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How Trailer Towing Regulations Work

        Auto | Trailer Towing

2008 State Towing Laws N-NM
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Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
Height (ft)
­14.5
14
13.5
13.5
14 1
Width (ft)
8.5
8.5
8.5
8 3
8.5

Trailer Length (ft)
­40
­NS
48
40
40
Motorhome Length (ft)
45
45
45
40
45
Two-Vehicle Combined Length (ft)
65
70
NS
62
65
Triple Towing Allowed
  • 4




Safety Chain





Breakaway Switch
  • 2
  • 2



Weight Brakes Required




Towing Speed Limit (mph)
50
75
65
65
75

 

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  • indicates “yes,” item is permitted or required.
    “NS“ indicates not specified.
    1 On designated rural interstates; some exceptions.
    2 Required on trailers over 3000 lbs.
    3 8.5 ft. on certain federal road systems.
    4 Total maximum combined length of 65 ft.

 

 





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