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Old 07-07-2009, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I am moving to vegas in the next 4 months or so and I was wondering if anyone recently has driven a moving truck across the Hoover Dam? I know its possible, but according to the Hoover Dam rules there must be an aisle for the trucks contents to be examined? I was thinking of just taking US 95 to avoid the whole inspection process? Any Ideas? Thanks
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I am moving to Vegas in the next 4 months or so and I was wondering if anyone recently has driven a moving truck across the Hoover Dam? I know its possible, but according to the Hoover Dam rules there must be an aisle for the trucks contents to be examined? I was thinking of just taking US 95 to avoid the whole inspection process? Any Ideas? Thanks
Go through Laughlin and save yourself the trouble. You can drive out to see the dam anytime.
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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Dam rules getcha every time.....
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:35 PM
 
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I thought you couldn't drive a truck over the dam. Make sure you double check that. The hills surrounding laughlin are killer, so unless you have a good truck, don't take that route.
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I thought you couldn't drive a truck over the dam. Make sure you double check that. The hills surrounding laughlin are killer, so unless you have a good truck, don't take that route.
What hills surrounding Laughlin? The road on either side of Hoover Dam is so steep and winding it is difficult even for cars. The problem you have at the dam with trucks is that you may have to unload it and reload it for inspection. You have two choices from Flagstaff...either go over to Laughlin and take 95 north to go around the dam, or go north on 93 to cross the dam and put up with the hassle.
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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No trucks over the dam. Go through Laughlin.

BTW, they're building a bypass (will be the main highway when it's done) that crosses the gorge just south of the dam.
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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18 wheelers are not allowed over the dam. Rental trucks and moving vans are allowed as long as they can be easily inspected. They want you to stack everything to the sides and leave a passageway in the middle for them to easily walk through for inspection. Too much trouble. Just go around through Laughlin. It adds about 26 miles to the trip.
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Old 07-07-2009, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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if u have a a normal truck go through hoover
inspection is short
they have dogs smell browse through the window etc
other wise its fast n simple
so unless ur a terroist nothing to worry about
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Thanks for the replies, I will be in a Penske 22 foot truck Diesel with a car trailer being pulled, is that a good enough truck for the hills around Laughlin? According to everyone I think it would be good to go around the dam as long as the truck can make it around the hills I would prefer not to go through the inspection process. Thanks
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I had a smaller Penske truck, nothing in tow, we wanted to avoid driving out of the way only to be denied passing over, so we went through Laughlin. If you're coming through Flagstaff, once you get down into Kingman, AZ, it's mostly flat. The biggest hill you'll encounter is driving up into Kingman, and then again into Henderson/Green Valley via 95. It was a little slow, but doable.
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