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Old 05-12-2019, 07:13 PM   #1
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Towing: which states allow maximum total length?

Say I want to tow a horse or boat trailer behind my bus, and would rather not have to settle for a shortie?

Following on from http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/ne...rse-27009.html
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Old 05-12-2019, 07:21 PM   #2
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In our case I believe the limit is 23m, or 75'. Trucks towing more than one trailer can be up to 110'
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Towing a vw

I am considering towing my old 74 vw thing to Alaska.

From what I read you do not need auxillary brakes anywhere, even Canada, if the vehicle weighs less then 2000 lbs.

I am not interested in another expense at this time for a brake system.

I do see the listed weight for a thing is 2006 lbs.

if i put the vw spare in the bus it will be under 2000. Obviously the bus wont notice the minimal weight of the vw braking or driving.

Any comments?
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Old 05-12-2019, 07:43 PM   #4
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I am considering towing my old 74 vw thing to Alaska.

From what I read you do not need auxillary brakes anywhere, even Canada, if the vehicle weighs less then 2000 lbs.

I am not interested in another expense at this time for a brake system.

I do see the listed weight for a thing is 2006 lbs.

if i put the vw spare in the bus it will be under 2000. Obviously the bus wont notice the minimal weight of the vw braking or driving.

Any comments?
Aren't the auxiliary brakes only required on trailers carrying a 1 ton load? Surely auxiliary brakes are not required on a towed Honda Civic? I'm sure they go by book weight and not actual weight. When they weigh you they weight the combination together, they don't know what individual weights are.
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I have a link that list all states max length, however could not get it to work. Will try tomorrow and if it works will post it.
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In our case I believe the limit is 23m, or 75'. Trucks towing more than one trailer can be up to 110'
But I think for states that allow multiple trailers, that is **not** reciprocal, only in those states
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Old 05-12-2019, 09:17 PM   #7
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I am considering towing my old 74 vw thing to Alaska.



From what I read you do not need auxillary brakes anywhere, even Canada, if the vehicle weighs less then 2000 lbs.



I am not interested in another expense at this time for a brake system.



I do see the listed weight for a thing is 2006 lbs.



if i put the vw spare in the bus it will be under 2000. Obviously the bus wont notice the minimal weight of the vw braking or driving.



Any comments?
Completely separate topic, worth its own thread.
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Old 05-12-2019, 09:22 PM   #8
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I have a link that list all states max length, however could not get it to work. Will try tomorrow and if it works will post it.
look forward to it

found AAA's https://drivinglaws.aaa.com/tag/trailer-dimensions/
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Some states do require independant trailer brakes, regardless of the load.
Sketchiest stretch of road in my relocate, Beetle in tow, was hop-scotching the narrowest part of PA between NY & OH in the dead of night.
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But I think for states that allow multiple trailers, that is **not** reciprocal, only in those states
There are 13 states that allow triple trailers, mostly out west. Saw a bunch of them on the way to Bonneville.
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