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theoldwizard1

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BobsYourUncle wrote:

I think you will find virtually everywhere that the rules are the same.
No open liquor in a vehicle. It's not who is drinking it, but the fact of having an open bottle in the vehicle.

Not many years ago TX allowed open beer !

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If you really look at the various states' law you will see it is NOW the consumption of an alcoholic beverage in a MV, not an open container. Although I never looked into all the states; in NY (you don't get much more restrictive) you can drink in the back of an RV. I am a retired NYSP Trooper.


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theoldwizard1 wrote:

BobsYourUncle wrote:

I think you will find virtually everywhere that the rules are the same.
No open liquor in a vehicle. It's not who is drinking it, but the fact of having an open bottle in the vehicle.

Not many years ago TX allowed open beer !


Those days are long gone. Now they take it seriously


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“It only takes a $4,000 dollar attorney to get to the answer.”

That’s way over for most traffic tickets. However, if you have the right choose a jury trial, yes. California as lowered the proof needed for infraction convictions.


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Most states have laws prohibiting passengers and drivers from drinking alcohol or possessing an open container of alcohol in a vehicle. However, a handful of states—including Connecticut, Delaware, Missouri, and Mississippi—don’t have open container restrictions on the books. And there are several other states—Tennessee, Virginia, and Rhode Island—that don’t have open container rules that apply to vehicle passengers.


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crawford wrote:

Most states have laws prohibiting passengers and drivers from drinking alcohol or possessing an open container of alcohol in a vehicle. However, a handful of states—including Connecticut, Delaware, Missouri, and Mississippi—don’t have open container restrictions on the books. And there are several other states—Tennessee, Virginia, and Rhode Island—that don’t have open container rules that apply to vehicle passengers.


Passenger vehicles and RV's are very different and the laws pertaining to each are different.

Can passengers drink in a car? No. Can passengers drink in the house section of a MH? In most states - Yes.

And as I said before, even if there was a law on the books that you couldn't, it would be all but impossible to enforce.


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States listed are states listed that do so

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crawford wrote:

States listed are states listed that do so


What??

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drsteve wrote:

Michigan makes no exceptions for a MH.


Michigan law we found said RV over 21 feet..

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