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Big trailer owners beware...

http://www.nhra.com/content/news/18782.htm

NHRA has been informed by the Interstate Registration Service that Florida is requiring any vehicle with an overall length (truck and trailer) of more than 65 feet or a trailer length of more than 28 feet to have a Special Road Use Permit to enter and to leave Florida.

According to the Florida Department of Transportation Office of Maintenance Permit Office, the state is checking trailer length, kingpin settings, and overall length of all vehicle and trailer combinations (semi-trailer length, straight truck-trailer combination, bus combination, and non-commercial vehicle combinations).

Florida law provides for a penalty of $250 per foot over length, not to exceed $1,000, per vehicle for any vehicle that does not have an overdimensional road-use permit.

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Those bastards on that peninsula do whatever they want since you obviously can't go around them. Even the tolls in that state are freakin ridiculous.
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Only track that any of us would be going to is Daytona or jennings. I wouldn't worry about Jennings as it is the first exit into FL and is only 2 miles off the expressway in the middle of nowhere.
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Only track that any of us would be going to is Daytona or jennings. I wouldn't worry about Jennings as it is the first exit into FL and is only 2 miles off the expressway in the middle of nowhere.
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I'd be expecting to see more states adopt this. Some trackday rigs, are longer than semi's




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I'd be expecting to see more states adopt this. Some trackday rigs, are longer than semi's
When I was hauling our race rig around I used to think the same thing. 48' fifth wheel trailer pulled by a Cummins Dodge Ram by a complete moron. As long as you didn't have air brakes you were legal, but not safe by any means. Ask me about my unresolved ticket from Laguna Seca clocked at over 85 mph down the mountainside. After I saw his lights it took me about a half mile to slow down.
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48' fifth wheel trailer pulled by a Cummins Dodge Ram by a complete moron.
How about a gaggle of Morons? A moron with a 38' Monaco pulling a 32' trailer owned by another moron, plus a bunch of other morons along for the ride! We were WAY LONGER than almost anything on the road, traveling at LUDICROUS speed...uh oh, we have reached plaid.

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You guys rolled into the pits it looked like a building was coming in to occupy a city block.

What are you rollin in this season? did you replace that motorhome with something?




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How about a gaggle of Morons? A moron with a 38' Monaco pulling a 32' trailer owned by another moron, plus a bunch of other morons along for the ride! We were WAY LONGER than almost anything on the road, traveling at LUDICROUS speed...uh oh, we have reached plaid.

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You guys rolled into the pits it looked like a building was coming in to occupy a city block.

What are you rollin in this season? did you replace that motorhome with something?
Yep, sold the motorhome. Just got me a truck and a small trailer (7x12) for this year.

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Yep, sold the motorhome. Just got me a truck and a small trailer (7x12) for this year.
that's the same size as mine. Its the perfect size




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that's the same size as mine. Its the perfect size
I agree, I got the height chopped down to fit in my garage and keep the wind drag down. I got the single axle to keep the weight down and the V nose so I can put 3 bikes in it. Pulls like a dream.

I use the bed of my truck for extra storage.

I got the Hemi motor in my trucker, I only wish I could have went with the diesel...maybe in a couple years!

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How about a gaggle of Morons? A moron with a 38' Monaco pulling a 32' trailer owned by another moron, plus a bunch of other morons along for the ride! We were WAY LONGER than almost anything on the road, traveling at LUDICROUS speed...uh oh, we have reached plaid.

The good old days...

There's nothing like driving that rig and passing a Fedex double tractor trailer at 85 in the dark at 1:00 am. The guy looks in his mirror, looks at the speedo and shakes his head. haha

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I agree, I got the height chopped down to fit in my garage and keep the wind drag down. I got the single axle to keep the weight down and the V nose so I can put 3 bikes in it. Pulls like a dream.

I use the bed of my truck for extra storage.

I got the Hemi motor in my trucker, I only wish I could have went with the diesel...maybe in a couple years!
Ron, the trailer will haul 3 bikes but be careful with how much you put in it with the bike. I used to haul 3 bikes in my 6x12 a lot and it would max out the single axle for weight. This then puts a lot of load on the tires. I had one tire blow and the other was just about to coming from MAM once. The tires still had half the tread but were delaminating from being over worked.

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I have only pulled a 12 ft trailer behind a 30ft motor home before. I will be upping that to an 18 ft trailer behind the same bus this month when we head to Barber. Should be fun, I couldn't even see that 12 ft behind the bus, hopefully the 18 will be better. Normally I just use my crew cab, long bed Duramax when I go to the local tracks...and that is long enough to get someone into trouble....but I would love something bigger.
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Nice trailer EMR,over lenght permit in Florida is only $20.Don't ask me how i know.
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I think that they already have similar limits in California as well. You can also permit I believe if you plan ahead.

Love the old picture from our rig at Putnam. Now that was traveling in style! We've put my trailer 32' box (38' overall) behind Frick's and Larson's 42' UberHaulers for a few trips as well. Always turns heads at the truck stops. Longer than a FedEx double tractor trailer.

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Other problem with large set up is weight.Il class D license is only good up to 16.000 lbs,class C up to 26.000 lbs.Ketucky and Tennesse will ticket evryone puling 16.000 lbs declared GVW or more set up with out medical card($180 fine).Declared GVW is how the truck/trailer is plated.B truck plates are 8700 lbs,D truck plates are 12.000 lbs and on and on.Combination of one tone truck like F350 or 3500 with D plate with a TB trailer plate will make you driving illigally with a D license.Any trailer plated with TC plate must have valid safety certificate(safety inspection sticker).Also 65 feet over all is inforced.

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Oooohh.... I have TC plates and a Ford Excursion. Where does that put me? Looks like I might have to do some work here...

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whats a TC plate?
your plate shuld reed like this---> series of numbers and lether T above either A,B,C..........F.

TA (class A 3000lbs or less)
TB (class B 5000lbs or less)
TC (class C 7500lbs or less) safety inspection stickes and brakes req.
TD (class D 10000lbs or less) same as above with brakes on all axles
TE (class E 12000lbsor less) same as above


fine for not having safety inpection in MC Henry county is $250 plus cort fees = ~ $450.don't ask me how i know.

EDIT--> i think 5000lbs plus req. brake away kit.

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Oooohh.... I have TC plates and a Ford Excursion. Where does that put me? Looks like I might have to do some work here...

TC plate is 7500lbs and depends what you got on your truck.Most Excursions run car plates so you are fine unless you got B or D truck plate.

Most states will go by combine declared GVW of a trailer and truck not by how much crap you carring unless your actual weight is grater then combine declard GVW.

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Thanks, where can I get it inspected?

BTW - Excursion has car plates.

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Thanks, where can I get it inspected?

BTW - Excursion has car plates.

I don't know any in your aera but i take all my stuff to one in lake bluff,il.(rondout to be exact)shop is located one mile east from I94 on rt176 on north side.make sure all your lights are working,including license plate light,your brakeaway kit is working properlly and your battery is charged and your brakes and brake control is working.

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Ahh, so it sounds like it isn't a state inspection, but done by a shop. Ok, I'll call the local place that I got my trailer in Marengo and ask them. They can most likely do it.

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Ahh, so it sounds like it isn't a state inspection, but done by a shop. Ok, I'll call the local place that I got my trailer in Marengo and ask them. They can most likely do it.

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this is a state inspection,there is few certify shops to do it, but your trailer place may have idea.
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