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Brakes & License On Dolly?
Posted 18 February 2012 - 02:06 PM
Posted 18 February 2012 - 02:53 PM
Two different answers. Sates recognize the licensing statutes of other states (assuming you are not registering out of state just to avoid state taxes). So, if your car, motorhome and dolly meet the statutes in your home state, you are good to go.
But, brake requirements, as well as length, weight, speed, etc follow the laws of the state/province in which you are driving.
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 03:45 PM
I know this weight because it is on the test for your Class B Operators License in Texas.
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 08:26 PM
Posted 18 February 2012 - 08:29 PM
I'm a newcomer myself to FMCA, and I tow front wheels up. I have an ACME tow dolly with surge brakes. It has lights, but no plate. Oh yea, I tow a mini-cooper. I drive a 35' CLass A MH, Gas v-10.
I traveled roundtrip from MA to FL in 2010 with my to dolly. I have also traveled to VT, NH and ME with my tow dolly. I have yet to encounter any issues with state troopers or of the like while towing. I don't know the laws for each state about towing, but thought I'd share my personal experience with you using my to dolly.
Hope this helps,
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:05 PM
Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:34 AM
The only states that list No Reciprocity are, Colorado, Delaware and Georgia. From the first link!! You will need to check into more info. in those states for more details.
Hope this helps R.M.
Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:37 PM
Posted 26 February 2012 - 08:56 PM
Every semitrailer, trailer, or separate vehicle attached by a drawbar or coupling to a towing vehicle of at least 4,000 lbs, and every house trailer weighing at least 1,000 lbs, shall be equipped with brake controlled or operated by the driver of the towing vehicle.
BTW I have sent a email to Towing World several time but they have not corrected their chart
Michican and Texas are also listed as "no requirements" and I belive that it is not correct.
Posted 03 March 2012 - 02:45 PM
Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:23 AM
As for license plates, I have a 5X7 Utah trailer that does not require plates in Utah. I tow it behind my California pickup. I've only been asked once by a CHP where the plates were while I was in a rest area. I said it's a Utah trailer and he drove away without asking for the paper work. State troopers and Highway Patrol with any experience is going to know the states that do not require plates on smaller trailers. They will see your rigs plate and not give it a secont thought.
Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:25 AM
I have just under $425 plus about 3 hours labor in the brakes, just good insurance for me. Electric would have been cheaper but I have them for my farm pickup truck and not real happy with them.
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