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State Height Width Combined Length Trailer Length Trailer Width Trailer Height MH Length Two Vehicle Length Triple Tow Safety Chains Breakaway Fire Extinguisher Flares Signs Brake Laws Trailers Brake Laws Towed Cars Wipers Overnight Parking Max Tow Speed Ride In 5th Wheel Ride Pickup Camper Ride Travel Trailer Speed Limit GVW Axle License Required Reciprocity
Alabama 13 1/2' 8 1/2'  65' 57' (41) 8'0" 13'6" 45' 65' no yes yes (2) yes (36) Not Stated 3000 Brakes not required. yes P 70   yes   Posted Varies 20,000 lbs Class D Yes
Alaska 14' 8 1/2' 75' 40' 8'6" 14'0" 40' 75' yes yes yes (2) Not Stated yes 5000 Brake hook-up required if towed object over 3,000 pounds. Not Stated yes  55   yes   Posted N/A N/A Class D Yes
Arizona 13 1/2' 8' 65' 40' 8'0" 13'6" 45' 65' yes (43) Not Stated yes (2) Not Stated Not Stated 3000 (17) Brakes not required. Not Stated yes (3) 75 yes yes yes Posted Manufactured Stated Gross Weight 20,000 lbs Class D Yes
Arkansas 13 1/2' 8 1/2' 65' 43 1/2' 8'6" 13'6" 40' 2 Unit Limit (No max given) yes yes yes (2) Not Stated yes 3000 No laws regarding. yes yes 70   yes   Posted Federal Bridge Formula 20,000 lbs Class D Yes
California 14' 8 1/2' 65' NS  8'6" 14'0" 45' (27) 65' yes (41) yes yes yes yes 1500 (17) Brakes must be sufficient to stop within a specified distance according to weight, at 20 mph. Not Stated P 55 yes (10,20) yes (35)   Posted Manufactured Stated Gross Weight 20,000 lbs <40ft. - Class C >= - non-com. < 40ft. - Class C >= 40ft. Non-comm. Class B w/ med. Questionnaire Yes
Colorado 13' 8 1/2' 70' NS (42) 8'6" 13'0" 45' 70' yes (42) yes yes Not Stated Not Stated 3000 (17) No laws regarding. Not Stated Not Stated 75 yes yes   Posted 54,000 lbs 20,000 lbs Class R No
Connecticut 13 1/2' 8 1/2' 60' (1) max length = 48' 53' (19) 8'6" 13'6" 45' 60' (1, 13) no yes yes yes yes 3000 (17) No laws regarding. yes P 65   yes   Posted Manufactured Stated Gross Weight 18,000 lbs Class 2 Yes
Delaware 13 1/2' 8 1/2' 60' NS (19) 8'6" 13'6" 45' 65' no Not Stated Not Stated Not Stated yes 4000 If towed vehicle over 4,000 pounds, brakes must connected to those of towing vehicle. yes P 55   yes   Posted Federal Bridge Formula 20,000 lbs Class D No
District of Columbia 13 1/2' 8 1/2' 60' NS 8'0" 13'0" 40' 55' no yes yes  Not Stated Not Stated 3000 (17) No laws regarding. Not Stated Not Stated 55   yes   Posted 80,000 lbs 20,000 lbs Class C Yes
Flordia 13 1/2' 8 1/2' 65' 40' 8'6" 13'6" 45' 65' no yes yes yes yes 3000 (17) If towed vehicle weight exceeds 3,000 pounds, brake hook-ups required as well as breakaway system. yes  P 70   yes   Posted Manuractured Stated Gross Weight 20,000 lbs Class D Yes
Georgia 13 1/2' 8 1/2' 60' NS (19) 8'0" 13'6" No Limit Given None no yes Not Stated yes yes 1500 No laws regarding. yes (39) Not Stated 55   yes (18)   Posted Federal Bridge Formula 20,340 lbs Class C No
