Originally Posted by Fire_Instructor
In NYS you need to be able to produce it in a traffic stop or a DOT check. I have always kept it in an envelope with the TV reg & the insurance card(s), in the glovebox.
A couple reasons that I see for keeping the original trailer documentation readily available in the tow vehicle.
* No need to aggravate an officer of the law while you bumble around.
* For safety reasons I prefer to minimize the time which I am pulled over stopped on a roadside or busy highway, not extend it.
* Why open the trailer for inspection and give an officer more things to see than is necessary? (Ok. Maybe I'm paranoid.)
Thanks to comments here, I now see that there is value in keeping copies of the documentation in the trailer. I need to do that.