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Old 03-10-2012, 12:37 AM   #1
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Hitch Offset??

So, i was looking over the local laws and regulations regarding Bus + RV for overall length. found out im allowed 75' and hoping bus is less then 35' long.. but the disturbing thing i came across was the maximum hitch offset.. here it is 1.8 meters (5.9 feet) so that has me slightly worried. never knew there was a regulation about that and now it could throw a hamper into the plans. Anyone else come across this?

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Old 03-10-2012, 08:10 AM   #2
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Re: Hitch Offset??

I don't think there is a spec down here, at least I've never heard of it. A google search didn't really come up with anything. I suggest contact whoever is in charge of enforcing the law(DOT in the states) and see what they have to say. Also go to a place that sells a lot of large stick and staple motor homes and see what they say. I would say that all diesel pushers exceed that.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:34 AM   #3
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Re: Hitch Offset??

That is for a truck not a bus or R.V. Hope this helps.
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Re: Hitch Offset??

only bus things or recreational vehicle info was for full size buses like greyhounds etc and no mention of towing capacities. just max overhang of 4 meters (13 feet) and im at 9' for my bus..

gonna have to call in and see about this cause its a heck of an overhang but i still think it should be acceptable to pull a trailer with it.
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Old 03-10-2012, 05:13 PM   #5
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Re: Hitch Offset??

n usa mostly u gotta be concerned with is total length as some states allow only 65 feet. course no one checks a rv much.. good thing, cause you only get three tire dings on your semi's...n i got more than that on my bus.
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Re: Hitch Offset??

I know a lot of 3/4 and 1 ton trucks with long campers installed in the bed use extensions on the hitches to clear the campers when towing...no problems
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well i guess i go with it till mr officer tells me no lol
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