Pennsylvania Trailer Towing Laws

Pennsylvania Trailer Towing Laws
Pennsylvania is a popular destination for campers. With more than 32,000 acres of lakes, the Endless and Pocono Mountain Ranges, and Bushkill Falls, plenty of outdoor adventure awaits the RV traveler. Campgrounds and public lands are available for camping, but you are not allowed to stay overnight in rest areas.

Travel Trailer Restrictions

In Pennsylvania the length of the towing vehicle combined with the length of the travel trailer cannot exceed 60 feet. RVs and travel trailers cannot drive in the carpool lane.

In the Travel Trailer

Passengers are allowed to ride in a fifth wheel trailer while traveling if they can communicate electronically with the driver. However, passengers are not allowed in truck campers or bumper pull trailers. For safety, travel trailers are required to keep flares and a fire extinguisher on board.

Additional Information

Pennsylvania law requires you to turn on headlights if driving in bad weather. Travelers can get up-to-date information on road conditions and weather advisories at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation website.

Article Written By Sarah Shelton

Based in Oregon, Sarah Shelton has worked as a freelance writer since 2008. She enjoys covering travel, home and garden, and automotive topics. Her articles have appeared nationwide with Internet Broadcasting, Adventure Travel and Real Estate Experts. With a major in biology, Shelton received her Bachelor of Science from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.

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