THIS SECTION WILL ADDRESS CURRENT LAWS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AS WELL AS ALL 50 STATES
In most states very little regulation is addressed with trailers that are under 3,000 pounds. The laws are hard to find and I am having a hard time getting information. Neverless I will use due dilligence to find the information I am looking for. I will state again that these trailers are made to be just under the stated weight as not to have regulations. Yes even homemade trailers are allowed and all most states only ask to have the lights working at the time of registration and very few states check the quality of the construction.
Most states have the same approach as my state Virginia and I will quote my crash team's report....While the Code exempts some
those designed to carry over 3000 pounds are required to have brakes
and to be inspected
beyond the initial visual confirmations of a VIN plate.
Again...You can put almost any State in place of Virginia
"HOWEVER, VIRGINIA STATE CODE IS SILENT AS TO ANY DESIGN OR
CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS FOR THOSE VEHICLES OR FOR TOWING
CHAINS AND HITCHES. The purpose of this TECHNICAL ALERT is to draw
to the POTENTIAL dangers of unsafe trailers on roadways in the
Commonwealth. In many
cases, towed trailers may be in OBVIOUS violations of safety codes that
relate to lighting,
braking and inspection requirements.