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Old 09-21-2016, 04:52 PM   #11
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Actually, I guess I should have titled my question...Double Towing!
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Old 09-21-2016, 05:07 PM   #12
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........ I find that most LEO's really don't want to do the research necessary to write the ticket so they so far leave it alone. I don't plan to make a habit out of this.
I know when I was on the road, if I had seen your rig(s), I probably would have done just that - scratch my head and let you go. But, I would have also probably pulled out my motor vehicle law book and checked to see if what you were doing was legal in MD. Pity the fool that came by the next time - if it is illegal in MD. I still haven't looked it up!

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Old 09-22-2016, 11:05 AM   #13
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..I would have also probably pulled out my motor vehicle law book..
Are these available online for states? I have a devil of a time finding actual laws/regulations that apply to scenarios like this.
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Old 09-22-2016, 11:23 AM   #14
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Are these available online for states? I have a devil of a time finding actual laws/regulations that apply to scenarios like this.
I "work" for the MD Judiciary now and came across a very helpful app. Check out this link and the app can be downloaded. Once downloaded, go to Maryland Laws, select Westlaw, and scroll down to Transportation. Title 24 looks to be the appropriate Title, although I haven't actually checked.
When I was actually working, we were issued the full Transportation Article book every year. Of course, here at the Court, we have a couple books laying around all the time.
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Old 09-22-2016, 11:30 AM   #15
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I'm guessing that the law is more geared for the commercial haulers than the RV people. As long as your not ridiculous your not going to have a problem.
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Old 09-22-2016, 12:10 PM   #16
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Used to do some chuckwagon racing and have run into people all over the southeast pulling gooseneck stock trailers with flat or box (ball mount) trailers behind the horse trailers for buggys, wagons, etc.

Also knew a guy with a horse trailer dealership and they nearly always got another trailer attached with a temporary hitch on the back of their gooseneck delivery.

Everyone always told me that a ball mount at the back of a gooseneck was legal as long as all the lights were working. And an important thing: go down the road like you know what you're doing.
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I know when I was on the road, if I had seen your rig(s), I probably would have done just that - scratch my head and let you go. But, I would have also probably pulled out my motor vehicle law book and checked to see if what you were doing was legal in MD. Pity the fool that came by the next time - if it is illegal in MD. I still haven't looked it up!


That's funny. If I do it again I should take a different route just in case the Leo did look it up. Thanks for your service. A tough job that just keeps getting tougher.
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Are these available online for states? I have a devil of a time finding actual laws/regulations that apply to scenarios like this.
I use https://www.law.cornell.edu/states for a quick link to state statutes, but you can usually search for the state and see the same info. The link makes it faster.

For Federal Codes and a big headache ....Electronic Code of Federal Regulations
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From the mouth of a Florida FHP Trooper who is usually on CDL Duty on Interstates:

Not legal UNLESS commercial licence and registration.

We have a Manheim Auto Auction here, and I sometimes see a bumper pull trailer with 1 or 2 cars on it, followed by a car being pulled with tow bar. He said it's legal for commercial drivers.

Go figure.
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