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Posted: 08/10/10 04:29pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi folks have a ? for you all... I have looked all over google and the web came up with pretty much the same instructions and listings for over lenght permits/laws, with towing a trailer a boat ,combinations. But what I'm looking for is a instructions/link saying spelling it out on just over lenght permits for the motorhome it self in excess of 45' not to exceed 52/53' ...I know it varies state by state ..but the limits of combos also say ie: any combo not to exceed 50 ,60 65 feet ..so when they say any combo can it also mean just the motorhomes toatal lenght of lets say 52'.

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Here is your Florida law , in regards to RV's. I don't know of any website that would list all states RV law.


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othertonka wrote:

Just as a question, who makes a Motorhome over 45 feet? Do you have one ?
Kingsley Coach are up to 55'. If he can afford the coach, he can afford the permits.


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You probably can't afford it. First, over length permits are for commercial vehicles. Second, to get one they have to hire a excort service to set up their route, which may involve having someone from the service go out and run the route in each state. They they apply to each state for the permit. If you get caught off route, it is a hefty ticket. You would also have to buy for signs and flashing lights for you rig. You can only drive between certain hours. And having said all that, I think the state of Washington is the only state that issues overlength permits to RV vehicles, but could be wrong.

Now I really doubt anyone will bother your if you are a little over length. That is unless they stop you for something else and you make a big scene.


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Posted: 08/10/10 05:54pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just as a question, who makes a Motorhome over 45 feet? Do you have one ?
In California it is 45 ft maximum for a motorhome or what they call a housecar. Read here.
45 ft MH

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Me thinks he wants to tow a trailer, or trailers, behind his motorhome.

Woodall's has combination lengths. But I've never heard of anyone being ticketed if they were over.

* This post was edited 08/10/10 06:22pm by wny_pat *

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Places for a 45 footer are limited. A 50+ footer might as well stay at home. Lots of places it would be illegal. JMHOOC.

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Just attended a tractor/truck pull at our local fair last night. There were 2 guys pulling trailers with motorhomes (I assume DP's). The motorhomes were 35' - 40'. One was pullinig an enclosed 3 axle trailer that must have been at least 30' long and the other had an open trailer that was probablyaround 25'.

I was thinking about the overlength thing when they were leaving.

I wonder if the laws are the same for a private vehicle as they are for a CMV (Commercial Motor Vehicle)?


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Yes, they are the same. The law makes no difference between private and commercial vehicles.
I don't believe NY will issue a OL permit for a single vehicle as those I've seen were all combos.

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Posted: 08/10/10 07:14pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wny_pat wrote:

Me thinks he wants to tow a trailer, or trailers, behind his motorhome.

Woodall's has combination lengths. But I've never heard of anyone being ticketed if they were over.
My neighbor was ticketed in CA for being 18" over the 65' length with his RV and tow.

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