9 foot wide trailers in Iowa?

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  1. W923

    W923 Heavy Load Member

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    I have a 9 foot wide rgn. I always assumed that my oversize permit would cover that as well as when it’s loaded but recently was told otherwise. This was pertaining to Iowa specifically but I was also told most states are that way. I have run that trailer all over Illinois and a good bit in Missouri and never had an issue or for that matter ever gotten a second look. Anyone have a different story to tell or does dot just generally ignore it or maybe not care.
     
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  3. Razororange

    Razororange Road Train Member

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    If you have an annual it should be covered as long as it's within the dimensions of the permit. What else would cover it?

    My old 3/3/2 trailer was 9' wide and I had to permit it empty all the time. There might have been a few times I ran without a permit but it's pretty hard to tell 9'W vs 8'6" wide at 70mph. ;)
     
  4. W923

    W923 Heavy Load Member

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    I don’t see why the annual permit wouldn’t cover it either…I see nothing on it that would indicate that at least. The thing that brought this up was I was talking about going to Iowa to pickup an old scraper that is legal dimension and weight and was just thinking about getting a permit because of the wide trailer but then was told it would take a special permit for the trailer. It was a lady with jet permit who I had the discussion with when I was getting a fuel permit.
     
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    Razororange Road Train Member

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    I'm not sure how IA annuals work honestly. Their single trip permits are $35 regardless of dimensions or weight so I've always just got that. I looked through my permit info and some old empty permits and don't see anything special about a 9' trailer.

    According to my info their annuals have some restrictions that wouldn't make them worth messing with at least for me.
     
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