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Hi i am just curious about a couple of states to see if it is required to display your trailer plate on the trailer while traveling in that state.



I keep my plate in my luggage compartment in case they need to see it but i do not have it physically on the trailer as i think it looks gaudy. Here we dont have to display it on the trailer but i am curious about the states listed below.



If your state is not listed and you want to share your states rules please do so, it will help someone someday.



Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Nevada, Tennessee, and Arizona.



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In Alabama and Georgia, you are supposed to display it. No one does, few even register thier trailers. Cops just don't enforce it much at all. I have them on my trailer for hauling trikes/bikes, but not on my HF trailer I built to drag behind the trike. jimsjinx
 

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Texas you have to display it.
 

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well i guess i been a lucky pup, i been thru tx at least half dozen times and even had a state trooper behind me at a stop light and never stopped, just lucky i guess.



I guess its because i always thought the rule of your registered state followed you anywhere, so the rule here is that you dont have to and that follows me in every state im in. But i guess its safer to have it on so they dont pull me over for some bs reason if they happen to be having a bad day.
 

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In Fl it should be displayed . i guess it all depends on how the LEO is feeling that day . Seems to me they are now enforcing for cash flow here in FL .



Other than that come on down the weather is great . Let us know where your gonna be .
 

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Also, you are required to follow your own state law, so if you are in iowa, as long as u have everything else in order if you get stopped, you cannot get a ticket for not having a plate as long as that is your home states law....I read this somewhere sorry, but not sure where cuz i checked into this before starting our travels this spring with our new trailer in tow..
 

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Also, you are required to follow your own state law, so if you are in iowa, as long as u have everything else in order if you get stopped, you cannot get a ticket for not having a plate as long as that is your home states law....I read this somewhere sorry, but not sure where cuz i checked into this before starting our travels this spring with our new trailer in tow..
That depends on the situation. Wisconsin doesn't license private trailers under 16 feet.I've been ticketed twice. First in Minnesota, then a year later in Illinois. In each case, I was ticketed for obstructing the license plate on the bike. They each said it did not matter where I was from, my license plate had to be visible and readable.

My solution was to get a duplicate plate for the bike and mount it on the trailer. Haven't been stopped since.



I guess if I had a trailer plate, I'd hang it. At least when I'm traveling.
 

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Have had several cycle trailers and never had to have a license or display a plate...live in Oregon. If memory serves even a utility trailer towed with PU,van or whatever does not need license if it is under a certain weight...can't remember what that was but I have never had to license a small utility trailer.



Obviously state to state requirements may be different but can't imagine a state requiring a plate or being fined if your home state has no such requirement.



However, strange world sometimes. Good luck.



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Oklahoma does not register private trailers.
You can get a title and a plate if you wish, but only commercial users are required to.
 

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In Ohio, if its on the roadway, it is registered and licensed and displayed.
 

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vtxcandyred wrote:
In Ohio, if its on the roadway, it is registered and licensed and displayed.
Same in Pennsylvania
 

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In Ca. you will get pulled over and ticketed if it is not displayed.

The only issue I have is we get a small plate for the bike and a regular car size plate for the even smaller bikes trailer.
 

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In Ca. you will get pulled over and ticketed if it is not displayed.

The only issue I have is we get a small plate for the bike and a regular car size plate for the even smaller bikes trailer.
:smiler:It was that way years ago in Minnesota. The guys with one wheeled trailers would sometimes have to turn the plate sideways to fit their trailers. :cheesygrin:
 

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In Nevada you have to display your plate and we can get eather size plate!! I went with the car size to be better seen!!!
 

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In Arkansas, your suppose to have a plate, but I've seen a few trailer without. They just started issuing the motorcycle trailer plates (same size as MC plates)for the small trailers, where asI havea regular sized plate on mine.:smiler:

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tmdriverwannabe wrote:
Also, you are required to follow your own state law, so if you are in iowa, as long as u have everything else in order if you get stopped, you cannot get a ticket for not having a plate as long as that is your home states law....I read this somewhere sorry, but not sure where cuz i checked into this before starting our travels this spring with our new trailer in tow..
Not according to the LEO that stopped me when I was pulling my camper home right after purchase in wiscowsons... He told me If it is on the road in IOWA it MUST ME TAGGED or you could be fined :readit:
 

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Hanko wrote:
In Washington if the trailer has a plate it must be displayed.
Also must be iluminated ... white light over plate.
 

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unionjk wrote:
In Ca. you will get pulled over and ticketed if it is not displayed.

The only issue I have is we get a small plate for the bike and a regular car size plate for the even smaller bikes trailer.
Another shout out from Cali... not only are we required to display the standard size plate on tiny trailers... technically we are required to do the mandatory 55mph while pulling these tiny trailers.(Calif is a "dual speed-limit state)I've pushed that one before though.. when I was clipping along at about a happy 72mph..and CHP flew by me.. I don't push it all the time..especially that much.



Also..we have "perm-trailer" registration, which in this case means register every 5 years..which fortunately is fairly cheap.. about $15 or so each time.
 
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