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TonyDtorch

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Re: RV Wreck
« Reply #30 on: September 04, 2017, 08:37:57 AM »
  Sorry I feel just the opposite, 55 has caused a lot of accidents in my opinion, now I'm not saying if the speed limit is 80 that you tow at 80 but 65 is good in my situation, as a matter of fact, I tow at 62 in California now and the CHP goes by paying no attention.
You can drive an Rv towing anything you want, going any speed you want in CA.

The CHP will never pull over an Rv because that driver very likely does not have the prober license to drive that large motor home or tow that large 5th wheel trailer.   So now they have to tow it off if the freeway and impound it.

Speed and lane enforcement is only done on Comercial vehicles. 
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Re: RV Wreck
« Reply #31 on: September 04, 2017, 12:39:58 PM »
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Re: RV Wreck
« Reply #32 on: September 04, 2017, 12:42:30 PM »
You can drive an Rv towing anything you want, going any speed you want in CA.

The CHP will never pull over an Rv because that driver very likely does not have the prober license to drive that large motor home or tow that large 5th wheel trailer.   So now they have to tow it off if the freeway and impound it.

Speed and lane enforcement is only done on Comercial vehicles.
Crazy post, I have been pulled over in an RV in California.
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Re: RV Wreck
« Reply #33 on: September 04, 2017, 03:23:07 PM »
Been driving trucks in CA for over 40 years...the only time I've ever seen an rv pulled over,  was a class C that was going 70 mph pulling a trailer in the Diamond lane. 

You can see motorhomes with a toad going 70 in the #2 or fast lane every day.    But If you ever get near the fast lane in a 3 axle commercial truck it's an instant $400 ticket.  I got one in the #2 lane, and asked the CHP why he lets RVs do it...and he said "Because You should know better".   ???

An off duty CHP once told me....yes, the possibility of having to impound the RV weighs into the decision of who gets pulled over. It will tie you up for several hours if he doesn't have a license.

it even happens when they take an "out of state" RV in for a VIN inspection.  If the CA driver that brought the RV in for inspection does not have a proper license for that size RV...he can not drive it home. 

I would be willing to bet that in the states that require a "non-comercial CDL license" for over 26k motorhomes and trailers over 10k .        The majority of RV owners are "unlicensed".


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murphysranch

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Re: RV Wreck
« Reply #34 on: September 04, 2017, 04:04:17 PM »
We always drive 56 or 57 when in CA, OR or WA. Its simply not safe otherwise.

btw: I was horrified at the number of cars that wizzed by that stopped truck.
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TonyDtorch

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Re: RV Wreck
« Reply #35 on: September 04, 2017, 07:51:16 PM »
Crazy post, I have been pulled over in an RV in California.

and what were you pulled over for..  did you get a ticket ?

Was there even a RV-CDL license requirement back then ?   

Up until a couple years ago a car (class C) license would allow you to drive any vehicle that is an RV.
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Re: RV Wreck
« Reply #36 on: September 04, 2017, 09:40:55 PM »
Hate see that stuff.  On the way home just today got passed  by a guy pulling an Imagine Grand design, about 30foot long.  He was pulling it with an ram 1500, no sway control and driving like a nut.  Switched lanes 4 times in a mile and the trailer was swaying the entire time, partly because of his driving and partly the heavy wind.  I backed off and let him go.

I get teased about having too much truck for my trailer and using a WD hitch when my truck doesn't squat at all but its solid.  I may be too cautious but when i see that stuff I'm very happy its not me. 
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Re: RV Wreck
« Reply #37 on: September 07, 2017, 04:16:48 PM »
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Most are going 45 and not looking in their rear view mirrors to see the carnage behind them.............lol

I was driving on the tollway into Orlando, going 70 in a 65. Got passed by a little old lady with blue hair driving a buick at about 80.  :o
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Re: RV Wreck
« Reply #38 on: September 07, 2017, 05:51:36 PM »
I was driving on the tollway into Orlando, going 70 in a 65. Got passed by a little old lady with blue hair driving a buick at about 80.  :o

Caryl, I hope you were driving the jeep at 70 MPH and not the MH.   :o ::) ;)
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Re: RV Wreck
« Reply #39 on: September 07, 2017, 08:15:24 PM »
I was driving on the tollway into Orlando, going 70 in a 65. Got passed by a little old lady with blue hair driving a buick at about 80.  :o

If you get passed by a little old man with white hair driving a black corvette, just wave...its me. especially on the 417 or 528..
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Re: RV Wreck
« Reply #40 on: September 10, 2017, 11:44:21 AM »
Anybody want to bet that the driver in this instance isn't a member of the "it tows great ... you don't even feel it back there!" crowd.   
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Re: RV Wreck
« Reply #41 on: September 10, 2017, 03:49:29 PM »
One thing I learned from motorcycle racing,  sometimes the faster you go... the more it hurts.

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Re: RV Wreck
« Reply #42 on: September 11, 2017, 11:43:36 AM »
I was driving on the tollway into Orlando, going 70 in a 65. Got passed by a little old lady with blue hair driving a buick at about 80.  :o
I wish more people from Florida drove like that.  I always encounter the ones going 45 or 50 in the left lane in a 55 mph zone.
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