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How Trailer Towing Regulations Work

        Auto | Trailer Towing

2008 State Towing Laws C-D
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California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
D.C.
Height (ft)
14
13
13.5
13.5
13.5
Width (ft)
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
81
Trailer Length (ft)
40
­NS
NS
40
NS
Motorhome Length (ft)
454
45
45
45
40
Two-Vehicle Combined Length (ft)
65
70
602,3
65
55
Triple Towing Allowed

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Safety Chain





Towing Speed Limit (mph)
70
45
70
70

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  •  indicates “yes,” item is permitted or required.
    “NS“ indicates not specified.
    1
    Special wide-body regulations.
    2
     On designated rural interstates; some exceptions.
    3
    Trailer limited to 48’ in a 60’ combination.
    4
     Some exceptions or restrictions. 
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