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North American Weight Limits for Towing
without Supplemental Brakes
Source: American Automobile Association's Digest of Motor Laws
as viewed at www.drivinglaws.aaa.com (January 2014)

Key
'A' — Must stop within a specified distance
'B' — Not stated or no requirement
'C' — Supplemental brakes always required

Federal Regulations
Title 49 (49CFR571) of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (10-1-08 Edition) defines a 'trailer' as follows: "'Trailer' means a motor vehicle with or without motive power, designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by another motor vehicle.'



WEIGHT LIMIT BY POUNDS OR OTHER RESTRICTION (SEE 'KEY')
Alabama
3,000
Kentucky
‘A’ North Dakota ‘C’ Alberta 2,000
Alaska
5,000
Louisiana
3,000 Ohio 2,000 British Columbia 4,400
Arizona
3,000
Maine
3,000 Oklahoma 3,000 Manitoba 'A'
Arkansas
3,000
Maryland
3,000 Oregon* ‘A’ New Brunswick 3,000
California
1,500
Massachusetts
10,000 Pennsylvania 3,000 Newfoundland ‘A’
Colorado
3,000
Michigan
3,000 Rhode Island 4,000 Northwest Territories 'C'
Connecticut
3,000
Minnesota
3,000 South Carolina 3,000 Nova Scotia 4,000
Delaware
'B'
Mississippi
2,000 South Dakota 3,000 Nunavut 'A'
D.C
3,000
Missouri
‘B’ Tennessee 3,000 Ontario 3,000
Florida
3,000
Montana
3,000 Texas 4,500 Prince Edward Island 3,300
Georgia
3,000
Nebraska
3,000 Utah ‘A’ Quebec 2,860
Hawaii
3,000
Nevada
1,500 Vermont 3,000 Saskatchewan 3,000
Idaho
1,500
New Hampshire
‘A’ Virginia 3,000 Yukon Territory 2,000
Illinois
3,000
New Jersey
‘C’ Washington 3,000    
Indiana 3,000 New Mexico 3,000 West Virginia 3,000    
Iowa
3,000
New York
1,000 Wisconsin 3,000    
Kansas 'A'
North Carolina
4,000 Wyoming 'A'    




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