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    Laws of Minnesota 1993 

                         CHAPTER 111-S.F.No. 50 
           An act relating to traffic regulations; authorizing 
          operation of recreational vehicle combinations with 
          certain restrictions; amending Minnesota Statutes 
          1992, sections 169.01, by adding a subdivision; and 
          169.81, by adding a subdivision. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 169.01, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 78.  [RECREATIONAL VEHICLE COMBINATION.] 
"Recreational vehicle combination" means a combination of 
vehicles consisting of a pickup truck as defined in section 
168.011, subdivision 29, attached by means of a fifth-wheel 
coupling to a camper-semitrailer which has hitched to it a 
trailer carrying a watercraft as defined in section 86B.005, 
subdivision 18.  For purposes of this subdivision: 
    (a) A "fifth-wheel coupling" is a coupling between a 
camper-semitrailer and a towing pickup truck in which a portion 
of the weight of the camper-semitrailer is carried over or 
forward of the rear axle of the towing pickup. 
    (b) A "camper-semitrailer" is a trailer, other than a 
manufactured home as defined in section 327B.01, subdivision 13, 
designed for human habitation and used for vacation or 
recreational purposes for limited periods. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 169.81, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 3c.  [RECREATIONAL VEHICLE COMBINATIONS.] 
Notwithstanding subdivision 3, a recreational vehicle 
combination may be operated without a permit if: 
     (1) the combination does not consist of more than three 
vehicles, and the towing rating of the pickup truck is equal to 
or greater than the total weight of all vehicles being towed; 
     (2) the combination does not exceed 60 feet in length; 
     (3) the camper-semitrailer in the combination does not 
exceed 26 feet in length; 
     (4) the operator of the combination is at least 18 years of 
age; 
     (5) the trailer carrying a watercraft meets all 
requirements of law; 
     (6) the trailers in the combination are connected to the 
pickup truck and each other in conformity with section 169.82; 
and 
     (7) the combination is not operated within the seven-county 
metropolitan area, as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2, 
during the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 
p.m. on Mondays through Fridays. 
     Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
     Sections 1 and 2 are effective the day following final 
enactment and are repealed November 1, 1995. 
    Presented to the governor May 7, 1993 
    Signed by the governor May 10, 1993, 2:57 p.m.