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How Trailer Towing Regulations Work

        Auto | Trailer Towing

2008 State Towing Laws F-Il
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Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Height (ft)
13.5
13.5
14
14
13.5
Width (ft)
8.5 7
8.5
9
8.5
8.5

Trailer Length (ft)
­40
­NS
NS
48
45
Motorhome Length (ft)
45
45
48
45
45
Two-Vehicle Combined Length (ft)
65
60
65
75
60
Triple Towing Allowed



  •  6
  •  5
Safety Chain




  •  1
Breakaway Switch


  •  2

  • 3
Weight Brakes Required

  • 4



Towing Speed Limit (mph) 70
55
60
75
55

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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 Required on trucks over 3700 kgs.
    4 Headlights must be used when visibility is less
         than 500 ft. YT: always, outside of city.
    5 Maximum combined length 60 ft. on selected
         highways.
    6 Total maximum combined length of 75 ft.
    7 8.5 ft. on certain federal road systems.

 

 





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