New Mexico Trailer Towing Laws

Most trailers (those not registered as RVs or load trailers), including most commercial vehicle trailers, are registered as trailers and receive regular licence plates. Permanent registration (§66-3-2A)The registration of cargo trailers is permanent. Cargo tags are registered only once. At the time of resale, the new owner must pay the registration fee in his own name. The license plate itself is stamped or imprinted with the word “PERM” and/or “PERMANENT”. The paper registration certificate for this registration plate and vehicle must indicate the term “permanent” in relation to the expiry. The vehicle and registration certificate are durable throughout the life of the vehicle. Commercial vehicle trailers and coaches that are not used for commercial purposes and have a gross vehicle weight of less than 6,001 lbs may also be permanently registered. The permanent registration fee for a commercial vehicle trailer is $25.00 for the first 500 pounds, plus $5.00 for each additional rounded 100 pounds. The fee for a travel trailer is calculated by dividing the weight by 2 and then charging $25.00 for the first 500 pounds plus $5.00 for each additional rounded 100 pounds. The registration fee for the transfer of a permanently registered trailer is 5 USD. A “recreational trailer” is a camping body that can be towed by another vehicle. Recreational trailers are registered as recreational vehicles (RVs) and receive a recreational vehicle licence plate.

(5) trailers, tools and trailers of agricultural fertilizers operated or contracted by a farmer or breeder; (1) the tractor and semi-trailer may tow a trailer; New Mexico`s laws and regulations for trailers are listed below: If the trailer is to be registered, it will receive a regular trailer license plate. The owner of such an unregistered trailer may under no circumstances make such rental uses. A “commercial vehicle trailer” is legally defined as “any trailer, semi-trailer or bar trailer, excluding loading trailers, prefabricated houses, trailers with a load capacity of less than one tonne used for the transport of animals or fertilizer trailers with an unladen weight of less than 3,500 pounds”. Owners of a farm trailer who wish to apply for title and do not have the original document to support the issuance of the property must provide the ministry with proof of ownership (certificate of registration, trader`s invoice, security agreement, etc.) and a completed affidavit attesting to ownership. A permanent cargo trailer registration number shall be assigned upon the first registration of a freight trailer. The body type of a cargo trailer is “FR”. Kit trailers are purchased unassembled from dealers who do not need to be licensed by the dealer`s office. Once the trailer is fully assembled, the applicant can apply for a New Mexico title.

2. A vehicle may tow two units, provided that the average unit is equipped with brakes and weighs at or above the last unit and that the total weight of the towed units does not exceed the total weight of the train units specified by the manufacturer; Trailers are subject to three different types of registrations and registration plates – regular trailer, leisure travel trailer and cargo trailer. G. Notwithstanding the other paragraphs of this section, a combination of trailers or semi-trailers of such dimensions as those actually and lawfully used in that state on December 1, 1982, may be lawfully operated on the highways of that State. D. Except for safety and energy-saving devices, refrigeration units, and other devices such as coupling devices, vehicles driving tractors or tractors on the interstate highway system, and highways in the primary federal assistance system, Public Law 97-424, Section 411, designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation under the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982, and on roads operated by the The department designated by a rule or regulation with the approval of the New Mexico Department of Transportation may exceed a total length restriction of sixty-five feet, provided that the length of the semi-trailer in a tractor combination does not exceed fifty-seven feet six inches and the length of the semi-trailer or trailer in a tractor-trailer combination does not exceed twenty-eight inches. The Ministère de la Sécurité publique shall make rules and regulations providing for reasonable access to terminals, facilities for food, fuel, repairs and rest periods, and loading and unloading points for carriers of household goods for vehicles operated in combination in accordance with this subsection. For the purposes of this Subdivision, “tractor” means a motor vehicle, other than the carriage of heavy goods vehicles, designed to run in conjunction with a semi-trailer or trailer, except that a tractor and a semi-trailer carrying motor vehicles intended for the carriage of motor vehicles on part of the tractor may be transported.

For each combination of motor vehicles, arrangements shall be made to enable the rearmost brakes of a trailer equipped with brakes to be applied approximately synchronously with the brakes of the towing vehicle. If the registration certificate does not show the vehicle identification number because the trailer is homemade or built in the store, the transaction is treated as a first homemade trailer: if 1 vehicle pulls another and the connection consists of a chain, rope or cable, a white flag or cloth of at least twelve square inches must be placed on this connection. Total length: 65 feet; Trailer length: 40 feet (including bumpers); Width: 102 inches (allows 102 inch outer width if the excess is due to an accessory); Height: 14 feet. 4. vehicles and trailers operated by or under contract by municipal waste management systems; This definition is broad and includes a variety of types and designs of pendants. Simply put, a commercial vehicle trailer is designed for general purpose and is towed by a motor vehicle. The following trailers fall within the general definition of commercial vehicle trailers. Trailers exempt from registration include trailers of commercial vehicles owned by persons engaged in agriculture and animal husbandry. These trailers do not need to be registered as long as they are towed by a vehicle with a total laden weight of less than 10,000 pounds: Other trailers exempt from registration are: These trailers have a camping superstructure placed on a wheeled chassis. Recreational travel trailers are towed by a motor vehicle and are not more than eight feet wide or more than 40 feet. Folding trailers and camping trailers fall into the category of leisure travel trailers.

The following weight conversion table can be used if only the length of a trailer is known. It will help calculate registration fees for leisure travel trailers. If the registration certificate does not show the vehicle identification number and you discover during the visual inspection of the trailer that it bears a manufacturer`s identification number, the registered owner must do one of the following. In some States, small trailers of commercial vehicles do not need to be titled and/or registered. A liquid fertilizer trailer is a tank trailer with an unladen weight of 3,500 pounds or less used to supply or distribute liquid fertilizer to farmers.