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Old 05-04-2011, 09:15 PM
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What is the max length can rig/trailer be in florida

My haul truck engine took a crap, and I was wondering if I could use my 39 foot diesel pusher RV can be legal in florida.
Total length with trailer will be 80 feet long. I will have a buddy use his blazer to splash and unsplash, then haul back home with my Rv again.
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:42 PM
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http://www.boatus.com/trailerclub/gulf_laws.asp

Florida:
Boating Law Administrator: 850-488-6551
Maximum Speed Limit: 70
Maximum Dimensions for trailer:48' L x 8'6"W x 13' 6"H
Maximum Length with Trailer:60'
Minimum Weight requiring Separate Trailer Brakes:3000
Trailer Equipment Requirements:
Safety Chains:Y
Brakelights:Y
Taillights:Y
Clearance Lights:Y
License Light:Y
Turn Signals:Y
Reflectors:Y
Flares:N/A
Breakaway Brakes:Y
Tiedowns:Y
Two Trailers:N
Insurance:Y
Wide Trailer Permit Phone Number:850-410-5777
www.fdotmaint.com/permitnew


I was towing the Donzi about a year ago and a DOT officer followed me into a rest area. I got a verbal warning for width (8'9") and length (70'). The officer was very nice, but he did say the first stop you get a courtesy education about Florida laws. He implied that I would have gotten in immediate trouble if I was a paid driver. I haven’t moved the boats lately, but I do take the time to get a permit. You may also be required to have a CDL.

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Old 05-05-2011, 06:30 AM
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Oh no, looks like i have to fix my haul truck ASAP.
I know texas and michigan have a 80 foot rule.
Thanks for the update.


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http://www.boatus.com/trailerclub/gulf_laws.asp

Florida:
Boating Law Administrator: 850-488-6551
Maximum Speed Limit: 70
Maximum Dimensions for trailer:48' L x 8'6"W x 13' 6"H
Maximum Length with Trailer:60'
Minimum Weight requiring Separate Trailer Brakes:3000
Trailer Equipment Requirements:
Safety Chains:Y
Brakelights:Y
Taillights:Y
Clearance Lights:Y
License Light:Y
Turn Signals:Y
Reflectors:Y
Flares:N/A
Breakaway Brakes:Y
Tiedowns:Y
Two Trailers:N
Insurance:Y
Wide Trailer Permit Phone Number:850-410-5777
www.fdotmaint.com/permitnew


I was towing the Donzi about a year ago and a DOT officer followed me into a rest area. I got a verbal warning for width (8'9") and length (70'). The officer was very nice, but he did say the first stop you get a courtesy education about Florida laws. He implied that I would have gotten in immediate trouble if I was a paid driver. I havenít moved the boats lately, but I do take the time to get a permit. You may also be required to have a CDL.
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