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Old 05-18-2006, 09:24 AM   #1
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Towing Speed Limit in GA, TN, AL, & FL

I will be towing for the first time this summer in GA, TN, and FL (anywhere with a travel trailer in fact). I will possibly be towing in AL and maybe the Carolinas this fall. Do any of these states have reduced speed limits for towing on the interstate? I think I read Texas and some others do.

Also, do travel trailers have to enter the weigh stations when they cross state lines? Seems I have seen signs that said all trailers had to in some states. Did that mean us too?
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Old 05-18-2006, 09:27 AM   #2
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No special speed limits or weigh in rules that I'm aware of after two years of towing in these states. Have fun!
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Old 05-18-2006, 12:15 PM   #3
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Just came through the states you mentioned and detected no trailer speed limits. But watch yourself in Illinois.....55mph enforced!
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Old 05-18-2006, 12:25 PM   #4
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I will be towing for the first time this summer in GA, TN, and FL (anywhere with a travel trailer in fact). I will possibly be towing in AL and maybe the Carolinas this fall. Do any of these states have reduced speed limits for towing on the interstate? I think I read Texas and some others do.

Also, do travel trailers have to enter the weigh stations when they cross state lines? Seems I have seen signs that said all trailers had to in some states. Did that mean us too?
I live in NC, there used to be a 55mph towing speed limit, but it has either been recinded or not enforced. It is no longer posted so I suspect it has been recinded. You DO NOT have to enter weigh stations in NC with a TT and truck, UNLESS you are pulling for hire, then it is a crap shoot.

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But watch yourself in Illinois.....55mph enforced!
Hope that's not the voice of experience speaking? Ouch!
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Old 05-18-2006, 09:57 PM   #6
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Speed limit in tn is 70.But i am not sure if there is a lesser limit for camper trailer .I think just 18 wheelers.
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the speed limit in nebraska for sure for semis is 90 or better even in the rain!!
now ,not really the posted limit,but over the years as I have traveled through that state ,never have I seen a highway patrol have one pulled over.Im usually going 65 mph and they blow by ,and im usually ready for them as they blast by .

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Hi K E Stabler--I've lived in IL for 37 yrs and big trucks and trailers always run at the same speed as cars (65 on the interstates) even though the max truck/trailer speed remains at 55. I've never heard of anyone getting a ticket running between 55 and 65, as there are enough running 75 to 80 to keep all the troopers busy. Were you unlucky enough to get one on a sunny summer day, when a trooper was having trouble filling his quota?--Frank S
Just a side light, I built a house in Ballwin on Falmouth Dr in 1967, and lived in it for 3-years--nice town.
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No special trailer speed limit here in Georgia and you are not required to stop at the weigh stations. Same is true in Florida, with the possible exception of the weigh stations - on the interstates, the scales do not require you to stop, but a couple of places where I have entered Florida on a non-interstate highway, the sign specifically said "pickups, vans and travel trailers" were required to stop. They always just waved me thru.
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No special speed limit that I am aware of here in Florida. Interstates are pretty wild down here, speed limit is 70 MPH, but traffic flowing at 80-85 mph is not uncommon. The nicer the weather, the more prone to accidents people are down here. I try and take the "scenic route" if possible to my destinations. Yeah it may take a little longer, but setting on a Florida interstate for 2 hours waiting for an accident to clear is no fun.
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