Virginia Trailer Laws
& Trailer Regulations
laws and regulations for trailers are listed below:
Trailer Brake Laws
Trailers must be equipped with brakes if the gross weight exceeds 3,000 lbs.
Trailers must be equipped with at least 1 red brake light on the rear of the vehicle.
Trailer Dimension Laws
Total length: 65 feet (includes coupling in the combination measurement); trailer length: 45 feet; width: 102 inches (allows outside width to exceed 102 inches if excess is attributed to appurtenance); height: 13 feet 6 inches.
Trailer Hitch and Signal Laws
The connection between any two vehicles, one of which is towing or drawing the other on a highway, shall consist of a fifth wheel, drawbar, trailer hitch, or other similar device not to exceed 15 feet in length from one vehicle to the other. Any such two vehicles shall, in addition to such drawbar or other similar device, be equipped at all times when so operated on the highway with an emergency chain or cable that is structurally adequate to securely stop and hold the trailer being
Virginia Trailer Lighting
Trailers must carry at the rear a red light plainly visible in clear weather from a distance of 500 ft.
Alternatively, a separate white light shall be so mounted as to illuminate the rear license plate from a distance of 50 feet to the rear of such vehicle.
Reflectors must be affixed to the rear end of the trailer.
Trailer Mirror Laws
Mirrors are required to give view of not less than 200 feet to rear of the vehicle; 1 outside and 1 inside. If inside view is obstructed to rear, then 1 on each side of the vehicle on the outside is required.
Trailer Speed Limit Laws
70 mph or as posted.
Virginia Trailer Towing
No person may occupy a house trailer or camping trailer while it is being towed on a public
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