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Old 11-26-2005, 01:55 PM   #1
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Found this site while looking for laws pertaining to propane while traveling in your RV.


http://www.rvadvice.com/rvtravel.html
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Old 11-26-2005, 03:47 PM   #2
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Thank you! I found answers to a lot of questions I had.
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Old 11-26-2005, 04:11 PM   #3
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Glad it was helpfull
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Old 11-26-2005, 04:31 PM   #4
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Thanks for the link Ches.......Interesting that on previous RV towing reg sites that trailer brakes are req`d on all trailers in North Dakota.....but on this site all trailers in N.D. have to have a breakaway switch, but don`t need brakes unless they are over 3000 lbs. .....what possible use is a breakaway switch on a lighter trailer without brakes? ...did I miss something?... ...Benny
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Old 11-27-2005, 04:32 AM   #5
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North Dakota doesn't have a lock on conflicting regulations but don't count on one source for correct information. The Woodall's directory states that North Dakota requires safety chains, brakes, and breakaway switch on all trailers regardless if weight or size.
Woodall's also has info on propane regs.
The Rand McNally Motor Carriers Atlas is also a good for reliable information on towing regulations.
This Pop Up Times article has links to other sources. http://www.popuptimes.com/archives/towinglaws.asp
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Old 11-28-2005, 09:36 AM   #6
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Here you go. An updated site.

In California you need brakes on any trailer that the towed weight (loaded with your camping gear, etc.) is over 1500 pounds. That would mean many 13' trailers as the manufacture seems to underestimate the true weight of their products.

http://www.roadmasterinc.com/laws.htm
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Old 11-28-2005, 10:22 AM   #7
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I'm wondering if your trailer is registered in one state and it doesn't require say the breakaway switch and you are passing through another state and get stopped on a routine traffic stop if they hold you to having the breakaway switch if required in that state. I might could understand them giving a ticket if your involved in a wreck and they are looking to put the reason or blame on something that caused the wreck. Its also amazing to me that a few years ago I traveled through the tunnels on Virginia's eastern shore and nobody even bothered to ask if I had my propane on or whether I had any at all. We didn't even see a sign that limited it. I really am amazed that some states let folks ride in towed vehicles, that would be a personal no no to me.
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Old 11-28-2005, 11:49 AM   #8
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Bill, although this has been covered, it's lost now...

You are required to be equipped to the standards of the jurisdiction in which your trailer/tow vehicle is registered. Whether or not you are subject to citation while travelling with the propane on would vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction with their laws. That's an action, much like speeding or reckless driving, not an equipment violation.

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Old 11-28-2005, 09:22 PM   #9
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In Minnesota laws it stated that passengers could ride in the camper. I would have thought that would be a "no-no". I checked out 3 other states and it said the same thing.
Has anyone here ever ridden in their camper while being towed?
If having done so, is it hot in the camper? Do you have the windows open?
Personally I am not sure I would advise doing this, but is it really safe????????
I am really curious now.
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Old 11-28-2005, 11:58 PM   #10
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In Minnesota laws it stated that passengers could ride in the camper. I would have thought that would be a "no-no". I checked out 3 other states and it said the same thing.
Has anyone here ever ridden in their camper while being towed?
If having done so, is it hot in the camper? Do you have the windows open?
Personally I am not sure I would advise doing this, but is it really safe????????
I am really curious now.

I believe that if you read closely the definition of "camper" it will mean camper insert mounted on a pickup truck. Whole different thing than a travel trailer.
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Old 11-29-2005, 12:18 AM   #11
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I have ridden in fully equipped truck campers. It isn't bad at all. No more bouncy than most older motorhomes.

Most all of them have windows that open into the cab of the truck.

Byron is right, I don't think this is about TRAILERS, but pickup campers.

Some states allow you to ride in 5th wheels too, but I believe there has to be an intercom between the trailer and cab.

Conflicting laws.. seems I recall Washington used to require working windshield wipers on all street legal cars and trucks, but they did not require windshields themselves. Or was that an Oregon burp?

It's been fixed since, but I remember it being a big joke on the local news for a few days.
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Old 11-29-2005, 05:00 PM   #12
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It was Oregon Gina....and that law still stands. Need those wipers, but no windshield...go figure.

Oh, and don't honk your horn in downtown Portland...you'll scare the horses
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Old 11-29-2005, 08:44 PM   #13
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It was Oregon Gina....and that law still stands. Need those wipers, but no windshield...go figure.

Oh, and don't honk your horn in downtown Portland...you'll scare the horses
In Miami you cannot drive in bare feet. Seems the steel floorboards get so hot that you lose control.


True.

But silly nonetheless.
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