[Sca-cooks] New (?) Trailer Laws for Pennsylvania

Terry Decker t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Sun May 13 15:24:06 PDT 2007

I don't think you should have any problem as long as the trailer has proper 
brake and turn indicator lights, has the correct tires and safety chains. 
The break point appears to be 3000 pounds gross weight and most of the 
regulations are for the heavier trailers that also need to meet DOT and ICC 
specifications (and dishing out the same for people hauling mansions on 
wheels).  If your trailer is in road-worthy condition roughly as it was 
delivered from the factory, you should be fine.  If you are concerned, call 
the Pennsylvania State Troopers and ask if your trailer meet their 


For those of you who pull trailers, I hear this is some new information 
about them for driving through Pennsylvania.  Some of it is rather scary... 
I've never been stopped before while pulling my 10' x 5' trailer, but now, 
after reading some of the stuff here, I am worried about my new smaller one 
that is only 8' x 4' <sigh>.


Meisterin Katarina Helene von Schönborn, OL

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