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Alabama
Max Tow Speed: 70 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: 40 ft
Combined Length: 65 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: Varies/Non-Specified
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
Alaska
Max Tow Speed: 55 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 14 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: 40 ft
Combined Length: 75 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: Varies/Non-Specified
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
Arizona
Max Tow Speed: 75 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: 40 ft
Combined Length: 65 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: Manufactured Stated Gross Weight
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
Arkansas
Max Tow Speed: 70 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: 43 1/2 ft
Combined Length: 65 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: Federal Bridge Formula
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
California
Max Tow Speed: 55 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 14 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: Non-specified
Combined Length: 65 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: Manufactured Stated Gross Weight
Motor Home Length: 45 ft *Some Exceptions
Colorado
Max Tow Speed: 75 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: Combined Len. 70 ft
Combined Length: 70 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: 54,000 lbs
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
Connecticut
Max Tow Speed: 65 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: 53 ft
Combined Length: 60 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: Manufactured Stated Gross Weight
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
Delaware
Max Tow Speed: 55 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: 40 ft
Combined Length: 60 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: Federal Bridge Formula
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
D.C.
Max Tow Speed: 55 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: Non-specified
Combined Length: 60 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: Manufactured Stated Gross Weight
Motor Home Length: 40 ft
Florida
Max Tow Speed: 70 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: 40 ft
Combined Length: 65 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: Manufactured Stated Gross Weight
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
Georgia
Max Tow Speed: 55 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: Non-specified
Combined Length: 60 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: Federal Bridge Formula
Motor Home Length: Non-specified
Hawaii
Max Tow Speed: 55 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 14 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 9 ft
Max Trailer Length: 40 ft
Combined Length: 65 ft
Max Trailer Width: 9 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: 80,000 lbs
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
Idaho
Max Tow Speed: 65 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 14 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: 48 ft
Combined Length: 75 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: 80,000 lbs
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
Illinois
Max Tow Speed: 55 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: 53 ft
Combined Length: 60 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: Federal Bridge Formula
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
Indiana
Max Tow Speed: 65 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: 40 ft
Combined Length: 60 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: 800 lbs per inch of tire
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
Iowa
Max Tow Speed: 65 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: Non-specified
Combined Length: 60 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: 80,000 lbs
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
Kansas
Max Tow Speed: 70 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 14 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: Non-specified
Combined Length: 65 ft
Max Trailer Width: 9 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: Federal Bridge Formula
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
Kentucky
Max Tow Speed: 65 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 ft
Max Trailer Length: Non-specified
Combined Length: 65 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: Manufactured Stated Gross Weight
Motor Home Length: 40 ft
Louisiana
Max Tow Speed: 70 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: 30 ft
Combined Length: 65 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: Manufactured Stated Gross Weight
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
Maine
Max Tow Speed: 55 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: 48 ft
Combined Length: 65 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: 80,000 lbs
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
Maryland
Max Tow Speed: 65 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 ft
Max Trailer Length: Non-Specified
Combined Length: 55 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: Federal Bridge Formula
Motor Home Length: 40 ft
Massachusetts
Max Tow Speed: 65 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: 33 ft
Combined Length: 60 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: 80,000 lbs
Motor Home Length: 40 ft
Michigan
Max Tow Speed: 55 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 ft
Max Trailer Length: 53 ft
Combined Length: 59 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: 700 lbs per inch of tire
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
Minnesota
Max Tow Speed: 70 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: 45 ft
Combined Length: 75 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: Federal Bridge Formula
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
Mississippi
Max Tow Speed: 55 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: 40 ft
Combined Length: Non-specified
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: 20,000 lbs per axle
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
Missouri
Max Tow Speed: 70 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 14 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: Non-specified
Combined Length: 65 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: Federal Bridge Formula
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
Montana
Max Tow Speed: 65 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 14 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: Non-specified
