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Old 06-10-2016, 07:40 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by BooBoo23 View Post
Here's a couple more web sites for towing laws that may be a little easier to read. Some of the information may not be current but at least this is a starting point. If in doubt contact the state in question.
Your 1st link (as well as a Good Sam table) show a maximum combined length of 53' in Mississippi. Your 2nd link does not show this limit. I was concerned since I am over the 53' they show. I contacted Mississippi Highway Patrol and was told that a trailer can't exceed 53' but my combined 54' 9" (truck + 5th wheel trailer) is legal. The answer was from:

Randy C. Ginn, Lieutenant Colonel
Mississippi Highway Patrol
Enforcement Division
P.O. Box 958
Jackson, MS 39205

and he said:

In regard to your question concerning maximum length of a trailer, Section 63-5-19 (2) of the Mississippi Code of 1972 addresses this specifically. This statute states that no semi-trailer or trailer can exceed 53 feet. The length of all vehicles, single or combination, is also addressed within this statute. The length of your trailer stated in your email is within the permissible length by statute. I hope that this answers your question.

You can read the entire statute at the link below;

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Old 06-13-2016, 06:26 AM   #32
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some states now require you to have a endorsement (its a non commercial endorsement) for anything over #10,000 GVWR. My state (CT) requires it, though not really enforced (yet)

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Old 06-13-2016, 06:48 AM   #33
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53 ft Trailers are legal in all states

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