Hawaii 14' 9' 65' 40' 9'0" 13'6" 45' 65' no yes yes (2) Not Stated Not Stated 3000 (17) Brake hook-ups required. Not Stated Not Stated 55   yes (33)   Posted 80,000 lbs 22,500 lbs Type 4 (Non-CDL) Yes
Idaho 14' 8 1/2' 75' 48' 8'6" 14'0" 45' 75' yes (41) Not Stated yes Not Stated Not Stated 1500 No laws regarding. Not Stated P 65   yes   Posted 80,000 lbs 20,000 lbs Class D Yes
Illinois 13 1/2' 8 1/2' 60' 53' (19) 8'0" 13'6" 45' 60' yes (19,43) yes (1) yes (5) Not Stated yes 3000 (17) Brake hook-up required if towed vehicle is over 3,000 pounds. yes Not Stated 55   yes   65 mph under 8,000 lbs; 55 mph over 8,000 lbs Federal Bridge Formula 20,000 lbs on interstates & hwys;18,000 lbs others Class D Yes
Indiana 13 1/2' 8 1/2' 60' 40' 8'0" 13'6" 45' 60' yes (41) yes yes Not Stated yes 3000 (17) No laws regarding. Not Stated yes 65 yes yes yes Posted 800 lbs per inch of tire 20,000 lbs Class C Yes
Iowa 13 1/2' 8 1/2' 60' NS (19) 8'6" 13'6" 45' 65' yes yes yes Not Stated yes 3000 No laws regarding. Not Stated Not Stated 65 yes yes yes  Posted 80,000 lbs 20,000 lbs Class C Yes
Kansas 14' 8 1/2' 65' NS (41) 9'0" 14'0" 45' 65' yes (41) yes (37) yes yes (36) yes yes (24) No laws regarding.. Not Stated yes 70 yes (33) yes (33) yes (33) Posted Federal Bridge Formula 20,000 lbs 26,000 lbs Class C >= 26,000 lbs Class B Yes
Kentucky 13 1/2' 8' 65' NS (41) 8'0" 13'6" 40' 65' yes (42) yes yes yes yes 3000 (6) No laws regarding. yes Not Stated 65   yes   Posted Manufactured Stated Gross Weight 20,000 lbs Class D Yes
Lousiana 13 1/2' 8 1/2' 65' 30' 8'0" 13'6" 45' 70' yes (42) yes (7) yes (2) Not Stated yes 3000 No laws regarding. Not Stated P 70   yes   Posted Manufactured Stated Gross Weight 20,000 lbs Class E Yes
Maine 13 1/2' 8 1/2' 65' 48' 8'6" 13'6" 45' 65' no yes Not Stated Not Stated Not Stated 3000 No laws regarding. yes P 55       Posted 80,000 lbs 22,400 lbs Class C Yes
Maryland 13 1/2' 8' 55' NS 8'0" 13'6" 40' 60' total; 55' on desig. Routes yes yes yes (6) yes yes 3000 (17) No laws regarding. yes P 65 yes yes yes Posted Federal Bridge Formula 22,400 lbs Non-com. B>= 26,001 lbs; Non-com. C <=26,000 lbs Yes
Massachusetts 13 1/2' 8 1/2' 60' 33' 8'6" 13'6" 40' 60' no yes Not Stated Not Stated Not Stated 10,000 No laws regarding. Not Stated P 65   yes   Posted 80,000 lbs 22,400 lbs Class D Yes
Michigan 13 1/2' 8' 59' 53 (45) 8'0" 13'6" 45' 65' yes (43) yes yes Not Stated Not Stated 3000 No laws regarding. Not Stated P 55 yes yes yes Posted 700 lbs per inch of tire 18,000 lbs Class B Yes
Minnesota 13 1/2' 8 1/2' 75' 45' 8'6" 13'6" 45' 75' (19) yes (43) yes yes (7) Not Stated yes 3000 (17) Brake hook-up required except where brakes on towing vehicle are adequate to stop both vehicles within distance required by law. yes P 70 yes yes yes Posted Federal Bridge Formula 20,000 lbs Class D Yes
Mississippi 13 1/2' 8 1/2' none NS 8'6" 13'6" 40' 99' yes yes yes Not Stated yes 2000 (17) Brake hook-up required. Not Stated Not Stated 55       Posted 20,000 lbs per axle 20,000 lbs Class R Yes
