Rules of the Road: Towing Laws and Other Regulations for Campers

Everyone who tows a camper knows that it is a very different driving experience than just cruising around in your car or truck. But what you may not have known, is that each state has specific laws and regulations for towing campers on highways and other public roads. Here are the laws and regulations for New England (and a few other surrounding states) so you and your family can stay safe on the road!

Connecticut
Towing speed limit: 55 mph
Did you know?: RVs are not allowed in carpool lanes in Connecticut.

Pennsylvania
Towing speed limit: 55 mph
Did you know?: Any trailer being towed in the state of Pennsylvania must be equipped with a fully functioning brake system.

Maine
Towing speed limit: 65 mph
Did you know?: Maine only allows one boat or travel trailer to be towed.

Massachusetts
Towing speed limit: 55 mph
Did you know?: Trailers are not permitted on many parkways in the Boston area.

New Hampshire
Towing speed limit: 65 mph
Did you know?: Overnight parking in New Hampshire rest areas is not allowed.

New York
Towing speed limit: 55 mph
Did you know?: Liquid propane is prohibited in all New York tunnels.

Rhode Island
Towing speed limit: 55 mph
Did you know?: Rhode Island does allow overnight parking in state rest areas.

Vermont
Towing speed limit: 65 mph
Did you know?: All trailers traveling through Vermont are required to carry a useable fire extinguisher.

To see a complete list of all state towing regulations, click here!

Happy (and safe) Camping! 🙂