Kansas Trailer Laws & Trailer Regulations

Kansas's laws and regulations for trailers are listed below:


Kansas Trailer Brake Laws

Every combination of vehicles shall have a service braking system, which will stop such combination within 40 feet from an initial speed of 20 mph on a level, dry, smooth, hard surface, and shall have a parking brake system adequate to hold such combination on any grade on which it is operated under all conditions of loading. 



Kansas Trailer Dimension Laws

Total length: 65 feet (includes bumpers); trailer length: not specified; width: 102 inches (allows outside width to exceed 102 inches if excess is attributed to appurtenances); height: 14 feet.



Kansas Trailer Hitch and Signal Laws

Hitch must be capable of towing the trailer safely, with adequate safety chain. If second towed vehicle is attached, first towed vehicle must have an anti-sway mechanism. 



Kansas Trailer Lighting Laws

There shall be a white lamp that renders the registration plate visible from a distance of 50 feet to the rear.

Every trailer shall have at least 2 rear red reflectors, 2 stop lamps, and 2 electric turn signal lamps.
Trailers over 80 inches in width, except for boat and house trailers needing special permits, must have the following:



Kansas Trailer Mirror Laws

Every motor vehicle shall be equipped with a mirror on the left side and an additional mirror mounted either inside the vehicle in the center or outside the vehicle on the right side.



Kansas Trailer Speed Limit Laws

No person shall operate a vehicle towing a house trailer at a speed greater than 55 mph. 



Kansas Trailer Towing Laws




Other Kansas Trailer Laws

No persons shall occupy a house trailer or mobile home while it is being moved on a public roadway. 






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