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 11/5/2008 9:04 AM
 
Are there any states where it is legal to ride in a travel trailer while moving? Is there a reference for such legal issues on the web?
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 11/5/2008 10:25 AM
 

GEORGIA CODE Copyright 2008 by The State of Georgia All rights reserved.
*** Current through the 2008 Regular Session ***
TITLE 40. MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC CHAPTER 6. UNIFORM RULES OF THE ROAD ARTICLE 11. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
O.C.G.A. § 40-6-244 (2008)
§ 40-6-244. Riding in house trailer

No driver of a motor vehicle shall allow a person or persons to occupy a towed house trailer while it is being towed by a motor vehicle upon a public highway.
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 11/5/2008 11:01 AM
 
Some states allow traveling in a TT, camper, or 5er, although some have restrictions (age, ability to see or communicate with the driver, etc.). You can find the details HERE.[/url]
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 11/5/2008 3:07 PM
 
The only one I ever remember riding in her trailer was Lucy, when she made that movie- "The Long, Long Trailer" back in about 1953. Do you remember it? After seeing that, I would NEVER want to try it! :)

Bob J. from TX 2014 Newmar Essex 4544 2007 Lexus LX 470 Toad
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 11/5/2008 5:27 PM
 
Years ago when I owned a fifth wheel I looked into the question, and remember that a few states permitted riding in a fifth wheel but not in a trailer, as long as there is communication between the puller and the pullee.
But ask yourself: how safe is it, even with communication between the truck and the trailer, if that thing ever becomes disconnected? Your passengers are just along for the ride in an uncontrolled missile. And their ability to see ahead and make even a bit of an attempt to prepare themselves in the event of a collision between the truck and another vehicle or object is nonexistent. There are no seat belts in trailers, to my knowledge. And I'm not sure that most seating in trailers is braced enough to withstand a heavy duty collision with someone seated upon it. I wouldn't do it. Dutch '07 Allegro Bay 34' '03 Honda CR-V

Dutch '07 Allegro Bay 34' '09 Honda Fit Sport Whatever hits the fan will not be distributed evenly
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 11/5/2008 6:26 PM
 
Regardless of the laws, safety, or whatever, Go Ahead and Do It......You'll never do it again! Every Day is Saturday
funner travelin, Ebs,Donna & Beezer the Beast & Buffy the Bitch

Every Day is Saturday funner travelin, Ebs,Donna & Beezer the Beast & Buffy the Bitch
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 11/6/2008 8:19 AM
 
Max, Have you ever seen a Trailer or 5'ver along the road that has been in a accident?? The ones I have seen laying it the ditch with stuff strung out all over the place looked like a BOMB went off. I sure would not put anyone I loved.(not even the dog) back there when I was running down the road 55 or 70 MPH Gary Home is where you park it

Home is where you park it God Bless America
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 11/6/2008 2:00 PM
 
Years ago, circa 1994, I had my grandson along IN MY MOTORHOME. He was seated, and belted, in a seat in the dining area. Suddenly, I had to take evasive action to avoid another vehicle.....a storage cabinet above the dining area opened and out flew my kitchen knife block. Knives flew in all directions and, luckily, he was unscathed.
It's occured to me, since, that even in a motorhome, unless everybody and everything is belted down, some hellish situations can occur. I learned this years ago about vessels in open water. Battened down, nothing should move...running loose, hell is possible.
I'm also not sympathetic, by the way, with folks who have their pets in their towed vehicles (as a convenience). Bob McNabb
Sunny San Diego

Bob McNabb Sunny San Diego
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