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How Trailer Towing Regulations Work

        Auto | Trailer Towing

2008 State Towing Laws M-Mich
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Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Height (ft)
­13.5
13.5
13.5
13.5
Width (ft)
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5

Trailer Length (ft)
48
­40
40
45
Motorhome Length (ft)
45
40
45
45
Two-Vehicle Combined Length (ft)
65
55
60
65
Triple Towing Allowed



  • 1
Safety Chain




Breakaway Switch

  • 2


Weight Brakes Required




Towing Speed Limit (mph)
65
65
65
55

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  • indicates “yes,” item is permitted or required.
    “NS“ indicates not specified.
    1 Maximum combined length 60 ft. on selected
       highways.
    2 Required if weight of trailer exceeds 40% of
       tow-vehicle weight.

 

 





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