We all know the rules when it comes to drinking and driving in Michigan. It's against the law to be behind the wheel when your blood alcohol content is 0.08 or higher and that Michigan's open container law forbids passengers from drinking or transporting any open alcohol containers.

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Does Michigan's open container law also apply to passengers riding in an RV?

I think we're all well aware that it's totally fine to be hanging out on an RV while it's parked on private property or at a private campground in Michigan. However, the rules change once that vehicle is in motion.


Is It Legal for Passengers to Drink Alcohol in an RV in Michigan?

According to The Camping Advisor, open container laws apply to motor homes when they are being used as motor vehicles and transporting people from one place to another. For the most part, no you cannot drink alcohol while in a moving RV.

The only exception to open container laws in Michigan is if you're licensed to drive a limo, entertainment/party bus, or similar chartered commercial vehicle in which your passengers can legally drink.

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I think many passengers believe that it's okay to ride and drink in an RV because it's allowed in limos and party buses.

What States Have No Open Container Laws?

Surprisingly, Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Mississippi, Missouri, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Virginia all allow passengers to have an open container of alcohol while the vehicle is in motion.

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