Combined Length: 75 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: Federal Bridge Formula
Motor Home Length: 55 ft
Nebraska
Max Tow Speed: 75 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 14 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: 40 ft
Combined Length: 65 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: Manufactured Stated Gross Weight
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
Nevada
Max Tow Speed: 75 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 14 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: Non-specified
Combined Length: 70 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: 80,000 lbs w/o Class A or B license
Motor Home Length: 40 ft
New Hampshire
Max Tow Speed: 55 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 ft
Max Trailer Length: 48 ft
Combined Length: Non-specified
Max Trailer Width: 8 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: 80,000 lbs
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
New Jersey
Max Tow Speed: 65 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 ft
Max Trailer Length: 40 ft
Combined Length: 62 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: 80,000 lbs
Motor Home Length: 40 ft
New Mexico
Max Tow Speed: 75 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 14 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: Non-specified
Combined Length: 65 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: Manufactured Stated Gross Weight
Motor Home Length: 40 ft
New York
Max Tow Speed: 65 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: 48 ft
Combined Length: 65 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: 800 lbs per inch of tire
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
North Carolina
Max Tow Speed: 55 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: 35 ft
Combined Length: 60 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: Federal Bridge Formula
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
North Dakota
Max Tow Speed: 70 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 14 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: 53 ft
Combined Length: 75 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: Manufactured Stated Gross Weight
Motor Home Length: 50 ft
Ohio
Max Tow Speed: 55 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: Non-specified
Combined Length: 65 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: 80,000 lbs
Motor Home Length: 40 ft
Oklahoma
Max Tow Speed: 65 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: Non-specified
Combined Length: 70 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: 80,000 lbs
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
Oregon
Max Tow Speed: 55 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 14 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 ft
Max Trailer Length: Non-specified
Combined Length: 50 ft - 60 ft Spec. Permit
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: 80,000 lbs
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
Pennsylvania
Max Tow Speed: 55 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: Non-specified
Combined Length: 60 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: 73,280 lbs
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
Rhode Island
Max Tow Speed: 65 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: Non-specified
Combined Length: 60 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: 80,000 lbs
Motor Home Length: 40 ft
South Carolina
Max Tow Speed: 55 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: 48 ft
Combined Length: Non-specified
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: 2 axles 38,500 lbs
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
South Dakota
Max Tow Speed: 75 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 14 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: 53 ft
Combined Length: 75 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: Federal Bridge Formula
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
Tennessee
Max Tow Speed: 70 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: 40 ft
Combined Length: 65 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: 80,000 lbs
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
Texas
Max Tow Speed: 70 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 14 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: Non-specified
Combined Length: 65 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: 80,000 lbs
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
Utah
Max Tow Speed: 75 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 14 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: 40 ft
Combined Length: 65 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: Manufactured Stated Gross Weight
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
Vermont
Max Tow Speed: 65 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: 53 ft
Combined Length: 65 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: Federal Bridge Formula
Motor Home Length: 46 ft
Virginia
Max Tow Speed: 55 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 ft
Max Trailer Length: 45 ft
Combined Length: 65 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: Federal Bridge Formula
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
Washington
Max Tow Speed: 65 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 14 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: Non-specified
Combined Length: 75 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: 600 lbs per inch of tire
Motor Home Length: 46 ft
West Virginia
Max Tow Speed: 65 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: 40 ft
Combined Length: 65 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: Federal Bridge Formula
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
Wisconsin
Max Tow Speed: 65 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 13 1/2 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: 48 ft
Combined Length: 60 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: 80,000 lbs
Motor Home Length: 45 ft
Wyoming
Max Tow Speed: 75 MPH
Max Vehicle Height: 14 ft
Max Vehicle Width: 8 1/2 ft
Max Trailer Length: 60 ft
Combined Length: 85 ft
Max Trailer Width: 8 1/2 ft
Gross Vehicle Rating: Federal Bridge Formula
Motor Home Length: 60 ft

The above information was compiled from multiple sources and deemed accurate at the time of publication. Hitchfinder Stores and its employees do not warranty the accuracy of this information and are not liable for any damages or claims caused by errors or omissions. Please contact state D.O.T. offices or appropriate agencies for official and up to date towing laws.

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