivers seat, while going down the road and telling her to drive because he needs to go potty.
LOL

More!!
We want more!!!
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Atreis,

Please note the document you refer to is from 2013.

The current statute: Wyoming 31-18-802 (1/1/2017) has the less restrictive exclusion for "motor homes, house trailers and truck campers" as quoted above and in the RVIA document you provided a pointer to.
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We want more!!!



Like...


He decided to put a king size mattress in it, and it wouldn't fit through the door, so he folded it in half with ratchet straps, and when he got it in it stayed folded, like a taco.


And...




The prongs on the cord wouldn't line up with the slots on the plug so he got pliers and bent them so they would. Next day they replaced everything electrical in it.




And...


They went through several sets of tires on a Nissan truck as a toad with it being left in gear and driving to then next place like that. That was done multiple times.
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Charliez,
Maybe this should be a thread of its own! Maybe in the "Humor and crazy but true" forum
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My ex inlaws used to drive with their awning all the way out and surprisingly, never got stopped. They are 10 feet over width when they do this.They replaced many awnings. Holding it to the floor and it not going anywhere plus all the noise was never noticed.


I could tell a lot of stories, like him drilling a hole in a water heater so it will flow better, and her taping over the heater vent so rain wont get into it, with it on. Then theirs him unbolting the black tank..with it full. And him standing up out of the drivers seat, while going down the road and telling her to drive because he needs to go potty.
Scary!
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