milret wrote:When I got my trailer I did a lot of research on this and found my answer on the Texas Dept of Public Safety website. What I said in a nutshell is what I found out. If you do a search on the TKF board you will probably find the same answers.
milret wrote:In a nutshell anything hanging off the back more than 48" has to be red flagged. If at night has to have lights on it. My yak hangs about 42" off the back but I still red flag it. Too many blind drivers out there.
not trying to be argumentitive here but if im not mistaken anything that hangs off the back has to be red flagged even if its just 6". And doesn't have to have lights at night (although a good idea.) this is for truck beds so a trailer might be different.
I stand corrected!!! I would imagine that those regs are meant for comercial carriers, but the statute does not specify that they have to be comercial so no flag/lights, they can ticket you!!
That said, in the past 6 years of transporting my yaks 2-3 times a week, I have never been pulled over and most of the time I dont even have a red flag (I usually use the florecent green end of my ratchet strap). Guess i've just gotten lucky!!!!