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    Please help with triple tow laws in TN, MS, and LA

    I'm having a difficult time sorting out triple tow laws. I'm planning on hauling the camper/ski to Mud Bug (next year) and want to hit some lakes in TN an MS this summer, but need some help figuring out if it is legal.

    I know my rig is legal in my home state, Arkansas. I also know that it isn't legal where I grew up (Kansas) because there the first trailer has to be a 5th wheel.

    Any help would be appreciated.


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    Call state police HQ in that state or search thier web page or DOT site.

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    when traveling with a triple tow rig..you'll want hard copy of the current state laws in hand as you WILL get stopped by somebody along the way who just doesn't "like what it looks like"

    make sure that all lights are operating, as they can get you for having a side marker light that isn't working.

    Oh yeah..check with your insurance broker regarding trailer riders for such a setup. You may need additional coverage if you have a triple.

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    it is legal in Louisiana without any crazy stipulations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lasportsmn View Post
    it is legal in Louisiana without any crazy stipulations.
    Thank you for a useful post!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fink View Post
    Thank you for a useful post!!!

    Since you didn't think my post was useful try this. Amazing what google does for you!

    http://towingworld.com/towinglaws.cfm

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    I wouldn't count on any website to have up to date and accurate info, the ONLY way to avoid a summons from enforcement who don't know ( or figure you won't be back to fight the ticket) is to have the laws printed from a state run website for the areas you're towing showing something like the above link does.

    just as an example. the cited website says nothing about towing a 5th wheel with folks inside.

    well that's illegal in new mexico

    also says you need a brake hookup to tow a car?..well that's not right either.

    You're in control of your own destiny here..

    If I said it was legal to tow 4 trailers in guam, would you count on that to avoid a ticket?

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    Yes I saw that sight, and yes, I know for a fact that a lot of what it states is not the complete story. I had to go through four layers of government to find my specific state laws on triple trailering to get anything more than "Ya, its legal.". For instance, the sight doesn't mention anything about the law in Kansas that the first trailer must be a 5th wheel. I grew up there, I know for a fact that that is the law.

    I was really looking for people living in the specific states with real experience, you know what you see getting pulled down the highways everyday. And if you actually lived in Guam...

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