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fj12ryder

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Posted: 01/12/20 07:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And don't forget if you get stopped the deciding person will be the LEO who pulls you over. If he isn't familiar with the towing regulations then all bets are off.


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fj12ryder wrote:

And don't forget if you get stopped the deciding person will be the LEO who pulls you over. If he isn't familiar with the towing regulations then all bets are off.


One of those situations where you can be right, and still find yourself with a ticket. And in this scenario, the cop can tell you to drop one of the trailers before proceeding any further.


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drsteve wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

And don't forget if you get stopped the deciding person will be the LEO who pulls you over. If he isn't familiar with the towing regulations then all bets are off.


One of those situations where you can be right, and still find yourself with a ticket. And in this scenario, the cop can tell you to drop one of the trailers before proceeding any further.

These type statements are always good for a laugh.
Most likely the LEO who pulls you over is a lot more familiar with the laws than you or the person towing. Not likely you or the other person have had any legal training, read any of the statutes, or even know where to look for the applicable statute.
The lack of most peoples' legal knowledge is clearly evident by the comments on this forum. Most people don't have a clue.
Just FYI when you are cited for a violation the applicable statute will be indicated on the citation. That way even the most uninformed will know where to look up the statute to see what they did wrong. That's provided the person is smart enough to know where to look for the statute and if they can, then bright enough to understand the statute once they read it. And that is not common.


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Please don't give LEO's carte blanche on the intelligence scale. There are tons of vague, and relatively unknown rules and regulations. A regular LEO is simply not going to have the ability to remember all those obscure regulations that rarely come up.

Been there and seen that the LEO's make simple mistakes and don't know everything. Just the name of the game, they are not super heroes. When you can get varying answers from the DMV and they have the rule books right there in front of them, there's no reason to believe that a LEO will be any better.

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fj12ryder wrote:

And don't forget if you get stopped the deciding person will be the LEO who pulls you over. If he isn't familiar with the towing regulations then all bets are off.


If the LEO is not familiar with the towing laws than how could he give me a ticket, if he or she tried to ticket me I will tell to call their supervisor to look up the law..

I checked on the 7 states and I am in the clear, 70 to 85 foot and no 5th wheel required in the middle.

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Well that looks pretty long, but IMO, a lot safer tow than a 1/2 ton truck, towing a TT and a boat, that I see quite often.

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MFL wrote:

Well that looks pretty long, but IMO, a lot safer tow than a 1/2 ton truck, towing a TT and a boat, that I see quite often.

Jerry


Exactly 70 foot from front bumper to back of boat motor, not a inch to spare.

But I am still legal in 7 states that connect with Nevada..

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