and Local Requirements for Towing
States and municipalities may
require special permits and licenses based on the size and
weight of your trailer, especially if it is over eight feet
wide. Some states require additional equipment for the tow
vehicle, such as side- and rear-view mirrors. Inquire at your
local motor vehicle administration to find out what requirements
If you plan to travel in another state, donít
forget to check its requirements also. For example, surge
brakes may not be legal in some jurisdictions. In addition
to licenses and permits, there may be weight, height, and
width limits for using certain roads, bridges, and tunnels.
Also, be aware of restrictions regarding the transport of
propane gas and other volatile gases or fuels in tunnels.
And donít forget to contact your insurance company to make
sure you have the proper coverage.
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