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Old 08-18-2011, 04:03 PM   #1
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The following table lists towing laws by state and province.

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Old 08-18-2011, 04:57 PM   #2
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The following table lists towing laws by state and province.

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Awesome site, Norm! Thanks!
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:40 PM   #3
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Aye carumba!! - I can't believe you can tow at 75 in some states. Being a californian, and never having towed out of state yet I had no idea. I guess I figured that the max would be 65 in some other states...
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Aye carumba!! - I can't believe you can tow at 75 in some states. Being a californian, and never having towed out of state yet I had no idea. I guess I figured that the max would be 65 in some other states...
I was surprised myself by 75 mph in a couple of states. It's probably that they just haven't made a seperate speed for trailers.

I noticed Georgia's trailer speed limit was 55 mph. Surprising because on their relatively short stretch of Interstate, other trailers fly right by my 57 mph.

I like Frederick's idea of something on the rear of the trailer to catch ones eye. When we towed our car we always had a sign in the rear window that said car in tow.
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I was surprised myself by 75 mph in a couple of states. It's probably that they just haven't made a seperate speed for trailers.

I noticed Georgia's trailer speed limit was 55 mph. Surprising because on their relatively short stretch of Interstate, other trailers fly right by my 57 mph.

I like Frederick's idea of smething on the rear of the trailer to catch ones eye. When we towed our car we always had a sign in the rear window that said car in tow.
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Hang one of these on the back of your camper. It will definitely catch ones eye, and will also help you get up to those high speeds quickly if needed!

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The following table lists towing laws by state and province.

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P.S. like the 55 mph / 88.5 kph max rule (even if not required)
Towing like to do 80 kph to 85 kph best
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Aye carumba!! - I can't believe you can tow at 75 in some states. Being a californian, and never having towed out of state yet I had no idea. I guess I figured that the max would be 65 in some other states...
Yup it was a bit of a suprise to me in Wyoming this summer - 75 MPH on a curvy road along a river where if it where here or California it would not have been rated any higher than 40 MPH. I thought to myself you have got to be kidding!

As there was no way I was going to do 75 MPH on that road, if someone come up behind me on staight sections I would pull way over so they could see around me and slow down so they could pass - very few people actually passed me. Found it intreasting that most were happy to follow at a more reasonable speed even though there was very little if any on coming traffic and they had lots of chances to pass

What was even more intreasting was in construction zones in Wyoming and Montana (and Idaho?) I recall the speed was 55 or 60 MPH on single lanes with people & equipment working 3' to 4' from you. Not a chance you would have been allowed to do more than 40 MPH here in that situation.
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Yup it was a bit of a surprise to me in Wyoming this summer - 75 MPH on a curvy road along a river where if it where here or California it would not have been rated any higher than 40 MPH. I thought to myself you have got to be kidding!

What was even more interesting was in construction zones in Wyoming and Montana (and Idaho?) I recall the speed was 55 or 60 MPH on single lanes with people & equipment working 3' to 4' from you. Not a chance you would have been allowed to do more than 40 MPH here in that situation.
On a construction zone with workers would have expected 20/30 kph or 12/18 mph would not want to be working at that site
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Yup it was strange but that is how it was on just about all the freeways and highways that were under construction I went through in Wyoming, Montana and pretty sure Idaho.
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Another useful towing list is at Towing World.
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I think I will ride in the 5th wheel and take a nap. We have two way radios and the state says it is legal.

Seriously, nice information!
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Another useful towing list is at Towing World.
Both Great lists to start from; some missing info in both, example in Ontario 101 inches or 8' 5" max width without wide load permit.

Noted 8' max in some states that means the boler would be to wide? The boler is 7' 11 1/2" wide inside, now add thin walls, outside band and awning; to wide. (total about 8' 2" wide) need a grandfather clause

Still great to have these lists to work from: thanks Jon Veremilye and honda03842
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Hang one of these on the back of your camper. It will definitely catch ones eye, and will also help you get up to those high speeds quickly if needed!

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I'm most amused by seeing that apparently you can ride in travel trailers in many states.
Hmm...
Interesting...
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