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Permit for movement of oversized manufactured or mobile home or similar structure: Requirements; conditions; regulations

1.  The Department of Transportation may, upon application in writing, if good cause appears, issue a special or multiple trip-limited time permit in writing authorizing the applicant to move a manufactured or mobile home, or any other similar type of vehicle or structure, in excess of the maximum width, but not exceeding, except as otherwise provided in NRS 484D.720, 120 inches exclusive of appendages which must not extend beyond 3 inches on either side. The Department of Transportation may establish seasonal or other limitations on the time within which the home, vehicle or structure may be moved on the highways indicated, and may require an undertaking or other security as may be considered necessary to protect the highways and bridges from injury or to provide indemnity for any injury resulting from the operation. Permits for the movement of homes, vehicles or structures as provided for in this section may be issued only to licensed manufacturers, dealers, owners and transporters and may be issued only under the following conditions:

(a) The power unit used to tow an overwidth home, vehicle or structure having a gross weight of 18,000 pounds or less must be a three-quarter-ton truck or tractor, or a truck or tractor of greater power equipped with dual wheels.

(b) The power unit used to tow an overwidth home, vehicle or structure having a gross weight in excess of 18,000 pounds must be a one-and-one-half-ton, or larger, truck or tractor equipped with dual wheels.

(c) The mobile home for which the permit is issued must comply with the provisions of NRS 484D.635 relating to maximum weight on axles.

(d) The insurer must furnish evidence of insurance verifying coverage of the overwidth home, vehicle or structure in the amount of $100,000 because of bodily injury to or death of one person in any one crash, in the amount of $300,000 because of bodily injury to or death of two or more persons in any one crash and in the amount of $50,000 because of injury to or destruction of property of others in any one crash.

2.  A permit which has been issued for the movement of a manufactured or mobile home, or a similar type of vehicle or structure, is not valid between sunset and sunrise. The Director of the Department of Transportation may establish additional reasonable regulations, consistent with this section, including regulations concerning the movement of such a home, vehicle or structure on a Saturday, Sunday or a legal holiday, as the Director considers necessary in the interest of public safety.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 203; A 1985, 662; 1989, 798; 2015, 1641) — (Substituted in revision for NRS 484.762)


Additional requirements and conditions; designation of highways; regulations

1.  The Department of Transportation may, upon application in writing, if good cause appears, issue a special or multiple trip-limited time permit in writing authorizing the applicant to move a manufactured or mobile home, or any other similar type of vehicle or structure, in excess of 120 inches in width but not exceeding 192 inches in width, including any appendages and roof eaves.

2.  The movement of a manufactured or mobile home, or a similar type of vehicle or structure, pursuant to subsection 1 is, in addition to the conditions and requirements of NRS 484D.715, subject to the following requirements and conditions:

(a) “Wide-load” signs and red flags must be on the front of the towing vehicle and on the rear of the home, vehicle or structure.

(b) The towing vehicle must be a one-and-one-half-ton or larger truck or tractor equipped with dual wheels.

(c) The applicant must present evidence satisfactory to the Department that the applicant is financially responsible and has complied or is able to comply with the equipment requirements.

(d) As an additional warning to approaching traffic, the towing vehicle must be operated with the headlights turned on low beam.

(e) The driver of the towing vehicle shall do everything possible to prevent the congestion or slowing down of traffic in either direction because of the overwidth home, vehicle or structure and shall, if necessary to maintain the normal flow of traffic, drive the towing vehicle and the home, vehicle or structure off the pavement where safe to do so, in order that traffic may pass.

(f) When two or more homes, vehicles or structures in excess of 120 inches in width are moved over the same highway in the same direction, the drivers of the towing vehicles shall maintain a distance of at least 1,000 feet between vehicles.

3.  The Department of Transportation shall:

(a) Designate the highways over which manufactured or mobile homes, or other similar types of vehicles or structures, in excess of 120 inches in width may be moved, and may require a pilot car to precede or follow the load.

(b) Prescribe, by regulation, standards for moving homes, vehicles or structures, in excess of 120 inches in width, including the times and days when such moving is permitted, and additional safety precautions to be taken.

4.  The regulations adopted pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 3 may establish different standards that are applicable only to the moving of a manufactured or mobile home, or other similar types of vehicle or structure, that is in excess of 168 inches, excluding any appendages and roof eaves, but does not exceed 192 inches in width, including any appendages and roof eaves.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 204; A 1989, 799; 1997, 2415) — (Substituted in revision for NRS 484.7625)


Source of information: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-484D.html#NRS484DSec715 

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