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How Trailer Towing Regulations Work

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2008 State Towing Laws Ore-S
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Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Height (ft)
­14
13.5
13.5
13.5
14 1
Width (ft)
8.5
8.5 2
8.5
8.5
8.5

Trailer Length (ft)
45
­NS3
NS
48
53
Motorhome Length (ft)
45
45
40
45
45
Two-Vehicle Combined Length (ft)
653
60
60
NS
80
Triple Towing Allowed




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Safety Chain





Breakaway Switch





Weight Brakes Required




Towing Speed Limit (mph)
65
65
65
55
75

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  • indicates “yes,” item is permitted or required.
    “NS“ indicates not specified.
    1 On designated rural interstates; some exceptions.
    2 8.5' on all state routes. On some other roads 8’
    3 Maximum combined length 60 ft. on selected
       highways. Special permit in OR, WI. MI maximum
       length 70 ft
    4 Total maximum combined length of 75 ft.
       limits are posted.

 

 





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