Missouri 14' 8 1/2' 65' NS (41) 8'6" 13'6" 45' 65' yes (41) yes (37) Not Stated Not Stated Not Stated NS Both vehicles require brakes. Not Stated yes 70 yes yes yes Posted Federal Bridge Formula 20,000 lbs Non-Commercial Class F Yes
Montana 14' 8 1/2' 75' NS (40) 8'6" 13'6" 55' 75' yes (42) yes yes Not Stated yes 3000 No laws regarding. Not Stated P 65 yes yes   75mph interstate; 70 daylight; 65 night/non inters Federal Bridge Formula 20,000 lbs Class D Yes
Nebraska 14 1/2' 8 1/2' 65' 40' 8'6" 14'6" 45' 65' yes (41) yes yes (2) Not Stated yes 3000 No laws regarding. Not Stated Not Stated 75 yes yes yes Posted Manufactured Stated Gross Weight 20,000 lbs Class O Yes
Nevada 14' 8 1/2' 70' NS 8'6" 143'0" 40' 70' yes (42) yes yes (2) Not Stated Not Stated 1500 Braking system required when gross weight of towed object exceeds 3,000 pounds, 1,500 pounds if 1975 or newer model. Not Stated yes (21) 75   yes   Posted Truck Limit 80,000 lbs without class B or A license 20,000 lbs Class A or B non-comm. W/ "R" endorsement for RV, a "J" endorsement for towing vehicles >= 10,000 lbs Yes
New Hampshire 13 1/2' 8' none 48' 8'0" 13'6" 45' 45' no yes Not Stated Not Stated Not Stated 3000 No laws regarding. Not Stated Not Stated 55       65mph 80,000 lbs 18,000 lbs Class D Yes
New Jersey 13 1/2' 8' 62' 40' 8'0" 13'6" 40' 53' no yes yes Not Stated yes 3000 Brake hookup required. yes P 65 yes yes   Posted 80,000 lbs 22,400 lbs Class D Yes
New Mexico 14' (1) 8 1/2' 65' NS (41) 8'0" 14'0" 40' 65' no yes Not Stated Not Stated yes 3000 (17) Brake hookup required. Not Stated P 75       Posted Manufactured Stated Gross Weight 21,600 lbs Class D Yes
New York 13 1/2' 8 1/2' some exceptions 65' NS (41) 8'6" 13'6" 45' 65' no yes Not Stated Not Stated Not Stated 1000 (9) No laws regarding. yes P 65   yes   Posted 800 lbs per inch of tire 22,400 lbs Non-CDL C may tow vehicles w/ a GVWR of 10,000 lbs Yes
North Carolina 13 1/2' 8 1/2' (25) 60' NS (19) 8'6" 13'6" 45' 60' no yes Not Stated Not Stated Not Stated 1000 No laws regarding. yes Not Stated 55 yes yes yes Posted Federal Bridge Formula 20,000 lbs Class A traveling w/>= 10,001 lbs Class B traveling w/>=26,001 lbs non towing Yes
North Dakota 14' 8 1/2' 75' 53' 8'6" 14'0" 50' 75' yes (40) yes yes Not Stated yes 3000 No laws regarding. Not Stated yes 70 yes yes   Posted Manufactured Stated Gross Weight 20,000 lbs Class D non-CDL Yes
Ohio 13 1/2' 8 1/2' 65' NS (41) 8'6" 13'6" 40' 65' yes (41) yes yes yes yes 2000 (17) No laws regarding. Not Stated Not Stated 55   yes   55 mph 80,000 lbs 20,000 lbs Class D Yes
Oklahoma 13 1/2' 8 1/2' 70' NS (41) 8'6" 13'6" 45' 65' yes (41) yes yes Not Stated yes 3000 No laws regarding. Not Stated yes 65   yes   Posted 80,000 lbs 20,000 lbs Class D Yes
Oregon 14' 8' some exceptions 50' max length =60', special permit NS (41) 8'6" 14'0" 45' 65' (19) no yes Not Stated Not Stated Not Stated Not Stated No laws regarding. Not Stated yes (1,23) 55 yes (35) yes   Posted 80,000 lbs 20,000 lbs Class C Yes
