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Old 05-21-2010, 10:55 PM
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In theory, I did. The only state I worried about was California, so I bought the annual permit there. But for the rest of the states, I just hooked it up and headed out. That probably violated many laws, but the only thing the permits do is to give the various states more revenue. It does not change the width of the load or widen the lanes. In six coast to coast trips with boats up to 11 feet wide, I have never been stopped or questioned about width.

Why only California? Because California is very revenue driven. Trucks are limited to 55 mph and the California Highway Patrol makes piles of money by writing them tickets. If it was truly a safety issue, the Arizona side of I-10 would be littered with flaming truck wrecks and body parts where the limit for trucks on the very same highway chages to 70 mph.