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Old 05-07-2014, 01:30 PM   #1
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State laws and rules

I know all states seem to have different rules about inspections and etc. My question had been "does one have to meet rules of states traveled through?" It didn't make sense to me that this would be the case but I had been told in an Arizona camper dealership about rules regarding a towed vehicle having brakes attached to the towing vehicle; that everyone driving a rig would have to meet the laws of the state they traveled through. I didn't believe it and wanted to ask. I knew the folly of the message's application; the time it would take to do this but states are eager to collect money and will try almost anything.

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Old 05-07-2014, 01:48 PM   #2
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That would be absurd and impossible to meet every state and counties rules !

Since it's gooberment then maybe it's true


but no, licensing and MOST traveling rules are reciprocated between states..

Now, one thing I'm not sure about is the total length rules - but again, MANY have been over length and never stopped....
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Old 05-07-2014, 04:09 PM   #3
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The length rules apply to all. Most people that have been over length I've talked to say they haven't been bothered. A few say they have been stopped and have had to unhook, ( usually towing a car behind trailer) until out of state. I know a member of the Freightliner RV Haulers Club, from Arizona, that has a Freightliner Renegade (kind of like a class C Freightliner) behind which he pulls a 40 ft. Teton, behind which he pulls a Jeep. 75' long when all hooked up. Claims he's never been stopped, and I've seen him out in N.C. with the rig.
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Old 05-07-2014, 06:32 PM   #4
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Ya, length and number of trailers/hitch types is not reciprocated across state lines. With that, we pulled a boat behind a 5er through many states, often up to 10' over length, but we were not stopped. We understood the risks. We did not push our luck and try to tow through a state that did not allow triple tow.
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