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cutters edge
03-06-2005, 11:57 PM
Is there any thing that i need in the trailer so i dont get in trouble with the cops, if i happen to be pulled over. Thanks.

Metro Lawn
03-06-2005, 11:59 PM
What size trailer? What are you pulling it with?

Eddie B
03-06-2005, 11:59 PM
fire extinguisher, traffic cones

Metro Lawn
03-07-2005, 12:06 AM
fire extinguisher, traffic cones

Michigan has no law that requires these items.

Eddie B
03-07-2005, 12:09 AM
Well the cop sure bugged me when I got pulled over here in delaware. :confused:

Metro Lawn
03-07-2005, 12:18 AM
Well the cop sure bugged me when I got pulled over here in delaware. :confused:

This applies to commercial trucks (not trailers) Commercial meaning it has signs on it, or is over 3/4 ton.

Must have: fire ext., and triangles or cones (3)

If the GVW of the truck and trailer combo is over 10,000 pounds (not what it actually weighs, but what the total it can carry ie: 3/4 ton pu 8000 lbs + tandem trailer 7000 lbs = 15,000 lbs) Michigan requires that you have GVW plates on your truck. This is a favorite among the local motor carrier officers. You can get impounded along with some hefty fines.

Trailers over 1500 lbs need brakes on all axles along with a break away device

mdmowerman
03-07-2005, 12:22 AM
DOT requirements??? even if your trucks/trailers are not registered it dosent seeem like a bad idea to have the required stuff. Especially for an enclosed. im not sure exactly what is required for DOT approval but if you can find out what your suppose to have in your rig it would be one less thing to worry about if you were to get busted by them. most enclosed trailers that i see (for almost any type of company) puts cabinets/shelfs in the front for storage of gas cans, sprayers, tools, timmer line, etc.


just my .02, for what its worth

Metro Lawn
03-07-2005, 12:28 AM
DOT requirements??? even if your trucks/trailers are not registered it dosent seeem like a bad idea to have the required stuff. Especially for an enclosed. im not sure exactly what is required for DOT approval but if you can find out what your suppose to have in your rig it would be one less thing to worry about if you were to get busted by them. most enclosed trailers that i see (for almost any type of company) puts cabinets/shelfs in the front for storage of gas cans, sprayers, tools, timmer line, etc.


just my .02, for what its worth

huh? I am now confused...

Eddie B
03-07-2005, 01:33 AM
Thanks for clearing that up Metro, laws here are similar.

ztoro
03-07-2005, 09:48 AM
Michigan has no law that requires these items.


Still a good idea to to carry the stuff.... Cones will help prevent some idiot from side swiping your tailer.. and if you ever have a fire you will be thankful that you carry a extinguisher....

Petr51488
03-07-2005, 09:56 AM
Still a good idea to to carry the stuff.... Cones will help prevent some idiot from side swiping your tailer.. and if you ever have a fire you will be thankful that you carry a extinguisher....

Yea.. but then you'll have some A$$ Holes who will try and steal those cones.....

ztoro
03-07-2005, 10:13 AM
Yea.. but then you'll have some A$$ Holes who will try and steal those cones.....


havent come across a cone theft yet.. but its a small price compared to repair or replacement...

Plus your 17 its your friends who are probably taking them....

cutters edge
03-07-2005, 05:19 PM
What size trailer? What are you pulling it with?
7 x 16 3/4 ton cummings 2004 dodge

Petr51488
03-07-2005, 09:03 PM
havent come across a cone theft yet.. but its a small price compared to repair or replacement...

Plus your 17 its your friends who are probably taking them....


I never used cones nor did have a trailer until today. (just picked it up) No one took them, but there are a bunch of immature a$$es who would do somethin like that! :)

Metro Lawn
03-08-2005, 12:13 AM
7 x 16 3/4 ton cummings 2004 dodge

You will need a GVW plate for your truck... about $491.00 a year. here is the rates and details from the Sec. of State website


http://www.michigan.gov/documents/gvw_19180_7.pdf

scarr133
03-12-2005, 08:24 PM
ZTORO, does your trailer have brakes on both axles?