tow dolly question

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by skooterdog1, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. skooterdog1

    skooterdog1 New Member

    Does a tow dolly need a lic plate if a licensed vehicle is being towed? Thanks!
     
  2. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    tow dolly question

    NO, a tow dolly is considered "a piece of equipment". NO LICENSE, at least in Virginia.
     
  3. Kirk

    Kirk Senior Member

    tow dolly question

    I believe that does differ from one state to the next. I don't use one, but I'm quite sure that I have seen plates on one before. I'd sure check locally to be sure. If you post what state you are in, there is very likely someone on this group who would know for sure.
     
  4. skooterdog1

    skooterdog1 New Member

    tow dolly question

    Thanks for the info. I am in Missouri, but plan to go through KS, NM, and Arizona. I just want to be legal. Thanks again.
     
  5. s.harrington

    s.harrington Senior Member

    tow dolly question

    It only matters in the state you are licensed in. If it is required in your state then you must license it. In Washington the dolly must be license and titled which is tough to do when there is no paper work with the dolly when it comes in a box.
     
  6. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    tow dolly question

    When we sold them, they came with a Certificate of Origin, just like all the trailers we sell. When a trailer or other new vehicle is sold, DMV takes the Certificate and produces a title. VA, does not require a license plate on a tow dolly. I can bet that most were not titled either. (That is how states and local counties pick up information for taxes purposes.) I would also bet that all tow dollys come with Certificates from the manufacure. What you are supposed to do with it depends on your home state. Our dollys did not even have a place to mount a license plate. I have never seen one with a plate, but I have not been in Washington state.
     
  7. s.harrington

    s.harrington Senior Member

    tow dolly question

    Thats true Ken but have you ever seen those boxes when they get to Washington? I think out of the 12 we sold only 2 had the certificate and the rest we had to fight to get one from the manufacturer. We had to get an affidavit and jump through all the leagel hoops.
     

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