Originally Posted by ken02802
Not one reply mentioned how they determine the max trailer length for a specific state. It looks like everyone just assumes that you're OK if your total length is under 60'.
Everyone knows that each state makes and enforces its own rules but nobody said how they know what those rules are!
That really surprises me. I guess I'll have to assume it's a non-issue.
It's only a non-issue.... until you have a problem, which would be pretty unusual.
But here's the "one reply" on how a state (CA) determines max trailer length -
Usually *overall* length is more likely to be checked by LEOs in *any* state, and usually 60-65 feet (overall) is the magic number.
(But something "unusual" would cause an LEO to do that).
For more definitive info, go to the Escapees HDT forum (or MDT forum).
Folks over there tow with HDTs due to *LONG* and heavy trailers.