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potential problem w/ trailers?

i noticed the other day while driving through a toll station, a sign that said
wide load. this would obviously be for trucks and such. later down the expy
way i thought about my trailer NEEDING a "wide load lane" to get through.
the fuked up thing is not all on/off ramps have a lane like this?? the normal
i pass (or toll) lanes are not much wider than my f150. for sure the trailer would
not make it through. trailer is about 8.5 ft. wide. anybody else ever have this problem? gadamtrailerferfukssake

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I cant imagine your trailer is wider than a semi tractor trailer, is it? Ive never seen a sign regulating them to certain lanes

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wat, am i making shit up? no, its not wider than a semi.
yes, i am telling you there is a wide load sign. short of measuring
toll turnstiles, its close dude. do you have a trailer?

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get on and off at major exits and you shouldnt have a problem, drive it like you're driving a semi and you'll be fine.

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yeah jeremy, good to know! i figured it would take me a bit out of the way
as far as certain exits go. but i see how you can get in a jam real quick.
wonder if this is winks way of doin it, ever see his trailer? man!

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You have an 8.5 foot trailer. Dude, you better call the state and get wide load permits. Your gonna get rolled, especially without an escort vehicle.




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wat, am i making shit up? no, its not wider than a semi.
yes, i am telling you there is a wide load sign. short of measuring
toll turnstiles, its close dude. do you have a trailer?
yes, 7' wide plus the fenders/wheels so Im guessing it's around 8.5 like yours
Ive never gone through any special lane so I guess I'll have to pay more attention in the future.

Of course it's going to be close fit

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from the sec of state:
Width — The maximum width for most vehicles is 8 feet, except on designated Class I and Class II state highways
and designated local roads where a width of 8 feet, 6 inches, is allowed

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There this governing body known as the department of transportation, you may have heard of them. they kind of have a say in the construction of highways and highway related equipment such as toll booths. oh as well as what trailer manufacture's are allowed to sell. your 8.5 trailer is just as wide as Mike 7 footer, the difference being they tuck the wheel wells inside the trailer on the bigger one, on the 7 footer they are external. Dont worry your trailer will fit, if not there will be a warning sign, and wide load signs dont apply to you.




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from the sec of state:
Width The maximum width for most vehicles is 8 feet, except on designated Class I and Class II state highways
and designated local roads where a width of 8 feet, 6 inches, is allowed
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Big trucks are 10 feet wide , the lanes are 12 feet wide . You wont have any issues with a 8.5 foot wide trailer.

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A hummer h1 is 7.2 ft wide
good thing you put h1 in that statement...

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Big trucks are 10 feet wide , the lanes are 12 feet wide . You wont have any issues with a 8.5 foot wide trailer.
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Its not a problem - I go through those narrow lanes all the time, you just better get it right.....sometimes my wheels/fenders only have about 3"-6" on each side. And yes, my trailer is wider than my truck. 104" or 8.66 feet. I guess I am rollin dirty!

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good thing you put h1 in that statement...
In my opinion it is the only one that is actually a Hummer ... that other soccer mom shit doesn't freakin count.
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thanks for all the replies guys! thats why i asked my clsb family, i new i
would get the answers i needed. i'm new to owning a trailer(7x14) and this
was a small concern. this season is going to be awesome. im setting the trailer
up for an extra bike, in case someone from here needs a lift.

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thanks for all the replies guys! thats why i asked my clsb family, i new i
would get the answers i needed. i'm new to owning a trailer(7x14) and this
was a small concern. this season is going to be awesome. im setting the trailer
up for an extra bike, in case someone from here needs a lift.

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In my opinion it is the only one that is actually a Hummer ... that other soccer mom shit doesn't freakin count.
i wasn't talking about cars.

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I drive a semi and can fit thru every toll lane, those wide load signs are for flatbed drivers with permit loads. they always have flags/banners that indicate "Wide Load" and usually have lead/chase vehicles. If that's not you then don't worry, if it is you then you're fired.
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