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How Trailer Towing Regulations Work

        Auto | Trailer Towing

2008 State Towing Laws W-Z
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Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Height (ft)
­14
13.5
13.5
14
Width (ft)
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5

Trailer Length (ft)
­53
­40
48
45
Motorhome Length (ft)
46
45
40L
60
Two-Vehicle Combined Length (ft)
75
65
60 1
85
Triple Towing Allowed



NS

Safety Chain



NS
Breakaway Switch
  • 2


NS
Weight Brakes Required



Towing Speed Limit (mph)
60
55
65
­75

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  • indicates “yes,” item is permitted or required.
    “NS“ indicates not specified.
    “L” indicates legislation pending to increase length
       allowance.
    1 Maximum combined length 60 ft. on selected
       highways. Special permit in OR, WI. MI maximum
       length 70 ft, WA maximum 56 ft. with permit.
    2 Required on trailers over 3000 lbs.

 

 





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