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How Trailer Towing Regulations Work

        Auto | Trailer Towing

2008 State Towing Laws T-V
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Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Height (ft)
­13.5
14
14
13.5
13.5
Width (ft)
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5

Trailer Length (ft)
­40
­NS
40
53
45
Motorhome Length (ft)
45
45
45
46
45
Two-Vehicle Combined Length (ft)
65
65
65
68
65
Triple Towing Allowed
  • 1
  • 1
  • 3,1


Safety Chain





Breakaway Switch
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 4
Weight Brakes Required





Towing Speed Limit (mph)
70
75
75
65
65

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  • indicates “yes,” item is permitted or required.
    “NS“ indicates not specified.
    1 Total maximum combined length of 65 ft.
    2 Required on trailers over 3000 lbs.
    3 Some exceptions or restrictions.
    4 Required on trailers 3000 lbs. and over.

 

 





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