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Old 01-07-2022, 08:21 PM   #1
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Travel Trailer Speed Limit Chart

I looked for one chart to keep in RV for travel trailer speed limits. Interestingly enough I could not find charts that agreed with each other. We travel multiple states so I thought a chart would be easy. I am willing to update this chart if we "post it" and ask for feedback. I do suggest that we ask people to post facts, not opinions. Thoughts?

TRAVEL TRAILER Speed by State
And Asterisk * denotes source: * = Input by Forum Member **
= verfied by State Code

Goal is to have all states verified by actual vehicle code:
State Speed
Alabama As posted*
Alaska 55
Arizona 65/75 for all vehicles where posted
Arkansas 55
California 55**
Colorado 65 or as posted upto 75*
Connecticut 55 A
Delaware 55
District of Columbia 55
Florida 55/designated hiways 65/70 where posted*
Georgia 65
Hawaii 55
Idaho 65
Illinois 60*
Indiana 65
Iowa 65
Kansas 65
Kentucky 65
Louisiana 55 day, 50 night with brakes, 50 no brakes/ Posted speed limit**
Maine 65
Maryland 55
Massachusetts 55
Michigan 65*
Minnesota 70*
Mississippi 65
MIssouri 65
Montana 65
Nebraska 65
Nevada 65
New Hampshire 65
New Jersey 55
New Mexico 65
New York 55
North Carolina 65
North Dakota 65
Ohio Posted Limit/65 in urban areas*
Oklahoma 65
Oregon 65
Pennsylvania 55 or as posted*
Rhode Island 55
South Carolina 65
South Dakota 65
Tennessee *
Texas 70*
Utah 65
Vermont 65
Virginia 55
Washington 60
West Virginia 65
Wisconsin As Posted*
Wyoming 60

Chart Updated as of 1/16/22
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Tennessee is 70 where 70 is allowed...
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Special thanks to travelingjw for creating and offering to update this thread. Please only post known and factual information on your state's towing speed regulations as related to RV travel to be used as an ongoing reference for our members.

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Arizona, 75 mph where posted for ALL vehicles, night or day. My speed limit 65.
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Thank you for doing this, travelingjw!
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Old 01-07-2022, 10:16 PM   #6
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Just spoke to a supervisor with the Alabama Department of Motor Vehicles who is over one of the driver licenses offices and gives CDL driving test. In Alabama you go by the posted speed limit.
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Colorado should be the same, so up to 75.

PS I had to laugh at the 60 listed for Texas. Positive that is incorrect.

I do like the sentiment of posting facts, but....
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Minnesota is 70 mph.
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PA is the posted speed limit.
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Florida Trailer Speed Limit Laws

Unless otherwise posted, 30 mph in business and residential districts, and 55 mph at any time at all other locations. Turnpike and other designated highways 65 mph, except where posted 70 mph (minimum speed 50 mph).
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Thank goodness it’s not the speed posted on the U-haul trailers!
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I find Texas trafic law pretty confusing. And I've lived in Texas all my life. I thought that for a passenger car or light truck pulling a trailer, the standard posted limit applies in Texas and I think that is correct. Below is a section of the 2017 Texas Department of Public Safety Driver's Handbook. CAUTION: These are the maximum posted speed limits. If a lower limit is posted, or the road and traffic conditions are not perfect, a lower limit may apply.
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Good information here:

https://www.outdoorsy.com/blog/rv_sp..._for_50_states
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Most of the on line info regarding Ohio is out of date. The legislation dropped the 55 mph limit on over 8K lb combination of tow vehicle plus towed via state congress act after the Turnpike Commission experimented with eliminating that limit and found no issues. Ohio is now 'where posted' applies in all instances. That's max, 70mph on rural interstates, max, 65mph in urban area interstates and the posted speed applies if less than either on any road surface anywhere.
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I looked for one chart to keep in RV for travel trailer speed limits. Interestingly enough I could not find charts that agreed with each other. We travel multiple states so I thought a chart would be easy. I am willing to update this chart if we "post it" and ask for feedback. I do suggest that we ask people to post facts, not opinions. Thoughts?

State Speed
Alabama 55 keep lights on at all times
Alaska 55
Arizona 65
Arkansas 65
California 55
Colorado 65
Connecticut 55
Delaware 55
District of Columbia 55
Florida 65
Georgia 65
Hawaii 55
Idaho 65
Illinois 55
Indiana 65
Iowa 65
Kansas 65
Kentucky 65
Louisiana 55 day, 50 night with brakes, 50 no brakes
Maine 65
Maryland 55
Massachusetts 55
Michigan 65
Minnesota 65
Mississippi 65
MIssouri 65
Montana 65
Nebraska 65
Nevada 65
New Hampshire 65
New Jersey 55
New Mexico 65
New York 55
North Carolina 65
North Dakota 65
Ohio 65
Oklahoma 65
Oregon 65
Pennsylvania 55
Rhode Island 55
South Carolina 65
South Dakota 65
Tennessee 65
Texas 60 day 55 night
Utah 65
Vermont 65
Virginia 55
Washington 60
West Virginia 65
Wisconsin 65
Wyoming 60
Have you ever seen a trailer traveling at 55 on an interstate. In Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin they are going 70 or better, lol
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In Michigan vehicles pulling trailers for personal use are considered passenger vehicles and are not subject to truck speed limits.

" According to the Michigan Motor Vehicle Code, people hauling boats and campers are considered passenger vehicles and are required to follow the posted speed limit, said Sgt. Jill M. Bennett of the Michigan State Police Traffic Services Section.

That means if the road has a limit of 55 mph, you can travel 55 mph. If it's 70 mph, that's the speed they can travel."
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It's becoming obvious that the chart posted by the OP is outdated and incorrect. It should either be updated or removed...just my opinion.
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It's becoming obvious that the chart posted by the OP is outdated and incorrect. It should either be updated or removed...just my opinion.
He is updating it as we speak and I will replace it with a new chart as soon as he sends it over to me. Should be up later today or sometime tomorrow.
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I looked for one chart to keep in RV for travel trailer speed limits. Interestingly enough I could not find charts that agreed with each other. We travel multiple states so I thought a chart would be easy. I am willing to update this chart if we "post it" and ask for feedback. I do suggest that we ask people to post facts, not opinions. Thoughts?

State Speed
Alabama 55 keep lights on at all times
Alaska 55
Arizona 65
Arkansas 65
California 55
Colorado 65
Connecticut 55
Delaware 55
District of Columbia 55
Florida 65
Georgia 65
Hawaii 55
Idaho 65
Illinois 55
Indiana 65
Iowa 65
Kansas 65
Kentucky 65
Louisiana 55 day, 50 night with brakes, 50 no brakes
Maine 65
Maryland 55
Massachusetts 55
Michigan 65
Minnesota 65
Mississippi 65
MIssouri 65
Montana 65
Nebraska 65
Nevada 65
New Hampshire 65
New Jersey 55
New Mexico 65
New York 55
North Carolina 65
North Dakota 65
Ohio 65
Oklahoma 65
Oregon 65
Pennsylvania 55
Rhode Island 55
South Carolina 65
South Dakota 65
Tennessee 65
Texas 60 day 55 night
Utah 65
Vermont 65
Virginia 55
Washington 60
West Virginia 65
Wisconsin 65
Wyoming 60
To help you out Illinois all RV's and trailers being towed is 60mph. This is from the Illinois State Police website
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