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this may be a dumb question also but do any of you haul your machine sideways, reason I asked is several of us want to load up and go to hatfield & mccoys, I have a 40 ft gooseneck and a 1ton ram dually truck, but need to turn them sideways to get all on there, I know its a little over width, but we have done it several times down here but don't know what west Virginia will say about it, heck we got tractors we haul that are as wide as a sidebyside is long, wolv4.jpg
 

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i think you would be wide to legally go down the road sideways.
 

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legal is 8and a half foot, you only talking about 6in. more on each side, like I said we have hauled 6 sidebysides sideways on it
over a hundred miles but we stayed in ga, don't know, just figured someone on here might know how strict they are up there
 

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It might be worth checking to see what the legal requirements and costs are for hauling as permitted for "Wide Load" with banner, without an escort. Some states I believe it is 10 ft. Split between several of you permit may not be much.
 

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Roads are damn narrow here in places. If you into any construction might be real tight. How manyrigs you hauling. We haul 2 wolverines on a 20 ft bumper pull. Can you make a platform and park one on top the 5th wheel?
 

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In my area , the state highway patrol will stop you and check your width if they suspect you're over the limit. Most local police don't care. Got stopped several years ago and when they measured and found that I was legal, they proceeded to check every VIN # on every bike and ran everyones drivers license number. Never been stopped since. Its a real gamble in my opinion.
 

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some states are harsher than others I know, that's kinda why I ask, im a cdl driver and pulled mobile homes for 15 years,
if it was a 10 wide u didn't even need a permit just strap a wide load sign to it, we are probably gonna haul 7 machines up there 5 side x sides and 2- 4 wheelers, Georgia has never bothered me and ive passed them all the time with my old ranger sideways, its not that much over width,
 

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My good friend is a DOT officer i'll check with him today and get you an answer . will post this evening. :cool:
 

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Here in my area of Canada you are limited to 8' 6.3" before a permit is needed. (Unless it's hay, why I don't know) dot here is a pain in the ass with strapping the UTV down. Super easy when facing front to back. One strap per tire on lowest point of suspension crossed back. No exceptions, no wheel clamps, no tire straps, nothing but strap attached to frame (no hooks allowed only d rings or something like) when machine is sideways it gets stupid what they want
 

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I know what DOT is gonna say , im a truck driver, most do not enforce on private vehicles, its kinda like driving your utv down the road, not exactly legal but they usually do not bother u, or coasting threw a stop sign;)
 

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Here in my area of Canada you are limited to 8' 6.3" before a permit is needed. (Unless it's hay, why I don't know) dot here is a pain in the ass with strapping the UTV down. Super easy when facing front to back. One strap per tire on lowest point of suspension crossed back. No exceptions, no wheel clamps, no tire straps, nothing but strap attached to frame (no hooks allowed only d rings or something like) when machine is sideways it gets stupid what they want
ive heard Canada can be rough, I better stick around down here
 
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