Since TN doesn't require a license plate on a trailer, are there issues with pulling it in other states that do?
Just put one of these on the trailer, should answer any question of the trailers origins...Since TN doesn't require a license plate on a trailer, are there issues with pulling it in other states that do?
The federal laws say that you are subject to the laws in YOUR HOME STATE, not the state that you are in. So, if you are ticketed by a LEO for no trailer plate, and one is not required in YOUR HOME STATE, the judge will excuse the ticket.I have read and been told (not by LEO) that you are subject to laws of state you are in. If (like NC) a trailer tag is required then it's up to the officer that might stop you. A friend of mine was towing an untagged South Carolina trailer (no tag required) in NC and was stopped & ticketed for his non tagged trailer.
In '03 we rode our trike, pulling our non tagged Escapade, cross country and was never questioned or stopped. We have since pulled our rig through almost all states and Canada and have never been stopped or questioned. We have put over 7K miles on it in the last year and no problems.
This may be one of those gray areas :shrug:.