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Old 10-25-2014, 01:10 PM   #1
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Single axle trailer in Washington??.

Anybody using a single axle off-road able trailer ( like a Moto Mule ).??
I was wondering if I need to have lights and a lic plate on one??.


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Old 10-26-2014, 09:10 AM   #2
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I figger I'll just let 'em stop me and tell me I need plate/license etc for my MotoMule trailer here in Oregon. Until then, I'll assume not. I have not trailer-ed it in Washington yet. I have trailer-ed it for 17 hundred miles on two-lane highways and backroads, gravel & two-track in Oregon, all the way across the state twice now.
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Old 10-26-2014, 09:36 AM   #3
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I don't know, it's something about the weight limits in Or., but Wa. is different.

I worked in Wa. for awhile and our Or. trailers were not licensed but the Wa. contractors asked about it constantly, one weekend when I was at home I drew a plate on the trailer with a sharpie, 8675309.

Never had any problems in either state.
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Old 10-26-2014, 10:01 AM   #4
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Moto mule is no help,they said to check with the state,I contacted the SP and they said they would have to look at it.


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Old 10-26-2014, 10:02 AM   #5
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I figger I'll just let 'em stop me and tell me I need plate/license etc for my MotoMule trailer here in Oregon. Until then, I'll assume not. I have not trailer-ed it in Washington yet. I have trailer-ed it for 17 hundred miles on two-lane highways and backroads, gravel & two-track in Oregon, all the way across the state twice now.

Do you have lights on yours??.


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Old 10-26-2014, 10:14 AM   #6
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I've found out that it's easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission. Oh wait, that's married stuff, not legal stuff.
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Old 10-26-2014, 12:46 PM   #7
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In Oregon, no plate required on any trailer under 1500 lbs. So my bike rail trailers & small boat trailer don't require them.
Moto mules do have a tail light I believe.
These little trailers sound like a great way of dispersing the camping weight, then leave it at camp & it's just you & the bike again. Spendy though!
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Old 10-26-2014, 01:52 PM   #8
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all WA trailers need a plate and tags. iirc
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Old 10-26-2014, 07:59 PM   #9
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The issue in Oregon would likely revolve around a requirement for lights.
The weight limit is 1800 lbs (see note under "definitions") before it has to be licensed: http://www.oregon.gov/odot/dmv/pages...t_trailer.aspx

I've been stopped in WA and questioned about not having a license on my utility trailer. I explain that Oregon does not require a license on my trailer and they tell me I'm not in Oregon and I tell them that they accept Oregon's vehicle licensing requirements for transient vehicles and eventually we part ways. No harm, no foul.

Washington residents, you likely will need a license.....
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Old 10-27-2014, 05:25 AM   #10
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Do you have lights on yours??.
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:04 AM   #11
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Thanks guys
I will start building a trailer ASAP.


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