A trailer is a vehicle that is hitched to the back of another vehicle for transportation. Most of these vehicles are towable, but the concept is similar to that of a car: it’s a closed vehicle that has beds and kitchen amenities that can be pulled behind a car. In nature, trailers are often used as a form of transportation. In the early 20th century, many vehicles were towable trailers.


A trailer is self-propelled and needs a self-propelled vehicle to move. This means that it must be registered, but you don’t have to register every trailer. Whether your vehicle is self-propelled or not depends on its size, purpose, and type. Learn more about registration requirements and how to get your trailer registered in the next section of this guide, “Plates”. You can learn about all the different types of registration for your trailer in this section.

A trailer can be anything that is towed behind a car. It can be as simple as a table with tires attached, or as sophisticated as a semi-trailer or a large truck. The main function of a trailer is to carry a load, so the name is pretty self-explanatory. There are a wide range of uses for a trailer. If you need to haul a heavy object, you can use a trailer.

A full trailer is basically an enclosed vehicle with a single axle, and must be equipped with a towing device to control the direction of the front axles. The resulting trailer will not transmit any significant static load to the towing vehicle. The most common full trailer types are a flat deck, a hardside/box, a curtainside, and a bathtub tipper. All of these models are useful for hauling heavy materials or equipment, and they are often used on farm tractors.

When transporting a large cargo, you should avoid carrying too much weight in your trailer. The maximum weight allowed for a trailer is four thousand pounds. The weight of a motorcycle is a lot less, so it should be kept within the front half of the trailer box. During a trip, it is important to secure the cargo and keep it secure. If you need to tow a trailer, you should do so at a speed of 55 miles per hour or slower.

Unlike a car, a trailer does not drive itself. It must be attached to a self-propelled vehicle or towed by a truck. It is not necessary to register a trailer; it depends on the size and type of the towing vehicle. A registered trailer needs a special license plate, which can be found in the registration plate of the towing vehicle. This document is provided to aid with the registration of a trailer.