1. Which side of the road do we drive on in Pennsylvania?
In Pennsylvania, as in the rest of the United States, you drive on the right-hand side of the road.
2. What are the speed limits for RVs in Pennsylvania?
Speed limits vary depending on the type of road and the area. Generally, the Interstates have a speed limit of 65-70 mph, Suburban Areas 35 mph, Residential Areas 25 mph, and School Zones 15 mph. Ensure to check for speed limit signs along the route, specifically designed for larger vehicles like RVs.
3. Do I need a special license to drive an RV in Pennsylvania?
No special license is required to drive most RVs in Pennsylvania; a regular passenger vehicle driver's license is sufficient.
4. Are there any specific driving rules in Pennsylvania I should be aware of?
Yes. There are some unique rules such as no honking after dark unless it's an emergency, and no passing or overtaking school buses when they are loading or unloading.
5. What are the rules regarding using radar detectors in Pennsylvania?
Radar detectors are legal for non-commercial vehicles in Pennsylvania, but radar jammers are prohibited.
6. Are there many toll roads in Pennsylvania?
Yes, Pennsylvania has quite a number of toll roads, bridges, and tunnels. It might be worth considering getting an E-ZPass for a hassle-free travel experience.
7. What are the parking regulations for RVs in Pennsylvania?
Parking rules can vary in different parts of Pennsylvania. Some cities allow overnight parking in some public areas and certain businesses like Walmart may allow overnight parking. Always check local regulations and ask permission when necessary.
8. Where can I find gas stations suitable for an RV?
Most highway service areas can cater to RVs. Gas stations with wide entrance and exit points, high canopies, and pull-through are generally RV-friendly. Apps like GasBuddy can help locate suitable stations.
9. What should I do if I get into a collision?
If involved in a collision, ensure everyone is safe, and call the police immediately. Document the incident for insurance purposes and contact your RV rental company as soon as possible.
10. What do the colors on the road signs signify?
In general, a red sign signifies stop or prohibition, yellow is for general warning, and green gives directional information.
11. Can I use the HOV lanes in Pennsylvania?
High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes are intended for vehicles with two or more passengers including buses and motorcycles. Unless you have passengers, you should avoid using these lanes.
12. How can I learn about road conditions in Pennsylvania?
You can check the PennDOT website or use their mobile app for real-time traffic and road condition information.
13. Are tire chains required in Pennsylvania?
Tire chain usage is permitted for hazardous weather or other related incidents only, but not required. In fact, it's illegal to use them when they can cause damage to the road.
14. Can RVs travel in the left lane on highways?
On highways that are three lanes or wider, trucks, buses and RVs are prohibited from traveling in the left lane, except when preparing for a left turn.
15. What are Pennsylvania´s laws regarding U-turns with an RV?
In Pennsylvania it is generally legal to make a U-turn unless you see a sign prohibiting U-turns, or you cannot do it safely. Keep in mind, making a U-turn with a large vehicle like an RV can be challenging, so always ensure you have plenty of time and space to make the maneuver.