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Old 02-18-2016, 01:01 PM   #1
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Towing Rules by State

Here is some links to towing rules by state that i found interesting. The first link has lots of info on length, height, and general rules by state. I think is very useful.

The second link is from AAA but maybe someone lives in some these states can comment.

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Weigh Stations - AAA Digest of Motor Laws
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Old 02-18-2016, 01:10 PM   #2
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I honestly can't believe you're allowed to ride in a TT or Fifth Wheel in most states...that seems insane to me!
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Old 02-18-2016, 01:17 PM   #3
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Pretty good snapshot in one spot! Thanks!
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Old 02-18-2016, 01:49 PM   #4
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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.
http://rvsafely.com/rvroadlaws.htm
http://towingworld.com/towinglaws.cfm
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Old 02-18-2016, 06:28 PM   #5
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I am sorry but AAA is incorrect in their weigh station requirements for vehicles towing RV's that are non commercial. I personally contact various state DOT office when I first started pulling a 5er. Every state that I contact told me that I did not need to enter a weigh station if I am non commercial tow vehicle. I haven even had a weigh station in WI on I90 flash an LED sign stating I did not need to enter the weigh station. I have also towed a 5ER though 40 different states and have never stop.
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Old 02-18-2016, 06:42 PM   #6
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I am sorry but AAA is incorrect in their weigh station requirements for vehicles towing RV's that are non commercial. I personally contact various state DOT office when I first started pulling a 5er. Every state that I contact told me that I did not need to enter a weigh station if I am non commercial tow vehicle. I haven even had a weigh station in WI on I90 flash an LED sign stating I did not need to enter the weigh station. I have also towed a 5ER though 40 different states and have never stop.
You pull into a weigh station in NC and they're likely to get mad at you.
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Old 02-18-2016, 07:32 PM   #7
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The only thing I'll add... Trailers in PA also need brakes and an annual inspection if over 3,000lbs. Not just over 40%

The weight station part is technically correct. Although you do not NEED to stop, they along with ANY PA officer can inspect any vehicle on the roads if a violation is suspected and SUV / light trucks and above can be weighted along with inspection.
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And towing world is way behind on their speed limits for trailer towing in UT and ID.
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I've never, ever, seen a truck and 5th wheel in line at a weight station in any state....
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in California it is posted that the speed limit for a truck with a trailer is 55, I have never seen a truck and trailer travel at a regular speed of 55
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