Pennsylvania 13 1/2' 8 1/2' 60' NS (19) 8'6" 13'6" 45' 65' no yes yes yes yes yes (4,6) No laws regarding. yes Not Stated 55 yes (10)     Posted 73,280 lbs 20,000 lbs Non-commercial Class A or B Yes
Rhode Island 13 1/2' 8 1/2' 60' NS 8'6" 13'6" 45' 60' no Not Stated yes Not Stated yes 4000 No laws regarding. yes yes 65   yes   Posted 80,000 lbs 22,400 lbs Class B > 26,000 lbs; Reg. Operators < 26,000 lbs; air brake endorsement required if > 26,000 lbs w/ air brakes Yes
South Carolina 13 1/2' 8 1/2' none 35' 8'6" 13'6" 40' L N/A no yes yes yes yes 3000 (17) Brakes required if combined vehicle weight exceeds 3,000 pounds. yes P 55   yes   Posted 2 axles 38,500 lbs 20,000 lbs Class E >= 26,000 lbs Class F if towing Yes
South Dakota 14' 8 1/2' 75' 53 8'6" 14'0" 45' 80' yes (40) yes yes yes yes 3000 Brakes, turn signals, and near lights required. Not Stated P 75 yes (10) yes   Posted Federal Bridge Formula 20,000 lbs Non-commercial Class 1 Yes
Tennessee 13 1/2' 8 1/2' 65' 40' (41) 8'0" 13'6" 40' 65' yes (41) yes yes (2) yes yes 1500 Brake hookup required. yes yes 70       Posted 80,000 lbs 20,000 lbs Class D<= 26,000 lbs Yes
Texas 14' 8 1/2' 65' NS (41) 8'6" 14'0" 45' 65' yes (41) yes yes (2) Not Stated yes 4500 No laws regarding. Not Stated P (11) 70   yes   Posted 80,000 lbs 20,000 lbs Class B non-CDL >=26,000 lbs Yes
Utah 14' 8 1/2' 65' NS (41) 8'6" 14'0" 65' 65' yes (41) yes yes (2) yes yes 2000 No laws regarding. Not Stated P (23) 75   yes   Posted Manufactured Stated Gross Weight 20,000 lbs Class D Yes
Vermont 13 1/2' 8 1/2' 65' NS 8'6" 13'6" 46' 68' no yes yes (2) yes yes 3000 No laws regarding. Not Stated Not Stated 65   yes   Posted Federal Bridge Formula 20,000 lbs Class B Yes
Virginia 13 1/2' 8' 60' NS (41) 8'6" 13'6" 45' 65' no yes yes (34) Not Stated Not Stated 3000 No laws regarding. yes P 55   yes   Posted Federal Bridge Formula 20,000 lbs Class B Yes
Washington 14' 8 1/2' 75' NS (40) 8'6" 14'0" 46' 75' no yes yes (2) yes yes 3000 No laws regarding. Not Stated yes (14) 65   yes   60 mph over 10,000 lbs; under 10,000 lbs posted 600 lbs per inch of tire 20,000 lbs Regular Operator License Yes
West Virginia 13 1/2' 8 1/2' 55' max length =60' 48' 8'0" 13'6" 40' 55' (19) no yes yes Not Stated yes 3000 (6,17) No laws regarding. yes Not Stated 65 yes yes   Posted Federal Bridge Formula 20,000 lbs Class E Yes
Wisconsin 13 1/2' 8 1/2' 65' 45' 8'6" 13'6" 40' L 65' yes (43) yes Not Stated Not Stated Not Stated 3000 (17) Brake hook-up required on vehicle over 3,000 pounds. Not Stated Not Stated 65 yes (27) yes   Posted 80,000 lbs 20,000 lbs Class D Yes
Wyoming 14' 8 1/2' 85' 60' 8'6" 14'0" 60' 85' yes yes Not Stated Not Stated Not Stated Not Stated No laws regarding. yes (24) yes 75       75mph interstate; 65 on 2 lane hwys;55 unless post Federal Bridge Formula 20,000 lbs Class B if GVWR>26,000 lbs; Class C if GVWR < 26,000 lbs. Yes
