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Old 10-24-2012, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Post Towing Laws List By State. What states is it legal to ride in a camping trailer while being towed.

What states is it legal to ride in a camping trailer while being towed.

http://www.towingworld.com/articles/TowingLaws.htm
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:09 PM
 
Location: on the road again
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Legal or not who would want to?.... 99% of tag-alongs have no shocks or suspension of any kind. Add to that the crappy tires made in China and you have a ride I would not want to put my worst enemy though.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Look up http://www.towingworld.com/articles/TowingLaws.htm "Trailer Towing Laws." There are states that you can ride in one if you want, sometimes with certain circumstances like your age, must have communications with driver...
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Northern MN
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They all have a suspension.
and yes it can be a bouncy ride.
BUT.
They make shock absorber kits for them.
This makes them ride like a car, no more bounce.

The quality of your tires is also a choice.

I have found that riding in a well equipped trailer to be enjoyable .
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Legal or not who would want to?.... 99% of tag-alongs have no shocks or suspension of any kind. Add to that the crappy tires made in China and you have a ride I would not want to put my worst enemy though.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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Legal or not, it is considerably less safe. So no one in my family is going to be riding in the trailer.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:36 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Legal or not, it is considerably less safe. So no one in my family is going to be riding in the trailer.
But... If you are on Oregon, You can haul Double Trailers I'm sure the 3rd unit would be good for a queezy ride... say down "Rice Hill", with an EMERGENCY Ice Cream Stop at the Bottom.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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I don't know of ANY state where it is legal to ride in a ball hitch trailer.
SOME states allow riding in a fifth wheel trailer. SOME of those only if there is communication with the driver available.
SOME states allow riding in a truck camper. Again, communication with the driver may be required.
IMO, NONE of the "lists of towing laws" can be trusted. They have repeatedly been shown to be inaccurate!
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Northern MN
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Mt allows riding in a 5er and in a truck (slide in) camper

Arizona, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota
,North Carolina, Ok to ride in a TT (ball hitch)
these are accurate, and yes some have requirements like communication. A cell phone fills this requirement. some have a age limit of no one under 14.

169.82 TRAILER EQUIPMENT.
Subdivision 1. Connection to towing vehicle. (a) When one vehicle is towing another the
drawbar or other connection must be of sufficient strength to pull the weight being towed.

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