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Am I the only one that finds it interesting that there are roads in the US where you can drive a half ton pickup on but cant legally drive a 2500? I think that is worth a conversation or maybe I just need to get out more.


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My 2500 wieghs 4800 lbs empty. So some of us are not worried about where I can or can not drive. My swag would be, that said roads have not been designed per say to handle the wieght on a day to day basis of larger vehicles. Or they just plain don't want big trucks unless they are doing a delivery or equal on it.
More than one way right or wrongly to look at this.

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You guys haven’t experienced real population density if you’re trying to overanalyze the justification of the restrictions.
Consider it a “car route”, just like there are truck routes.
If commercial vehicles (and how does one actually differentiate), not high axle weight, just added traffic volume, clog up certain roads, it’s a mess. Same goes for if you’re pulling your camper.
If you don’t understand it, consider yourself lucky you dont live there.
And if you live there, you should understand that you’re not special.


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Geo*Boy wrote:

Well the OP bought a truck 3 pages ago, so why are you guys still discussing/arguing this?[emoticon]

First time on RV.net? The original question doesn't matter, this is a good ole fashioned pissing contest!


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ksss wrote:

Am I the only one that finds it interesting that there are roads in the US where you can drive a half ton pickup on but cant legally drive a 2500? I think that is worth a conversation or maybe I just need to get out more.


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ksss wrote:

Am I the only one that finds it interesting that there are roads in the US where you can drive a half ton pickup on but cant legally drive a 2500? I think that is worth a conversation or maybe I just need to get out more.



Nah, I travel back east and down south for work quite a bit. We got it good here.


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IdaD wrote:

ksss wrote:

Am I the only one that finds it interesting that there are roads in the US where you can drive a half ton pickup on but cant legally drive a 2500? I think that is worth a conversation or maybe I just need to get out more.



Nah, I travel back east and down south for work quite a bit. We got it good here.


No doubt about that! I would just say that with the number one selling vehicle for years being a pickup truck (granted most are probably a half ton or lighter) you would think the law which restricts travel would require more than simply all pickups with a GVW in the 3/4 ton range as being commercial.

Perhaps a solution would be any vehicle with a GVW of 14K or above would be a better definition of a commercial vehicle. But in fairness, I don't know first hand the issues in these places, but it seems irrational that all 3/4 -1 tons are treated as commercial when so many are not used in a commercial means. Yet 14K and above are much more likely to commercial.

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^ You still don't get it.

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