Alberta 3.85m 2.6m   12.5m Not Stated Not Stated 12.5m 20m yes (50) yes (29) yes (38) yes (22) Not Stated 2000lbs (12) Not stated, see Trailer Laws Not Stated Not Stated Not Stated   yes   Posted Manuf. Spec. 6,000 kg Class 5; 75+: need medical certificate Yes
British Columbia 4.15m 2.6m   12.5m Not Stated Not Stated 12.5m 20m Not Stated yes   yes (38) Not Stated yes 1400kg (12) Brake hook-up not required but invariably necessary. Not Stated Not Stated Not Stated       80kph Manuf. Spec. Posted on tire Class 5 Yes
Manitoba 4.15m 2.6m   12.5m Not Stated Not Stated 12.5m 21.5m yes (49) yes   Not Stated Not Stated yes (5) 910 kg (17) Towed vehicle must have functional brakes when not connected by tow bar. Not Stated yes  Not Stated   yes   Posted Manuf. Spec. Manuf. Spec. Class 5; 60+;Need med. cert.every 2 yrs; air brake endorse. If air brakes. Yes
New Brunswick 4.15m 2.6m   12.5m Not Stated Not Stated 12.5m 23m Not Stated yes   yes (2) Not Stated yes yes (4) No laws regarding. Not Stated P Not Stated   yes   Posted Per Motor Act Reg 94-62 5,500kg steering axle; 9,100 kg simple axle; 18,000 kg tandem axle Class 5 Air brake endorsement; if air brakes Yes
Newfoundland/Labrador 4.2m 2.6m   12.5m Not Stated Not Stated 12.5m 23m Not Stated yes   yes (15) yes (15) yes (8) yes (45) No laws regarding. Not Stated yes  Not Stated yes yes yes N/A N/A N/A Class 5 Yes
NW Territories 4.15m 2.6m   NS (48) Not Stated Not Stated 12.5m 25m Not Stated yes   yes Not Stated Not Stated 1360kg No laws regarding. yes (22) yes  Not Stated   yes   Posted N/A N/A Class 5 Yes
Nova Scotia 4.15m 2.6m   12.5m Not Stated Not Stated 12.5m 23m yes (44) yes   yes yes yes 1800kg No laws regarding. Not Stated Not Stated Not Stated   yes   Posted None specific for motorhomes 8,000 kg simple axle; 26,000 kg tandem axle Class 5 Yes
Ontario 4.15m 2.6m   12.5m Not Stated Not Stated 12.5m 23m Not Stated yes   Not Stated Not Stated Not Stated 1360kg (17) No laws regarding. Not Stated Not Stated Not Stated   yes   Posted 11,000 kg 9,000 kg single axle/tire; 10,000kg dual tire/axle Class G, D, or A Yes
Prince Edward Island 4.5m 2.6m   12.5m Not Stated Not Stated 16.2 m 25m Not Stated yes   Not Stated Not Stated Not Stated 1500kg No laws regarding. Not Stated P Not Stated yes yes yes Posted 9,100 kg single axle; 18,000 kg tandem axle Can't exceed tire or axle rating Class 5 N/A
Ouebec 4.15m 2.6m   12.5m Not Stated Not Stated 12.5m 23m Not Stated yes (29) yes (29) Not Stated yes (30) 1300kg (12) Not recommended but is legal Not Stated P Not Stated   yes (32)   Posted Manuf. Spec. Manuf. Spec. Class 5 Yes
Saskatchewan 4.15m 2.6m   12.5m Not Stated Not Stated 12.5m 23m yes yes Not Stated Not Stated Not Stated 1360kg (17,18) No laws regarding. Not Stated Not Stated Not Stated yes yes yes (43) Posted 10kg/mm single axle 9,1000 kg Class 5 Yes
Yukon 4.2m 2.6m   16.15m Not Stated Not Stated 26m 26m Not Stated yes yes Not Stated yes 910kgs Brakes required if GVW exceeds 9,100 kgs. yes (39) P Not Stated ys (31) yes   Posted Manuf. Spec. Manuf. Spec Class 5 N/A

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